(November 1961)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1961-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand:
MC
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Distributed to newstands in August 1961 (August 8 according to Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group, August 22 according to Bob Bailey). This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.


The Creature in the Black Bog! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John; Martha
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters; rowboats

I Entered the Dimension of Doom! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
V-356

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A teenager uncovers a plot of two-dimensional beings to invade Earth by posing as a construction crew to dig a hole in the street that acts as a passageway between dimensions and thwarts their designs.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Script and inks added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

The Wish (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-672

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Tom Norton; Mr. Mason; Mr. Frank; Bobby Norton
Synopsis:
A real estate agent gains telepathy from a magic paper weight.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.). Text story with illustration.

The Creature from the Black Bog! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-357

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John; Martha
Synopsis:
A retired couple exploring the Everglades comes upon an alien who has been mired in the bog after landing to affect repairs and was making his way back to the ship. In exchange for their help in securing enough vines to pull him free of the bog, he removes their memories of the incident and makes them younger.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

Going Down! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-358

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Simon Queel; Luther Zoroni
Synopsis:
A greedy elevator operator fakes an accident to get a rich customer to give him a big tip, but the elevator falls forever as the suddenly sinister passenger promises he’ll get his reward.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

The Changeling (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-359

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John; Alana
Synopsis:
A teenager in the future desires to return to Earth despite scientist's warning that over thousands of years humans are no longer adapted to life on Earth. When the boy steals a rocket ship and makes the faster than light journey back to the original homeworld, he finds that the scientists were indeed correct as his rocket ship is only about an inch tall to the Earthmen.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.). This story is similar to "I Landed on the Forbidden Planet!" drawn by Steve Ditko in Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #5 (September 1959). Sol Brodsky inks per Nick Caputo, 2 August 2011. Bob Bailey originally credited George Klein.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Creature in the Black Bog!
  2. 1. I Entered the Dimension of Doom!
  3. 2. The Wish
  4. 3. The Creature from the Black Bog!
  5. 4. Going Down!
  6. 5. The Changeling
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bob Bailey
  • Bill Borre
  • Gary Henderson
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Henry R. Kujawa