(March 1961)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in December 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.

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


The Return of the Hulk! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hulk [Xemnu]
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

The Return of the Hulk! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-97
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hulk [Xemnu, later called "the Titan"]; Joe Harper
Synopsis
The Hulk returns from space and takes over a small town to get revenge on the human that defeated him. This human tracks him down and uses a mirror to turn the alien’s hypnotic powers back on him and destroy him.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This story is divided into two untitled parts (6 pp, 7 pp) The Hulk last appears in issue #62 (November 1962). He next appears as "Xemnu the Titan" in Marvel Feature (Marvel, 1971 series) #3 (June 1972).

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Possible Lee plot/Lieber script per Nick Caputo. George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index credits Stan Lee solely.
Story is pages 3-7, 10-14, 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 13).

The Talent (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
H-992
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Harry; Bobby; Oswald
Synopsis
A tramp can't convince a farm family that his talking dog is not a ventriloquist's trick.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first page of this story is printed between the pages of "The Return of the Hulk!", while the second page is printed between "The Black Ray" and "The Thing Behind the Wall". The last page is split with the statement of ownership.
Text story is pages 8, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

The Black Ray (Table of Contents: 3)

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
Sam Rosen

Job Number
V-104
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hiram Drudd
Synopsis
An imprisoned criminal scientist pretends to make a medical device which is in fact a time machine. He sends his mind into the past to inhabit the body of 'the richest man' but is imprisoned once more, as the Count of Monte Cristo.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.
Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 and June 11, 1960 (74 Stat. 208) (Table of Contents: 4)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

This shares the last page of "The Talent". Average circulation of issues published October 1959–September 1960 (issues #56–64): 167,125.

The Thing Behind the Wall! (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-96 ?]
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Emil Fitch; Morak
Synopsis
A thief passes through a wall and is confronted by an evil entity that plans to invade Earth. He escapes, only to be arrested and jailed. He doesn’t know if it was real, but is too afraid to touch the wall of his cell and find out.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. 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 Return of the Hulk!
  2. 1. The Return of the Hulk!
  3. 2. The Talent
  4. 3. The Black Ray
  5. 4. Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 and June 11, 1960 (74 Stat. 208)
  6. 5. The Thing Behind the Wall!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Bill Borre
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
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