(March 1962)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1961-12-05
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

Distributed to newstands in December 1961 (December 5 according to Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website, December 7 according to Bob Bailey). This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.


Those Who Change! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Amazing Adult Fantasy Contents / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-542

Reprints:

Those Who Change (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-536

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Scientists view the ancient past, but though they don’t realize it they reshape history causing humans to evolve from reptiles.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.
The plot is the same as in "The Scientists" from Astonishing (Marvel, 1951 series) #9

The Mark of the Toad (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-537

Genre:
occult
Characters:
King John; Prince Charles
Synopsis:
An evil uncle tries to kill a boy king, but his magic backfires and turns him into a toad.
Reprints:

No Sign of Life (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-540

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ronn
Synopsis:
Puzzled space explorers are unable to detect any signs of life in an entire galaxy. They set for home frustrated that no colonies can be established there, not realizing that all the planets of that particular galaxy are living beings.
Reprints:

Man on a Tightrope (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-538

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Flippo Jones; Mr. Barning; Patty Barning
Synopsis:
A young girl is friends with a tightrope walker past his prime. The man is killed in his last act, but his ghost returns to make his friend well again.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Coming Attractions / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-542

Indexer Notes

Advertises stories in next issue. Sequence added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

Mister Universe (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-538

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Karl Kragg; Joe; Ben Kragg; Unog
Synopsis:
A conceited jerk wins Mr. Earth and is contacted by aliens who wish him to enter a "Mister Universe" competition. He doesn't stop to ask what the prize is, but arrogantly accepts, figuring he can beat the other contestants even though they are even more bigger and muscle-bound than he is. It turns out the other contestants knew what the prize was and so they let the Earth representative win, as he is then turned into a living statue for all the universe to marvel at forever.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Those Who Change!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Amazing Adult Fantasy Contents
  3. 2. Those Who Change
  4. 3. The Mark of the Toad
  5. 4. No Sign of Life
  6. 5. Man on a Tightrope
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Coming Attractions
  8. 7. Mister Universe
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Bob Bailey
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose