(January 1962)

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 September 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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.


The Thing Waits for Me! (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
Reprints

The Thing Hunts for Me! (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
John Duffy

Job Number
V-453
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
An old man in a boarding house tells a woman that is being hunted by a shape-shifting alien. He dies of a heart attack and the woman is relieved, since she is the alien and will not have to kill him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. The last page includes an advertisement for Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Kirby. Script added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

The Flying Saucer That Was (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
C-486
Genre
science fiction
Characters
George Ridley; Monroe Marks; Dr. Willard Seldin; Harry Landau
Synopsis
A teacher frantically tries to convince people that he saw aliens, but it turns out that they are friendly and make him their ambassador.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Man Who Shrunk the World! (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
John Duffy

Job Number
V-454
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Roderick Kane (villain, death?)
Synopsis
A man from the future travels back to the 1960s to conquer the world with a shrinking gas. When he tests the gas on himself he becomes too small to release the antidote and shrinks to nothingness.
Reprints
Keywords
Dannys Seafood Restaurant; time travel

Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Kirby.

Script added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.).

Story occurs in the years of 5000 and 1961.

Somewhere Sits a Lama (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 ?

Job Number
V-455
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A villager sneaks into a nearby monastery to find the secret of eternal life. He finds the secret, but in order to live forever he must stay motionless in one room until someone comes to take his place.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

Inside the Flying Saucer! (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
John Duffy

Job Number
V-456
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
This story shows an audience watching a film of alien invasion. When the film ends, the audience leaves the theatre and looks up at the Earth from their home on Mars.
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Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Ditko.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Thing Waits for Me!
  2. 1. The Thing Hunts for Me!
  3. 2. The Flying Saucer That Was
  4. 3. The Man Who Shrunk the World!
  5. 4. Somewhere Sits a Lama
  6. 5. Inside the Flying Saucer!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Bob Bailey
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Bill Borre
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  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
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  • Thomas G. Lammers