(May 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

This issue has variants.

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

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


The Mummy's Secret! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

When the Mummy Walks (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Paul Kentworth; Gloria Carstairs; Jason Wilkes
Synopsis:
An archaeologist uncovers an ancient mummy, which is actually an alien invader that locked itself in the pyramid. It bursts out, but it turns out that the mummy forgot that it sealed itself in to protect himself from Earth's atmosphere, which kills it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

The Strange Stone (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
H-401

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Johnny
Synopsis:
Johnny finds a magic wishing stone, but wishes it away because magic would make life no fun.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The first page of this story is printed between the pages of "When the Mummy Walks", while the second page is printed between "The Man of Iron!" and "The Pretender!". The last page is split with the statement of ownership.

It Fell from the Flying Saucer! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-609

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
An artist finds an alien pencil that will make whatever he draws real, but his selfish use of it makes the aliens take it back.
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Indexer Notes

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

Man of Iron! (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-611

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Nastiwell Snide; Bela
Synopsis:
A rich weakling pays a witch to give him muscles of iron, but her spell makes him sink right through the earth's surface.
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Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Ditko.

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Average circulation per issue October 1960–September 1961 (issues #17–27, despite monthly cover dates): 184,895. This shares the last page of "The Strange Stone".

The Pretender! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Stephen Dwane; Kusoom
Synopsis:
A man looking through an abandoned house find notes in an alien language. They tell of an alien shapeshifter disguised as a human to undermine Earth before an invasion, and are accompanied by a photograph of the alien's human form, Soviet Premier Nikita Kruschev.
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Editing
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Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Mummy's Secret!
  2. 1. When the Mummy Walks
  3. 2. The Strange Stone
  4. 3. It Fell from the Flying Saucer!
  5. 4. Man of Iron!
  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 Pretender!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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