(January 1964)

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 October 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Human Torch Battles the Thing! (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Puppet Master [Philip Masters]; Alicia Masters
Reprints:

In the Clutches of the Puppet Master! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
George Roussos [as Geo. Bell]
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Ray Holloway
Job Number:
X-515

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Puppet Master [Philip Masters]; Alicia Masters
Synopsis:
The Puppet Master manipulates the Thing into fighting the Human Torch, hoping to pick off the Fantastic Four one at a time.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Puppet Master last appears in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #14 (May 1963), he next appears in Fantastic Four #28 (July 1964). The story was "Based upon an idea by Tommy and Jimmy Goodkind, Hewlett Harbor, New York".

The Radio (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[F-946]

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Bill Barton; Mr. Sparks
Synopsis:
A ham radio enthusiast picks up a genie on one frequency but wastes his three wishes before he knows what's happening.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Return to the Nightmare World! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange, Master of Black Magic! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Ditko (plot, un-credited); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-517

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nightmare; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Ancient One [Yao] (cameo); Wong (unnamed); Dr. Warren
Synopsis:
Nightmare has discovered the ability to capture humans and bring them to his world for study while they sleep. The police ask Strange's help, as a "last resort," to discover the cause behind a rash of people unable to awaken. Strange tracks the cause down to the Nightmare World, and has a rematch with his old foe.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Nightmare last appears in issue #110 (July 1963).

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advertises Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #22 (January 1964). Printed between the pages of the Dr. Strange story.

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advertises Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #49 (January 1964). Printed after the Dr. Strange story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Human Torch Battles the Thing!
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. In the Clutches of the Puppet Master!
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. The Radio
  4. 3. Return to the Nightmare World!
    Dr. Strange, Master of Black Magic!
  5. 4. Another Marvel Masterpiece
  6. 5. Another Marvel Masterpiece
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