(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
Printer
The Eastern Color Printing Co., Waterbury 20, Conn.
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:

The Crawling Creature (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Walter Carter; The Crawling Creature
Reprints

I Dared to Battle the Crawling Creature! [, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 1)

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-257
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's strange that we should be absorbed in the stars and in the planets of...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Walter Carter; The Crawling Creature
Synopsis
A teenager mans a drill-pod and finds a primitive tribe and a horrible creature beneath the surface. He lures the creature to the surface to save the tribe and traps it in a canyon, keeping all of this secret.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

I Dared to Battle the Crawling Creature, Part 2 (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-257
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Behind me--the crawling creature!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Walter Carter; The Crawling Creature
Reprints

Patent Pending (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-215
First Line of Dialogue or Text
A flower pot crashed outside my workshop window and when I...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Joe; Timothy Braun
Synopsis
A teenager is inventing a mechanical potato peeler, but a supernatural figure stops him to preserve the culture of hand-peeling potatoes in kitchens.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Help! (Table of Contents: 4)

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-258
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It couldn't be so, for it defied all logic--all reason!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A writer buys a used typewriter that will only type a plea for help and an address, no matter what keys are struck. The writer goes to the address, and finds the typewriter's former owner trapped in a dangerous car accident.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

For Whom the Drum Beats! (Table of Contents: 5)

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-259
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Meet "The Swinging Six!"
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Max Kole; Grimm
Synopsis
A second-string drummer is envious of another member of the band, and so when he hears about a local gypsy, he goes to see her about improving his playing ability. At first, she refuses to help him because she can tell he is asking out of impure motives, but he threatens her with violence and so she casts her spell. At first, he is happy with his new fame as an excellent drummer, until he realizes...that he can never stop.
Reprints
Keywords
Transylvania

Indexer Notes

Possible Stan Lee script per Nick Caputo, based on an examination at his blog:

http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2011/11/who-authored-ditko.html

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Crawling Creature
  2. 1. I Dared to Battle the Crawling Creature! [, Part 1]
  3. 2. I Dared to Battle the Crawling Creature, Part 2
  4. 3. Patent Pending
  5. 4. Help!
  6. 5. For Whom the Drum Beats!
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