(July 1960)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1960-02-29
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

This issue has variants.

Distributed to newsstands in February 1960. 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.
On sale date as given in the copyright application as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, January-June 1960, page 148, registration number B830032.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

I Brought Cyclops Back to Life!! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's no use!!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cyclops [Polyphemus]; Duncan; Amanda
Reprints
Keywords
cyclopses; ice; monsters; suspended animation

I Brought the Mighty Cyclops Back to Life! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-689
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It seems like only yesterday that the whole incredible thing happened!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cyclops [Polyphemus]; Duncan; Amanda
Synopsis
A young couple thaw out a cyclops in an iceberg, and must lure it into an icy pit to keep it from hurting anyone.
Reprints
Keywords
Mediterranean Sea

Indexer Notes

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).

Out of the Jungle (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1.8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
A-1001
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The ice man was all apologies for bending the brass door knob.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Anthony Jones; Johnny
Synopsis
A man runs into the descendant of gorillas that immigrated from the jungle to America.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Narrated in the first person. Text story is pages 8, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

The first page of this story is shared with the "Statement of Ownership."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Martin Goodman
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Located on the first page of the "Out of the Jungle" story.

I Was Trapped in Nightmare Valley (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-694
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fool!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Frank Savage; Maharaja of Banpur
Synopsis
An explorer encounters sentient, extraterrestrial trees in Asian mountains. They plan to spread their pollen all over the Earth, but they are fortuitously destroyed by a volcano.
Reprints
Keywords
Himalayas

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 6).

Behind My Door Waits...Medusa! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It started the way it always starts!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Medusa
Synopsis
A curio shop owner tells customers that a strange statue is a burglar turned to stone by Medusa. No one believes him, but none dare open the door which he says leads to Medusa.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4, last page not numbered).

I Am the Shaggy Creature (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-690
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm growing--my limbs are getting larger--I'm becoming hairy!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Victor Phillips; Gargantus
Synopsis
A scientist transforms himself into a gorilla to hide from the police, but his gorilla brain forgets how to use the antidote.
Reprints
Keywords
carnival; Wartville

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 Brought Cyclops Back to Life!!
  2. 1. I Brought the Mighty Cyclops Back to Life!
  3. 2. Out of the Jungle
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. I Was Trapped in Nightmare Valley
  6. 5. Behind My Door Waits...Medusa!
  7. 6. I Am the Shaggy Creature
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