(January 1962)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 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

This issue has variants.

Distributed to newstands in November 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Genie with the Light Brown Hair (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Mike Morgan

Indexer Notes

Cover inker credit from Dick Ayers' record books per Nick Caputo (November 17, 2003).

The Genie with the Light Brown Hair! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-459

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Mike Morgan
Synopsis:
A man finds a genie and uses it to fulfill his selfish whims. The genie finally persuades him to let him return to his bottle, but tricks him into allowing himself to be trapped there too.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from Dick Ayers' record books per Nick Caputo (November 17, 2003); Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. The last page includes an advertisement for Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) also drawn by Kirby.

Tricky Travel (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-19

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Eli Twiddle; Mr. Hardy
Synopsis:
A travel agent has the ability to travel in his dreams, but eventually he grows out of it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Mind Over Matter! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-460

Genre:
drama; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A thief meets a lama in the foothills of the Himalayas and is amazed by the feats that he can accomplish with yoga. When he considers using the lama's powers of disappearance for crime the lama uses them to will him into non-existance.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is a retelling of "The Wrath of Chondu!" drawn by Doug Wildey in Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #9 (May 1960). Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Follow the Leader (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-458

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Paul Lindsey
Synopsis:
Space explorers are attacked by alien animals, and only make the situation worse by killing the largest beast, which was actually a robot holding the animals in check. They narrowly escape.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Escape to...Nowhere! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-461

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Joe Krane
Synopsis:
A convict in a prison hospital is set to return to death row when he is better so he doesn't want the doctor to dismiss him. A fellow prisoner across the room has a window view and the convict is pleasantly surprised to learn that there are no bars on the window. He resolves to make a break for it after nightfall, but when he slips out the window, he learns the reason there are no bars is that the hospital room is several stories above the ground.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Ditko. Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Editing
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Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Genie with the Light Brown Hair
  2. 1. The Genie with the Light Brown Hair!
  3. 2. Tricky Travel
  4. 3. Mind Over Matter!
  5. 4. Follow the Leader
  6. 5. Escape to...Nowhere!
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