(March 1971)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (#1-6 squarebound)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Zzutak the Thing That Shouldn't Exist!! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-299

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Frank Johnson (introduction); Yucoya-Tzin (introduction, not named); Zzutak (introduction, origin); Zzutak's enemy (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
An American comic book artist is given magic paints which make whatever is painted with them real. He is compelled to go to Mexico and paint a monster as planned by the Aztec priest who gave him the paints. When he is ordered to paint more monsters, the artist uses his willpower to make his next monster fight the first, causing the temple to collapse on both monsters, giving the priest amnesia and ending his threat.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Frank Johnson, Yucoya-Tzin, Zzutak and Zzutak's enemy all next appear in Fantastic Four Unlimited (Marvel, 1993 series) #7 (September 1994).

I Must Find Korumbu! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?; Larry Lieber ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-10

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Hugo Barge; Korumbu
Reprints:

The Man Who Hated Monstro! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Simek

Genre:
animal
Characters:
Karl Krumm; Monstro
Synopsis:
A star acrobat is jealous of a popular gorilla at his circus and torments it. Finally, he arranges for the gorilla to break free so that it will be shot, but it has enough strength left to swing out on the trapeze to get revenge.
Reprints:

The Gentle Old Man! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Simek
Job Number:
X-308

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Gregory "Greedy" Grundy
Synopsis:
A greedy landlord is captured by a time traveler who maintains a collection of 'dolls' consisting of miniaturized heartless people from different eras.
Reprints:

Journey Into Nowhere! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-225

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Walter Johnson; Thomas Blake
Synopsis:
Two scientists working on a time machine have differing opinions about the possibility of traveling into the future. When their attempt to do so seems to take them to the stone age, they believe they have proved travel into the future impossible, not suspecting that they actually saw the world after the destruction of civilization by war.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person.

A Monster Waits Outside!! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?; Larry Lieber ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-876

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Maj. Ford
Synopsis:
An astronaut is sent into orbit in a tiny sphere without communication. He sees a monster trying to claw its way in and panics, signalling ground control to bring him back. They think that it was a hallucination, but they find a broken claw on the spacecraft.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person.

Save Me! Save Me! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?; Larry Lieber ?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-875

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Albert Poole
Synopsis:
A scientist makes himself able to walk on water in order to steal secret military plans from a ship. But when he returns to the shore he finds that he now sinks on land.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

The Lifeless Man! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-301

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Joey Clark
Synopsis:
A young boy prefers an old wooden toy soldier to more modern toys. His friends make fun of the toy, but when they are threatened by a bear the soldier seems to drive it off with its rifle, and from then on they all love toy soldiers.
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I Dared to Battle...Rorgg King of the Spider Men!! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?; Larry Lieber ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-992

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Rorgg; Tim; Frank; Ann
Synopsis:
Rorgg invades a small New Mexico town and our boy hero kills him dead with a spray can of DDT.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Zzutak the Thing That Shouldn't Exist!!
  3. 2. I Must Find Korumbu!
  4. 3. The Man Who Hated Monstro!
  5. 4. The Gentle Old Man!
  6. 5. Journey Into Nowhere!
  7. 6. A Monster Waits Outside!!
  8. 7. Save Me! Save Me!
  9. 8. The Lifeless Man!
  10. 9. I Dared to Battle...Rorgg King of the Spider Men!!
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