(November 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 July 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.


Here Comes...The Hulk (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hulk [Xemnu]; Joe Harper
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

I Was a Slave of the Living Hulk! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 13 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; Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
T-913
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hulk [Xemnu, later called "the Titan"] (introduction, origin); Joe Harper
Synopsis
An electrician finds and revives an alien criminal. He psychically enslaves all humanity, forcing them to build him a ship that will help him escape and destroy the Earth. The electrician sabotages the ship and sends him into orbit around the Sun.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 3-7, 10-14, 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 13). This story is divided into two chapters: Chapter 1—"The Coming of the Hulk!" (7 pp, pages 1 to 7 of story) and Chapter 2—"Slaves of the Hulk!" (6 pp, pages 8 to 13 of story). The Hulk next appears in Journey Into Mystery #66 (March 1961).

This is one of the first 'feature-length' monster stories published by Marvel (the other, "I Created Krang!" was published simultaneously in Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #14). The format would be followed three months later in all four SF anthologies with a fifth (Amazing Adventures) launched in the next year.

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Possible Lee plot; Lieber script per Nick Caputo. George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index credits Stan Lee solely.

Strange Mission (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
K-440
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Alfred Pook; Harold; Dr. Smith
Synopsis
A man becomes confused over directions to the dentist and as a result accidentally pilots an expedition to claim a new planet.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

There Is a Brain Behind the Fangs! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 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-909
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Frank Miller; Dr. John Redfield; Laddie; Pharaoh
Synopsis
A man is convinced that dogs are secretly planning to take over the world. His friend hypnotizes a dog and proves that it cannot understand complex questions. Neither suspects that the dog has been hypnotized by the cat.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This would not be the last crazy idea that Frank Miller would have. 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 Can't Escape from the Creeping Things! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-888
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Silas Bleede
Synopsis
A greedy businessman tries to cut down an ancient tree and is attacked by its branches during the night.
Reprints

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. Here Comes...The Hulk
  2. 1. I Was a Slave of the Living Hulk!
  3. 2. Strange Mission
  4. 3. There Is a Brain Behind the Fangs!
  5. 4. I Can't Escape from the Creeping Things!
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