(July 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.
Brand
MC
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

Distributed to newstands in May 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.


The Sandman Cometh! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Sandman (alien); Steve Bronson; Anne Bronson
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

The Sandman Cometh! (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-225
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Sandman (alien) Steve Bronson; Anne Bronson; Bobby Bronson
Synopsis
A family stumbles across a hostile alien made of sand. The military are helpless, but it is defeated by the family’s bookish son, who uses water to dissolve it and traps it in a bucket.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This story is divided into two untitled parts (6 pp, 7 pp). 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).

Bird Talk (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
K-424
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tony Tipple; Skeets Mulligan; Toodles Murphy
Synopsis
A meeting with a strange man gives a boy an unusual way of getting a pet bird, talking to birds.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

A Thousand Years (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-226
Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters
Mr. Jordan; The Devil ?
Synopsis
A convict is offered freedom and a thousand years of life by a mysterious stranger in return for his name on a contract. He signs, and finds himself freed, and sealed in a rocket flying away from Earth. He feels neither hunger or thirst, so he will live a thousand years alone.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. 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 Stone Man (Table of Contents: 4)

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-224
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dralla/Drallas (both names are used)
Synopsis
An old man prays to the statue of a local hero for help for the local poor. His prayers are answered, but his neighbors cheat him out of his share of the statue’s gift. The statue comes to life, punishes the villagers and takes the old man to heaven.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The story is credited to Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in the Mighty World of Marvel #56 reprint.

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. The Sandman Cometh!
  2. 1. The Sandman Cometh!
  3. 2. Bird Talk
  4. 3. A Thousand Years
  5. 4. The Stone Man
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