(December 1961)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1961-09-05
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
MC
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

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. On-sale date from 1961 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:

The Sacrifice! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Chuck Dawson
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (29 August 2006).

The Sacrifice! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-381
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Chuck Dawson; Plant Creature
Synopsis
An astronaut sent to Mars encounters a telepathic plant that destroyed all life on Mars and forces him to take it to Earth. The man kills himself by blowing up the spaceship and stranding the plant in space.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 3-7, 10-11 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 7).

Strange Mission (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
K-440
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Alfred Pook; Harold; Dr. Smith
Synopsis
A man becomes confused over directions to the dentist and as a result accidentally pilots an expedition to claim a new planet.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Coming of the Giants (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ? (plot); Larry Lieber ? (script)
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed as Paul Reinman)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed as Paul Reinman)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-382
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bobby Grant; Sally Grant
Synopsis
Alien giants menace New York, but retreat at token resistance. The people find a projector and decide that the aliens' giant size was an illusion. The aliens really were giants and left the equipment to disguise their cowardice.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 12-14, 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

The Mask of Morgumm! (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-383
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Joe Phelps
Synopsis
A baby-faced criminal gets an ugly mask to disguise himself and intimidate people. When he removes the mask he finds that it has made his face just as ugly as the mask and so easily recognizable.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story is a retelling of "Who Hides Beneath My Mask?" drawn by Dick Ayers, from Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #6 (November 1959). Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

The Warning! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed as Stan Lee [early- to mid-career])
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed as S. DITKO)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed as S. DITKO)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-384
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A man frantically tries to convince people in a park that he saw a statue move. When he is unsuccessful he is satisfied, since now he knows that his alien people's plan to infiltrate Earth with soldiers disguised as statues will work.
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. The Sacrifice!
  2. 1. The Sacrifice!
  3. 2. Strange Mission
  4. 3. The Coming of the Giants
  5. 4. The Mask of Morgumm!
  6. 5. The Warning!
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