(November 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

Distributed to newstands 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.

Some information on this issue supplied by Tom Lammers and the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Orrgo, the Unconquerable! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (29 August 2006); the original indexer credited Dick Ayers.

Orrgo... The Unconquerable! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-364
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Orrgo (introduction); Jo-Jo
Synopsis
An alien race with immense telepathic and telekinetic powers send one of their kind to conquer Earth. He easily defeats the police and army and freezes Washington, DC in a block of ice, but is killed by a gorilla while resting because he only prepared defences against humans.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Orrgo or a character based on him next appears in Defenders (Marvel, 2001 series) #9 (November 2001).
Story is pages 3-7, 10-11 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 7).

Special Sale (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
J-932
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Marvin Kale; Paula Kale
Synopsis
When a husband goes shopping he finds a new cleaning fluid that makes anything better than new, even him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

A Thousand Years Later... (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
V-365
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Adam; Eve
Synopsis
A scientist prolongs his life for a thousand years, outliving all his friends as Earth becomes overpopulated. When Earth is abandoned he stays behind with one young woman, leaving only the two of them, Adam and Eve, to restart civilization.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This story is a retelling of "I Am the Last Man on Earth!" drawn by Don Heck, from Strange Worlds (Marvel, 1968 series) #1 (December 1958).
Story is pages 12-14, 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

The Inhuman! (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-366
Genre
science fiction
Characters
X-35
Synopsis
In a war against robots, the robots try to find a way to break the human defenses by sending a robot spy disguised as a human. The spy leads them into a trap, and they discover that their spy was a human disguised as a robot.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Germ Warfare (Table of Contents: 5)

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
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
V-367
Genre
science fiction
Characters
John Marshall; Molitis germ
Synopsis
A medical researcher on a boat enlarges a germ to human size, causing it to attack him and hijack the boat. The germ lands on an island in order to make an army of enlarged germs, but an atomic test destroys it.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

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. Orrgo, the Unconquerable!
  2. 1. Orrgo... The Unconquerable!
  3. 2. Special Sale
  4. 3. A Thousand Years Later...
  5. 4. The Inhuman!
  6. 5. Germ Warfare
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Nick Caputo
  • machinal jocelyn
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Andrews
  • Bill Borre
  • Terry Jeffress
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Thomas G. Lammers