(July 1962)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1962-04-03
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 April 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


Beware the Giants! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
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:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Reprints:

Beware of the Giants! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Mr. Jann
Synopsis:
An old man tells children stories of giants whom he insists actually exist. The adults of village think him mad, but the last panel reveals that old man is a resident of a Leprechaun village.
Reprints:

The Man in the Sky! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-719

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tad Carter (introduction, origin); Brad Carter; Mr. Filbert; Tobias Messenger (identified in X-Men: the Hidden Years (Marvel, 1999 series) #18)
Synopsis:
A boy's early exposure to radiation causes him to develop powers. He is attacked when others learn of his powers, and suddenly is lifted into the sky by another far-off mutant, who contacts his mind and explains that he must live in hiding with other mutants until the world is ready.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

This story is a retelling of "The Man With the Atomic Brain" drawn by Steve Ditko, from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #52 (May 1959).

This story is often erroneously referred to as the first Marvel mutant story, the idea is used in earlier stories from their SF anthologies, for example "The Mutants and Me!" in Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #6 (November 1959) but also "Concentrate in Chaos" in Yellow Claw (Marvel, 1956 series) #2.

Tad Carter next appears in X-Men: the Hidden Years (Marvel, 1999 series) #15 (January 2001).

What Happened in the Wax Museum? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Herr Wagner's statue
Synopsis:
A thief attempts to rob a wax museum and is prevented from doing so by the wax figure of the museum's founder.
Reprints:

Footsteps at Midnight! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Officer Jones; Molly
Synopsis:
Conquering aliens who detest violence use fear as a weapon instead. They observe a policeman complaining about his lot in life and figure that he will aid them as he says he hates his job. When they approach him and attempt to intimidate him, the officer responds violently. The aliens flee the planet, not realizing that many humans grouse about their lot in life without being serious about what they say.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Includes a letter from "Carl the Cat" in Greenwich Village. Stan Lee responds to a question about who edits the stories that Lee and Ditko do their own editing.

Ozarr, the Mighty! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek; Ray Holloway ?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Bertha; Homer; Ozarr
Synopsis:
A genie grants the wish of a nagging wife for genuine diamonds but she becomes paranoid about their theft, and so stays locked in her room all day guarding them, while her husband enjoys the peace and quiet.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Beware the Giants!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Amazing Adult Fantasy Contents
  3. 2. Beware of the Giants!
  4. 3. The Man in the Sky!
  5. 4. What Happened in the Wax Museum?
  6. 5. Footsteps at Midnight!
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Amazing Adult Fantasy Fan Page
  8. 7. Ozarr, the Mighty!
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