(January 1960)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
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

Distributed to newstands in October 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.

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


I Brought Zog the Unbelievable Back to Life! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Zog
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover inks suggestion by Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors List (December 2008). Zog miscolored in brown on cover (instead white in the story within).

I Brought Zog Back to Life! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-497
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Charles Burton; Zog
Synopsis
An alien giant is found in a glacier, causing fear of what might happen if it gets free. A scientist thinks that the fear is dangerous and frees it, finding that the alien is harmless.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 3-8 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

I Spent a Night in the Haunted Lighthouse! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
T-507
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
John
Synopsis
A man visiting a coastal town is stranded in an abandoned lighthouse during a storm and sees a ghostly ship and pirates arrive. Next morning he finds a life preserver from the Flying Dutchman.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Information on this sequence from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 10-14, 16 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

I Planted the Seeds of Doom! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-501
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hank Garnett
Synopsis
A space explorer sells the seeds of an alien plant, before finding to his horror that the plants spawn monsters. He uses the monster’s need for water to escape and stop the growth of more like it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 17-18, 20-23 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

Underground (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
G-894
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Doyle Fairless; Sandy Clark
Synopsis
A man is thought mad for designing underground homes, until everyone moves underground and surface-dwellers are thought mad.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Text story is pages 24, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

I Shrunk Away to Nothing! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-487
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Brad; Prof. Ace
Synopsis
A man needs to raise money for his brother's medical treatment and so he answers an ad from a scientist seeking to test a shrinking ray. He agrees to be the subject and the ray works. He finds himself shrinking past microscopic objects and finally finds himself in a new world. When he asks a native what this world is called, he receives the answer 'Earth'.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story is retold in Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #82 (March 1961) as "The World Beyond" (also drawn by Ditko). 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 Brought Zog the Unbelievable Back to Life!
  2. 1. I Brought Zog Back to Life!
  3. 2. I Spent a Night in the Haunted Lighthouse!
  4. 3. I Planted the Seeds of Doom!
  5. 4. Underground
  6. 5. I Shrunk Away to Nothing!
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