(March 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 October 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.

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


Behold...Goom!...The Thing from Planet X! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby [as Kirby] (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers [as Ayers] (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Goom
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Goom! The Thing from Planet X!, Part 1 (Table of Contents: 1)

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-87
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Goom (introduction, origin); Mark Langley (introduction); Helen Langley (introduction)
Synopsis
After attracting the hostile attention of Goom of Planet X, a scientist realizes that any civilization possessing such advanced technology must be benevolent and that his radar transmissions must have been intercepted by a criminal. He rebroadcasts to Planet X, and the Earth officials plan to execute him as a traitor summoning a full invasion fleet from Planet X, when the representatives from Planet X arrive and stop the execution and take Goom into their custody and leave the planet.
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Indexer Notes

Goom's next published appearance is in Incredible Hulk Annual #6, November 1976; while his next chronological appearance is in Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (December 2005); he also appeared in Nick Fury's Howling Commandos (Marvel, 2005 series). The speech of the scientist hero at the end is similar to many others in Marvel books at this time, including Reed Richards' speech in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #24 (March 1964). Story is pages 3-7, 10 of comic (pages numbered 1 to 6).

Masquerade (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
G-750
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tommy; Kitty Blake; Old King Cole
Synopsis
A man with no imagination is invited to a costume party by his girlfriend, but stumbles across real fairy-tale folk instead.
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Indexer Notes

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

Goom, Part 2 (Table of Contents: 3)

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
V-87
Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 11-14, 16-18 of comic (pages numbered 7 to 13).

I Am the Living Ghost! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A man enters a castle determined to prove that there are no ghosts, but the events he experiences convince him that the castle is haunted, and so he flees. It turns out that the castle does not contain any ghosts, but is possessed by animated suits of armor and living stone gargoyles.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated by one of the animated beings. Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Moomboo! (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
V-56
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Moomboo
Synopsis
A shaman cons his tribe, but when a seemingly magic idol appears he attacks it and it vanishes. It was an extra-dimensional scout, and its experience decides its people not to contact Earth.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person to the shaman. Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Behold...Goom!...The Thing from Planet X!
  2. 1. Goom! The Thing from Planet X!, Part 1
  3. 2. Masquerade
  4. 3. Goom, Part 2
  5. 4. I Am the Living Ghost!
  6. 5. Moomboo!
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