(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 14 according to Bob Bailey). This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.


I Am the Gorilla-Man! (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
Characters:
Gorilla-Man [Franz Radzik]
Reprints:

I Am the... Gorilla-Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ;Larry Liebery (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
John Duffy ?
Job Number:
V-488

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Gorilla-Man [Franz Radzik]
Synopsis:
An inventor transfers his mind into a gorilla to commit crimes, but the gorilla controlling his body turns against him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.). Narrated in the first person. Gorilla-Man next appears in issue #30 (April 1962). This story is retold in issue #48 (October 1963) as "Grayson's Gorilla!" by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber.

The Green Hat (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-537

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Axtel; George; Chuck
Synopsis:
A recent graduate meets a strange man and finds that they share a gift to commune with the Green Goddess.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Sequence added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

Midnight on Haunted Hill (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
V-489

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Billy Jones/Brown (last name inconsistent)
Synopsis:
A boy sees an alien landing, but no one believes him until the spaceship comes back. They didn't realize that a tree on a hill was really an alien being.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Scheme! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Gene Colan
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
V-480

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
John Bentley; Anne Wentworth
Synopsis:
An insolvent cad marries a rich widow dying of a terminal sickness for her money, but finds when she dies that the disease is contagious and he has only months to live.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.). In order for this story to make any sense, the disease would have to be sexually transmitted.

The Frightening Fog (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:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A mysterious fog envelops the entire world for days, terrifying everyone. It was actually created by benevolent alien peacekeepers to hide Earth from an invasion.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.). This plot is simiilar to a plan used by the Watcher in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #48 (March 1966), also written by Stan Lee.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Am the Gorilla-Man!
  2. 1. I Am the... Gorilla-Man
  3. 2. The Green Hat
  4. 3. Midnight on Haunted Hill
  5. 4. The Scheme!
  6. 5. The Frightening Fog
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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