(October 1961)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1961-07-05
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Brand
MC
Editing
Stan Lee

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands 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).

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.
This issue has variants:

Monsteroso (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko (alterations)
Inks
Dick Ayers; Steve Ditko (alterations)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Monsteroso
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Cover is taken from interior splash. Art is extended and Steve Ditko made the alterations, including the man on the lower right corner. Info per Nick Caputo, July 2012.

The Escape of...Monsteroso! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-307
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Monsteroso; Phil; Ethel
Synopsis
A circus owner finds a dead alien in Africa and brings it to the United States for a museum. The alien turns out to be alive, and then goes on a rampage. It turns out that it is only a confused child, and its parents arrive to retrieve it.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

This story is divided into two parts: an untitled part one (6 pp) and part two—"Monsteroso" (7 pp). Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Possible Lee plot/Lieber script per Nick Caputo. George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index credits Stan Lee as sole writer.
Job number (miscredited V-207 on the first page of Part 2). Story is pages 3-7, 10-14, 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 12, last page not numbered).

T.V. or...? (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-213
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Bob Dixon
Synopsis
A TV repairman learns to see past electronics when he finds little people in a set.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Watchers! (Table of Contents: 3)

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-325
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Henry Fletcher; Tom Smith
Synopsis
A brilliant scientist believes that human ingenuity is guided by unseen advanced creatures, not knowing that his janitor is one such creature.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Possible Lee plot/Lieber script per Nick Caputo. George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index credits Stan Lee as sole writer. Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

The Joker! (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-308
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Horace
Synopsis
A practical joker thinks that aliens are his victims playing a joke on him, but they are real aliens and take him to an offworld zoo.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Stan Lee credited as writer in George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.
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. Monsteroso
  2. 1. The Escape of...Monsteroso!
  3. 2. T.V. or...?
  4. 3. The Watchers!
  5. 4. The Joker!
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