(May 1962)

Marvel, 1959 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 Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Distributed to newstands in February 1962 (February 8 according to Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website, February 27 according to Bob Bailey). This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.


The Martian Who Stole a City! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (30 August 2006).

The Martian Who Stole a City! (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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bill Gordon; Bobby Carter
Synopsis
A Martian steals a city piece by piece, until a young boy figures out that it is vulnerable to light.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Mystery Mansion (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
H-396
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Sam Catlett; Caspar; Ben Rump; Bill Rump
Synopsis
A local millionaire secludes himself from his old bowling buddies as he becomes wealthier, but they discover that he misses them so much that he has invented a robotic bowling alley.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first page is printed between the pages of "The Martian Who Stole a City!", while the second page is printed between "It Was Only a Simple Barber Shop...Or Was It??!" and "The Thing In the Locked Room!". The last page is split with the statement of ownership. Sequence added by Bob Bailey, 2005-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.)

Nothing Can Save Us! (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
V-615
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Capt. Rick Marshall
Synopsis
Trapped on a small planet a group of space pilots almost kill a space dragon out of fear until they realize that it protects the planet from runaway asteroids.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series)by Lee and Kirby. Script, inks and synopsis by Bob Bailey, 2005-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.)

It Was Only a Simple Barber Shop...or Was It??! (Table of Contents: 4)

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
horror-suspense
Characters
Muggsy Bogar
Synopsis
Muggsy Bogar is a crook on the run. A mysterious figure instructs him to hide in a nearby barbershop. He goes in and the barber hides him forever.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Ditko. 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

Average circulation per issue October 1960–September 1961 (issues #26–36, despite monthly cover dates): 184,635. This shares the last page of "Mystery Mansion".

The Thing in the Locked Room! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Job Number
V-616
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Prince Zemu
Synopsis
Prince Zemu takes a strange painting as part of his booty, only to discover it saps his life and youth from him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Martian Who Stole a City!
  2. 1. The Martian Who Stole a City!
  3. 2. Mystery Mansion
  4. 3. Nothing Can Save Us!
  5. 4. It Was Only a Simple Barber Shop...or Was It??!
  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 Thing in the Locked Room!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Bob Bailey
  • Nick Caputo
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steffen Nyeland
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Henry R. Kujawa