(June 1961)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1961-03-07
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

This issue has variants.

Distributed to newsstands 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.
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 B889881.


Kraa the Unhuman! (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
Kraa
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (30 August 2006).

Kraa the Unhuman Part 1 (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
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-178
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In almost every man's life there is a fateful turning point!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Kraa (introduction, origin); Wabuzi tribesmen
Synopsis
An American teacher investigates the mysterious statues made by one tribe in Africa, and finds that they worship a native mutated into a monster by a Soviet atomic test. The teacher soothes the man's pain with ointment, but before the American can get him to a hospital he dies protecting his helper from a python.
Reprints
Keywords
Africa

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Kraa next appears in Nick Fury's Howling Commandos (Marvel, 2005 series) #6 (May 2006). Story is pages 3-7, 10 of comic (pages numbered 1 to 6).

The Money Tree (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
G-977
First Line of Dialogue or Text
All was not as peaceful as it seemed in the Anderson household.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Billy Anderson; Tom Anderson; Amy Anderson
Synopsis
A young boy's father scoffs when his son tries to grow a money tree, but the world is astonished when he succeeds.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Kraa! 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-178
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Behold, mortal--you are in my power!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Kraa; Wabuzi tribesmen
Reprints
Keywords
Africa; python

Indexer Notes

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

In "Kraa the Unhuman" Part 1, the tribesmen are referred to as the Wabuzi; in Part 2, the tribesmen are called the Wambuzi.

The Mysterious Mr. P! (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
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
V-180
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's evening... We're at the rear of a theater...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Pied Piper; Brigitte; Igor
Synopsis
A mysterious but famous clarinetist is trapped by communists and pressed to become a propaganda mouthpiece. Instead he leads the dictators into the sky, revealing himself as the Pied Piper.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Enter....the Robot! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-179
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a lonely mining town back east, the deep, dark coal shafts are...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Max Garr; Mr. Kellen
Synopsis
A mine foreman is concerned that a new robot may take his job, so he scrambles the wires in its control panel. When a cave-in occurs, the men outside contact the foreman by radio and tell him that the robot was not built to work in the mine, but as a safety measure. All he has to do to escape the collapsed tunnel is turn the robot on, but since he has sabotaged the robot's wiring, all he can do is desperately attempt to find the right connections by accident until his air gives out.
Reprints
Keywords
coal mine; robot

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. Kraa the Unhuman!
  2. 1. Kraa the Unhuman Part 1
  3. 2. The Money Tree
  4. 3. Kraa! Part 2
  5. 4. The Mysterious Mr. P!
  6. 5. Enter....the Robot!
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