(July 1962)

Marvel, 1951 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 Golden Age and 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.

Some information on this issue supplied by Tom Lammers and the Timely/Atlas discussion list. Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


No Human Can Beat Me! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction

No Human Can Beat Me! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Frank Taylor
Synopsis:
An alien lands on Earth and issues a challenge to best any man at any contest or the Earth will be invaded. The alien defeats all comers until one man challenges it to sleep longer than him, claiming to have slept for one million years. The alien vows to sleep for two million years. Guards are set up around the cave to keep anyone from disturbing the creature and the man's formerly nagging wife is eternally grateful to him for saving Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. The third and sixth pages include advertisements for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series), the last page includes an advertisement for Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series).

The Party (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[J-959]

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Braggle
Synopsis:
A salesman trying to unload some oil stocks thinks that he’s found a rich mark, but instead walks into a party of talking dogs.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

They Vanished Forever! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Dick Ayers
Job Number:
V-728

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Captain William Reynold; Thomas Clark
Synopsis:
Sailors find the "Flying Dutchman" and take the ship's gold, despite the pleas of the ghost crew. They are turned into ghosts to replace that crew, leaving the man who refused the gold unharmed.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The TV Fan! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Laura Wentworth; Pete Sloan
Synopsis:
A lazy cad tricks a rich girl into marrying him so that he can watch TV all day. His wife sees her mistake and reveals that she’s a witch, turning him into a fan on the television: a ‘tv fan’.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

A Fortune in Beans! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-730

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Mr. Bixby
Synopsis:
A bean seller is chagrined to find that he has competition from the Giant, of Jack and Beanstalk fame, who has decided to go into business selling his giant beans.

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. No Human Can Beat Me!
  2. 1. No Human Can Beat Me!
  3. 2. The Party
  4. 3. They Vanished Forever!
  5. 4. The TV Fan!
  6. 5. A Fortune in Beans!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Thomas G. Lammers