(July 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 May 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Scorpion Strikes! (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
Characters:
giant scorpion; Edward Bentley
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

The Scorpion Strikes! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-741

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Paul Rodgers; Edward Bentley
Synopsis:
A scorpion is mutated by radiation and grows giant, gaining an evil intelligence. It is transformed back with another burst of radiation after being tricked into position by a hypnotist.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for the Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series), also drawn by Jack Kirby. Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Inks from reprint.

The Heat's On (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
H-366

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Tyler; Mary Tyler; Bobby Tyler
Synopsis:
When a young boy builds a fan to help his family get through a heat wave it brings down the flying saucer that caused the heat.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations. Artist credits from record of Journey Into Mystery #44.

I Am the Prisoner of the Voodoo King! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Gene Colan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-742

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A criminal being brought to prison from a jungle outpost escapes into the jungle. He happens upon a tribe worshipping a gold idol and steals it. He escapes his pursuers, but realizes that the idol is cursed: he can never put it down.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Next Galaxy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
[V-743 ?]

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Darius Zorr
Synopsis:
In the thirtieth century, humanity becomes advanced but emotionless and brutally conquers the galaxy. They send an explorer to the next galaxy to find new conquests, but when he finds a totally peaceful world he is reminded that once some humans sought peace, and so lies to his superiors to protect the people of this world.

Take a Chair (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-744

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Gorgi Gruff; Adam Able; Mr. Vort
Synopsis:
A furniture maker gets more than he bargained for when he attempts to eliminate a rival chair producer and finds out he is an alien in disguise creating robotic spies on humans.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Ditko. Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Scorpion Strikes!
  2. 1. The Scorpion Strikes!
  3. 2. The Heat's On
  4. 3. I Am the Prisoner of the Voodoo King!
  5. 4. The Next Galaxy
  6. 5. Take a Chair
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