(January 1962)

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

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

Some information on this issue supplied by Tom Lammers and the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


The Thing Waits for Me! (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
Reprints:

The Thing Hunts for Me! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Lieber; Stan Lee (plot)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-453

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
An old man in a boarding house tells a woman that is being hunted by a shape-shifting alien. He dies of a heart attack and the woman is relieved, since she is the alien and will not have to kill him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. The last page includes an advertisement for Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Kirby. Script added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

The Flying Saucer That Was (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
C-486

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
George Ridley; Monroe Marks; Dr. Willard Seldin; Harry Landau
Synopsis:
A teacher frantically tries to convince people that he saw aliens, but it turns out that they are friendly and make him their ambassador.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Man Who Shrunk the World! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Lieber; Stan Lee (plot)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-454

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Roderick Kane
Synopsis:
A man from the future travels back to the 1960s to conquer the world with a shrinking gas. When he tests the gas on himself he becomes too small to release the antidote and shrinks to nothingness.

Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Kirby. Script added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

Somewhere Sits a Lama (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Lieber; Stan Lee (plot)
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-455

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A villager sneaks into a nearby monastery to find the secret of eternal life. He finds the secret, but in order to live forever he must stay motionless in one room until someone comes to take his place.

Indexer Notes

Script added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

Inside the Flying Saucer! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-456

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
This story shows an audience watching a film of alien invasion. When the film ends, the audience leaves the theatre and looks up at the Earth from their home on Mars.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Ditko.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Thing Waits for Me!
  2. 1. The Thing Hunts for Me!
  3. 2. The Flying Saucer That Was
  4. 3. The Man Who Shrunk the World!
  5. 4. Somewhere Sits a Lama
  6. 5. Inside the Flying Saucer!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Bob Bailey
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Thomas G. Lammers