(March 1963)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1962-01-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
MC
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in January 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Carbon Copy Man! (Table of Contents)

The Mighty Thor! / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; the Carbon-Copy Man [Zano]
Reprints:

"Trapped By the Carbon-Copy Man!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Al Hartley
Inks:
Al Hartley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; the Carbon-Copy Man [Zano] (introduction); Jane Foster; War Lord Ugarth [Old Ugarth] (introduction); Mayor Harris (introduction); Odin (cameo)
Synopsis:
The heir to the throne of a race of shape-shifting aliens leads an attack on Earth as his rite of passage. The aliens replace officials in New York and disrupt the government, but Thor discovers their plan and defeats them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Carbon-Copy Man next appears in X-Factor (Marvel, 1986 series) #32 (September 1988).

Mystery Mansion (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[H-396]

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Sam Catlett; Caspar; Ben Rump; Bill Rump
Synopsis:
A local millionaire secludes himself from his old bowling buddies as he becomes wealthier, but they discover that he misses them so much that he has invented a robotic bowling alley.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The first page of this story is printed between the pages of the Thor story, while the second page is printed between the two back-up stories. The last page is split with the statement of ownership.

The Midnight Caller! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Hans; Anna
Synopsis:
In a communist bloc country a fugitive seeks shelter from an elderly couple who grant it to him. The next day they find their shack has been transplanted outside of the iron curtain and repaired to look as new. They regard the event as impossible but their guest says he was merely repaying the kindness shown to a stranger and is revealed to be an angel who was traversing the communist-occupied country for an unknown reason and then he ascends back to heaven.

Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 and June 11, 1960 (74 Stat. 208) (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Average sales per issue October 1961–September 1962 (issues #76–86, despite monthly cover dates): 132,113.

Indexer Notes

This shares the last page of "Mystery Mansion".

"I Am A Robot!" (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A criminal steals an advanced robot and uses it to rob a bank, but when he orders it to guard the door of his hideout an error in wording traps him inside permanently.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person by the robot.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Carbon Copy Man!
    The Mighty Thor!
  2. 1. "Trapped By the Carbon-Copy Man!"
    Thor
  3. 2. Mystery Mansion
  4. 3. The Midnight Caller!
  5. 4. Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 and June 11, 1960 (74 Stat. 208)
  6. 5. "I Am A Robot!"
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