(April 1960)

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 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.

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.


Beware the Hands of Hundu! (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
Gorgolla
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Title refers to the story "Beware the Hands of Hundu" but the art and dialogues refer to the story "Gorgolla! The Living Gargoyle!!".

Gorgolla! The Living Gargoyle!! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 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-614
Genre
science fiction
Characters
David Hartnell; Gorgolla
Synopsis
A student finds that gargoyles are really a hidden alien race preparing to conquer the world but when their leader summons them they turn on him, having learned to appreciate humanity.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Gorgolla's people are next seen, along with his father, in Astonishing Tales (Marvel, 1970 series) #22 (February 1974). Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.
Story is pages 3-7, 10-11 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 7).

The Whirlpool of Gairloch (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
C-127
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
John Potts; McPherson; Capt. Breslow
Synopsis
A jewel thief ignores local superstitions to cross a haunted strait but finds that his disastrous voyage was only a dream when he wakes up with police at the door.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Beware the Hands of Hundu (Table of Contents: 3)

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-621
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hundu; Anne Walker; Mark Walker
Synopsis
A gypsy gives magic paints that make anything painted with them real to an arrogant painter. He uses them to get revenge on a lover who jilted him but eventually his ambitions lead to his death.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 12-14, 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5, last page not numbered).

I Was Trapped in the Nightmare World (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 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-622
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mr. Brown; Dr. Ethan Lindley; Kun
Synopsis
A man travels to a frightening world of dreams and is attacked by dream beings. He discovers that the dream people believe his world is the source of nightmares and that its inhabitants are imaginary.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

When the Totem Walks! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-604
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Bull Drago; Hunk; Totem (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
Two convicts escape and terrorize a nearby Indian tribe. The chieftain defends his tribe by using his magic to bring a totem pole to life to chase the two all the way back to prison.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continues in next issue. Narrated in the third person. 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).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Beware the Hands of Hundu!
  2. 1. Gorgolla! The Living Gargoyle!!
  3. 2. The Whirlpool of Gairloch
  4. 3. Beware the Hands of Hundu
  5. 4. I Was Trapped in the Nightmare World
  6. 5. When the Totem Walks!
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