(December 1961)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand:
MC
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age and 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 or September 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.
Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


The Sacrifice! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Chuck Dawson
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (29 August 2006).

The Sacrifice! (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-381

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Chuck Dawson; Plant Creature
Synopsis:
An astronaut sent to Mars encounters a telepathic plant that destroyed all life on Mars and forces him to take it to Earth. The man kills himself by blowing up the spaceship and stranding the plant in space.
Reprints:

Strange Mission (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-440

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Alfred Pook; Harold; Dr. Smith
Synopsis:
A man becomes confused over directions to the dentist and as a result accidentally pilots an expedition to claim a new planet.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Coming of the Giants (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 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-382

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Bobby Grant; Sally Grant
Synopsis:
Alien giants menace New York, but retreat at token resistance. The people find a projector and decide that the aliens' giant size was an illusion. The aliens really were giants and left the equipment to disguise their cowardice.
Reprints:

The Mask of Morgumm! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-383

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Joe Phelps
Synopsis:
A baby-faced criminal gets an ugly mask to disguise himself and intimidate people. When he removes the mask he finds that it has made his face just as ugly as the mask and so easily recognizable.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is a retelling of "Who Hides Beneath My Mask?" drawn by Dick Ayers, from Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #6 (November 1959).

The Warning! (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-384

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A man frantically tries to convince people in a park that he saw a statue move. When he is unsuccessful he is satisfied, since now he knows that his alien people's plan to infiltrate Earth with soldiers disguised as statues will work.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Sacrifice!
  2. 1. The Sacrifice!
  3. 2. Strange Mission
  4. 3. The Coming of the Giants
  5. 4. The Mask of Morgumm!
  6. 5. The Warning!
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