(April 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

This issue has variants.

Distributed to newstands in January 1961. 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.


Gruto (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Gruto; Dan Mitchell; Laura
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Gruto! The Creature from Nowhere! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 13 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; Sam Rosen

Job Number
V-136
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Gruto; Dan Mitchell; Laura
Synopsis
A journalist convinces the public that an amnesiac alien is a menace in order to make a better story. When the alien recovers, it says that it had come to share advanced technology with the humans, but it is disgusted by the journalist’s lies and the people’s violence and leaves.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This story is divided into two parts: part one Gruto! (6 pages) and Gruto! Part Two (7 pages). Simek letters in part one; Rosen in part two.

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

Story is pages 3-7, 10-14, 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 13).

The Party (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-959
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Braggle
Synopsis
A salesman trying to unload some oil stocks thinks that he’s found a rich mark, but instead walks into a party of talking dogs.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Black Clock! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Don Heck (signed)
Inks
Don Heck (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
V-123
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mr. Jordan
Synopsis
A criminal steals a strange clock from an old man, but finds that it is cursed. He cannot put it down without pain, but he ages rapidly as he holds it. He believes that returning the clock will cure him, leaving him to choose between rapid death, pain or jail.
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).

The Last Voyage of Captain Kragg (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

Job Number
V-121
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Kragg; Kumbus
Synopsis
A cowardly space pilot flees a battle until his spaceship runs out of power and he crashes into a bog on an Earth-like planet. He finds himself in a place similar to 15th-century Spain, complete with a sailor who is attempting to prove the planet round with a voyage around the globe. The space pilot thinks this is a sure bet to gain fame and fortune so he arranges to exchange places with the sailor and head out to sea. Unfortunately for him, the planet he has crash landed upon does indeed turn out to be flat.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn 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. Gruto
  2. 1. Gruto! The Creature from Nowhere!
  3. 2. The Party
  4. 3. The Black Clock!
  5. 4. The Last Voyage of Captain Kragg
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tom Vincent
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Bill Borre
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