(May 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 March 1, 1962 according to Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website and February 27, 1962 according to Bob Bailey. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.


Won't You Step Into My Parlor? (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers ?; George Klein ? (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ayers inks per Jim Vadeboncoeur. Nick Caputo suspects Klein is the inker.

The cover art does not really depict any part of the story, there is no point when one of the two men is tiny and the other normal sized, neither of the characters on the cover resemble those in the story.

Lee and Ditko are mentioned by name in the cover caption.

Won't You Step Into My Parlor...??? (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense
Characters
Luther Krumhausen; Kunhn; Gruber; Darius Zamora
Synopsis
Herr Krumhausen prepares a giant room to deceive business competitor only to really shrink himself.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The third, fourth and sixth pages include copy promoting the upcoming Hulk comic.

Strange Mission (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
K-440
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Alfred Pook; Harold; Dr. Smith
Synopsis
A man becomes confused over directions to the dentist and as a result accidentally pilots an expedition to claim a new planet.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Sequence added by Bob Bailey, 2005-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.)

Propaganda (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
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
[None]
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Boris Grozny; Ivan Grozny
Synopsis
Low level communist worker Boris Grozny is given a chance to avoid Siberia if he can stir up turmoil in an African nation. All he stirs up is trouble for himself with the native gods.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The second page includes copy at the bottom of the page promoting the new Hulk comic. The last page includes copy at the bottom of the page promoting the new Fantastic Four title.

I Spent the Night in a Haunted House! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Don Heck (signed)
Inks
Don Heck (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Tom
Synopsis
A young boy who has just moved to town is convinced to spend the night in a haunted house. He doesn't find any ghosts but the next day realizes the house itself was the ghost.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script, synopsis added by Bob Bailey. This story is retold as "I Speak of the Haunted House!" by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #42 (June 1963). (Bob Bailey, 2005-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.))

The kids are shown reading comic books: Journey into Mystery, Strange Tales, Tales to Astonish and Tales of Suspense, which are mentioned by name.

The top of page four includes copy promoting the upcoming Hulk comic.

For the Birds! (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
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Borgon
Synopsis
Mr. Borgon is an unscrupulous hunter of rare animals in the future who finds himself trapped by his own deceit.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script, synopsis by Bob Bailey, 2005-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.). The third page includes an advertisement for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series)

Copy at the end of story reads: "Like this type of story? Then Don't miss "AMAZING ADULT FANTASY" comics -- On Sale Now!

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Won't You Step Into My Parlor?
  2. 1. Won't You Step Into My Parlor...???
  3. 2. Strange Mission
  4. 3. Propaganda
  5. 4. I Spent the Night in a Haunted House!
  6. 5. For the Birds!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Bob Bailey
  • Nick Caputo
  • John Brichetto
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Heer
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Darrel McCann