(June 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 in April 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Ruler of Earth! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
R.O.E. (Ruler of Earth)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Possible Kirby inks per Nick Caputo, Sept 2011. Nick originally suggested George Roussos as possible inker, but after studying many Kirby inked covers, research which can be seen on his blog: http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/ he believes Kirby inked this cover.

The Ruler of Earth! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
R.O.E. (Ruler of Earth)
Synopsis:
In the near future of 1990, humanity has created a computer, named R.O.E. (Ruler of Earth), to settle disputes for it. A handful of communists attempt to re-program the computer to serve their aims, but the computer is incapable of any wrongdoing. Only man, the computer says, has the capacity to be evil.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The second, fourth and sixth pages include advertisements for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series).

The Treasure (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-980

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Tommy Miller; Mr. Miller; Mrs. Miller; Wish
Synopsis:
A sick boy takes comfort from a stray dog that grants wishes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. On the 6th and 24th interior pages.

There Dwells a Dragon (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-696

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Tommy; Tommy's dad
Synopsis:
Tommy's father takes him to the zoo, but Tommy is only interested in the knights and dragons in his book. Tommy's father passes through a mist at the zoo and emerges in Camelot, where he slays a dragon. When he returns to the present, he recognizes his own face in Tommy's book.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The second and fourth pages include advertisements for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series).

Kunga (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Gene Colan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-697

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Kunga
Synopsis:
Two hunters investigate reports of a gigantic gorilla, but when they confront it, they discover that the gorilla isn't from Earth at all, and that some times force is not the solution to every problem.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The second and fourth pages include advertisements for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series).

The Comic Strip! (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:
[None]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Nick Nash; "Tightwad" Ted; Tina Torrid
Synopsis:
Cartoonist Nick Nash uses his comic strip to take his revenge on people, but in the end gets an ironic and surreal comeuppance.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The second and fourth pages include advertisements for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series); the last page includes an advertisement for Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Ruler of Earth!
  2. 1. The Ruler of Earth!
  3. 2. The Treasure
  4. 3. There Dwells a Dragon
  5. 4. Kunga
  6. 5. The Comic Strip!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Heer
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
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