(October 1960)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in June 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 unless otherwise specified.

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


Here Comes Gomdulla the Living Pharoah! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Gomdulla
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit from Monsters (2017 series) No. 1.

I Defied Gomdulla--The Living Pharaoh! (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-858
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Gomdulla; Paul
Synopsis
An ancient alien robot disguised as an Egyptian mummy-god is reactivated, and forms a cult until it is foiled by a policeman and his own high priest.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

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).

Lucilles's Robot [sic] (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
C-473
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lucille Swart; Arnold Swart; Rogo the Robot; Frank Swart; Jimmy Swart; Officer Murphy; John Winters
Synopsis
An engineer presents his wife with a robot to do her housework. He believes he is playing a prank, but the robot is real.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

I Dared Enter the Haunted Forest! (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
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
T-859
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Darius Zorn
Synopsis
A bigoted rich man buys a cursed forest, unconcerned with the misfortunes that befall the village. The forest's keeper takes him to another dimension, explaining that he was looking for a man who no one would miss to display in the alien zoo.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

'Zorn' seems to have been a stock character of Don Heck. This one bears a physical resemblance to Roderic Zorn in the previous issue, but the similarity ends there. 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 Opened the Door to...Nowhere! (Table of Contents: 4)

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-884
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A thief forces a shop owner to hide him in a back room, but finds himself opening doors without rest for years.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the third person. 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).

Possible Lee script per Nick Caputo, as examined on his blog:

http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2011/11/who-authored-ditko.html

The Curse of M'Gumbu! (Table of Contents: 5)

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-860
Genre
science fiction
Characters
M'Gumbu
Synopsis
An African tribe ignores their witch-doctor's admonishments against raiding, believing that his vow never to harm another makes him helpless. When they try to kill him he shrinks the entire tribe to protect others.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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. Here Comes Gomdulla the Living Pharoah!
  2. 1. I Defied Gomdulla--The Living Pharaoh!
  3. 2. Lucilles's Robot [sic]
  4. 3. I Dared Enter the Haunted Forest!
  5. 4. I Opened the Door to...Nowhere!
  6. 5. The Curse of M'Gumbu!
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