(June 1961)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1961-03-07
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in March 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.


Join Us in the Search for Torr! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters
Torr
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Torr (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-165
Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters
Torr; Paul Ramsay; John Carter
Synopsis
Paul Ramsay is tried for murdering his friend and can't reveal that an alien had taken over John Carter's body for fear that his revelation will start an invasion.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

This story is divided into two parts: an untitled part one (6 pp) and part two—"Torr!" (7 pp). Story is pages 3-7, 10-14, 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 13).
Some data contributed by Joseph William Marek via the GCD Main List (19 May 2003). Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn's blog. Previously writer credit of Stan Lee from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

Masquerade (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
G-750
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tommy; Kitty Blake; Old King Cole
Synopsis
Tom is a practical, doubting kind of person, who has no time for flights of fancy. As a child, he never had time for fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Then a young girl invites him to a costume party. He goes to the wrong address and encounters real life fairy tale creatures
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Data contributed by Joseph Marek via GCD Main List (19 May 2003). Reprint information provided by Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the GCD Main List (19 May 2003).
Text story is pages 8, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

Midnight in the Wax Museum (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-163
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Pierre La Roc
Synopsis
Pierre La Roc is a criminal on the run, he climbs in through an open widow to escape the police, and finds himself in a wax museum. He hides as part of one of the exhibits as the police search the place. After the police leave, the wax figures come to life and chase La Roc out of the building, whereupon he then surrenders to the police. Later, a policeman discusses the strange case with a figure in a top hat, who later returns to his place as one of the wax figures in the museum.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Some data contributed by Joseph Marek via the GCD Main List (19 May 2003). Writer credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index and confirmed by Martin O'Hearn. Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

I Am the Fantastic Dr. Droom! (Table of Contents: 4)

Dr. Droom / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Lieber (script) ?; Stan Lee (plot) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-164
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Anthony Droom [later retroactively renamed Doctor Druid] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
In the City Medical Club, a group of doctors is discussing the Tibetan lama who has requested medical attention from a Western physician. Anthony Droom decides to lend a hand. The lama announced that he was fit to replace the aged master in his battle against evil and transforms him into an Asian.
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Indexer Notes

This is the first Doctor Droom story, Droom was later renamed Doctor Druid retroactively. Some data contributed by Joseph Marek via the GCD Main List (19 May 2003). Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn. Previous credit of Stan Lee from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index. Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Join Us in the Search for Torr!
  2. 1. Torr
  3. 2. Masquerade
  4. 3. Midnight in the Wax Museum
  5. 4. I Am the Fantastic Dr. Droom!
    Dr. Droom
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