(February 1961)

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
Vista Publications, Inc.
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 September 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 Created the Colossus (Table of Contents)

It, the Living Colossus / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Colossus [later "It, the Living Colossus"]
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

According to George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B this cover is reprinted on page 9 panel 3 of the story in Astonishing Tales #24.

Chapter One: I Created the Colossus! (Table of Contents: 1)

It, the Living Colossus / comic story / 6 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
V-57
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Colossus [later "It, the Living Colossus"] (introduction, origin); Ivan Petrovski; Boris Petrovski
Synopsis
A Russian dissident is forced by his loyal brother to build a giant statue glorifying the USSR. An alien crash lands and fuses with the statue for protection, animating it and defeating the whole military. The alien’s companions retrieve it and the sculptor claims that the statue was a judgement against dictatorship, frightening the regime.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Lee plot;Lieber script per Nick Caputo. George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index credits Stan Lee solo. Story is pages 3-7, 10 of comic (pages numbered 1 to 6).

The Comic (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-216
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Stan Wepp
Synopsis
A bored television comedian is mysteriously transported back to the small mining town and small theatres that he loves.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Chapter Two: The Colossus Lives! (Table of Contents: 3)

It, the Living Colossus / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-35
Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 11-14, 16-17 of comic (pages numbered 7 to 12).

Chapter Three: The Power of the Colossus! (Table of Contents: 4)

It, the Living Colossus / comic story / 6 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
V-35
Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 18, 20-24 of comic (pages numbered 13 to 18). The last page asks for feedback on longer stories, directing letters to "Editor, Journey Into Mystery, 655 Madison Ave., N.Y.C. 1, N.Y.". Colossus next appears in issue #20 (August 1961).

I Am... Gorak! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-45
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Gorak
Synopsis
A famous magician is enraged when his power is questioned, and he reveals that the whole world is an illusion, and only he is real. He even confronts the reader, but fades away as the story ends.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The last panel shows the last 2 pages of the story in miniature. Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. I Created the Colossus
    It, the Living Colossus
  2. 1. Chapter One: I Created the Colossus!
    It, the Living Colossus
  3. 2. The Comic
  4. 3. Chapter Two: The Colossus Lives!
    It, the Living Colossus
  5. 4. Chapter Three: The Power of the Colossus!
    It, the Living Colossus
  6. 5. I Am... Gorak!
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