(April 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 February 1, 1962 according to Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website and January 23, 1962 according to Bob Bailey. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.


The Midnight Monster! (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
Victor Avery
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

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

The Midnight Monster (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
John Duffy

Job Number
V-594
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Victor Avery; Bill Cooper
Synopsis
When handsome, scientist, playboy Victor Avery is rejected by a girl he turns himself into a monster to wreak revenge on her fiancé only to become his own victim.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Script and synopsis added by Bob Bailey, 2005-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.).

The last page includes an advertisement for the Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) also drawn by Jack Kirby.

Secret Mission (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
H-487
Genre
spy
Characters
Ezra Bolton; Prof. Carmichael; Prof. Greever
Synopsis
A bookkeeper dreams that he is a government agent hunting a mad scientist with a destructive sound device.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first page of this story is printed between the pages of "The Midnight Monster", while the second page is printed between "Wings of the Butterfly!" and "The Speed Demon". The last page is split with the statement of ownership.

The Man Who Played Dead! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-596
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A midget disguises himself as a dummy to gain access to homes to rob them. When he murders someone while robbing their home the police do not see through his disguise, but they put him in a trunk where he will suffocate.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script and synopsis added by Bob Bailey, 2005-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.)

Wings of the Butterfly! (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
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Eric Krane
Synopsis
In the year 2050 Eric Krane is a spaceman who collects butterflies only to find himself trapped on planet where butterflies collect men.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script and synopsis added by Bob Bailey, 2005-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.).

Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 and June 11, 1960 (74 Stat. 208) (Table of Contents: 5)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Average monthly circulation October 1960–September 1961 (issues #65–75, despite monthly cover dates): 182,090.

Indexer Notes

This shares the last page of "Secret Mission".

The Speed Demon (Table of Contents: 6)

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
car; horror-suspense
Characters
Speedy Simms
Synopsis
Speedy Sims races his car so recklessly he is doomed to race around the rings of Saturn forever.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script and synopsis added by Bob Bailey, 2005-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.). 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 Midnight Monster!
  2. 1. The Midnight Monster
  3. 2. Secret Mission
  4. 3. The Man Who Played Dead!
  5. 4. Wings of the Butterfly!
  6. 5. Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 and June 11, 1960 (74 Stat. 208)
  7. 6. The Speed Demon
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Bob Bailey
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Heer
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Darrel McCann