(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
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 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:

New Discovery in Hypnotism (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Bond Book Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[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:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
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

["New super-speed way to add pounds of solid muscle to chest, back, arms, wrists!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Medford Products, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Mark of the Toad (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-537

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
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:

Great New Idea from CTI (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

No Sign of Life (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-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:

Reward $2,000.00 (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Amazing Wrist Radio (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Honor House Prod. Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Man on a Tightrope (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-538

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
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:

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

Grit Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Transistor Radio (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-542

Indexer Notes

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

Shop by Mail (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Mister Universe (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-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:

You Can Have the Secret Weapon! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Padell Book Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

For a Successful Career in Radio Television Electronics (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

New Kind of Shoe Will Fill Your Pockets with Cash! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Mason Shoe Mfg. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Those Who Change!
  2. 1. New Discovery in Hypnotism
    Bond Book Co.
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Amazing Adult Fantasy Contents
  4. 3. Those Who Change
  5. 4. ["New super-speed way to add pounds of solid muscle to chest, back, arms, wrists!]
    Medford Products, Inc.
  6. 5. The Mark of the Toad
  7. 6. Great New Idea from CTI
    Commercial Trades Institute
  8. 7. No Sign of Life
  9. 8. Reward $2,000.00
    Best Values Co.
  10. 9. Amazing Wrist Radio
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  11. 10. Man on a Tightrope
  12. 11. Boys — 12 or Older —
    Grit Publishing Co.
  13. 12. Transistor Radio
    Honor House Products Corp.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Coming Attractions
  15. 14. Shop by Mail
  16. 15. Mister Universe
  17. 16. You Can Have the Secret Weapon!
    Padell Book Co.
  18. 17. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Products Corp.
  19. 18. For a Successful Career in Radio Television Electronics
    National Radio Institute
  20. 19. New Kind of Shoe Will Fill Your Pockets with Cash!
    Mason Shoe Mfg.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Bob Bailey
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Bill Borre
  • Douglas Sederberg
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose