(May 1971)

Marvel, 1971 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
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

Moomba is Here! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Marie Severin (alterations)
Inks:
Dick Ayers; Marie Severin (alterations)
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Moomba
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Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Severin redrew/added additional figures of fleeing pedestrians. Info per Nick Caputo, August 2012.

The Unbelievable Menace of Moomba (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-285

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Moomba; the Wooden Statues; Frank; Balubbi Tribe [Katu]; John; Spirit of the Golden Sun (mentioned)
Synopsis:
Frank, an explorer, discovers that native African wood carvings are actually an advance fifth column invasion force under the command of Moomba. Katu uses his magic to force Moomba and his Wooden Statues to leave Earth.
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Keywords:
Africa; monsters; Soviet Russia

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Story is divided into two parts: an untitled part one (6 pp), and part two—"The Menace That Was...Moomba" (7 pp).
This story is an elaboration of the plot of "I Was the Prisoner of the Living Statues!" drawn by John Forte, in Tales to Astonish #6 (November 1959).

The Underground Gambit! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Herb Trimpe
Inks:
Herb Trimpe
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Roger Krass; Herbert T. Brimstone; Zack; Nick; Peter of the People (fictional); Captain Capitalist (fictional)
Synopsis:
Roger Krass has been drawing underground comics for a living but hating it all the while. A mysterious man shows up with an offer that will finally recognize his true talent, but it turns out there's a catch.
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Keywords:
Hell; underground comics; Village Edict newspaper

Pick a Pair of Winners from Mighty Marvel! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

House ad for Fear (Marvel, 1970 series) #3 and Where Monsters Dwell (Marvel, 1970 series ) #9

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Moomba is Here!
  2. 1. The Unbelievable Menace of Moomba
  3. 2. The Underground Gambit!
  4. 3. Pick a Pair of Winners from Mighty Marvel!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Nick Caputo
  • Dwayne Best
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Block
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Tony R. Rose