(April 1962)

Marvel, 1959 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 Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in January 1962 (January 9 according to Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website, January 16 according to Bob Bailey). This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.


Back From the Dead!/The Dummy's Secret!/The Black Planet!/The Coming of Titan! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
Science Fiction
Characters:
Captain of the Stone Men; Harry Dawes; Titan; Herman; Bruno Brugg
Reprints:

Titan, the Amphibian from Atlantis! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Lieber; Stan Lee (plot)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Russ Heath
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-559

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
John Cartwright; Titan
Synopsis:
John Cartwright, an auto executive, pretends to betray the human race to the invaders from Atlantis.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

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

Special Sale (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-932

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Marvin Kale; Paula Kale
Synopsis:
When a husband goes shopping he finds a new cleaning fluid that makes anything better than new, even him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Back From the Dead! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-560

Genre:
Science Fiction
Characters:
Harry Dawes; Captain of the Stone Men
Synopsis:
A fugitive hides on Easter Island and finds a scroll that awakens the stone heads. They turn out to be aliens, and take him with them as a zoo specimen.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Dummy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (uncredited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-561

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
The Great Gregory; Herman
Synopsis:
Ventriloquist the Great Gregory and his wooden puppet Herman are both wooden aliens from Uranus!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Secret of the Black Planet (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-562

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Bruno Brugg
Synopsis:
A man escapes from a prison planet only to mistake a native creature on another world for a rocket ship and ends up about to be devoured.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

In the foreword to the Marvel Masterworks reprint, Arthur Adams mentions the last panel of this story as being pornographic.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Back From the Dead!/The Dummy's Secret!/The Black Planet!/The Coming of Titan!
  2. 1. Titan, the Amphibian from Atlantis!
  3. 2. Special Sale
  4. 3. Back From the Dead!
  5. 4. The Dummy
  6. 5. The Secret of the Black Planet
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Bob Bailey
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
  • Peter Croome
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Henry R. Kujawa