(May 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 in February 1962. 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 Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


I Dream of Doom! (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:
Frank Atwell

Indexer Notes

Pencil and inks credits from Frank Lovece on 20 December 2004; previously credited to Steve Ditko.

I Dream of Doom! (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:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-628

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Frank Atwell
Synopsis:
Frank Atwell can't sleep because he has nightmares in which a monster tries to catch him. His doctor sedates him and he sleeps so heavily that the monster catches him before he can wake up. He discovers his dream world is the real world, and he is its king, while the mundane world was a dream, or was it?
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script by Bob Bailey, 2008-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.)

The Universal Gadget (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
H-254

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Bill Jordan
Synopsis:
A mysterious salesman offers a product that can do anything, but his customer decides that his ordinary contentment is better than the risk of the unknown.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The first page of this story is printed between the pages of "I Dream of Doom!", while the second page is printed between "Beware the Future Man!" and "The Clock-Maker!". The last page is split with the statement of ownership.

The Impossible Tunnel! (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:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
V-629

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Robert Saunders; Omor
Synopsis:
Robert Saunders wants to build a sub-oceanic tunnel from North America to Europe. He discovers a gentle underground civilization and he destroys the tunnel to protect them from the upper world.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Kirby. Bill Everett inker credit changed based on information from the Atlas/Timely discussion list. Script added by Bob Bailey, 2005-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.)

Beware the Future Man! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 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-630

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Elsa Peterson
Synopsis:
A gangster tries to escape the police by forcing an old man to take him to another state. The old man turns out to be from the future and is looking for a male specimen to put on display.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script and synopsis 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

Indexer Notes

This shares the last page of "The Universal Gadget". Average circulation of each issue published October 1960–September 1961 (issues #82–92, despite monthly cover dates): 191,261.

The Clock-Maker! (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-627

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
The Clock-Maker cannot stand anything that's not perfect. When his bookkeeper makes a mistake it sounds like he has killed him. The local police arrive to discover the bookkeeper was a clockwork man and the Clock-Maker was repairing him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Dream of Doom!
  2. 1. I Dream of Doom!
  3. 2. The Universal Gadget
  4. 3. The Impossible Tunnel!
  5. 4. Beware the Future Man!
  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 Clock-Maker!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Bob Bailey
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Thomas G. Lammers