(July 1961)

Marvel, 1959 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 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 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.

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


The Green Thing! (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
The Green Thing
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

The Green Thing!, Part 1 (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-216
Genre
science fiction
Characters
The Green Thing; Ignatius Rex
Synopsis
A botanist invents a serum to magnify the latent intelligence of plants. He tested it on a remote island, but the plant was evil and wanted to conquer the world. The scientist ran from the plant and used the serum on a more advanced plant, which was benevolent and stopped the evil plant.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Story is pages 3-7, 10 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

Lady Luck (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
G-377
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Lester Ford; Marie Ford; Lady Luck
Synopsis
A businessman doesn’t believe in luck, but several beneficial encounters with an old lady change his mind.
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Indexer Notes

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

[The Green Thing!], Part 2 (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-216
Genre
science fiction
Characters
The Green Thing; Ignatius Rex
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Haunted Paper! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-213
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Nick Rover; Olef
Synopsis
A criminal skips town and sets up a newspaper as a front. When his typesetter changes the headlines from what they should read into what actually happens in the near future, he realizes he's got a goldmine, but the typesetter refuses to tell him how he can accurately predict the future. The criminal threatens to fire and blacklist the typesetter if he doesn't come clean, and the next headline he sets tells of an accident happening to the newspaper owner. Panicked, he turns himself in to the police so that he will be safe in jail, which is what the typesetter wanted all along.
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Indexer Notes

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

The Coming of Maaboo! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-217
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Charlie Wilkes; Maaboo
Synopsis
A mercenary hears of a tribe that hoards gold while waiting for the return of a legendary alien. The mercenary poses as the alien and steals the gold, but he is abducted by the real alien.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. 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. The Green Thing!
  2. 1. The Green Thing!, Part 1
  3. 2. Lady Luck
  4. 3. [The Green Thing!], Part 2
  5. 4. The Haunted Paper!
  6. 5. The Coming of Maaboo!
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