(September 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 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.

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.


Zzutak! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Zzutak
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Zzutak the Thing That Shouldn't Exist!! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek; Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
V-299
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Frank Johnson (introduction); Yucoya-Tzin (introduction, not named); Zzutak (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
An American comic book artist is forced by an Aztec priest to make a monster with magic paints. The artist creates another monster to fight the first, causing the temple to collapse on both monsters, giving the priest amnesia and ending the threat.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Frank Johnson, Yucoya-Tzin and all next appear in Fantastic Four Unlimited (Marvel, 1993 series) #7 (September 1994).
This story is divided into two parts: an untitled part one (6 pp) and part two—"Zzutak" (7 pp). Story is pages 3-7, 10-14, 16-18 of comic (pages numbered 1 to 13).
Steve Ditko writer credit removed based on information from the Atlas/Timely list.

Snowstorm (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-866
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dawson; Mr. Manfredy
Synopsis
A hiker lost in the snow meets a scientist who discovered how to transform other metals into gold but lives in isolation so his discovery will not cause turmoil.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Lifeless Man! (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
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
V-301
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Joey Clark
Synopsis
A young boy prefers an old wooden toy soldier to more modern toys. His friends make fun of the toy, but when they are threatened by a bear the soldier seems to drive it off with its rifle.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Punishment! (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-300
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Urru
Synopsis
An advanced civilization sends a mugger to a prison planet. Only a few moments on this world full of war, crime and disease make him go straight in order to avoid ever again coming back to Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Zzutak!
  2. 1. Zzutak the Thing That Shouldn't Exist!!
  3. 2. Snowstorm
  4. 3. The Lifeless Man!
  5. 4. Punishment!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • machinal jocelyn
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Thomas G. Lammers