(April 1962)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
MC
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands February 1, 1962 according to Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website and January 23, 1962 according to Bob Bailey. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.


The Midnight Monster! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Victor Avery
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

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

The Midnight Monster (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
John Duffy
Job Number:
V-594

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Victor Avery; Bill Cooper
Synopsis:
When handsome, scientist, playboy Victor Avery is rejected by a girl he turns himself into a monster to wreak revenge on her fiancé only to become his own victim.
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Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Script and synopsis added by Bob Bailey, 2005-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.).

The last page includes an advertisement for the Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) also drawn by Jack Kirby.

Secret Mission (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
H-487

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Ezra Bolton; Prof. Carmichael; Prof. Greever
Synopsis:
A bookkeeper dreams that he is a government agent hunting a mad scientist with a destructive sound device.
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Indexer Notes

The first page of this story is printed between the pages of "The Midnight Monster", while the second page is printed between "Wings of the Butterfly!" and "The Speed Demon". The last page is split with the statement of ownership.

The Man Who Played Dead! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-596

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A midget disguises himself as a dummy to gain access to homes to rob them. When he murders someone while robbing their home the police do not see through his disguise, but they put him in a trunk where he will suffocate.
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Indexer Notes

Script and synopsis added by Bob Bailey, 2005-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.)

Wings of the Butterfly! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ? (plot); Larry Lieber ? (script)
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Eric Krane
Synopsis:
In the year 2050 Eric Krane is a spaceman who collects butterflies only to find himself trapped on planet where butterflies collect men.
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Indexer Notes

Script and synopsis added by Bob Bailey, 2005-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.).

Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 and June 11, 1960 (74 Stat. 208) (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Average monthly circulation October 1960–September 1961 (issues #65–75, despite monthly cover dates): 182,090.

Indexer Notes

This shares the last page of "Secret Mission".

The Speed Demon (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:
Artie Simek

Genre:
car; horror-suspense
Characters:
Speedy Simms
Synopsis:
Speedy Sims races his car so recklessly he is doomed to race around the rings of Saturn forever.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script and synopsis added by Bob Bailey, 2005-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.). The last page includes an advertisement for Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series) also by Lee and Ditko.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Midnight Monster!
  2. 1. The Midnight Monster
  3. 2. Secret Mission
  4. 3. The Man Who Played Dead!
  5. 4. Wings of the Butterfly!
  6. 5. Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 and June 11, 1960 (74 Stat. 208)
  7. 6. The Speed Demon
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Bob Bailey
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Heer
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Darrel McCann