(September 1961)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1961-07
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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 newsstands in July 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.


The Glob! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Glob
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Possible Ayers inks per Nick Caputo, June 2015.

The Glob (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-304
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Glob
Synopsis
A painter is hired to cover a statue with strange paint. The statue comes to life at midnight and goes on a rampage. The statue is an advance agent for an alien invasion, and the painter defeats it by using turpentine to remove the special paint.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Klein inks per Nick Caputo, September 2014. Previous indexer credited Dick Ayers.

Narrated in the first person. This story is divided into two parts: an untitled part one (6 pp) and part 2—"The Glob!" (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).

The Sorcerer (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely (illustration)
Inks
Joe Maneely (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
H-203
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tom Morton; Jack Morton; Ellen Morton; Johnny Morton
Synopsis
A man who has travelled the world and seen wonders performed by hermits in India returns home to find that his young nephew creates magic with only belief.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Patient in Room 3D (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-305
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Doctors perform an operation to increase brain power, hoping to find an answer to the world's problems, but the patient is still not intelligent enough to solve them. The doctors are disappointed, and allow the patient, a monkey, to regain his natural intelligence.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. 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).

Will This Be the End of the World? (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-306
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A baseball player's mitt is infested with tiny humans with enough rockets to evacuate their entire world as they see the baseball hurling towards them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Lee script per an examination at Nick Caputo's Blog:

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

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

Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Glob!
  2. 1. The Glob
  3. 2. The Sorcerer
  4. 3. The Patient in Room 3D
  5. 4. Will This Be the End of the World?
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • machinal jocelyn
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Bill Borre
  • Matthew Head
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Roger Brochu
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Heer
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Darrel McCann