(May 1962)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1962-02-01
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, Conn.
Editing
Stan Lee (credited) (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 Mummy's Secret! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
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When the Mummy Walks (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 ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Behold the great Egyptian desert, for it is here that I dwell!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Paul Kentworth; Gloria Carstairs; Jason Wilkes; Mr. Carstairs; Lord Randolph; Giant Mummy
Synopsis
An archaeologist uncovers an ancient mummy, which is actually an alien invader that locked itself in the pyramid. It bursts out, but it turns out that the mummy forgot that it sealed itself in to protect himself from Earth's atmosphere, which kills it.
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Keywords
Egypt; pyramid

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

The Strange Stone (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
H-401
First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Johnny came to the open field, he couldn't resist the...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Johnny
Synopsis
Johnny finds a magic wishing stone, but wishes it away because magic would make life no fun.
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Indexer Notes

The first page of this story is printed between the pages of "When the Mummy Walks", while the second page is printed between "The Man of Iron!" and "The Pretender!". The last page is split with the statement of ownership.

It Fell from the Flying Saucer! (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
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-609
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It all begins as just an ordinary day in the park!
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
An artist finds an alien pencil that will make whatever he draws real, but his selfish use of it makes the aliens take it back.
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Indexer Notes

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

Man of Iron! (Table of Contents: 4)

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-611
First Line of Dialogue or Text
You've heard about rich, spoiled brats!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Nastiwell Snide; Bela
Synopsis
A rich weakling pays a witch to give him muscles of iron, but her spell makes him sink right through the Earth's surface.
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Indexer Notes

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

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

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Indexer Notes

Average circulation per issue October 1960–September 1961 (issues #17–27, despite monthly cover dates): 184,895. This shares the last page of "The Strange Stone".

The Pretender! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ? (plot); Larry Lieber ? (script)
Pencils
Joe Sinnott
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed as Paul Reinman)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We don't claim that it is, but this story could be true!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Stephen Dwane; Kusoom
Synopsis
A man looking through an abandoned house find notes in an alien language. They tell of an alien shapeshifter disguised as a human to undermine Earth before an invasion, and are accompanied by a photograph of the alien's human form, Soviet Premier Nikita Kruschev.
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Indexer Notes

Sinnott ghost penciled this story for Reinman. Info per Nick Caputo, September 2014.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mummy's Secret!
  2. 1. When the Mummy Walks
  3. 2. The Strange Stone
  4. 3. It Fell from the Flying Saucer!
  5. 4. Man of Iron!
  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 Pretender!
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