(December 1961)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
MC
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in September 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.
This issue has variants:

The Four-Armed Things!; He Walked Thru Walls! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters
William Cartwright
Reprints

Look Out!! Here Come the...Four-Armed Men! (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-402
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was on a bleak rainy night that nurse Anne Morgan arrived at...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
"Anne Morgan"; William Cartwright; Bruno
Synopsis
An explorer learns of an invasion of four-armed aliens. His nurse tells him his bodyguard is one of the aliens, but he realizes that she is the real alien.
Reprints

The Weatherman (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
K-71
First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Don't know what the world is coming to," said Willie Wimms as he put down the morning newspaper.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters
Willie Wimms; Hugh Wimms
Synopsis
In the future, young boy's afternoon is nearly ruined by a scheduled rainstorm, but when he runs into the rainmaker's magical assistant, he gets a delay.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

He Walked Through Walls! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 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-403
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In every century there have been greedy, discontented men like Silas Birch...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Silas Birch; Charles J. Cragmore
Synopsis
A stranger performs feats of magic, and offers anything that people might want if they sign a contract. He helps a disgruntled clerk steal money and get away, but the clerk is stranded on an island forever.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dick Ayers Inks credit from Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 2006 Series) #3.

Run, Rocky, Run! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Bob Forgione (signed as Bob Forgione)
Inks
Bob Forgione (signed as Bob Forgione)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-405
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Midnight!! The city's darkness holds a thousand stories...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rocky Jordan
Synopsis
A criminal on the run plans to stow-away on the experimental rocket he reads about, but finds out too late that is an advanced miniature rocket that cannot carry a pilot.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for the Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series). Retold as a Tales of the Watcher story as "Run, Roco, Run" by Stan Lee and Howard Purcell in Silver Surfer (Marvel, 1968 series) #5 (April 1969). Stan Lee given a tentative writer's credit based on his authorship of the retelling.

Dream World (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
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
V-380
First Line of Dialogue or Text
When a man is tired...
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man repeatedly dreams that his bed is levitating, and can’t tell if he’s dreaming or not.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. This story is presented, according to a caption, because of positive response to "The Silent Screen" in issue #21 (July 1961), a similarly structured story. The last page carries an advertisement for Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Ditko. Stan Lee adopts Cartesian philosophical skepticism regarding dreams.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Four-Armed Things!; He Walked Thru Walls!
  2. 1. Look Out!! Here Come the...Four-Armed Men!
  3. 2. The Weatherman
  4. 3. He Walked Through Walls!
  5. 4. Run, Rocky, Run!
  6. 5. Dream World
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