(November 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 August 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Challenge of Zarkorr? (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:
Zarkorr; Dave Bartlett
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (30 August 2006)

I Accepted the Deadly Challenge of Zarkorr! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dave Bartlett [Zarkorr]
Synopsis:
A veteran space pilot is forced to retire because of his lack of experience with newer equipment, but an alien visitor gives Earth a challenge that only he can pass. After succeeding, he is appointed to command the space patrol, but the alien visitor was really the pilot in disguise.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 series) #1 (1962).

The Radio (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[F-946]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Bill Barton; Mr. Sparks
Synopsis:
A ham radio enthusiast picks up a genie on one frequency but wastes his three wishes before he knows what's happening.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

I Must Enter the Tomb of Tut-Am-Tut! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck (signed)
Inks:
Don Heck (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Albert Cragg
Synopsis:
A scientist creates a time machine to travel back to ancient Egypt in order to pose as a magician and find the location of a great treasure. He is trapped in the past when his time machine is buried with the Pharaoh.
Reprints:

Never Threaten a Witchman! (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-882

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cozo; Hans; Zamoff
Synopsis:
An untalented bald actor wants to receive the leading parts in plays so he goes to a witchman for a potion that will help him. The witchman tells him that he does have such a potion but does not want to give it to him, because it is too dangerous. The actor is heedless and pulls a gun on him. The witchman relents and gives the actor the potion, but the actor finds that after drinking it he can only find work as a circus freak because his hair grows so quickly.
Reprints:

Revolt of the Robots! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Fate
Synopsis:
Robots make Earth into a living paradise, but humans grow fearful and oppress them. The robots leave for another planet, where they build and oppress their own robots while Fate laughs.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 series) #1 (1962).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Challenge of Zarkorr?
  2. 1. I Accepted the Deadly Challenge of Zarkorr!
  3. 2. The Radio
  4. 3. I Must Enter the Tomb of Tut-Am-Tut!
  5. 4. Never Threaten a Witchman!
  6. 5. Revolt of the Robots!
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