(January 1962)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1961-09-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Atlas Magazines, 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 September 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


The Coming of the Krills! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Lou
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Amazing Adult Fantasy Contents / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

The Coming of the Krills (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-435

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Lou
Synopsis:
The alien Krill offer the most beautiful woman in the universe to an earthman if he will betray his native planet but finds to his regret that beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is retold in Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #47 (November 1963) as "Shock!" drawn by Larry Lieber and in Silver Surfer (Marvel, 1968 series) #2 (October 1968) as a Tales of the Watcher story by Stan Lee and Gene Colan. Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Everyone Likes a...Ghost Story (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-437

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Anton Axel
Synopsis:
A swindler buys a castle with the intention of faking it as a haunted attraction, but then he meets a real ghost and dies of heart failure thus ends up legitimately haunting the castle.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Eyes of Edward Morgo (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-439

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Edward Morgo
Synopsis:
A hypnotist replaces a movie theater's film real with a film of his performance intending to put the audience in a trance while he gets up and relieves them of their valuables. He's a better hypnotist than he thought as he succeeds in hypnotizing himself.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. This story is a retelling of "Beware the Eyes of Igor!" drawn by Paul Reinman, from Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #11 (September 1960).

The Yo-Yo (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-438

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tom Bobkins; Tommy Bobkins, Jr.; Tommy Bobkins III; Mary Bobkins
Synopsis:
A child and his mother take a vacation in time visiting the spot where an ancestor lives. He mistakenly leaves his hi-tech toy yo-yo behind when he returns to the future and it is found and played with for a while by his father-to-be.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Coming Attractions / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-440

Synopsis:
Advertises stories in next issue.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Information on this sequence from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

A Monster Among Us (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-436

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
An alien ambassador lands on Earth and, because of its monstrous appearance, is driven away. It drops a note written in English before fleeing welcoming Earth to the brotherhood of planets and offering to abolish war, disease and poverty as benefits of membership in the galactic order.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Coming of the Krills!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Amazing Adult Fantasy Contents
  3. 2. The Coming of the Krills
  4. 3. Everyone Likes a...Ghost Story
  5. 4. The Eyes of Edward Morgo
  6. 5. The Yo-Yo
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Coming Attractions
  8. 7. A Monster Among Us
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Bill Borre
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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