(November 1960)

Marvel, 1959 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 Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
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.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


I Challenged... Groot! The Monster from Planet X! (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
Groot
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Steve Ditko cover inks credit fron Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors list, February 2009.

I Challenged... Groot! The Monster from Planet X! (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
Ray Holloway

Job Number
T-839
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Groot (introduction, origin); Leslie Evans; Alice Evans
Synopsis
The monarch of planet X arrives on Earth in order to capture a town for experimental purposes back on his homeworld. The hero of our story defeats Groot with termites.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Groot next appears in Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 in a flashback story, he then appeared in modern continuity in Nick Fury's Howling Commandos (Marvel, 2005 series) #2 (January 2006) and eventually became a member of the second incarnation of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Story is pages 3-7, 10-11 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 7).
Lettering credit from Monsters (2017 series) No. 1.

Special Sale (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
J-932
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Marvin Kale; Paula Kale
Synopsis
When a husband goes shopping he finds a new cleaning fluid that makes anything better than new, even him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

I Found the Abominable Snowman! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-838
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Carl Hanson
Synopsis
A thug ventures to the Himalayas with the intention of capturing the Abominable Snowman for profit but is frustrated in his attempts of getting the locals to refer him to the creature he has in a photograph. They all tell him to discard the photograph as it is cursed. He plods through the mountains for weeks unable to locate any trace, until his mind is addled, and he drops the photograph which is now a reasonable resemblance of what he has become.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. This is a retelling of "I Captured the Abominable Snowman!" drawn by Steve Ditko in Strange Worlds (Marvel, 1958 series) #1 (December 1958). Story is pages 12-14, 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5, last page of story not numbered).

My Friend is...Not Quite Human! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
[T-836]
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Gustav; Napoleon Bonaparte
Synopsis
A misogynist wood-carver falls in love with his sculpture and has himself transformed into wood, but his refusal to pay a gypsy mystic leads to her making the wooden figure human out of spite.
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).

I Found the Hidden World! (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
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
T-837
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Joey; Frankie
Synopsis
An ex-con investigates a professor's theories about a world inside television sets. He proves the theory when a gate opens accidentally, allowing the inhabitants to pull through an old enemy of his trying to get revenge.
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 4, last page of story not numbered).

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. I Challenged... Groot! The Monster from Planet X!
  2. 1. I Challenged... Groot! The Monster from Planet X!
  3. 2. Special Sale
  4. 3. I Found the Abominable Snowman!
  5. 4. My Friend is...Not Quite Human!
  6. 5. I Found the Hidden World!
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