(November 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

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.

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.


A Martian Prowls Among Us! (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
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (29 August 2006); the original indexer credited Dick Ayers.

A Martian Walks Among Us! (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-864

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A man spots upon a Martian in human form scouting for an invasion. The police won’t believe him, so he finds and kills the spy himself, revealing that he is a Venusian in disguise working to protect Earth.
Reprints:

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).

Trouble Bubble (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-160

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jonathan Jr.; Nora; Jonathan Sr.; Mr. Bigger
Synopsis:
A boy discovers a formula to blow unbreakable bubbles and accidentally entraps his father's boss.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Fantastic Menace of Mento the Mighty (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-8??

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mento [Mr. Krupp]; Gorosaur
Synopsis:
A scientist discovers his own innate psychic power and builds a machine to slowly enhance it. He is nearly omnipotent after more than a decade, but when his assistant betrays him he finds his muscles too atrophied to repair the device and his powers vanish.
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 (first page of story not numbered, then pages numbered 2 to 6).

The Gargoyle! (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-865

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
An ugly man rejected by society applies for a job at a circus. It turns out to be a ruse by aliens who are uniformly gorgeous, and so want a man with an ugly face they find fascinating to marry their queen.
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).

Dear Reader: What Would You Have Done if You Were the… Worm Man (Table of Contents: 5)

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-887

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Worm Man; Prof. Serak
Synopsis:
A spy calling himself 'Worm Man' uses shrinking pills to easily discover military secrets. On a crucial mission, he is attacked by a rat and loses his growth pills, trapping him forever in his tiny form.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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. A Martian Prowls Among Us!
  2. 1. A Martian Walks Among Us!
  3. 2. Trouble Bubble
  4. 3. The Fantastic Menace of Mento the Mighty
  5. 4. The Gargoyle!
  6. 5. Dear Reader: What Would You Have Done if You Were the… Worm Man
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Jim Van Dore
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