(August 1961)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1961-05-09
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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

Distributed to newsstands 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.
On sale date as given in the copyright application as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, January-June 1961, page 148, registration number B903153.


Colossus Lives Again!! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby [as Kirby] (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers [as Ayers] (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stop him!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Colossus [later called "It, the Living Colossus"]
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Colossus Lives Again [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-250
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Introduction: The Colossus, world's largest and strongest statue, was built by the iron curtain nations as a symbol of...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Colossus [later called "It, the Living Colossus"]; Crab-Creatures of Cancrius III; Judy; Frank; Charlie; Ben
Synopsis
The crab-creatures of Cancrius III come back to try to take over the earth and begin by taking control of Colossus again. Bob O'Bryan, a scenery designer, comes up with the idea of creating a plaster of paris creature to trick the crab-creatures into taking over. When the crab-creatures foolishly take it over Bob blows it up, destroying them.
Reprints
Keywords
Cancrius III (planet)

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Colossus last appears in issue #14 (February 1961). Colossus, Bob O'Bryan, Diane Cummings and Grant Marshall all appear next in Astonishing Tales (Marvel, 1970 series) #21 (December 1973). George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index credits Stan Lee as sole writer. Story is pages 3-7, 10 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

Weather Man (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely [as M.] (signed)
Inks
Joe Maneely [as M.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
G-931
First Line of Dialogue or Text
There was trouble in the air.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Chuck; Harry Davis; Dr. Ramsay; Kennedy
Synopsis
The weather reporter at a newspaper realizes that the weather is being manipulated somehow in an effort to destroy Earth's crops and helps the government stop the attack.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Colossus Lives Again], Part 2 (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby [as K] (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers [as A] (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-250
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's a giant statue!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Colossus [later called "It, the Living Colossus"]; Bob O'Bryan (introduction, last name not given); Diane Cummings (introduction); Grant Marshall (introduction); Crab-Creatures of Cancrius III; Charlie; Ben
Reprints
Keywords
Hollywood

Indexer Notes

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

The Rocking Horse (Table of Contents: 4)

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-251
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The year was 1961... A year when the rich nations of Earth offered help to...
Genre
drama
Characters
Hamim; Hamim's mother; Hamim's father
Synopsis
A lame boy in a poor house asks for a rocking horse from charity, enraging his parents. When their house is destroyed in an earthquake the horse saves the boy, showing the value of love.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4, last page not numbered).

The Bomb (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Steve Ditko [as S. Ditko] (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko [as S. Ditko] (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-249
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Behold!! A strange object, making a sudden, dramatic appearance as it plunges earthward!
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A threatening object that appears to be a bomb drops from the sky and lands in New York city. The object even emits ticking sounds that lead people to believe they are in imminent danger and so the city the evacuated. The military cordons off the object and just waits for its detonation. Eventually the ticking stops and it rises into the air and disappears. It was recalled to its planet of origin because no living thing touched it in response to its signals, and its makers assume Earth is barren of life, so they send their gift package off to another world.
Reprints
Keywords
Manhattan; Times Square

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4, last page not numbered).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Colossus Lives Again!!
  2. 1. Colossus Lives Again [Part 1]
  3. 2. Weather Man
  4. 3. [Colossus Lives Again], Part 2
  5. 4. The Rocking Horse
  6. 5. The Bomb
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