(February 1962)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 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

This issue has variants.

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

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


The Wax People (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (29 August 2006); the original indexer credited Steve Ditko.

When the Thing Runs Amok! (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-465
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jason Burke; Clara Burke; X-13
Synopsis
An inventor builds a robot, but others are afraid of it. The robot goes on a rampage and is dropped into the sea. It leaves a letter saying that it will emerge when humanity learns tolerance.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Script added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

The Magician (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
G-719
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Howard; Uncle Bart
Synopsis
A TV studio page and aspiring magician gets a lucky break when he meets a real sorcerer time traveling from the past.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Earth Will Be Lost Tonight! (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 ?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Steve Miller; "Don Russell"; Nan Miller
Synopsis
An agent signs a singer who is an instant hit. He discovers that the singer is an alien whose next record will help his people conquer Earth, and manufactures a scandal to ruin the alien’s career.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Kirby. Script added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

Mister Black (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Bob Forgione
Inks
Bob Forgione
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Miko Kyusha; Mr. Black
Synopsis
A Japanese youth doesn’t want to fight in World War 2. A stranger named Mr. Black saves him, but only so he will be where he was fated to be in 1945, in Hiroshima as the bomb falls.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story is retold in Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #33 (July 1962) as "The Voice of Fate!", drawn by Gene Colan.

Script added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.) Forgione art per Nick Caputo and Michael J. Vassallo. Bob Bailey previously credited Gene Colan.

The Wax People! (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-468
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
The mannequins in a store come to life in a creepy atmosphere as it closes. However, this is not thought odd by anyone, because on this alien world all people are made of wax, and some work as mannequins, but leave with everyone else at closing.
Reprints

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 Wax People
  2. 1. When the Thing Runs Amok!
  3. 2. The Magician
  4. 3. Earth Will Be Lost Tonight!
  5. 4. Mister Black
  6. 5. The Wax People!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Bob Bailey
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Bill Borre
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