(September 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

Distributed to newstands in June 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.


I Was Trapped in the Crazy Maze! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Charlie Burke
Reprints:

The Man in the Crazy Maze (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
[V-811 ?]

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Charlie Burke; Mr. Johnson; Fate
Synopsis:
A carnival owner cons patrons with an impossible maze, and kills a reporter that might expose him. He is trapped in another maze with only one exit, into hell.
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Blueprint for Victory (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-60

Genre:
war
Characters:
Lt. Col. Cam Westover; Maj. Franks; Capt. Bill Trayne; Gen. von Kretz
Synopsis:
A cunning spy infiltrates German HQ with a phoney blueprint as bait and paralyzes communications before a major US assault.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Imitation Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-812

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Carlos Zarago; Pedro Lopez
Synopsis:
A dictator forces a scientist to use his duplicator machine on him so that he can have a substitute appear in public places to avoid assassination attempts. The duplicate is too much like the original, however, and refuses to expose himself to danger when he can seize power to rule the country. The dictator returns to the machine with the intent of destroying it only to find it has continually been producing duplicates. While the duplicates are arguing among themselves, a revolution occurs, and the new democratic regime deports all versions of the former dictator.
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Beware the Uboongi! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-813

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Americans flee Uranus due to ferocious wildlife. The Soviets take the opportunity to land their own expedition, but because they ignore the American warnings they do not realize that the sheep-like creatures in the mountains are the deadly Uboongi.
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The Mighty Oak! (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-814

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
An atomic test gives an oak tree the ability to think and move, and it plots the destruction of humanity's implements of war and crime. At the end of the story the scientists are revealed to be knowledgeable as to what effect the atomic test would have upon the oak and they are willing to accept the oak and its offspring will provide better governance of Earth than humanity.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Was Trapped in the Crazy Maze!
  2. 1. The Man in the Crazy Maze
  3. 2. Blueprint for Victory
  4. 3. The Imitation Man
  5. 4. Beware the Uboongi!
  6. 5. The Mighty Oak!
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Bill Borre
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
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  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Thomas G. Lammers