(February 1951)

Marvel, 1950 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Medalion Publishing Corp.
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

MARVEL BOY is published by MEDALION PUBLISHING CORP. Office of Publication: 350 5th Avenue, New York, N.Y. Application for second-class matter pending at the post office at New York, N. Y. under the Act of March 3, 1879. Additional entry at Canton, Ohio. Published bi-monthly. Copyright 1950 by MEDALION PUBLISHING CORP., 350 5th Avenue, New Tork, N.Y. Vol. 1 No. 2 FEBRUARY 1951 issue. Price 10c per copy. Subscription rate $1.00 for 12 issues. No similarity between any of the names, characters, persons, and/or institutions appearing in this magazine with those of any living or dead person or institution is intended, and any such similarity which may exist is purely coincidental. Printed in the U.S.A.


The Zero Hour? (Table of Contents)

Marvel Boy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Marvel Boy [Bob Grayson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
United States Capitol

Indexer Notes

Previous credit for cover art to Russ Heath was over-ambitious.

The Zero Hour! (Table of Contents)

Marvel Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett ?
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
7849

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Marvel Boy [Bob Grayson]; Matthew Grayson; Saramin
Synopsis:
The Eastern Union helps the United Nations repel an attack by the Astro-men, only to betray them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Astro-men; Astros; Cold War; communism; flying saucers; spacecraft; United Nations; Uranus

Indexer Notes

An announcement in the upper margin of each page explains that Marvel Boy will be retitled "Astonishing" beginning with the next issue.

Blast of Doom! (Table of Contents)

Marvel Boy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett ?
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
7851

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Marvel Boy [Bob Grayson]; Pete Mason; Starr Rider
Synopsis:
Soviet agents sabotage Marvel Boy's friends' mine.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Cold War; mining; Soviet agents

Indexer Notes

An announcement in the upper margin of each page explains that Marvel Boy will be retitled "Astonishing" beginning with the next issue. Story takes place after the third Marvel Boy story in this issue.

Planetary Error (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill La Cava ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
7838

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Paular Nine; Miss Em; time travel; destruction of the earth; Venus; Earth-Venus Cosmic War; education
Synopsis:
In the future, a young boy is sent on a history assignment to the past where he mistakenly destroys the earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Notes in upper margin of each page indicate in that Marvel Boy will be retitled "Astonishing" beginning with the next issue.

The Clay Pipe (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset
Job Number:
6474

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer missed the illustration and credits on this text story.

Circus Terror (Table of Contents)

Marvel Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett ?
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Everett
Job Number:
7850

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Marvel Boy [Bob Grayson]; Starr Ryder; Pete Mason; Marvo
Synopsis:
The owner of a circus attempts insurance fraud.
Reprints:
Keywords:
circuses; high wire acts; lions; trapeze

Indexer Notes

Story is out of order in that Marvel Boy meets Starr Ryder for the first time in this story but she is already well known to him in the 2nd story ("Blast of Doom!") in this issue. An announcement in the upper margin of each page explains that Marvel Boy will be retitled "Astonishing" beginning with the next issue. Bob Grayson is an insurance investigator in this story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Zero Hour?
    Marvel Boy
  2. 1. The Zero Hour!
    Marvel Boy
  3. 2. Blast of Doom!
    Marvel Boy
  4. 3. Planetary Error
  5. 4. The Clay Pipe
  6. 5. Circus Terror
    Marvel Boy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Peter Croome
  • Chris Boyko
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Thomas G. Lammers