(October 1961)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1961-08
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
MC
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Distributed to newsstands in August 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.


Beware of Bruttu! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look!! Ahead in the tunnel!!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bruttu [Howard Lindley]
Reprints
Keywords
monsters; subway trains

Beware of...Bruttu [, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 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-333
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The whole fantastic thing never would have occurred if I hadn't been built so small!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bruttu [Howard Lindley]; Anne Benson
Synopsis
An often bullied scientist accidentally transforms himself into a monster, and is attacked when he can’t make himself understood. In his new form he discovers that the girl he’d thought out of his league really loves him, and manages to make himself human again.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Story is pages 3-7, 10 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

Mystery Trip (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely
Inks
Joe Maneely
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
K-266
First Line of Dialogue or Text
There was much excitement in the Pidgeon household the week that Uncle Pete was...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tommy Pidgeon; Goober Jones; Rosie; Uncle Pete
Synopsis
Tommy's uncle returns from a space journey needing to re-learn how to walk on earth instead of floating.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Beware of...Bruttu], Part 2: Bruttu (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 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-333
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stop! Calm yourselves!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bruttu [Howard Lindley]; Anne Benson
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 11-14, 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 7 to 13).

Only One Is Human! (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
Ray Holloway

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was the first meeting of Martians and humans, as I led the first human landing on Mars!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Robert Brown; John Baxter; Henry Sloan; Fred Winthrop
Synopsis
A human unit on Mars realises that a disguised Martian is in their midst, they cannot tell the imposter and the real human apart, until a false piece of bad news makes the real human weep, uncovering the Martian.
Reprints
Keywords
Mars; virus X

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

The Anatomy of a Nightmare! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Steve Ditko [as S. Ditko] (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko [as S. Ditko] (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-309
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The creature's eyes were like two fiery orbs, burning into mine!
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A science fiction writer is stuck, so he takes some pills, hoping a nightmare will inspire him. He dreams of horrible red-eyed aliens, but is disappointed, since that's only his own dull world.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This story is retold in Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #100 (January 1964) as "The Unreal!" by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber. Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Beware of Bruttu!
  2. 1. Beware of...Bruttu [, Part 1]
  3. 2. Mystery Trip
  4. 3. [Beware of...Bruttu], Part 2: Bruttu
  5. 4. Only One Is Human!
  6. 5. The Anatomy of a Nightmare!
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