(February 1962)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1962-11-09
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
MC
Printer
The Eastern Color Printing Co., Waterbury 20, Conn.
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

Includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. On sale date from the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Volume 15, Part 2, Number 2, Periodicals, July-December 1961. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B934595. Distribution ranges from November 9, stamped on a copy and November 14, according to
Bob Bailey.
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

I Am the Gorilla-Man! (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
Gorilla-Man [Franz Radzik]
Reprints

I Am the... Gorilla-Man (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-488
First Line of Dialogue or Text
You... come closer...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Gorilla-Man [Franz Radzik]
Synopsis
An inventor transfers his mind into a gorilla to commit crimes, but the gorilla controlling his body turns against him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Narrated in the first person. Gorilla-Man next appears in issue #30 (April 1962). This story is retold in issue #48 (October 1963) as "Grayson's Gorilla!" by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber.

The Green Hat (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
G-537
First Line of Dialogue or Text
George is a guy who knows more about flying saucers and Mars men than all...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Axtel; George; Chuck
Synopsis
A recent graduate meets a strange man and finds that they share a gift to commune with the Green Goddess.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with an illustration.

Sequence added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell edited).

Midnight on Haunted Hill (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky (see notes); Dick Ayers ? (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
John Duffy

Job Number
V-489
First Line of Dialogue or Text
All boys like to read astonishing fiction!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Billy Jones/Brown (last name inconsistent)
Synopsis
A boy sees an alien landing, but no one believes him until the spaceship comes back. They didn't realize that a tree on a hill was really an alien being.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Per Nick Caputo, Sol Brodsky inked the majority of the story. Dick Ayers appears to have a hand in the first three pages, in particular page three. The previous indexer credited Ayers with sole inks.

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

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

The Scheme! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ? (plot ?); Larry Lieber ? (script ?)
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Gene Colan ? (see notes); Dick Ayers ? (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
John Duffy

Job Number
V-480
First Line of Dialogue or Text
This may look like a love story!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Bentley; Anne Wentworth
Synopsis
An insolvent cad marries a rich widow dying of a terminal sickness for her money, but finds when she dies that the disease is contagious and he has only months to live.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell edited). Possible Ayers inks per Nick Caputo.

In order for this story to make any sense, the disease would have to be sexually transmitted.

The Frightening Fog (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
John Duffy

Job Number
?
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is morning!
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A mysterious fog envelops the entire world for days, terrifying everyone. It was actually created by benevolent alien peacekeepers to hide Earth from an invasion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

This plot is similar to a plan used by the Watcher in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #48 (March 1966), also written by Stan Lee.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. I Am the Gorilla-Man!
  2. 1. I Am the... Gorilla-Man
  3. 2. The Green Hat
  4. 3. Midnight on Haunted Hill
  5. 4. The Scheme!
  6. 5. The Frightening Fog
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • David Bruce
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  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
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  • Björn Eklöf
  • Per Sandell
  • Steve Coates
  • Bill Borre
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