(July 1961)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
MC
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

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) ; pages of comic not numbered.

Some information on this issue supplied by Tom Lammers, Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, and others via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


I Who Created Mechano! (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
Mechano
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

I Created Mechano! (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-221
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mechano; Mr. Hopkins; Tommy Briggs
Synopsis
A giant robot goes out of control and attacks people, but its creators try to prevent the authorities from destroying it. They encounter a group of alien invaders who were not prepared to face a robot and are driven away, moments before the police arrive and blast Mechano to bits.
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—"Mechano" (7 pp). Story is pages 3-7, 10-14, 16-18 of comic (pages numbered 1 to 13).

Discovery (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely
Inks
Joe Maneely
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
K-479
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Chauncey; Zeke; Muscles Magee
Synopsis
A scrawny man is given a magic candy bar that confers great strength, but he discovers that he already posesses more strength than he suspects.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Georgie's Globe! (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-220
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Georgie
Synopsis
A clumsy boy has a globe which seems to mirror damage done to it in the real world. When the globe is smashed a mysterious force intervenes and a far away dead world explodes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Lee script per Nick Caputo's examination at his blog:
http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2011/11/who-authored-ditko.html
Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Beware of Meeks Bringing Gifts! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
V-222
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Walter Johnson
Synopsis
Aliens arrive on Earth and give Earth advanced devices that eliminate poverty and conflict. A journalist forces one of them to admit at gunpoint on the air that they are planning an invasion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. The title is a reference to the saying "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts," which comes from the story of the Trojan Horse.
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. I Who Created Mechano!
  2. 1. I Created Mechano!
  3. 2. Discovery
  4. 3. Georgie's Globe!
  5. 4. Beware of Meeks Bringing Gifts!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • machinal jocelyn
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Thomas G. Lammers