(March 1960)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1959-10-27
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Male Publishing Corp.
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newsstands 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 unless otherwise specified.
On sale date as given in the copyright application as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, July-December 1959, page 371, registration number B810471.


He Lives! He Moves! He's Monstro! The Menace from the Murky Depths! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Monstro
Reprints
Keywords
cephalopods; monsters

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (30 August 2006).

Monstro... the Menace from the Murky Depths! (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
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
T-566
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Without warning, as suddenly as a thunderclap, Monstro appeared on...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Monstro; Prof. Faraday; Igor
Synopsis
A giant octopus appears in the harbour of a communist seaport. An American marine biologist is sent to help, and finds that it is an ordinary octopus enlarged by communist nuclear tests, and will shrink back in 24 hours.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit and 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 Story of Sammy Snork! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-574
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The whole thing is so fantastic that even now I can't...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Sammy Snork
Synopsis
A criminal accidently boards a Martian flying saucer and ends up on display in a zoo.
Reprints
Keywords
Last National Bank & Trust Company

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 10-12 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 3).

I Am the Changing Man! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Steve Ditko [as S. Ditko] (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko [as S. Ditko] (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-568
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Make no mistake about it!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ozak; Les Page; Agent Craig
Synopsis
A shape-changing alien assumes the identity of trusted figures to sow panic. He is caught when he assumes the form of a dog he sees on a poster, not noticing that it is on a space flight for the next year.
Reprints
Keywords
Deth (planet)

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 13-14, 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

The Recipe (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
K-338
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Josie was a tomboy.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Josie; Miss White; Whiskers (cat); Josie's mother
Synopsis
A tomboyish girl tries out cooking to appease her mother, but accidentally cooks a witch's brew, totally inappropriate for a fairy like her.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Text story is pages 20, 24 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

The Runaway Planet! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-5??
First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're Ludwig Hauptmann and you teach at an American university...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ludwig Hauptmann
Synopsis
A professor believes that a planet on a collision course will not destroy Earth because of the power that governs the universe. The planet is actually a spaceship come to greet the humans.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 21-23 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 3).

It Walks by Night! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 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-573
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The night was black and still as the strange figure stalked across the lonely moor!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Living Robot [John]
Synopsis
Robots are outlawed after a series of malfunctions. One man builds a robot in secret, he is found out and the robot destroyed but the man, a robot in disguise, escapes.
Reprints
Keywords
robots

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the third person. Continues in the next issue. Robot's name from sequel. 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).

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. He Lives! He Moves! He's Monstro! The Menace from the Murky Depths!
  2. 1. Monstro... the Menace from the Murky Depths!
  3. 2. The Story of Sammy Snork!
  4. 3. I Am the Changing Man!
  5. 4. The Recipe
  6. 5. The Runaway Planet!
  7. 6. It Walks by Night!
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