(July 1961)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1961-04-06
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Stan Lee

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in April 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).

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.

This is Manoo! The Thing That Hid on Earth! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Manoo; Jones
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (11 March 2009); the original indexer credited Dick Ayers. The Official Index To The Marvel Universe #14 (February 2010) credits Dick Ayers as the cover inker.

I Led the Strange Search for Manoo! (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
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-186
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Manoo; Billy Jones; Mr. Miller
Synopsis
A college student aids an alien policeman hunt down an alien criminal hiding on earth, or is it the other way around?
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

This story is divided into two parts: an untitled part one (7 pp) and part two—"The Secret of Manoo!" (6 pp). Data contributed by Joseph Marek via the GCD Main List (20 May 2003).

Possible Lee plot/Lieber script per Nick Caputo. Larry Lieber is credited as sole writer in The Official Index To The Marvel Universe #14 (February 2010).
Story is pages 3-7, 10-14, 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 13).

The Comic (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-214
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Stan Wepp
Synopsis
A bored television comedian is mysteriously transported back to the small mining town and small theatres that he loves.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The World Below! (Table of Contents: 3)

Dr. Droom / comic story / 5 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-187
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dr. Anthony Droom [later retroactively renamed Doctor Druid], Ramu
Synopsis
Dr Droom defeats an attempt by Atlantis to conquer the surface world.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Data contributed by Joseph Marek via the GCD Main List (20 May 2003). Possible Lee plot/Lieber script per Nick Caputo. Martin O'Hearn credits Lieber as sole author(February 2013) and The Official Index To The Marvel Universe #14 (February 2010) credits Lee as author. Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Rocky's Last Ride! (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-188
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rocky Baines
Synopsis
Chisler Rocky gets a deal thats too good to be true, when a customer just "gives" him his car.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Data contributed by Joseph Marek via the GCD Main List (20 May 2003). Stan Lee writing credit per The Official Index To The Marvel Universe #14 (February 2010)and Martin O'Hearn (February 2013). Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. This is Manoo! The Thing That Hid on Earth!
  2. 1. I Led the Strange Search for Manoo!
  3. 2. The Comic
  4. 3. The World Below!
    Dr. Droom
  5. 4. Rocky's Last Ride!
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