(June 1962)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1962-03-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Atlas Magazines, 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 March 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.
Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


At the Stroke of Midnight! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Amazing Adult Fantasy Contents / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-689

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Unsuspecting (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-685

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Bobby
Synopsis:
Shape-shifting aliens invade Earth, taking the form of TV sets in order to influence people's thinking.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The second page includes an advertisement for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series). This story is retold in Silver Surfer (Marvel, 1968 series) #6 (June 1969) as a Tales of the Watcher story by Stan Lee and Syd Shores. Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Great Zeus (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-687

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Zeus
Synopsis:
Zeus decides to leave Mt. Olympus and return to Earth, but when he arrives, far from his lightning bolts intimidating mortals, they find him a source of entertainment and want to book him as an act. Exasperated, Zeus leaves the big city and returns to Mt. Olympus.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The third page includes an advertisement for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series). Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Little Gypsy Tea Room (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-688

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Bruno the Burglar; a gypsy
Synopsis:
A criminal forces a gypsy to hide him from the police, but gets more than he bargained for when she does help him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The second page includes an advertisement for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series). Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Ultimate Weapon (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-684

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
The western powers launch an empty globe over Moscow that intimidates the communist leaders into disarming because they fear that it is a bomb.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Set in 1970. The fourth page includes an advertisement for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series). Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Amazing Adult Fantasy Fan Page / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (replies)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Includes a letter from a female reader in England. "The Amazing Scoreboard", a ranking of the stories in a previous issue according to reader feedback, is introduced. From issue #11 (April 1962), the readers voted for: #1-"Where Walks the Ghost?" #2-"The Secret of the Universe!" #3-In Human Form!".

At the Stroke of Midnight! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-686

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
Giant undersea creatures attack New York, but they find the streets deserted due to a civil defense drill. They are attacked by a giant, and conclude that humans are actually larger then they are. The next morning the Stature of Liberty has skinned knuckles.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The third page includes an advertisement for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series). Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. At the Stroke of Midnight!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Amazing Adult Fantasy Contents
  3. 2. The Unsuspecting
  4. 3. Great Zeus
  5. 4. The Little Gypsy Tea Room
  6. 5. The Ultimate Weapon
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Amazing Adult Fantasy Fan Page
  8. 7. At the Stroke of Midnight!
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