(April 1962)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1962-01-02
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Brand
MC
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Distributed to newstands in January 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


In Human Form? (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Zogg
Reprints

New Discovery in Hypnotism (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Bond Book Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Amazing Adult Fantasy Contents / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprints

In Human Form! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It would probably be great to be able to change yourself into any form you desired!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Zogg
Synopsis
Alien invaders send a shapeshifting scout to disguise himself as one of Earth's dominant lifeform, but he mistakenly takes the form of a mosquito and is swatted.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Third place in the voting for best story in this issue, according to issue #13 (June 1962).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Medford Products, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

For the Rest of Your Life! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-565
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It must be a terrible thing to be sentenced to life in prison!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rico
Synopsis
Jupiter's courts are thought soft, but their convicts are actually imprisoned for life within an illusion of freedom.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Set in 2061.

Great New Idea from CTI (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Commercial Trades Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Secret of the Universe! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-569
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Something must exist out there!
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A rocket is built which travels faster than light in order to probe the edge of the visible universe, but the volunteer pilot de-ages to infancy during the trip, curing him of his terminal disease.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Runner up for best story according to the letters page in issue #13 (June 1962). Job number from the Atlas Tales website.

Reward $2,000.00 (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Amazing Wrist Radio (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Honor House Prod. Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Ice Monster Cometh! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-568
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Some call him the abominable snowman!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Hugo Bogg; Ice-Monster
Synopsis
A thief tries to use the legend of a local ice monster to recover his loot, but the legend is true.
Reprints

Boys — 12 or Older — (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Grit Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Transistor Radio (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Coming Attractions / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Shop by Mail (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Where Walks the Ghost? (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-567
First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, this is not just another ghost story!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Jimmy; Emma
Synopsis
A reverse ghost story that leads the reader to believe that a young man in the civil war has been slain and returns to his waiting parents in the form of a ghost when the last panel reveals that the young man is still within the land of the living and the waiting parents are ghosts who were killed during artillery shelling.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Voted best story in this issue by the readers according to the letters page of issue #13 (June 1962).

You Can Have the Secret Weapon (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Padell Book Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

For a Successful Career in Radio Television Electronics (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

New Kind of Shoe Will Fill Your Pockets with Cash! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Mr. Ned Mason / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. In Human Form?
  2. 1. New Discovery in Hypnotism
    Bond Book Co.
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Amazing Adult Fantasy Contents
  4. 3. In Human Form!
  5. 4. ["New super-speed way to add pounds of solid muscle to chest, back, arms, wrists!"]
    Medford Products, Inc.
  6. 5. For the Rest of Your Life!
  7. 6. Great New Idea from CTI
    Commercial Trades Institute
  8. 7. The Secret of the Universe!
  9. 8. Reward $2,000.00
    Best Values Co.
  10. 9. Amazing Wrist Radio
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  11. 10. The Ice Monster Cometh!
  12. 11. Boys — 12 or Older —
    Grit Publishing Co.
  13. 12. Transistor Radio
    Honor House Products Corp.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Coming Attractions
  15. 14. Shop by Mail
  16. 15. Where Walks the Ghost?
  17. 16. You Can Have the Secret Weapon
    Padell Book Co.
  18. 17. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Products Corp.
  19. 18. For a Successful Career in Radio Television Electronics
    National Radio Institute
  20. 19. New Kind of Shoe Will Fill Your Pockets with Cash!
    Mr. Ned Mason
This issue was most recently modified by:
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