(April 1962)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1962-01-02
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

This issue has variants.

Distributed to newstands in January 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


In Human Form? (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Zogg
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:
?

Reprints:

In Human Form! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Zogg
Synopsis:
Alien invaders send a shapeshifting scout to disguise himself as one of Earth's dominant lifeform, but he mistakenly takes the form of a mosquito and is swatted.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Third place in the voting for best story in this issue, according to issue #13 (June 1962).

For the Rest of Your Life! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-565

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rico
Synopsis:
Jupiter's courts are thought soft, but their convicts are actually imprisoned for life within an illusion of freedom.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Set in 2061.

The Secret of the Universe! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-569

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A rocket is built which travels faster than light in order to probe the edge of the visible universe, but the volunteer pilot de-ages to infancy during the trip, curing him of his terminal disease.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Runner up for best story according to the letters page in issue #13 (June 1962). Job number from the Atlas Tales website.

The Ice Monster Cometh! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-568

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Hugo Bogg; Ice-Monster
Synopsis:
A thief tries to use the legend of a local ice monster to recover his loot, but the legend is true.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Coming Attractions / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Advertises letters page in next issue.

Where Walks the Ghost? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-567

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Jimmy; Emma
Synopsis:
A reverse ghost story that leads the reader to believe that a young man in the civil war has been slain and returns to his waiting parents in the form of a ghost when the last panel reveals that the young man is still within the land of the living and the waiting parents are ghosts who were killed during artillery shelling.
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Indexer Notes

Voted best story in this issue by the readers according to the letters page of issue #13 (June 1962).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. In Human Form?
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Amazing Adult Fantasy Contents
  3. 2. In Human Form!
  4. 3. For the Rest of Your Life!
  5. 4. The Secret of the Universe!
  6. 5. The Ice Monster Cometh!
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Coming Attractions
  8. 7. Where Walks the Ghost?
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Bill Borre
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose