(August 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 June 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.


I Brought the Roc to Life! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Roc; John Avery; Anne Avery
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Cover signed "Ditko" on the Jeep.

I Brought the Roc to Life! (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; Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
V-267
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Roc; John Avery; Anne Avery
Synopsis
Two newlyweds in Egypt uncover a huge egg in the sand that hatches into the Roc in the warm sunlight. The monstrous bird flies around gathering parts of bridges, trains and other items to use in constructing a nest until the scientist that uncovered the egg gets the idea to build a robotic duplicate that flies into outer space, enticing the Roc to follow it in its forlorn quest for a mate.
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—"The Roc Lives Again!" (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).

Zero of Time (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
9689
Genre
science fiction
Characters
John Pearson; Prof. Thomas Benton; Father Time
Synopsis
A scientist's machine transports him and a reporter outside of time and into the realm of Father Time.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Boy Who Vanished! (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-268
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Billy Carter; Alana
Synopsis
A lame boy wills himself to the future and his legs are healed before he sends himself home.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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 Painting (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-263
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Simon Squeed
Synopsis
An art dealer who buys quality paintings at rock-bottom insulting prices from poverty stricken artists and then sells them for thousands attempts to steal a beautiful painting from a gypsy who refuses to sell it. The dealer has the gypsy arrested on a trumped up charge and burgles the man's wagon to remove the painting. When the gypsy is released because the man cannot be found he knows why and goes to the art dealer's apartment to retrieve his enchanted painting, finding the art dealer now a part of the picture.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The name Bessarabia was obsolete even when this story was printed, it was then part of the Soviet Union, and is today known as Moldova.

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

Script and Letters credit from The Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Creators website.

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. I Brought the Roc to Life!
  2. 1. I Brought the Roc to Life!
  3. 2. Zero of Time
  4. 3. The Boy Who Vanished!
  5. 4. The Painting
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