(December 1961)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1961-08-31
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 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.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
typeset; Artie Simek ? (logo)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
5 Fantastic Thrillers for the More Mature Reader
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bobby
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Indexer Notes

Logo design likely by Artie Simek. Cover has the mention "The Magazine That Respects Your Intelligence.". No specific title but art cover refer to the last story of this issue titled "The Icy Fingers of Fear".

Skinny or Fat, 15, 20, 30 or 40 Years of Age (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
V-394
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Amazing Adult Fantasy Contents
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Indexer Notes

Table of contents is page 3 of comic (page not numbered).

Why Won't They Believe Me? (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-391
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A man believes that he has discovered an alien invasion, but he is the real alien, and has amnesia.
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Indexer Notes

Retold in Silver Surfer (Marvel, 1968 series) #3 (December 1968) as a Tales of the Watcher story by Stan Lee and Gene Colan. Another version of this story is told in Marvel: The Lost Generation (Marvel, 2000 series) #11 by Roger Stern and John Byrne. The later story uses a Skrull as the alien and Reed Richards as the scientist who discovers the amnesiac's true identity.
Story is pages 3-8 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Important News for the Man Who Needs a Good Job, More Money and Greater Security (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Commercial Trades Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Last Man on Earth (Table of Contents: 5)

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-392
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Sidney Blake
Synopsis
A paranoid man seals himself in a bomb shelter, but instead of a war, he misses the discovery of immortality in space and the exodus of humanity.
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Indexer Notes

Story is pages 10-14 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Will You Work Saturday Mornings for $5.00 to $20.00 Extra? (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Mason Shoe Mfg. Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Witch Hunt (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-396
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Ben; Sarah
Synopsis
A woman accused of witchcraft is exonerated, but discovers that her fiancé really is a witch.
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Indexer Notes

Story is pages 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 3).

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Journey's End (Table of Contents: 9)

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-395
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Prof. Storm
Synopsis
A thief tries to use a time machine to escape, but creates a paradox when he kills the machine's inventor in the past
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Indexer Notes

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

Boys — 12 or Older — (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Grit Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Reward $2,000.00 for This Coin (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Shop by Mail (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

'Swingingest' Way to Save! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Medford Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Icy Fingers of Fear (Table of Contents: 15)

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-393
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bobby
Synopsis
An alien space ship lands on Earth for the first time and their frightening appearance causes apprehension among the human crowd. Their language is indecipherable, their gestures appear menacing, and the panicked human crowd suggests possible violent responses. A small child with a toy rocket is fascinated by the visitors and walks up from the crowd to the space ship hatch, where an alien child appears with a toy and the two children exchange toys, being free of the prejudices which cause adults to fear the unknown.
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Indexer Notes

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

Test Your Talent! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

If You Know Just 20 People… (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Learn Radio-Television Electronics (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Famous Artists Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["5 Fantastic Thrillers for the More Mature Reader"]
  2. 1. Skinny or Fat, 15, 20, 30 or 40 Years of Age
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. ["Amazing Adult Fantasy Contents"]
  4. 3. Why Won't They Believe Me?
  5. 4. Important News for the Man Who Needs a Good Job, More Money and Greater Security
    Commercial Trades Institute
  6. 5. The Last Man on Earth
  7. 6. Will You Work Saturday Mornings for $5.00 to $20.00 Extra?
    Mason Shoe Mfg. Company
  8. 7. Witch Hunt
  9. 8. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Products Corp.
  10. 9. Journey's End
  11. 10. Boys — 12 or Older —
    Grit Publishing Co.
  12. 11. Reward $2,000.00 for This Coin
    Best Values Co.
  13. 12. ["In the Next Issue of Amazing Adult Fantasy"]
  14. 13. Shop by Mail
  15. 14. 'Swingingest' Way to Save!
    Medford Products
  16. 15. The Icy Fingers of Fear
  17. 16. Test Your Talent!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  18. 17. If You Know Just 20 People…
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  19. 18. Learn Radio-Television Electronics
    National Radio Institute
  20. 19. He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw
    Famous Artists Schools
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