(March 1962)

Marvel, 1959 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 Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Distributed to newstands in December 1961 (December 12 according to Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website, December 19 according to Bob Bailey). This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.


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
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Oog
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

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
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
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
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

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)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
?

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
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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
  • Nick Caputo
  • 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