(January 1963)

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 October 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:

Paste-Pot Pete (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]; Paste-Pot Pete [Peter Petruski]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Stan Goldberg colorist credit removed due to lack of attribution. (16/03/2010)

Paste-Pot Pete! (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:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-977

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Paste-Pot Pete [Peter Petruski] (introduction)
Synopsis:
Human Torch stops Paste-Pot Pete from stealing an experimental missile from the military.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Paste-Pot Pete next appears in issue #110 (July 1963). Pete became The Trapster in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #38 (May 1965). This is the first time a villain in this series escaped at the end. A genuine animosity seems to have developed very quickly, perhaps as a result of such a "ridiculous" looking baddie almost killing Johnny during their fight. Don Simpson paid tribute to Pete (and Spider-Man) with his character "The Slick" in Bizarre Heroes.

Venus! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
8745

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Monangahela Munroe
Synopsis:
The first explorer on Venus is caught in an old bear trap, but he is able to use the wildlife to call for help.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Markham's Magic Crayon! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
[V-978 ?]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Harry Markham
Synopsis:
A greedy factory owner fires a worker who claims to have made a magic crayon. He finds that the crayon really is magic, giving him the ability to draw fabulously, but never allowing him to stop.

The Frog-Man! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-979

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
King Zakkim; Ozaan; John; Nancy
Synopsis:
An evil king is turned into a frog by a sorcerer. He hibernates for centuries hoping that the future will hold a cure, but Halloween costumes make him think that humans are now giant frogs and he goes to sleep forever.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Paste-Pot Pete
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. Paste-Pot Pete!
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. Venus!
  4. 3. Markham's Magic Crayon!
  5. 4. The Frog-Man!
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