(September 1960)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1960-04
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Zenith 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 April 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.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


I Found Monstrom, the Dweller in the Black Swamp! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They warned us--but we didn't believe Monstrom existed!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Monstrom
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I Found Monstrom! The Dweller in the Black Swamp! (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-755
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Monstrom; John; Billy; Sara
Synopsis
A vacationing family finds a monster in a swamp. The locals drive it back into the swamp with torches, but it was only a shipwrecked alien trying to get help.
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Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 3-7, 10-11 of comic (first page of story not numbered, then pages of story numbered 2 to 7).

The Balloon (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1.8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
K-267
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Leroy; Zoop
Synopsis
A young boy meets a tiny space traveler from Skyville, a suburb of Mars, trapped in a balloon.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. The first page of this story is split with the statement of ownership. Text story is pages 8, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

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: 3)

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average monthly circulation not provided. This shares the first page of "The Balloon".

I Was Face-to-Face with the Forbidden Robot! (Table of Contents: 4)

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-759
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ralph; Anne
Synopsis
A man reactivates an illegal robot in order to gain recognition for stopping it. He destroys the robot, but realizes that robots are harmless, and instead of cashing in he confesses his plan, and advocates the legalization of robots.
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Indexer Notes

This story is set in 1967. 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).

I Dared to Look into the Beyond! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-773
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Carl; Derek
Synopsis
A scientist builds a time machine to travel into the future. He believes that he has travelled to the past, demonstrating that the future does not yet exist, but in fact he saw a future in which Earth was abandoned.
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Indexer Notes

This is a retelling of "Journey into Nowhere!" drawn by Joe Sinnott, from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #69 (June 1959). 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).

I Wore...The Mask of Drothor! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-745
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Markas; Drothor (flashback)
Synopsis
An artist creates a mask based on the face of an ancient sorcerer. He robs a mansion wearing this mask, but his face has transformed to match it.
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Indexer Notes

This is a retelling of "Who Hides Beneath My Mask?" drawn by Dick Ayers in Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #6 (November 1959). Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. I Found Monstrom, the Dweller in the Black Swamp!
  2. 1. I Found Monstrom! The Dweller in the Black Swamp!
  3. 2. The Balloon
  4. 3. 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)
  5. 4. I Was Face-to-Face with the Forbidden Robot!
  6. 5. I Dared to Look into the Beyond!
  7. 6. I Wore...The Mask of Drothor!
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