(November 1960)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1960-06-27
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Male Publishing Corp.
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newsstands 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.
On sale date as given in the copyright application as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, July-December 1960, page 345, registration number B849997.


Gor-Kill, the Living Demon (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is Gor-Kill!!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Gor-Kill
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

George Klein ink credit per Nick Caputo and Atlas Tales. Previous indexer credited Dick Ayers.

I Alone Know the Dread Secret of Gor-Kill, the Living Demon! (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-849
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is the demon--Gor-Kill!!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Gor-Kill; Hans Grubnik
Synopsis
A gaseous alien comes down to Earth and inhabits a dam of water to harass local villagers. The village loafer realizes that the alien is using the water in the dam to embody itself and steals dynamite in order blow up the pass before the alien can reach the sea. The loafer succeeds, but is imprisoned for stealing the dynamite.
Reprints
Keywords
Krakow Dam

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 3-7, 10-11 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 7).

Vial of Inspiration (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
J-628
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It happened when Gus Harris was an apple-cheeked youngster with...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Gus Harris; Mr. Peters; Mrs. Peters
Synopsis
A boy without a family is given a vial filled with music, but squanders the inspiration of it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Those Who Lurk Below! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-853
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is a small foreign island in the ocean, during the last century!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Pierre; Kragok
Synopsis
A sadistic jailer buys a book detailing an alien civilization that has retreated below the Earth in order to avoid surface climate change in order to torment his prisoner with false hope of escape. The prisoner finds the book and believes the story and later he finds a working digger to bring him down to the aliens below who welcome him. The astonished jailer spends the rest of his life unsuccessfully attempting to locate another working digger.
Reprints
Keywords
earth digger

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 12-14, 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

The Monster in My Cellar! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-854
First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's something down here...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
un-named science fiction writer; the writer's un-named editor
Synopsis
Wanting to give his editor a monster story to end all monster stories, a science fiction writer's imagination somehow makes the monster in his story real. He fights in the cellar and upstairs until he can imagine it out of existence. Once done, he swears never to write a science fiction story again!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

I Met the Thing on Midnight Island! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 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-847
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Even now I can hardly believe it...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rick Jordan
Synopsis
A sailor finds a note from a castaway, but on the island named he finds only a strange creature. When an alien ship arrives to pick up the creature, he realizes that it was a castaway.
Reprints
Keywords
Midnight Island

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Gor-Kill, the Living Demon
  2. 1. I Alone Know the Dread Secret of Gor-Kill, the Living Demon!
  3. 2. Vial of Inspiration
  4. 3. Those Who Lurk Below!
  5. 4. The Monster in My Cellar!
  6. 5. I Met the Thing on Midnight Island!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Bill Devine
  • machinal jocelyn
  • Del Gruber
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tom Vincent
  • Craig Delich
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Bill Borre
  • Jim Stangas
  • Karsten S.
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Henry R. Kujawa