(August 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 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.

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.


The Return of Grogg! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters
Grogg
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

The Return of...Grogg! (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-237
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters
Miklos Koslov; Ivan Grotsky; Grogg
Synopsis
Koslov is sent back to Russia as a spy, and discovers that the dragon Grogg is still on the loose. He lures Grogg into a Soviet rocket and launches it on its mission to Mars, knowing that if the Soviets ever travel to Mars they will find an enraged dragon.
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—"Grogg" (7 pp). Story is pages 3-7, 10-14, 16-18 of comic (pages numbered 1 to 13). Grogg last appeared in issue #83 (April 1961); his next published appearance is in Fantastic Four/Iron Man: Big in Japan (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (January 2005), while his next chronological appearance is in Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (December 2005).

Peril on Paper (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-213
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jon Randall; Hannes Bache
Synopsis
An artist alters a matter transmitter to create images out of the human imagination, but more than just the image of the imagined monster is created.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Lighthouse from Nowhere! (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-239
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A lighthouse appears by a village, but their teacher feels they shouldn’t use it unearned and destroys it. They build a new one, never knowing that the first was a beacon for an alien invasion, now aborted.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Macabre Mirror! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-238
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Carlotta
Synopsis
A greedy duke taxes his people into poverty. When he ignores a gypsy's warnings and tries to seize her ancient mirror he finds himself imprisoned within it forever, freeing his subjects.
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Indexer Notes

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 Return of Grogg!
  2. 1. The Return of...Grogg!
  3. 2. Peril on Paper
  4. 3. The Lighthouse from Nowhere!
  5. 4. The Macabre Mirror!
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