(March 1962)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Brand
MC
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands January 2, 1962 (according to Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website and December 21, 1961 according to Bob Bailey. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.


The Sorcerer! (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
Characters
Lucy Scott; Aaron
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inking credit added by Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors list, December 2008.

Kraggoom! The Creature Who Caught an Astronaut! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway ?; Artie Simek (splash)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Kraggoom; Derek Wolfington
Synopsis
An exiled gaseous alien criminal named Kraggoom waits in Earth orbit for the first human astronaut in order to enter his body and possess his mind, returning to Earth as a conqueror. However, the first astronaut turns out to be a wealthy cheat who paid a safecracker to obtain the test results from NASA's selection process and altered them so that he would be chosen as the first astronaut. He is unable to cope with space travel and develops amnesia under the stress. Kraggoom, trapped in the human's mind, suffers the same fate as the spacecraft returns to Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Time Machine (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Reed Crandall (Illustration)
Inks
Reed Crandall (Illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
G-85
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A man's fascination with history leads him to build a time machine and travel to the past, but when he sees the dangers of time travel he destroys the machine and blueprints.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Sequence added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

The Sorcerer (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
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-532
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Lucy Scott; Aaron
Synopsis
A stranger appears at a gas station and asks for a job. He has mysterious powers, and is eventually attacked by supernatural beings. They agree to leave him alone, but only if he gives up his powers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Timely/Atlas discussion group. Script and inks added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

The Clutching Hand (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ? (plot); Larry Lieber ? (script)
Pencils
Joe Sinnott
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Charlie; Mike
Synopsis
The producers of an oddities exhibit strike it rich when a suspended hand appears in their booth. The more honest one discovers that the hand is part of a stranded extra-dimensional being and frees it, enraging his crooked partner, who takes the profits and leaves, leaving his partner to collect a reward in gold from the being.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Monsters on Mercury! (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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ben
Synopsis
On Christmas eve, the first group of astronauts to land on Mercury encounter a group of friendly telepathic aliens who make them a Christmas tree.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This book was published around Christmas 1961 coinciding with the science fiction Christmas theme. (Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005).

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Sorcerer!
  2. 1. Kraggoom! The Creature Who Caught an Astronaut!
  3. 2. Time Machine
  4. 3. The Sorcerer
  5. 4. The Clutching Hand
  6. 5. Monsters on Mercury!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Bob Bailey
  • Dan Stevenson
  • Guy Budziak
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • Bill Borre
  • Matthew Head
  • Nick Caputo
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Heer
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Darrel McCann