(June 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:
Marvel Comics Group
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 March 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


Imps from Pandora's Box! (Table of Contents)

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]; Sorcerer [Dorian Murdstone]
Reprints:

The Sorcerer and Pandora's Box (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot), Robert Bernstein [as R. Berns] (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Marty Epp
Job Number:
[X-183 ?]

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Sorcerer [Dorian Murdstone] (introduction); Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo); Pandora (flashback); Circe (flashback)
Synopsis:
The Human Torch fights a sorcerer that unleashes the evils imprisoned in Pandora’s Box for his own profit.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Sorcerer and his mansion in the country appears to be a tribute to Dr. Julian Karswell (Niall MacGinnis) from the film Night of the Demon (1957). A woman who used "Pandora's Box" to commit crimes turned up in the 1967 Spider-Man cartoon, "Here Comes Trubble". Colorist credit for Stan Goldberg removed due to lack of attribution. (18/03/2010)

The Comic (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-214

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Stan Wepp
Synopsis:
A bored television comedian is mysteriously transported back to the small mining town and small theatres that he loves.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Earth Is Off-Limits! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-185

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Space explorers discover life on a far off planet, but mission control panics at the thought of alien germs loose on Earth and so forbids them to return. The crew asks for chance to explain, but mission control breaks the communication as they cannot bear to listen to their pleas. What the space explorers were trying to say before their communication line was broken was that the life on the planet grants disease immunity and long life span.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit for Stan Goldberg removed due to lack of attribution (18/03/2010). Letters credit by Barry Pearl.

Time Was... (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-184

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Eric Kane
Synopsis:
A scientist builds a time machine and travels to prehistoric times. When he kills an attacking caveman he unknowingly kills his own human ancestor, meaning that he becomes a neanderthal.

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit for Stan Goldberg removed due to lack of attribution. Inks and letters credits by Barry Pearl; originally listed Larry Lieber (inks).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Imps from Pandora's Box!
    Human Torch
  2. 1. The Sorcerer and Pandora's Box
    Human Torch
  3. 2. The Comic
  4. 3. Earth Is Off-Limits!
  5. 4. Time Was...
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