(March 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

Distributed to newstands on December 12, 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 Bob Bailey.


Pildorr, The Plunderer From Outer Space! (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
Pildorr; John Brett
Reprints

I Was a Decoy for Pildorr: The Plunderer from Outer Space! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
John Brett; Pildorr
Synopsis
Earth sends a pilot to get an important cargo past attacking space pirates. He is caught and thrown into space, his cargo taken. The cargo is a cobalt bomb that destroys the pirates, and the pilot is a robot, so he survives.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Treasure (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[G-980]
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tommy Miller; Mr. Miller; Mrs. Miller; Wish
Synopsis
A sick boy takes comfort from a stray dog that grants wishes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Save Me From the Weed! (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-524
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lucius Farnsworth; George
Synopsis
A man urges his unambitious gardener to go into business for himself, but his humble diligence saves the world when he snips a radioactive telepathic weed while it rests.
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.)

He Came from Nowhere! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
V-525
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Joe Morgan; Groff
Synopsis
A fugitive meets a man from the future who offers to switch places. When he arrives, however, he finds that the man was another criminal, a shape-shifting Uranian. The authorities imprison him, assuming his form is a disguise.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story is a retelling of "My Nightmare Has No End!", drawn by Don Heck, from Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #12 (October 1960).

Sinnott inks based on information from the Atlas/Timely list and Bob Bailey. Previous indexer credited George Tuska. Script added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.). Sinnott pencils credit based on signature on page 1.

Help! (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-526
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A man gets a mysterious call for help but thinks it's a crank call and slams down the phone, breaking it. The caller is overjoyed, since it was a tiny alien spaceship trapped inside the phone receiver.
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. Pildorr, The Plunderer From Outer Space!
  2. 1. I Was a Decoy for Pildorr: The Plunderer from Outer Space!
  3. 2. The Treasure
  4. 3. Save Me From the Weed!
  5. 4. He Came from Nowhere!
  6. 5. Help!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Steve Jenner
  • Nick Caputo
  • Darrel McCann
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Bill Borre
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
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