(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
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 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:

Insect Collection 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)

[Contents Page] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

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:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
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.

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

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

The Man Who Captured Death! (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-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.

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)

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:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
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.

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

Grit Publishing Co. / 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 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:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
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.

Now! Own and Operate Your Own Scale Model… (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)

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:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
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.

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 Terror of Tim Boo Ba!
  2. 1. Insect Collection Kit
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  3. 2. Amazing Wrist Radio
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  4. 3. [Contents Page]
  5. 4. The Terror of Tim Boo Ba
  6. 5. Training for Big Pay Made Simple!
    Commercial Trades Institute
  7. 6. The Man Who Captured Death!
  8. 7. Special Offer to Readers of This Magazine
    Accordion Corporation of America
  9. 8. Reward $2,000.00
    Best Values Co.
  10. 9. I Come from the Black Void
  11. 10. Boys — 12 or Older —
    Grit Publishing Co.
  12. 11. Will You Work Saturday Mornings for $5 to $20 Extra?
    Mason Shoe Mfg. Company
  13. 12. The Spirit of Swami River
  14. 13. Now! Own and Operate Your Own Scale Model…
    Medford Products
  15. 14. 14 New Sensational Tricks
    Medford Products
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Coming Attractions
  17. 16. Shop by Mail
  18. 17. The Genie Lives
  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:
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  • Tony R. Rose