(May 1962)

Marvel, 1951 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 Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

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

Some information on this issue supplied by Tom Lammers and the Timely/Atlas discussion list. Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


I Dream of Doom! (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
Frank Atwell

Indexer Notes

Pencil and inks credits from Frank Lovece on 20 December 2004; previously credited to Steve Ditko.

I Dream of Doom! (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
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-628
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Frank Atwell
Synopsis
Frank Atwell can't sleep because he has nightmares in which a monster tries to catch him. His doctor sedates him and he sleeps so heavily that the monster catches him before he can wake up. He discovers his dream world is the real world, and he is its king, while the mundane world was a dream, or was it?
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Indexer Notes

Script by Bob Bailey, 2008-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.)

The Universal Gadget (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
H-254
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Bill Jordan
Synopsis
A mysterious salesman offers a product that can do anything, but his customer decides that his ordinary contentment is better than the risk of the unknown.
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Indexer Notes

The first page of this story is printed between the pages of "I Dream of Doom!", while the second page is printed between "Beware the Future Man!" and "The Clock-Maker!". The last page is split with the statement of ownership.

The Impossible Tunnel! (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 ?; Artie Simek (splash)

Job Number
V-629
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Robert Saunders; Omor
Synopsis
Robert Saunders wants to build a sub-oceanic tunnel from North America to Europe. He discovers a gentle underground civilization and he destroys the tunnel to protect them from the upper world.
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Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Kirby. Bill Everett inker credit changed based on information from the Atlas/Timely discussion list. Script added by Bob Bailey, 2005-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.)

Beware the Future Man! (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
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-630
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Elsa Peterson
Synopsis
A gangster tries to escape the police by forcing an old man to take him to another state. The old man turns out to be from the future and is looking for a male specimen to put on display.
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Indexer Notes

Script and synopsis 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

Indexer Notes

This shares the last page of "The Universal Gadget". Average circulation of each issue published October 1960–September 1961 (issues #82–92, despite monthly cover dates): 191,261.

The Clock-Maker! (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

Job Number
V-627
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
The Clock-Maker cannot stand anything that's not perfect. When his bookkeeper makes a mistake it sounds like he has killed him. The local police arrive to discover the bookkeeper was a clockwork man and the Clock-Maker was repairing him.
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Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Ditko. Synopsis by Bob Bailey, 2005-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. I Dream of Doom!
  2. 1. I Dream of Doom!
  3. 2. The Universal Gadget
  4. 3. The Impossible Tunnel!
  5. 4. Beware the Future Man!
  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 Clock-Maker!
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