(August 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 May 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


How Can the Human Torch Defend Himself Against the Attacks of the Asbestos Man? (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]; Asbestos Man [Professor Orson Kasloff]
Reprints:

Fighting to the Death with the Asbestos Man! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Ernie Hart [as H. Huntley] (script)
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen [as Sam Harold]
Job Number:
[X-309 ?]

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Asbestos Man [Orson Kasloff] (introduction, origin); Blackie Barker; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo)
Synopsis:
A frustrated scientist invents a fireproof suit in order to impress underworld hoods and become their partner in crime. The Torch is at first unable to defeat him, but with the advice of his sister he calms down and outsmarts the Asbestos Man.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer identified as Sam Rosen under a pseudonym by Jerry Bails.

Masquerade (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-750

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Tommy; Kitty Blake; Old King Cole
Synopsis:
A man with no imagination is invited to a costume party by his girlfriend, but stumbles across real fairy-tale folk instead.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Beware--the Machine!!! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Matt Fox
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-310

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
X-200; Jocko
Synopsis:
A super-intelligent computer is built by American scientists, and attempts to conquer the world. It defends itself against humans, but an organ-grinder's monkey goes un-noticed and unplugs the machine.

Face-to-Face with the Magic of Baron Mordo! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange Master of---Black Magic / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Ditko (plot); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Terry Szenics
Job Number:
[X-311 ?]

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Baron Mordo [Karl Amadeus Mordo] (introduction) ; Hamir (introduction, unnamed); Ancient One [Yao] (called "the Master")
Synopsis:
In his castle in Europe, Baron Mordo plots to steal the secrets of his former master, The Ancient One. Sending his spirit form to Tibet, he causes Hamir to poison The Ancient One's food. From his NYC sanctum, Strange senses his master's plight, and challenges Mordo to a battle in their spirit forms. After, The Ancient One warns Strange that Mordo will be a danger to them both, as long as he lives.
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Indexer Notes

Doctor Strange next appears in issue #114 (August 1963).

Editing
Edits to this Issue are currently awaiting review by a GCD Editor

Table of Contents

  1. 0. How Can the Human Torch Defend Himself Against the Attacks of the Asbestos Man?
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. Fighting to the Death with the Asbestos Man!
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. Masquerade
  4. 3. Beware--the Machine!!!
  5. 4. Face-to-Face with the Magic of Baron Mordo!
    Dr. Strange Master of---Black Magic
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