(March 1962)

Marvel, 1951 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 Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands on December 12, 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Some information on this issue supplied by Tom Lammers and the Timely/Atlas discussion list. Distribution date from Bob Bailey.


Pildorr, The Plunderer From Outer Space! (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:
Pildorr; John Brett
Reprints:

I Was a Decoy for Pildorr: The Plunderer from Outer Space! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
John Duffy

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Brett; Pildorr
Synopsis:
Earth sends a pilot to get an important cargo past attacking space pirates. He is caught and thrown into space, his cargo taken. The cargo is a cobalt bomb that destroys the pirates, and the pilot is a robot, so he survives.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Treasure (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[G-980]

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Tommy Miller; Mr. Miller; Mrs. Miller; Wish
Synopsis:
A sick boy takes comfort from a stray dog that grants wishes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Save Me From the Weed! (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:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-524

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Lucius Farnsworth; George
Synopsis:
A man urges his unambitious gardener to go into business for himself, but his humble diligence saves the world when he snips a radioactive telepathic weed while it rests.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

He Came from Nowhere! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
V-525

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Joe Morgan; Groff
Synopsis:
A fugitive meets a man from the future who offers to switch places. When he arrives, however, he finds that the man was another criminal, a shape-shifting Uranian. The authorities imprison him, assuming his form is a disguise.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is a retelling of "My Nightmare Has No End!", drawn by Don Heck, from Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #12 (October 1960).

Sinnott inks based on information from the Atlas/Timely list and Bob Bailey. Previous indexer credited George Tuska. Script added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.). Sinnott pencils credit based on signature on page 1.

Help! (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-526

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A man gets a mysterious call for help but thinks it's a crank call and slams down the phone, breaking it. The caller is overjoyed, since it was a tiny alien spaceship trapped inside the phone receiver.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Ditko.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Pildorr, The Plunderer From Outer Space!
  2. 1. I Was a Decoy for Pildorr: The Plunderer from Outer Space!
  3. 2. The Treasure
  4. 3. Save Me From the Weed!
  5. 4. He Came from Nowhere!
  6. 5. Help!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Steve Jenner
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Thomas G. Lammers