(May 1961)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1961-02-07
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

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. Some information supplied by Tom Lammers, Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, and others via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. On-sale date from 1961 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:

This is...Magneto! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Magneto [Hunk Larken]
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

The Wonder of the Ages!!! Magneto! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 13 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
Sam Rosen (page 1-6); Artie Simek (page 7-13)

Job Number
V-150
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Magneto [Hunk Larken]
Synopsis
A strong man is exploited and abandoned, unable to find work except in a freak show. His size makes him the perfect pilot for an experimental space flight, on which he gains magnetic powers. He attacks society and runs amok until a rocket is created to take him into space and find somewhere where he can fit in.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This story is divided into two parts: an untitled part one (6 pp) and part two—"Magneto!"(7 pp). Story is pages 3-7, 10-14, 16-18 of comic (first page not numbered then pages numbered 2 to 13).

The Inventor (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
F-889
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ned Carter; Mr. Jonas
Synopsis
A disgruntled janitor's obsessive effort to create a sweeping robot costs him his job and ends in failure, but only because he sees no use for a perpetual motion machine.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Twelve Silent Men! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ? (plot); Larry Lieber ? (script)
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed as Paul Reinman)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed as Paul Reinman)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-151
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Victor Fabius; Sylvestor Weems
Synopsis
A greedy lawyer steals a time machine in order to profit from knowledge from the future. Once there he is tried for stealing the machine and his lies are useless against the telepathic jury.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

They Met on Mars! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-149
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Two beings in grotesque space suits fight on Mars. One of them destroys the other's ship and escapes, with the two never knowing that they were both humans: one from the US, one from the USSR.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Lee script per an examination at Nick Caputo's blog:
http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2011/11/who-authored-ditko.html
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. This is...Magneto!
  2. 1. The Wonder of the Ages!!! Magneto!
  3. 2. The Inventor
  4. 3. Twelve Silent Men!
  5. 4. They Met on Mars!
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  • David Bruce
  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steve Coates
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  • Ramon Schenk