(December 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 September 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


Prisoner of the 5th Dimension! (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Zemu
Reprints:

Prisoner of the 5th Dimension! (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-823

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Zemu [later spelled "Xemu"] (introduction); Valeria (introduction); Phineas (introduction); Theos; George Bentley; Mr. Harris (cameo); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo)
Synopsis:
The Human Torch discovers an impending invasion from the 5th Dimension, but he is captured by that dimension’s tyrannical ruler. The Torch is freed by the tyrant’s opponents and helps them his troops, freeing his subjects and saving Earth from invasion.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is divided into three parts: an untitled part one (5pp), Part 2—"Trapped in Another World!" (5pp) and Part 3—"The End of Zemu!" (3pp). Zemu next appears in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #158 (May 1975) as "Xemu". Valeria and Phineas next appear in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #159 (June 1975).

Lady Luck (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-377

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Lester Ford; Marie Ford; Lady Luck
Synopsis:
A businessman doesn’t believe in luck, but several beneficial encounters with an old lady change his mind.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Little People (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Lemuel Gulliver; Emma Gulliver
Synopsis:
An American expatriate stumbles across tiny people in Europe who seem to recognize him. He is captured and escapes, thinking the experience was a dream, but wondering about reincarnation.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

Jasper's Jalopy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Jasper Jenks
Synopsis:
A man is mocked for keeping his old car, but it saves his life by sacrificing itself to keep him from crossing an unsafe bridge.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. Lady Luck
  4. 3. The Little People
  5. 4. Jasper's Jalopy
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