(June 1960)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1960-01-29
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Zenith Publishing Corp.
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

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 the new stories are narrated in the first person unless otherwise specified. Some information supplied by Tom Lammers and the Timely/Atlas discussion list. On-sale date from 1960 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:

I Am Taboo! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Taboo
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Taboo! The Thing From Murky Swamp! (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-673
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lewis Conrad; Taboo (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
A popular adventure writer finds a giant mud creature from another planet stranded in a Brazilian swamp. The alien tricks him into bringing all Earth's scientific records for nefarious purposes, but is destroyed by an H-bomb hidden with the records.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Taboo next appears in issue #77 (October 1960). Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 3-8, 10 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 7).

The Return of the Totem! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-672
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Totem; Bull Drago (cameo) Hunk (cameo)
Synopsis
The totem frightens the two convicts into a state of shock, but then goes on a rampage through the reservation and a nearby town. The chieftain concocts a potion to destroy the totem, and succeeds in stopping the monster, though at the cost of his own life.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continues from last issue. Narrated in the third person. Job number from Steve Grant, 2005-04-20 (Per Sandell ed.). Story is pages 11-14, 16-17 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

The Strange Stone (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
H-401
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Johnny
Synopsis
Johnny finds a magic wishing stone, but wishes it away because magic would make life no fun.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first page of this story is printed between "Taboo! The Thing From the Murky Swamp!" and "The Return of the Totem!", while the second page is printed between "Doomsday!" and "I Made the Hulk Live". The last page is split with the statement of ownership. Text story is pages 18, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

Doomsday! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-666
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lynn; Walter
Synopsis
Two scientists accidentally release a gas that will kill all life on Earth. An unnatural wind disperses the gas, convincing one of the scientists of the other’s belief in a higher power.
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).

Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 (Title 39, United States Code, Section 233) (Table of Contents: 5)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Shares the last page of "The Strange Stone". Average sales not printed.

I Made The Hulk Live (Table of Contents: 6)

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-665
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Albert Poole; Blake
Synopsis
A short and bitter scientist is obsessed with building a powerful giant robot body. He traps himself inside without the means to activate the robot, living out his life on the food which he'd stored inside.
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).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. I Am Taboo!
  2. 1. Taboo! The Thing From Murky Swamp!
  3. 2. The Return of the Totem!
  4. 3. The Strange Stone
  5. 4. Doomsday!
  6. 5. Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 (Title 39, United States Code, Section 233)
  7. 6. I Made The Hulk Live
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