(February 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

Distributed to newstands in November 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:

The Return of the Wizard! (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]; Wizard
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The Return of the Wizard! (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:
X-8

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard [Bentley Wittman]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo)
Synopsis:
In prison, The Wizard becomes a model prisoner—just so he can become a trustee, work in the hospital, have access to chemicals...and break jail! The police soon have him surrounded in his house, but can't get in because of its defenses. He challenges the Torch to a battle to decide who is the better man. Against Sue's advice Johnny accepts the challenge, and he does pretty well until Sue shows up to "help" him. Thanks to her, he's caught, and both are almost killed in a bomb blast. But Johnny manages to free them both, get rid of the bomb, and corral the "superior intellect".
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Indexer Notes

This is the second appearance of The Wizard (who last appears in issue #102 (November 1962). This is the first time a "Human Torch" villain returned; Wizard would go on to a very long career, mostly with "The Frightful Four". He next appears in issue #110 (July 1963), where he teams with Paste-Pot Pete for the first time.

Discovery (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-479

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Chauncey; Zeke; Muscles Magee
Synopsis:
A scrawny man is given a magic candy bar that confers great strength, but he discovers that he already posesses more strength than he suspects.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Man Alone! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Fate; Robinson Crusoe
Synopsis:
A man has recurring dreams of solitary confinement and goes to sea to escape this fate. He is shipwrecked and left alone on a desert island, unaware that this is the solitude he was destined for.
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Indexer Notes

Letters credit by Barry Pearl.

The Supernatural! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
occult
Synopsis:
A house appears to be magically dismantled by wisps of smoke, but it is only a girl playing with her dollhouse while her father smokes.
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Indexer Notes

Letters credit by Barry Pearl.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Return of the Wizard!
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. The Return of the Wizard!
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. Discovery
  4. 3. Man Alone!
  5. 4. The Supernatural!
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