(October 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 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.

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.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Fin Fang Foom! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Fin Fang Foom
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Fin Fang Foom! (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
Ray Holloway ?; Artie Simek

Job Number
V-318
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Fin Fang Foom (introduction); Chan Liuchow; Chung Liuchow
Synopsis
A young historian from Taiwan crosses to the mainland to awake the dragon Fin Fang Foom and foil a communist invasion. He lures the dragon to the coast to wreck the invasion fleet, and then lures it back to its layer before restoring its mystical slumber.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This story is divided into two parts: part one (6 pp) and part two (7 pp). Story is pages 3-7, 10-14, 16-18 of comic (pages numbered 1 to 13).
Fin Fang Foom next appears in Astonishing Tales (Marvel, 1970 series) #23 (April 1974).

The Future (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
K-318
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ted Jason
Synopsis
A quiz show host finds himself mysteriously transported to the far future for a brief time.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Green Things! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-320
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Martin Kastle
Synopsis
A wealthy retiree keeps a magnificent greenhouse, where he talks to the plants. When a burglar tries to kill him, his plants come to life and stop the intruder, saving their friend's life.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Touch of Midas! (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-319
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Simon Kluge
Synopsis
A greedy man locates the source of Midas’s power, planning to stop the undesirable effects with gloves. He gains the power but finds that his gloves turn to gold, dooming him to the same fate as Midas.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Fin Fang Foom!
  2. 1. Fin Fang Foom!
  3. 2. The Future
  4. 3. The Green Things!
  5. 4. The Touch of Midas!
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