(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
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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:
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:

Insect Collecting Kit (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Honor House Prod. Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Amazing Wrist Radio (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Honor House Prod. Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[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:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
typeset; Artie Simek

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:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
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.

Training for Big Pay Made Simple! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Commercial Trades Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Everyone Likes a...Ghost Story (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:
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.

Special Offer to Readers of This Magazine (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Accordion Corporation of America / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Reward $2,000.00 (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Eyes of Edward Morgo (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
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).

Boys — 12 or Older — (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Will You Work Saturday Mornings for $5 to $20 Extra? (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Mason Shoe Mfg. Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Yo-Yo (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:
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.

Now! Own and Operate Your Own Scale Model .. Electric Monorail (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Medford Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

14 New Sensational Tricks (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Medford Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Shop by Mail (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Monster Among Us (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:
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.

Test Your Talent! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boys! Girls! Men! Women! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Blair Quality Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Learn Radio - Television Electronics (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Announcing the All-New Daisy B•B Gun (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Coming of the Krills!
  2. 1. Insect Collecting Kit
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  3. 2. Amazing Wrist Radio
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Amazing Adult Fantasy Contents
  5. 4. The Coming of the Krills
  6. 5. Training for Big Pay Made Simple!
    Commercial Trades Institute
  7. 6. Everyone Likes a...Ghost Story
  8. 7. Special Offer to Readers of This Magazine
    Accordion Corporation of America
  9. 8. Reward $2,000.00
    Best Values Co.
  10. 9. The Eyes of Edward Morgo
  11. 10. Boys — 12 or Older —
    Grit
  12. 11. Will You Work Saturday Mornings for $5 to $20 Extra?
    Mason Shoe Mfg. Company
  13. 12. The Yo-Yo
  14. 13. Now! Own and Operate Your Own Scale Model .. Electric Monorail
    Medford Products
  15. 14. 14 New Sensational Tricks
    Medford Products
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Coming Attractions
  17. 16. Shop by Mail
  18. 17. A Monster Among Us
  19. 18. Test Your Talent!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  20. 19. Boys! Girls! Men! Women!
    Blair Quality Products
  21. 20. Learn Radio - Television Electronics
    National Radio Institute
  22. 21. Announcing the All-New Daisy B•B Gun
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Bill Borre
  • Douglas Sederberg
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose