(April 1962)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1962-01-09
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 from 1962 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:

The Thing from the Hidden Swamp!; Return of the Gorilla-Man! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
"Thing from the Hidden Swamp" (only referred to as such in title); Mary Brown; Gorilla-Man [Franz Radzic]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (30 January 2009); the original indexer credited Dick Ayers.

The Return of the Gorilla-Man (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 ?

Job Number
[V-586] ?
First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's back!!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Gorilla-Man [Franz Radzik]; Professor Stuyvesant
Synopsis
The Gorilla-Man escapes and tries to get himself transformed back into a human, but instead he is blasted into space in an experimental space capsule.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Despite the end of the story in Tales to Astonish #28 seemingly indicating Gorilla-Man's mind regressing to that of a beast, in this issue Gorilla-Man's mental facility seems to be completely unimpaired.

Job number speculative on the basis of other stories in this issue.

The Remedy Oil (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Marie Severin
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-984
First Line of Dialogue or Text
All of the fancy clothing stores on Main Street were doing a booming business at...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mrs. Gerrity; Tom Gerrity; Officer O'Malley; Logarithm
Synopsis
An old-fashioned shopkeeper unwittingly saves the life of a boy from Mechanica when her remedy oil lubricates the gears in his brain.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations.

The Thing from the Hidden Swamp (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
John Duffy

Job Number
V-587
First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's no place quite as eerie as a dark, secluded swamp...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mary Brown; "The Thing from the Hidden Swamp" (only referred to as such in title)
Synopsis
A plain girl helps a stranded alien, and is made beautiful as a reward.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Dick Ayers Inks credit from Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 2006 Series) #3.

What Was the Staggering Secret of the 13th Floor (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-588
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Willy Sloane operated the oldest elevator in the oldest hotel in town!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Willy Sloane; Mr. Jordan
Synopsis
An oddly cheerful elevator operator is held at gunpoint with a passer-by by a spy planning to blow up the hotel. The elevator lets the spy off at the 13th floor, and while the passer-by is terrified, the elevator operator simply fades away, explaining that the bomb will never go off, since there is no 13th floor.
Reprints

Quogg! (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
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-589
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our scene is an outpost in Africa!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Quogg
Synopsis
A fugitive hides in an enclosure said to contain a horrible monster, and realizes too late that the monster appeared to be an ordinary hut.
Reprints
Keywords
Africa

Indexer Notes

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 Thing from the Hidden Swamp!; Return of the Gorilla-Man!
  2. 1. The Return of the Gorilla-Man
  3. 2. The Remedy Oil
  4. 3. The Thing from the Hidden Swamp
  5. 4. What Was the Staggering Secret of the 13th Floor
  6. 5. Quogg!
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