(March 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 December 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Threat of the Torrid Twosome! (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]; Acrobat [Carl Zante]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Thing [Ben Grimm]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dick Ayers per Henry Kujawa (22 August 2007). Previous indexer credited George Roussos.

The Threat of the Torrid Twosome (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
John Duffy

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Acrobat [Carl Zante] (introduction); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Miracle Man [Joshua Ayers] (flashback); Sub-Mariner [Namor McKenzie] (flashback); Doctor Doom [Victor von Doom] (flashback)
Synopsis:
The Acrobat tricks the Human Torch into helping him rob a bank before double crossing him. The Torch chases and captures the thief with the help of the Fantastic Four.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Acrobat next appears in issue #114 (November 1963). This is the first appearance of Johnny's obstacle training course and the last story in which Johnny worries about having a "secret identity".

The Recipe (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-338

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Josie
Synopsis:
A tomboyish girl tries out cooking to appease her mother, but accidentally cooks a witch's brew, totally inappropriate for a fairy like her.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Man on the Scaffold! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Willie Wopper; Sam; Charlie
Synopsis:
A teller of tall tales becomes the butt of some ribbing when he tries to tell his fellow painters that he has acquired some magic paints. When the cable of the scaffold they are working on breaks, the advertising poster the men were painting in comes to life and lowers them to the ground. The amazed painters feel they owe their lives to the magic paint, but the painter is smug in the knowledge that the scaffold never really fell but his paint allowed him to hypnotize his coworkers into believing it did and that they were saved by the poster.
Reprints:

The Mystery of the Purple Planet! (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:
Ray Holloway
Job Number:
X-63

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Bentley
Synopsis:
A space expedition is sent to a distant planet when it is suddenly covered with an artificial mist. The team finds gold and takes it, but are transformed into aliens like the inhabitants.

Indexer Notes

Script and letters credits by Barry Pearl.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Threat of the Torrid Twosome!
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. The Threat of the Torrid Twosome
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. The Recipe
  4. 3. Man on the Scaffold!
  5. 4. The Mystery of the Purple Planet!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Bill Borre
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Thomas G. Lammers