(May 1970)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Monster Called... Grottu! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marie Severin (signed) [as 7]
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed) [as EV]
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Grottu
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Artists' signatures found to the right of the bottom of the stairs.

Grottu, King of the Insects! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-347

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Frank [Ulysses Bloodstone] (earliest published appearance according to later continuity); Lynn Avery (only appearance); Kasenga (only appearance); Grottu (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
The radiation from atomic bomb tests mutates a common ant, increasing his size and strength a thousand fold, and grants him human-level intellect. Calling himself Grottu, he declares himself king of all insects, and sets about on a plan to conquer the world, starting with Kenya. His efforts are foiled by an adventurer, who succeeds in turning Grotto's ant followers against him, leaving him for dead.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #73 (February 1960)
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Grottu next appears in Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (December 2005). In later retcons it is established that Grottu's creation was planned by the Deviants. Unconfirmed writer and letterer credits removed pending some information supporting an attribution (17-02-2010).

I Fought the Colossus! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-463

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Prof. Reynolds; Colossus [supercomputer] (only appearance for both)
Synopsis:
An advanced supercomputer turns Earth into a utopia, but suspicion remains, only to be inflamed when it is found to be building a giant robot. Humanity turns on the computer and destroys the robot, only to find that it was intended to replace the supercomputer, which breaks down, leaving humanity without its intelligence.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #72.

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

The Gargoyle! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-865

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
An ugly man rejected by society applies for a job in a freak show. It turns out to be a ruse by a race of aliens who are uniformly gorgeous, and so want a man with an ugly face they find fascinating to marry their queen.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #78 (November 1960) [reformatted and abridged]

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

A Martian Walks Among Us! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-864

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A man happens upon a Martian spy in human form scouting Earth for an invasion but cannot get the authorities to believe him. He tracks down and kills the Martian, revealing that he himself is a Venusian agent in disguise working to protect Earth.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #78 (November 1960)

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Unconfirmed writer and letterer credits removed due to lack of clear attribution (19-02-2010).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Monster Called... Grottu!
  2. 1. Grottu, King of the Insects!
  3. 2. I Fought the Colossus!
  4. 3. The Gargoyle!
  5. 4. A Martian Walks Among Us!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Keith Smith
  • Ramon Schenk