(February 1962)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vista Publications, 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

Distributed to newstands in November 1961 (November 9 according to Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website, November 21 according to Bob Bailey). This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.


The Thing That Crawled by Night! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Klein ?; Dick Ayers ?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks added by Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (30 August 2006). Dick Ayers suggested by Bob Bailey (12 August 2005)

It Crawls by Night! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Lieber; Stan Lee (plot)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers ?; George Klein ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-478

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jed Hanson; Bobby Hanson; Ann Hanson
Synopsis:
A farmer develops a plant that grows so quickly at night that it becomes a menace to all objects around it by crushing and tossing them. The farmer feels he is done for as he runs to hide behind a meteorite that fell from the sky earlier in the day, but as the plant touches the rock, it begins to shrivel and die. The farmer and his son along with the neighbors quickly use tools to break up the meteor and apply it to the plant thus saving themselves.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for the Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Kirby. Script and inks added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)
George Klein Inks credit from Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 2006 Series) #3.

Music Master (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-804

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Joe; Gus; Angelo
Synopsis:
A struggling band takes on a poor but talented young harp player who turns out to be a young angel studying on Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Never Trust a Martian (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Lieber; Stan Lee (plot)
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-479 ?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Communist spies plan to fake a Martian invasion, but they are abducted and killed by the real Martians, afraid that their cover will be blown.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

Seven Long Years (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-480

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Characters:
Vince Jordan
Synopsis:
A racketeer breaks a mirror and gives up crime for seven years, only to break another mirror in his first robbery and be caught and sentenced to seven years.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

The Face! (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-481

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A thief steals a ruby from an Indian Lama's temple and finds himself cursed to see the Lama's face everywhere he goes. He tries to get out of the country by train, but still finds himself pursued by the face. Panicked, he pulls the emergency stop cord on the train and leaps out. Unfortunately for him, the place he chose to stop the train happened to be just as it was crossing a high trestle bridge.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Kirby. Script added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Thing That Crawled by Night!
  2. 1. It Crawls by Night!
  3. 2. Music Master
  4. 3. Never Trust a Martian
  5. 4. Seven Long Years
  6. 5. The Face!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Bob Bailey
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Henry R. Kujawa