(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.
Printer
The Eastern Color Printing Co., Waterbury, Conn.
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

Includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. On-sale date from 1961 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:

Gorgilla Strikes Again! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Gorgilla
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover is taken from splash page of story.

Gorgilla Strikes Again! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-122
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the October issue of Tales to Astonish we gave you the story of Gorgilla!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Gorgilla; Scotty; Anne
Synopsis
Gorgilla stows away on a ship to America to contact the human race, but is met with fear and violence in New York. He stumbles across some communist spies and stops an assassination, but is killed by the military out of fear.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Gorgilla last appeared in issue #12 (October 1960), and later appears in Marvel Universe (Marvel, 1998 series) and Defenders (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (March 2001).
Story is presented in two parts.

Part 2...Gorgilla Strikes Again! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-122
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hungry, lonely, utterly confused, the giant Gorgilla desperately made another attempt to...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Gorgilla; Scotty; Anne
Reprints
Keywords
Statue of Liberty

Indexer Notes

Story is presented in two parts.

The Stranger (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely
Inks
Joe Maneely
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
G-76
First Line of Dialogue or Text
They say there are stranger things happening on this old Earth of ours than one is...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A painting of a Napoleonic victory parade is mysteriously linked to an eccentric inhabitant of modern Paris.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. The first page of this story is printed between the pages of the lead story, while the second page is printed between the two back-up stories. The last page is split with the statement of ownership.

Monsteroso (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-105
First Line of Dialogue or Text
A strange egg rests on the ground--shunned by both plant and animal life!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Monsteroso
Synopsis
A creature hatches from an egg and imagines itself lord of all it surveys, but it is suddenly drowned, as it is only a microbe in a scientist's culture.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story is an altered retelling of "Earth Will Be Destroyed!" drawn by Steve Ditko in Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #9 (May 1960). Stan Lee is given a speculative writing credit based on his authorship of another retelling of the same story. Nick Caputo also suspects Lee's scripting as examined in his blog: http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2011/11/who-authored-ditko.html

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: 5)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average circulation per issue October 1959–September 1960 (issues #8–16): 163,156. This shares the last page of "The Stranger".

Robot on the Rampage! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-111
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The time... a few years in the future!
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A robot stationed at a lighthouse rebels against his human master and the man manages to lock the robot outside where the food supply is stashed, but thanks to the salty sea air, it rusts completely within a mere matter of hours rendering it harmless to carry out its threats.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Formerly erroneously listed as a reprint from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #51. Possible Lee script per Nick Caputo's blog:

http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2011/11/who-authored-ditko.html

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Gorgilla Strikes Again!
  2. 1. Gorgilla Strikes Again!
  3. 2. Part 2...Gorgilla Strikes Again!
  4. 3. The Stranger
  5. 4. Monsteroso
  6. 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)
  7. 6. Robot on the Rampage!
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