(October 1960)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1960-05-31
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. The "!" disappears from the logo. All new stories are narrated in the first person unless otherwise specified. On-sale date from 1960 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

Gorgilla! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look!! It isn't just a hole in the dirt!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Gorgilla
Reprints

I Discovered Gorgilla! The Monster of Midnight Mountain! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?; Larry Lieber ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway

Job Number
T-873
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Gorgilla (introduction); Scotty; Anne; Frank
Synopsis
An expedition finds the missing link between apes and humans in Borneo. It is initially hostile, but defends its fellow primates from a dinosaur.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Gorgilla next appears in issue #18 (April 1961). Story is pages 3-7, 10-11 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 7).
Lettering credit from Monsters (2017 series) No. 1.

The Sorcerer (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
H-203
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tom Morton; Jack Morton; Ellen Morton; Johnny Morton
Synopsis
A man who has travelled the world and seen wonders performed by hermits in India returns home to find that his young nephew creates magic with only belief.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

My Nightmare Has No End! (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-874]
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man meets an extradimensional being in his nightmares. The being tells him that the world he comes from is a paradise, but boring, and offers to switch places. The man agrees, but the traveller wakes up to find that he entered the dreams of a prisoner.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story was reprinted as "I Am the Beast Man!" in Fantasy Masterpieces #4. This story was also retold in Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #94 (March 1962) as "He Came from Nowhere!" by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and George Tuska, but with the alien having the last laugh. 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).

Save Me! Save Me! (Table of Contents: 4)

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-875
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Albert Poole
Synopsis
A scientist makes himself able to walk on water in order to steal secret military plans from a ship. But when he returns to the shore he finds that he now sinks on land.
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).

A Monster Waits Outside!! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-876
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Maj. Ford
Synopsis
An astronaut is sent into orbit in a tiny sphere without communication. He sees a monster trying to claw its way in and panics, signalling ground control to bring him back. They think that it was a hallucination, but they find a broken claw on the spacecraft.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. This story was retold with some differences in Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #24 (December 1961) as "The Insect Man" drawn by Jack Kirby. 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. Gorgilla!
  2. 1. I Discovered Gorgilla! The Monster of Midnight Mountain!
  3. 2. The Sorcerer
  4. 3. My Nightmare Has No End!
  5. 4. Save Me! Save Me!
  6. 5. A Monster Waits Outside!!
This issue was modified by, among others
  • David Banuelos
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bill Borre
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • David Bruce
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Coates
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Del Gruber
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Matthew Head
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • machinal jocelyn
  • Darrel McCann
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tom Vincent