(December 1959)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Zenith Publishing Corp.
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in July 1959. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements (pages 2, 9, 15, 19, 25, 27, 33-36 of comic including inside front cover, inside back cover and back cover) ; pages of comic not numbered. All new stories in this issue are narrated in the first person.

Some information on this issue supplied by Tom Lammers and the Timely/Atlas discussion list. Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


I Fought the Colossus! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Christopher Rule
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
"Colossus" robot
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (29 August 2006); the original indexer credited Dick Ayers ?.

I Fought the Colossus! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-463
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Prof. Reynolds; "Colossus" supercomputer
Synopsis
An advanced supercomputer turns Earth into a utopia, but suspicion remains, only to be inflamed when it is found to be building a giant robot. Humanity turns on the computer and destroys the robot, only to find that it was intended to replace the supercomputer, which breaks down, leaving humanity without its intelligence.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 3-7 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Weather Man (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely
Inks
Joe Maneely
Letters
typeset

Job Number
G-931
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Chuck; Harry Davis; Dr. Ramsay
Synopsis
The weather reporter at a newspaper realizes that the weather is being manipulated somehow in an effort to destroy Earth's crops and helps the government stop the attack.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Text story is pages 8, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

I Was Trapped on the Ghost Ship! (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
T-448
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Luther Storme; Jonah Morgan
Synopsis
A cruel sea captain greedily pursues the flying Dutchman. He catches the ship, but is trapped there as a ghost, replacing the former ghost, who now can go free.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 10-14 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

I Am the Abominable Snowman! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-464
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Charles Duntmore
Synopsis
A thief steals a ruby from a Himalayan retreat, but a curse on the stone makes him intensely cold and forces him to wear heavy furs that keep him from returning to civilization.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This is a retelling of "I Captured the Abominable Snowman!" drawn by Steve Ditko in Strange Worlds (Marvel, 1958 series) #1 (December 1958). Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

I Saw the Elephants' Graveyard! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
John Forte (signed)
Inks
John Forte (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-467
Genre
jungle
Characters
Dirk
Synopsis
An ivory hunter searches for the legendary spot where elephants go to die, but he finds that the spot is an inaccessable pit of quicksand.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 21-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

I Entered the...Doorway to Doom! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-459
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A Russian farmer becomes a gold miner and uncovers a doorway into a dimension of malevolent beings. Soviet soldiers trying to rob him run afoul of the creatures, and the man decides to threaten to open the portal to force reform.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. I Fought the Colossus!
  2. 1. I Fought the Colossus!
  3. 2. Weather Man
  4. 3. I Was Trapped on the Ghost Ship!
  5. 4. I Am the Abominable Snowman!
  6. 5. I Saw the Elephants' Graveyard!
  7. 6. I Entered the...Doorway to Doom!
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