(March 1960)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1959-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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 newsstands in November 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 unless otherwise specified.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website. Indicia frequency gives "monthly" instead "bi-monthly".


Orogo! The Thing from Beyond! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Orogo
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ayers inks per Nick Caputo, November 2018. Orogo looks nothing like the character in the interior story.

Orogo!! The Nightmare from Outer Space!! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Don Heck; Jack Kirby (splash)
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek (splash); Ray Holloway (pages 2-6)

Job Number
T-593
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Orogo; Albert Carstairs
Synopsis
An alien robot arrives to hypnotically enslave the people of Earth, but is stopped when it cannot hypnotize one old man, a blind man.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Jack Kirby pencilled the splash page. Info per Nick Caputo, March 2013. Narrated in the third person. 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).

The Earth-Crawlers! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-592
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Henry Salt; Martha Salt
Synopsis
An inventor with a nagging wife must prevent giant roots resulting from a witch doctor's curse from overrunning Africa. He then turns to inventing a device which will harness the power of his wife's voice.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the third person. 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).

Tricky Travel (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
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. Text story is pages 16, 24 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

The Metal Monster (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 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-597
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mr. Mason; Grosko
Synopsis
An American engineer ignores the warnings of locals and builds a road through a Gypsy-inhabited wood. One of the gypsies causes his steam shovel to attack him until he agrees to stop building.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 17-18, 20-23 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

The Martian Who Stole My Body! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-590
Genre
science fiction
Characters
John Warren; Spot; Zetora (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
A Martian criminal arrives on earth and switches bodies with a man, but the man's dog can still tell the difference between them, forcing the Martian to switch back.
Reprints
Keywords
Martian; monsters

Indexer Notes

Zetora next appears in issue #58. Inker credit and job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 26, 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6). The last page of story includes an advertisement for the next issue as a promo tag "Note: Don't Miss The Next Great Issue When "THE MARTIAN RETURNS!!"".

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Orogo! The Thing from Beyond!
  2. 1. Orogo!! The Nightmare from Outer Space!!
  3. 2. The Earth-Crawlers!
  4. 3. Tricky Travel
  5. 4. The Metal Monster
  6. 5. The Martian Who Stole My Body!
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