(April 1961)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1961-01-05
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 newsstands 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.
On sale date as given in the copyright application as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, January-June 1961, page 148, registration number B878950.


The Thing Called Metallo! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There is no place to run, humans!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Metallo [Mike Fallon]
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

The Thing Called Metallo!, Part One (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
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
V-110
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our tale begins with the midnight stillness of a prison being...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Metallo [Mike Fallon]
Synopsis
An escaped convict tests a radiation-proof suit under a fake name. When he realizes the suit’s power, he uses it to go on a crime spree. When he finds that he has a disease only treatable by radiation he stays in the suit to die rather than be captured.
Reprints
Keywords
octopus

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. Story is pages 3-7, 10 of comic (pages numbered 1 to 6).

The Holiday (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
G-790
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Zed was as excited as any youngster in Unitia on that...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Zed; Zack; Zed's mother
Synopsis
A boy celebrates the turn of the millenium with a special trip to the moon.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Text story is pages 8, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered). This story is set at the end of the 29th century. The first page is split with the statement of ownership.

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-110
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The deadly rocket goes higher--higher--until it hovers a scant...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Metallo [Mike Fallon]
Reprints
Keywords
First National Bank; San Francisco

Indexer Notes

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

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

Average circulation per issue October 1959–September 1960 (issues #8–14): 148,929. This shares the first page of "The Holiday".

Nightmare! (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
Joe Rosen

Job Number
V-109
First Line of Dialogue or Text
They're comin' closer!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Larson; Dunstan Kromm
Synopsis
A man scoffs at his friend’s idea that a nightmare could last forever, causing him to storm out, drive off the road and die. He wakes up having the same conversation, in a nightmare loop.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

The Hands of Hogarr! (Table of Contents: 6)

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
V-116
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I warned him, but he wouldn't listen to me!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Carl Gruko; Hogarr; Inspector Baynard
Synopsis
A fugitive forces a gypsy to give him a new face, but he is captured because it is the same face as his pursuer.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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. The Thing Called Metallo!
  2. 1. The Thing Called Metallo!, Part One
  3. 2. The Holiday
  4. 3. Part 2
  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. Nightmare!
  7. 6. The Hands of Hogarr!
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