(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

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.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

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:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #5 (November 1966) [.25 page size]
  • in Essential Human Torch (Marvel, 2003 series) #1 (2003) [black & white]
  • in Marvel Masterworks: The Human Torch (Marvel, 2006 series) #1 (2006)

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:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #5 (November 1966)
  • in Human Torch, The (Marvel, 1974 series) #3 (January 1975)
  • in Essential Human Torch (Marvel, 2003 series) #1 (2003) [black & white]
  • in Marvel Masterworks: The Human Torch (Marvel, 2006 series) #1 (2006)
  • in Fantastici Quattro, I (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #6 (June 15, 1971) [as "Prigioniero della 5° dimensione!", Italian translation]

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:
occult
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:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1949 series) #136 (July 1955)

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:
occult
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.
Reprints:

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:
occult
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:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Fantastici Quattro, I (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #122 (December 9, 1975) [as "L'automobile di Jasper", Italian translation]
  • In Astounding Stories (Alan Class, 1966 series) #130
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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