(1963)

Marvel, 1962 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
annually
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in June 1963 (at the same time as issues cover-dated August and September 1963).

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


The Amazing Spider-Man Face-To-Face With... the Human Torch (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Spider-Man
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Nick Caputo says "Cover inks are not by Ditko, according to Ditko himself. Neither are they by Ayers, according to his record books. I suspect the inking is by Sol Brodsky."

He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

On the Trail of the Amazing Spider-Man! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-356

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Fox [Reynard Slinker] (introduction); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Deputy Police Inspector Rudd
Synopsis:
An art thief frames Spider-Man and the Human Torch tries to hunt him down. Spider-Man convinces the Torch of his innocence, and the two track down the thief together.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Features Spider-Man's first rendezvous with the Torch on top of the Statue of Liberty, which was referenced many times since.

Marvel Comics Group Ushers in the Marvel Age of Comics! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek; ?

Indexer Notes

Advertises Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) and Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series), including their logos.

I Was the Invisible Man! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Christopher Rule
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-97

Characters:
Adam Clayton (only appearance)
Synopsis:
A scientist invents a device that allows him to run faster than light, becoming invisible. He uses this ability to anonymously show off, planning to soon reveal his discovery and become rich. However, traveling so fast ages him rapidly, so that after only a few weeks he is elderly and near death.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

I Was Prisoner on the Planet of Plunder! (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:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-134

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rick Dugan
Synopsis:
An interstellar detective takes a cargo pilot's place to find out how ships are being robbed without anyone remembering anything. On an unarmed planet, the natives try to take his cargo and hypnotize him with sound waves, it doesn't work because the detective is deaf.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

I Am Robot (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-80

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Thorne
Synopsis:
A man creates a robot so advanced that it has the capacity to think and feel as a human. He entrusts his son to it, but when the robot is damaged while defending the child from alien abductors, the scientist's suspicious wife is convinced that it malfunctioned, and he abandons the project.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

["First, The Fantastic Four"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Advertises Sgt. Fury (Marvel, 1963 series) #2 (July 1963). Promotional Blurbs: "First, the Fantastic Four! And NOW in the same inimitable style, by the same writer and artist...ANOTHER group of fabulous characters:" and "Battle action!! Fighting men!! As only the Marvel Comics Groups can present them!"

Worlds Within Worlds! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Burgos ?
Inks:
Carl Burgos ?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-130

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

I Was The Man Who Lived Twice! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
John Buscema
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-183

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Gyor Kosice; Maria
Synopsis:
A boy adopted by gypsies refuses to work hard and lives a wasted life. As he reaches middle ages he is given a second chance at life when he is shown a fountain of youth and returned to infancy, to be found and adopted by another gypsy couple.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

I Fly to the Stars! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Christopher Rule
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-194

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Frank Coventry; Sally Lang
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

Prison, 2000 A.D. (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Christopher Rule
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-115

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

I Am the Scourge of Atlantis! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Dick Ayers
Job Number:
T-125

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Ogarth; Cnidos
Synopsis:
The king of Atlantis is convinced that life still exists on the surface and leads an invasion fleet to make war on the world above. He finds that in the centuries since Atlantis sunk the pressures of the sea have made his people tiny as insects compared to surface humans, and they must return beneath the waves.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atlantis

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Nightmare Planet (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-121

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

On Sale Early in July! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Advertises Fantastic Four Annual (Marvel, 1963 series) #1 (1963). Promotional blurbs: "72 Action-Packed Pages!", "Featuring: All-New! 'Sub-Mariner Finds His Lost Race!' A 37-pg. Saga" and "Crammed full of features, surprises and the world's most colorful super-villains!!"

I Captured the Abominable Snowman! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Art Simek
Job Number:
T-81

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A man lies, cheats and steals to find the abominable snowman, and eventually discovers a lama who knows the secret of the snowman and is forced to summon it. He discovers that the snowman was a greedy man like him, cursed to wear a bestial form until another took his place. He is horrified as the snowman becomes human and he is transformed into a monster.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Creative credits from index of original printing.

100 Toy Soldiers $1.25 (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

Give Me Just One Evening and I'll Teach You to Hypnotize Easily! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

back cover