(February 1972)

Marvel, 1971 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.20 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:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Thing Called It! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Severin (signed)
Inks:
John Severin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Munch's animated construct [only called "It" in title]
Keywords:
monsters

The Thing Called...It! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
[V-70]

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Heinrich Munch; Munch's animated construct [only called "It" in title]
Synopsis:
A bitter scientist builds a monster to destroy his rival, failing in every attempt to animate it until the swamp accidentally gives the construct life. The creature has a conscience and refuses to murder, so its creator uses lies to turn the local people against it. In trying to kill his creation, the scientist is killed himself and another accident transfers the creature's consciousness into the scientist's human body, freeing the creature to live a noble life.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

This story is divided into two chapters: an untitled chapter 1 (6 pp) and chapter 2 — "It" Lives! (7 pp).

The Man from Mars! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
[V-161]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Joe Krunk; Luxurr
Synopsis:
A dishonest carnival owner hires an amnesiac to play a Martian and cheats him on his wages. When the man regains his memory, he realizes that he really is a Martian, sent to Earth to capture a human for the zoo, and so he takes the crook with him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person.

Terror of the Pterodactyl! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart (script); Al Hewston (plot)
Pencils:
Syd Shores
Inks:
Syd Shores
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The skeleton of a giant pterodactyl is discovered and exhibited in a museum, where it comes to life and terrorizes the city.
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Englehart's first comic script credit; see www.steveenglehart.com

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Thing Called It!
  2. 1. The Thing Called...It!
  3. 2. The Man from Mars!
  4. 3. Terror of the Pterodactyl!
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