(1962)

Marvel, 1962 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
annually
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
MC
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in July 1962 (at the same time as issues cover-dated September and October 1962).

Some information on this issue supplied by Tom Lammers and the Atlas/Timely discussion list, including Job Numbers supplied by Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely list. Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


Grottu! King of the Insects / The Indescribable Diablo / The Miraculous Martian / The Shadow Thing / The Serpent Creature (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Nick Caputo, via the GCD Error List (26 November 2008) suggests that Kirby may have inked this cover.

An Amazing Invention—"Magic Art Reproducer" (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

inside cover

I Unleashed Shagg upon the World! (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:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-724

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Shagg
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Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

I Come from the Shadow World! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-474

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
shadow creature; Casey
Synopsis:
An invader from the shadow world is defeated by a room of lights rigged up by an electrician.
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He Waits For Us in the Glacier! (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:
T-472

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Anuxa
Synopsis:
A nuclear submarine finds an alien hibernating in a glacier. He has been waiting thousands of years for humanity to wipe itself out so his race can claim the Earth, and now that nuclear weapons exist he thinks it won't be much longer.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

I Became a...Human Bomb! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-386

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A criminal sneaks aboard an experimental nuclear missile planning to hijack it and sell it to the Soviets, but after the rocket launches he discovers that it lacks internal control.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

Grottu, King of the Insects! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-547

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Frank [Ulysses Bloodstone] (earliest published appearance according to later continuity); Lynn Avery (only appearance); Kasenga (only appearance); Grottu (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
A journalist and an archaeologist go to Africa and find an ant that has grown giant and gained super-intelligence due to an atomic test. The giant ant tries to lead an army of insects to world conquest, but is foiled when the humans use sugar to turn his ants against him.
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Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Grottu next appears in Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (December 2005). In later retcons it is established that Grottu's creation was planned by the Deviants. Inker credit of Dick Ayers removed based on information from Tom Lammers and the Timely/Atlas discussion list.

I Know the Secret of the Poltergeist! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-84

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Larry Winters; Rita Winters; Poltergeist
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

I Saw the Serpent that Saved the World! (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:
T-436

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A man dreams of a monster growing from an alien spore that is killed when it is eaten by a garter snake, a snake that he found in his yard as a boy.
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The Stranger in Space! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-294

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I Saw Diablo! The Demon from the Fifth Dimension! (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:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-631

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Diablo; Ulysses Bloodstone (unnamed, identified in later retcon)
Synopsis:
An extradimensional smoke monster invades the Earth. It could have destroyed humanity, but an adventurer tricks it by blowing out the smoke from a lighter, making it think humans can destroy it.
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Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

I Found the Giant in the Sky! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-???

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Prof. Dunn; giant; princess
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Beware!! The Ghosts Surround Me!! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-740

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Gustav; Hans (only appearance for both)
Synopsis:
A fleeing criminal in Transylvania hides in an abandoned house, but aliens from a parallel dimension appear to him. He is relieved to find they cannot hurt him, but instead they phase him into an invisible, immaterial state and leave him there forever.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

I Saw the Invasion of the Stone Men (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-383

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Prof. George Ailen
Synopsis:
Narrated in the first person.
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Keywords:
monsters

A Martian Walks Among Us! (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:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-864

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A man happens upon a Martian spy in human form scouting Earth for an invasion but cannot get the authorities to believe him. He tracks down and kills the Martian, revealing that he himself is a Venusian agent in disguise working to protect Earth.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

The World's Greatest Molder of Handsome He-Men and Champs out of Weaklings (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

If You Know Just 20 People...You Can Make At Least $50.00 (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Grottu! King of the Insects / The Indescribable Diablo / The Miraculous Martian / The Shadow Thing / The Serpent Creature
  2. 1. An Amazing Invention—"Magic Art Reproducer"
  3. 2. I Unleashed Shagg upon the World!
  4. 3. I Come from the Shadow World!
  5. 4. He Waits For Us in the Glacier!
  6. 5. I Became a...Human Bomb!
  7. 6. Grottu, King of the Insects!
  8. 7. I Know the Secret of the Poltergeist!
  9. 8. I Saw the Serpent that Saved the World!
  10. 9. The Stranger in Space!
  11. 10. I Saw Diablo! The Demon from the Fifth Dimension!
  12. 11. I Found the Giant in the Sky!
  13. 12. Beware!! The Ghosts Surround Me!!
  14. 13. I Saw the Invasion of the Stone Men
  15. 14. A Martian Walks Among Us!
  16. 15. The World's Greatest Molder of Handsome He-Men and Champs out of Weaklings
  17. 16. If You Know Just 20 People...You Can Make At Least $50.00
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