Journey into Mystery #76 [Black Circle Price Field]
(January 1962)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Brand
MC
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #76 [Large Font Price in Circle]. There exist further variants.

Distributed to newstands in November 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


The Genie with the Light Brown Hair (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mike Morgan

Indexer Notes

Cover inker credit from Dick Ayers' record books per Nick Caputo (November 17, 2003).

The Genie with the Light Brown Hair! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
John Duffy

Job Number
V-459
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mike Morgan
Synopsis
A man finds a genie and uses it to fulfill his selfish whims. The genie finally persuades him to let him return to his bottle, but tricks him into allowing himself to be trapped there too.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from Dick Ayers' record books per Nick Caputo (November 17, 2003); Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Timely/Atlas discussion group.

The last page includes an advertisement for the debut of Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series).

Tricky Travel (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
K-19
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Eli Twiddle; Mr. Hardy
Synopsis
A travel agent has the ability to travel in his dreams, but eventually he grows out of it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Mind Over Matter! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-460
Genre
drama; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A thief meets a lama in the foothills of the Himalayas and is amazed by the feats that he can accomplish with yoga. When he considers using the lama's powers of disappearance for crime the lama uses them to will him into non-existance.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story is a retelling of "The Wrath of Chondu!" drawn by Doug Wildey in Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #9 (May 1960).

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Follow the Leader (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
V-458
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Paul Lindsey
Synopsis
Space explorers are attacked by alien animals, and only make the situation worse by killing the largest beast, which was actually a robot holding the animals in check. They narrowly escape.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Timely/Atlas discussion group.

Escape to...Nowhere! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-461
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Joe Krane
Synopsis
A convict in a prison hospital is set to return to death row when he is better so he doesn't want the doctor to dismiss him. A fellow prisoner across the room has a window view and the convict is pleasantly surprised to learn that there are no bars on the window. He resolves to make a break for it after nightfall, but when he slips out the window, he learns the reason there are no bars is that the hospital room is several stories above the ground.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Ditko.

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Timely/Atlas discussion group.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Genie with the Light Brown Hair
  2. 1. The Genie with the Light Brown Hair!
  3. 2. Tricky Travel
  4. 3. Mind Over Matter!
  5. 4. Follow the Leader
  6. 5. Escape to...Nowhere!
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