(1989)

Marvel, 1989 Series
 
Price:
12.95 USD; 15.75 CAD
Pages:
180
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics
ISBN:
0-87135-592-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
02488523630995
Editing:
Marc McLaurin
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard modern age US
Binding:
softcover
Publishing Format:
collected edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Walt Simonson
Inks:
Walt Simonson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Fin Fang Foom; The Glop; Groot; Sporr; X

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover.

Blank pages (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover and inside back cover are blank.

Monster Masterworks (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vince Mielcarek (photo)
Inks:
Vince Mielcarek (photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page with creators listed against a background of a monochrome photograph.

Monsters of the Shifty Fifties (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Jack Kirby comments on the monsters of the 1950s.

Monster Masterworks (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vince Mielcarek (photo)
Inks:
Vince Mielcarek (photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Table of contents with a background of a monochrome photo. Most reprint sources are listed from the 1970s reprints, not the originals.

Alien Invaders (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vince Mielcarek (photo)
Inks:
Vince Mielcarek (photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Section header with type and a monochrome scenery photo.

I Challenged...Groot! The Monster from Planet X! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby [as Kirby] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers [as Ayers] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-839

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Groot (introduction, origin); Leslie Evans; Alice Evans
Synopsis:
The monarch of planet X arrives on Earth in order to capture a town for experimental purposes back on his homeworld. The hero of our story defeats Groot with termites.
Reprints:

The Threat of Tim Boo Ba (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tim Boo Ba
Synopsis:
Alien warlord Tim Boo Ba is master of all he surveys but is wiped out in a torrential flood when an Earth boy drips water on the small scale model that is Tim Boo Ba's home planet.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is reprinted from the retitled version in Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1972 series) #10.

The Glop! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Glop
Synopsis:
A painter is hired to cover a statue with strange paint. The statue comes to life at midnight and goes on a rampage. The statue is an advance agent for an alien invasion, and the painter defeats it by using turpentine to remove the special paint.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

Taboo! The Thing From Murky Swamp! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-673

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Lewis Conrad; Taboo (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
A popular adventure writer finds a giant mud creature from another planet stranded in a Brazilian swamp. The alien tricks him into bringing all Earth's scientific records for nefarious purposes, but is destroyed by an H-bomb hidden with the records.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

I Learned the Dread Secret of the Blip! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-943

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Blip
Synopsis:
A power drain and radar anomaly is traced to a creature made of electricity hiding in a cave. It claims to be a friendly visitor, but humans attack it and it flees into space.
Reprints:

I Was Captured by the Creature from Krogarr! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Joe Hanson; Clara Hanson; Creature from Krogarr
Synopsis:
A dissolute human is targeted by an alien that can transport items through television sets, but he is saved by his failure to pay the electric bill.
Reprints:

A Martian Walks Among Us! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A man spots upon a Martian in human form scouting for an invasion. The police won’t believe him, so he finds and kills the spy himself, revealing that he is a Venusian in disguise working to protect Earth.
Reprints:

Man-Made Monsters (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Vince Mielcarek (photo)
Inks:
Vince Mielcarek (photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Chapter header with monochrome photo and title.

What Was "X" The Thing That Lived! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Charles Bentley; X
Synopsis:
A comic writer's monsters keep coming to life, until he creates one that can't be defeated. The writer comes to the conclusion that the key is in the typewriter he's been using to write the stories.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A four-part story.

