(May 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 February 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.


Behold the Face of Spragg! Conquerer of the Human Race! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Spragg
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Cover inker confirmed by Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors list, December 2008. The original indexer had credited Ayers with a question mark.

Spragg Conqueror of the Human Race! (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-160
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Spragg (introduction, origin); Prof. Bob Robertson (introduction, last name not given)
Synopsis
Spragg, an outcast of his race, is forced to the surface of the Earth in Transylvania, where he enslaves the local villagers and forces them to build him a device to boost his powers. A visiting scientist figures out how to rid the planet of Spragg, and flings him into space.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This story is divided into two chapters: an untitled chapter one (6 pp) and chapter two—"Spragg" (7 pp). Spragg and Prof. Robertson next appear in Sensational She-Hulk (Marvel, 1989 series) #31 (September 1991).

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 Utopia (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely (illustration)
Inks
Joe Maneely (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
K-188
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Bob Winkle; Fred Dunn
Synopsis
Two old friends deceive each other about their own success, until a dream of a heavenly restaurant teaches them the importance of honesty.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Where Walks the Ghost (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-159
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Big Monk McGak; Mr. Zero
Synopsis
An escaped convict looks to buy a house that has the reputation of being haunted so people will steer clear of him, but when he meets up with a real estate agent turns out to be the ghost that haunts the prospective property, he turns himself in to the police for his own protection.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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 Man From Mars! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-161
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Joe Krunk; Luxurr
Synopsis
A dishonest carnival owner hires an amnesiac to play a Martian and cheats him on his wages. When the man regains his memory, he realizes that he really is a Martian, sent to Earth to capture a human for the zoo, and so he takes the crook with him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. 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. Behold the Face of Spragg! Conquerer of the Human Race!
  2. 1. Spragg Conqueror of the Human Race!
  3. 2. The Utopia
  4. 3. Where Walks the Ghost
  5. 4. The Man From Mars!
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