(December 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

This issue has variants.

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 unless otherwise specified.

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.


The Thing (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
Reprints

I Was in the Clutches of the Living Shadow (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-920
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Philip Lawson; Warlord Kaa (introduction)
Synopsis
A writer witnesses the landing of two-dimensional alien warriors disguised as shadows. The writer escapes and warns the authorities in time for the shadow warriors to be uncovered and driven away.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Warlord Kaa next appears in Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1968 series) #184 (February 1975). 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).

Music Master (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
G-804
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Joe; Gus; Angelo
Synopsis
A struggling band takes on a poor but talented young harp player who turns out to be a young angel studying on Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Ghost of Grismore Castle! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-931
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Otis Norton; Victor
Synopsis
A practical jokester tricks his friend into fleeing a haunted house only to be attacked by real ghosts. He promises never to play a prank again while his friend, actually a ghost, watches approvingly.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

Narrated in the third person. 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).

I Found the Perfect Hiding Place! (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-921
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Harry Stubbs
Synopsis
A burglar plans to steal the crown jewels and then use a time machine to escape into the past. Instead, he is stranded in a hideous alternate world with no human civilization.
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).

The Thing on the Moon (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-916
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dan Carter
Synopsis
Earth sends an expedition to the moon looking for a place to settle. They find a fertile valley and a robot left by the ancient empire of Atlantis to mark their claim to the moon.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Set in 1970. 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. The Thing
  2. 1. I Was in the Clutches of the Living Shadow
  3. 2. Music Master
  4. 3. The Ghost of Grismore Castle!
  5. 4. I Found the Perfect Hiding Place!
  6. 5. The Thing on the Moon
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