(February 1962)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1961-11-02
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 November 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Terror of Tim Boo Ba! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tim Boo Ba
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Contents Page / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

The Terror of Tim Boo Ba (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-474

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tim Boo Ba
Synopsis:
Alien warlord Tim Boo Ba is master of all he surveys but is wiped out in a torrential flood when an Earth boy drips water on the small scale model that is Tim Boo Ba's home planet.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is a retelling of "Earth Will Be Destroyed!" drawn by Steve Ditko, from Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #9 (May 1960). This version of the story is retold in Silver Surfer (Marvel, 1968 series) #4 (February 1969) as a Tales of the Watcher story by Stan Lee and Howard Purcell. Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Man Who Captured Death! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-471

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters:
Death
Synopsis:
An old man builds a machine to freeze Death in his tracks since he is unwilling to go when he has so much more left to accomplish. With Death removed from the picture, the Earth becomes a shambles. Insects and microbes do not die, and the sick and injured gain no release from their suffering. The old man realizes how selfish he has been, and switches the machine off, joining Death willingly.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

I Come from the Black Void (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-475

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
An alien ambassador finds his offer of diplomatic relations shunned and ridiculed. Perplexed, he enters his space ship and leaves Earth, unaware that the day he had landed was April 1st.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series). Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Spirit of Swami River (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-472

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Swami River; Doris Parks; Sarah; Stefen's ghost
Synopsis:
A swami crook steals money from gullible widows with his fake act until he promises to deliver money to a dead husband's spirit and the swami is surprised to find himself disappearing when the real spirit holds him to his word.
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) / pages (report information)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Advertises stories in next issue.

The Genie Lives (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-473

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Davey
Synopsis:
A boy finds a genie, but his wishes go wrong and he turns back time to before he found the genie.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Terror of Tim Boo Ba!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Contents Page
  3. 2. The Terror of Tim Boo Ba
  4. 3. The Man Who Captured Death!
  5. 4. I Come from the Black Void
  6. 5. The Spirit of Swami River
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Coming Attractions
  8. 7. The Genie Lives
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