(May 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 March 1, 1962 according to Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website and February 27, 1962 according to Bob Bailey. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Won't You Step Into My Parlor? (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Inks added by Bob Bailey, 2005-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.). The cover art does not really depict any part of the story, there is no point when one of the two men is tiny and the other normal sized, neither of the characters on the cover resemble those in the story. Lee and Ditko are mentioned by name in a cover caption.

Won't You Step Into My Parlor...??? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?; Larry Lieber ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense
Characters:
Luther Krumhausen; Darius Zamora
Synopsis:
Herr Krumhausen prepares a giant room to deceive business competitor only to really shrink himself.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title, Script and synopsis added by Bob Bailey, 2005-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.). The third, fourth and sixth pages include advertisements for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series).

Strange Mission (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneey
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-440

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Alfred Pook; Harold; Dr. Smith
Synopsis:
A man becomes confused over directions to the dentist and as a result accidentally pilots an expedition to claim a new planet.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Sequence added by Bob Bailey, 2005-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.)

Propaganda (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Lieber (plot, script); Stan Lee (plot)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
[None]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Boris Grozny; Ivan Grozny
Synopsis:
Low level communist worker Boris Grozny is given a chance to avoid Siberia if he can stir up turmoil in an African nation. All he stirs up is trouble for himself with the native gods.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, inks, characters, synopsis added by Bob Bailey, 2005-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.).
The second page includes an advertisement for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series); the last page includes an advertisement for the Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series), also drawn by Jack Kirby.

I Spent the Night in a Haunted House! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Lieber ? (plot, script); Stan Lee ? (plot)
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Tom
Synopsis:
A young boy who has just moved to town is convinced to spend the night in a haunted house. He doesn't find any ghosts but the next day realizes the house itself was the ghost.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, synopsis added by Bob Bailey. This story is retold as "I Speak of the Haunted House!" by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #42 (June 1963). (Bob Bailey, 2005-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.)) The fourth page includes an advertisement for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series).

The kids are shown reading comic books: Journey into Mystery, Strange Tales, Tales to Astonish and Tales of Suspense and they mention them by name.

For the Birds! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Borgon
Synopsis:
Mr. Borgon is an unscrupulous hunter of rare animals in the future who finds himself trapped by his own deceit.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, synopsis by Bob Bailey, 2005-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.). The third page includes an advertisement for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series); the last page includes an advertisement for Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Ditko.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Won't You Step Into My Parlor?
  2. 1. Won't You Step Into My Parlor...???
  3. 2. Strange Mission
  4. 3. Propaganda
  5. 4. I Spent the Night in a Haunted House!
  6. 5. For the Birds!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Bob Bailey
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Heer
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Darrel McCann