(July 1961)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
MC
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

Includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. On-sale date from 1961 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:

It's Trull...the Inhuman!! (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
Trull; Phil; Bart Hanson; Gloria
Reprints

Trull! The Inhuman! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 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-192
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The universe: An endless stage containing countless dramas!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Trull; Phil; Bart Hanson; Gloria
Synopsis
The mental essence of an alien bent on global conquest takes over a steam shovel and is defeated by an elephant.
Reprints
Keywords
alien; monster; monsters; outer space

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. The story differs from others like it because the hero does not try to win the affection of the previously shrewish female, but instead gives her the cold shoulder at the end.

[Trull! The Inhuman!], Part 2 (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 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-192
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Trull; Phil; Bart Hanson; Gloria
Reprints
Keywords
alien; monster; monsters; outer space

Time Machine (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
G-85
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think the first time I really began to think seriously about...
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A man's fascination with history leads him to build a time machine and travel to the past, but when he sees the dangers of time travel he destroys the machine and blueprints.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Narrated in the first person.

The Silent Screen (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed as S. DITKO)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed as S. DITKO)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-193
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The house lights dim!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hulk
Synopsis
An infinite loop story about a monster who repeatedly steps out of a movie screen.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story credited to Stan Lee in issue #26 (December 1961). Stan must have wondered about the appeal of this type of story because he specifically asks for reader comment at the end of it.

Open Wider, Please (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-194
First Line of Dialogue or Text
His face is without expression, without vitality!
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A dentist in 2030 discovers that his patient is a robot from Mars and calls the police. The Martian robot is stopped, and the dentist is relieved, since he wants nothing to stop the infiltration of Venusian robots like him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. It's Trull...the Inhuman!!
  2. 1. Trull! The Inhuman!
  3. 2. [Trull! The Inhuman!], Part 2
  4. 3. Time Machine
  5. 4. The Silent Screen
  6. 5. Open Wider, Please
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