(October 1960)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
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

This issue has variants.

Distributed to newstands in May 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.

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.


Taboo Returns!! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Taboo
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

cover taken from interior splash, with alterations.

The Return of Taboo! (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-809
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dan; Susan; Taboo
Synopsis
After his apparent destruction, Taboo reconstitutes himself and runs amok. He is eventually stopped by the arrival of others from his world, who reveal that he is not an advance scout for invasion, but merely a deranged criminal.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Taboo last appeared in issue #75 (June 1960). A replica of Taboo appears in Incredible Hulk Annual (Marvel, 1976 series) #5 (October 1976), but the real Taboo does not appear again until Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (December 2005).

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).

Mystery Pupil (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely
Inks
Joe Maneely
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
K-382
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Colin; Mr. Plum; Gertrude
Synopsis
A dull teacher earns accolades by accidentally helping capture a Martian criminal.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

I Am the Beast-Man! (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-807
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Amos; Anne
Synopsis
A criminal transforms himself into a dog in order to escape from burglaries unnoticed. He must return home quickly or be stuck as a dog, but is picked up by a dog catcher and trapped in the pound.
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 6).

The Strange Magic of Master Khan! (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-796
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hawk Gormey; Master Khan (introduction)
Synopsis
A pirate steals the ship of an Asian sorcerer. The ship's owner curses the thieves, shrinking the ship and imprisoning them in a glass bottle.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Lee script per Nick Caputo's examination at his blog:

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

Master Khan next appears in an Iron Fist story in Marvel Premiere (Marvel, 1972 series) #24 (September 1975).

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).

Am I the...Unhuman? (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-806
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Gideon Burr
Synopsis
A scientist in builds a robot identical to himself, and programs it with his own memories. When robots are banned, the robot believes that it is the real person, and its creator the duplicate.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated by the robot. 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).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Taboo Returns!!
  2. 1. The Return of Taboo!
  3. 2. Mystery Pupil
  4. 3. I Am the Beast-Man!
  5. 4. The Strange Magic of Master Khan!
  6. 5. Am I the...Unhuman?
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