(February 1962)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1961-11-09
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
MC
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newsstands in November 1961 (November 9 according to Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website, November 21 according to Bob Bailey). This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.
On sale date as given in the copyright application as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, July-December 1961, page 365, registration number B934596.


The Thing That Crawled by Night! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Help!! Help us!!
Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Klein inks per Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (30 August 2006). Bob Bailey originally credited Dick Ayers (12 August 2005).

It Crawls by Night! (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-478
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Most men work for themselves, but there are other...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jed Hanson; Bobby Hanson; Ann Hanson; Fred; Tommy; Spot (dog)
Synopsis
A farmer develops a plant that grows so quickly at night that it becomes a menace to all objects around it by crushing and tossing them. The farmer feels he is done for as he runs to hide behind a meteorite that fell from the sky earlier in the day, but as the plant touches the rock, it begins to shrivel and die. The farmer and his son along with the neighbors quickly use tools to break up the meteor and apply it to the plant thus saving themselves.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

George Klein Inks credit from Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 2006 Series) #3. Bob Bailey originally credited Dick Ayers.

Music Master (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
G-804
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Joe was one of the regulars with the popular Rhythm Makers orchestra.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Joe; Gus; Angelo
Synopsis
A struggling band takes on a poor but talented young harp player who turns out to be a young angel studying on Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Never Trust a Martian (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 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-479 ?
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Observe this hideous creature!
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Communist spies plan to fake a Martian invasion, but they are abducted and killed by the real Martians, afraid that their cover will be blown.
Reprints
Keywords
Mars; New York

Indexer Notes

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

Seven Long Years (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-480
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Vince Jordan is a racketeer!
Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Characters
Vince Jordan
Synopsis
A racketeer breaks a mirror and gives up crime for seven years, only to break another mirror in his first robbery and be caught and sentenced to seven years.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Face! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Steve Ditko [as S. Ditko] (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko [as S. Ditko] (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-481
First Line of Dialogue or Text
India! Land of mystery, land of enchantment, land of...
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A thief steals a ruby from an Indian Lama's temple and finds himself cursed to see the Lama's face everywhere he goes. He tries to get out of the country by train, but still finds himself pursued by the face. Panicked, he pulls the emergency stop cord on the train and leaps out. Unfortunately for him, the place he chose to stop the train happened to be just as it was crossing a high trestle bridge.
Reprints
Keywords
India

Indexer Notes

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

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Thing That Crawled by Night!
  2. 1. It Crawls by Night!
  3. 2. Music Master
  4. 3. Never Trust a Martian
  5. 4. Seven Long Years
  6. 5. The Face!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Bob Bailey
  • Nick Caputo
  • Bill Devine
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Henry R. Kujawa