Van Doom, the Man Who Made a Creature! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Ludwig Vandoom; Vandoom's Creature
Synopsis:
Vandoom, the owner of a Transylvanian wax museum, sets out to build a new monster in order to bring customers back to the museum. A lightning bolt brings the creature to life, but despite the fearful attacks of the villagers, it is not hostile and does not strike back. An invasion force of Martians lands and Vandoom convinces his creation to attack them. The wax figure defeats them, but the effort drains the life force out of it.
Reprints:

Kraa the Unhuman (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Kraa (intro)
Synopsis:
An American teacher investigates the mysterious statues made by one tribe in Africa, and finds that they worship a native mutated into a monster by a Soviet atomic test. The teacher soothes the man's pain with ointment, but before the American can get him to a hospital he dies protecting his helper from a python.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

I Am the Brute That Walks! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-875

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
"The Brute That Walks" [Howard Avery]; Sally Barton
Synopsis:
Scrawny scientist Howard Avery develops a growth serum so his girlfriend Sally will like him better, but it turns him into a giant monster.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

Sporr! The Thing That Could Not Die! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby [as Kirby] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers [as Ayers] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-778

Characters:
Sporr
Synopsis:
A scientist moves into Dr. Frankenstein's castle to set up his experimental growth ray. When he trains it upon an amoeba, the frightened villagers burst in, and seeing the equipment, think he is going to bring ruin down upon them and hustle him off to the town jail. With no one to shut off the growth machine, the amoeba grows to huge size and smashes out of the castle to menace the village. The scientist escapes his jail cell and uses his labcoat soaked with sugar to lure Sporr into a quicksand pit.
Reprints:

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:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Frank Johnson (introduction); Yucoya-Tzin (introduction, not named); Zzutak (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
An American comic book artist is forced by an Aztec priest to make a monster with magic paints. The artist creates another monster to fight the first, causing the temple to collapse on both monsters, giving the priest amnesia and ending the threat.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This story is divided into two parts: an untitled part one (6 pp) and part two—"Zzutak" (7 pp).

Ancient Menaces (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Vince Mielcarek (photo)
Inks:
Vince Mielcarek (photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Chapter header with monochrome photo and title.

Fear in the Night (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-83

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Zenocian #7; Model Vog robot
Synopsis:
A man and a robot are stranded and the man tries to sacrifice himself to save the robot, but they are both saved, and we find that the man was a humanoid robot, and the robot a robot-looking alien.
Reprints:

Gigantus! The Monster That...Walked Like a Man! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?; Larry Lieber ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-930

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Mr. Baxter; Charlie; Gigantus
Synopsis:
An advertising man tricks an advance agent of a proposed invasion from Atlantis into returning to Atlantis by building a mannequin even larger than Goliath and threatening to wage war with his people for the surface of Earth.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Relettered to change the monster's name from Goliath to Gigantus.

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-547

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Frank [Ulysses Bloodstone] (earliest published appearance according to later continuity); Lynn Avery; Kasenga; Grottu (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
A journalist and an archaeologist go to Africa and find an atomically mutated giant ant with super-intelligence. The giant ant tries to lead an army of insects to world conquest, but is foiled when the humans use sugar to turn his ants against him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Titan, the Amphibian from Atlantis! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Lieber; Stan Lee (plot)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers ?; Russ Heath ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
John Cartwright; Titan
Synopsis:
John Cartwright, an auto executive, pretends to betray the human race to the invaders from Atlantis.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprinted from the version in Uncanny Tales (Marvel, 1973 series) #12. This printing says inks by Dick Ayers; index for original printing says Russ Heath.

Fin Fang Foom! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-318

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Fin Fang Foom (introduction); Chan Liuchow; Chung Liuchow
Synopsis:
A young historian from Taiwan crosses to the mainland to awake the dragon Fin Fang Foom and foil a communist invasion. He lures the dragon to the coast to wreck the invasion fleet, and then lures it back to its layer before restoring its mystical slumber.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This story is divided into two parts: part one (6 pp) and part two (7 pp).

[Cover - Where Monsters Dwell #15] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Severin [as Severin] (signed)
Inks:
John Severin [as Severin] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Morrie Kuramoto

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Kraa
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

[Cover - Where Monsters Dwell #35] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek; Danny Crespi

Characters:
Gorgolla
Reprints:

[Cover - Where Monsters Dwell #21] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Characters:
Fin Fang Foom
Reprints:

[Cover - Where Monsters Dwell #16] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza

Characters:
Googam
Reprints: