(March 1962)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1961-12-12
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 as given in the copyright application as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, July-December 1961, page 365, registration number B942378. December 19 on sale date according to Bob Bailey.
This issue has variants:

When Oog Lives Again! (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
Oog
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ayers credit per Nick Caputo and Michael J. Vassallo. Bob Bailey previously credited Steve Ditko.

Oog Lives Again! (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 ?; Artie Simek (splash)

Job Number
V-515
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Arctic! A vast frozen wasteland...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Oog; Charlie; Ben
Synopsis
An alien trapped in ice is freed and mocks the fearful humans as it waits to be rescued. "Invade you? You have nothing we want! We should quarantine you!"
Reprints
Keywords
Arctic

Indexer Notes

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

From Outer Space (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
G-715
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It had been expected for a long time, so it wasn't too much of a...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jonathan Ditmar
Synopsis
When hostile aliens come to Earth of the future they are persuaded not to enslave humanity because of Earth's music.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

On the Trail of the Witch! (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-516
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a dark, dank cave somewhere in the lonely hills of...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Inspector Koraz
Synopsis
A witch is fearful of being pursued by a witch-hunter, but it turns out her fears are groundless as he is also a witch.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

John Doe (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-517
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ever since the year 2000, there have been robots on...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Prof. Blake Burke; John Doe
Synopsis
An inventor creates a humanoid robot and treats it like a close friend. When the robot sacrifices itself to save him from a bear, his friends realize that the inventor is also a robot.
Reprints
Keywords
robots

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Script added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

His Name Was...Merlin! (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
Joe Letterese

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He called himself the Great Nero, but the audience called him a flop!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Joe Cooke [The Great Nero/Merlin the Mystic]; Merlin
Synopsis
An untalented magician who takes the name Merlin is visited by the spirit of the real Merlin in the form of a derelict and offers to teach him some tricks. When the man learns Merlin's last trick of completely disappearing, he stiffs Merlin his fee. Merlin tells him that he'll be sorry and is the last to depart the theater after the magician uses his disappearing trick and is never seen again.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

If this story were in Marvel continuity, the Merlin that appears here could be the real Merlin or one of his various imposters.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. When Oog Lives Again!
  2. 1. Oog Lives Again!
  3. 2. From Outer Space
  4. 3. On the Trail of the Witch!
  5. 4. John Doe
  6. 5. His Name Was...Merlin!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Bob Bailey
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • David Bruce
  • Bill Devine
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Steve Coates
  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger