(June 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

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.


Quicksand (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
occult
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover ink credit from Steve Grant (Dec 2, 2005). Previous entry was Steve Ditko.

Quicksand! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-669

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Geoffrey Wickshire; Sir Edmund Wickshire
Synopsis:
A greedy man tries to kill his brother to gain his half of the estate by tricking him into quicksand. The brother is saved by leprechauns and would have given up his half of the estate, but the greedy brother is so frightened that he falls to his death.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The third and sixth pages include advertisements for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series). Ink credit changed from Steve Ditko on information from Steve Grant (Dec 2, 2005).

Venus! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
8745

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Monangahela Munroe
Synopsis:
The first explorer on Venus is caught in an old bear trap, but he is able to use the wildlife to call for help.
Reprints:

The Bully Boy! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-670

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Henry Fuller
Synopsis:
An electronic teacher observes a weak student being bullied and offers to train him in body building and fighting styles. When the student excels and becomes an even bigger bully than the others, the robot is disappointed with the results and deactivates itself.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Girl in the Black Hood! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-671

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Medusa [May Dusa]; Mr. Jones
Synopsis:
A famous photographer never allows anyone to see her face. A criminal tries to rob her and forces her to remove her hood, only to discover that she is actually Medusa when he is turned to stone.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

I Am a Martian! (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-672

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A man can’t get anyone to believe that he is a Martian, but when he is allowed to modify a fire truck ladder he uses it to get home.
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), also by Lee and Ditko.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Quicksand
  2. 1. Quicksand!
  3. 2. Venus!
  4. 3. The Bully Boy!
  5. 4. The Girl in the Black Hood!
  6. 5. I Am a Martian!
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  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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