(December 1961)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
MC
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in September 1961 (September 19 according to Bob Bailey, September 26 according to Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website). This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements (pages 2, 9, 15, 19, 25, 27, 33-36 of comic including inside front cover, inside back cover and back cover) ; pages of comic not numbered.


Lo-Karr Bringer of Doom!; Mr. Gregory and the Ghost! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters:
Lo-Karr; Lucius P. Gregory
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover inker credit from Bob Bailey (2 September 2005). Confirmed by Nick Caputo (June 30, 2006).

Lo-Karr, Bringer of Doom! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 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-415

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Lo-Karr
Synopsis:
As international tensions mount, an alien lands and demonstrates its power before leaving, promising to return with an army. The world powers set aside their differences to prepare to defend themselves, but the alien was a robot created by a scientist hoping to inspire this reaction.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

The last page includes a promo tag "You've never read a comic like "THE FANTASTIC FOUR"! Get your spine-tingling copy today!" for the Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) by Lee and Kirby. The same promo tag appears in Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series) #9, Gunsmoke Western (Marvel, 1955 series) #68-70, Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #75-80, 82, Kid Colt Outlaw (Marvel, 1949 series) #102-104, Rawhide Kid (Marvel, 1960 series) #26-28, Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #92-99, Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #24-29, 31-32 and Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #26-33.
Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Script added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.).
Story is pages 3-8 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

Mr. Gregory and the Ghost! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
[V-414 ?]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Lucius P. Gregory
Synopsis:
A homebuilder who uses shoddy materials and unskilled labor gets his comeuppance when he builds a home for himself out of the wood from haunted trees. He tries and fails several times to drive the ghost out of the house, but stubbornly refuses to admit failure. He bankrupts himself when he tries to move the entire house away from the ghost not realizing that the house itself is the ghost.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Klein inks per Nick Caputo, March 2013. Previous indexer credited Dick Ayers. Script added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.).
Story is pages 10-14, 16-17 of comic (pages numbered 1 to 7).

Venus! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
8745

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Monangahela Munroe
Synopsis:
The first explorer on Venus is caught in an old bear trap, but he is able to use the wildlife to call for help.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. All future reprints of "The Hills of Venus" used this title. Sequence added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.).
Text story is pages 18, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

The Magic of Mordoo! (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:
?
Job Number:
V-416

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Franz Kopnik; Katrina Steuben; Mordoo
Synopsis:
A man falls in love with a middle-aged woman on vacation, but wants a younger wife. He convinces her to let a gypsy magician make her young again, but once she's young and pretty she leaves him for the young attractive gypsy.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The last four panels on page 5 appear to be drawn by another artist.

Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

The Man Who Lost the World! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-417

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Bruno
Synopsis:
A scientist's assistant is determined to find if his time machine that sends objects into the past or future. He steals some gold ingots from the office and steps into the ray, knowing that he can never return to the present. When his journey ends, Earth is so primitive that he is cut off from all humanity, and he realizes that he still doesn't know whether the machine sends things into the past or future since it could be either the dawn or the end of time.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The last page includes a promo tag "Like this type of story? Then don't miss "AMAZING ADULT FANTASY" comics -- On sale NOW!" for Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Ditko. The same promo tag appears in Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #75-82, Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #92-99, Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #24-32 and Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #26-33.
Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.
Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Lo-Karr Bringer of Doom!; Mr. Gregory and the Ghost!
  2. 1. Lo-Karr, Bringer of Doom!
  3. 2. Mr. Gregory and the Ghost!
  4. 3. Venus!
  5. 4. The Magic of Mordoo!
  6. 5. The Man Who Lost the World!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Bob Bailey
  • Nick Caputo
  • machinal jocelyn
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
  • Roger Brochu
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Heer
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Darrel McCann