(June 1962)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1962-03-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Brand
MC
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Distributed to newstands in March 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.
Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


At the Stroke of Midnight! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Amazing Adult Fantasy Contents / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
V-689
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Unsuspecting (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-685
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bobby
Synopsis
Shape-shifting aliens invade Earth, taking the form of TV sets in order to influence people's thinking.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The second page includes an advertisement for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series). This story is retold in Silver Surfer (Marvel, 1968 series) #6 (June 1969) as a Tales of the Watcher story by Stan Lee and Syd Shores.

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Great Zeus (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-687
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Zeus
Synopsis
Zeus decides to leave Mt. Olympus and return to Earth, but when he arrives, far from his lightning bolts intimidating mortals, they find him a source of entertainment and want to book him as an act. Exasperated, Zeus leaves the big city and returns to Mt. Olympus.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The third page includes an advertisement for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series). Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Little Gypsy Tea Room (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-688
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Bruno the Burglar; a gypsy
Synopsis
A criminal forces a gypsy to hide him from the police, but gets more than he bargained for when she does help him.
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Indexer Notes

The second page includes an advertisement for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series). Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Ultimate Weapon (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-684
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
The western powers launch an empty globe over Moscow that intimidates the communist leaders into disarming because they fear that it is a bomb.
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Indexer Notes

Set in 1970. The fourth page includes an advertisement for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series). Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Amazing Adult Fantasy Fan Page / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Sol Brodsky ?
Inks
Sol Brodsky ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes a planted letter from a "Joan Boocock" from England; the maiden name of Stan Lee's wife.

"The Amazing Scoreboard" is introduced, a ranking of the stories according to reader feedback. From issue #11 (April 1962), the readers voted for: #1-"Where Walks the Ghost?" #2-"The Secret of the Universe!" #3-In Human Form!".

At the Stroke of Midnight! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-686
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Giant undersea creatures attack New York, but they find the streets deserted due to a civil defense drill. They are attacked by a giant, and conclude that humans are actually larger then they are. The next morning the Stature of Liberty has skinned knuckles.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The third page includes an advertisement for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series). Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. At the Stroke of Midnight!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Amazing Adult Fantasy Contents
  3. 2. The Unsuspecting
  4. 3. Great Zeus
  5. 4. The Little Gypsy Tea Room
  6. 5. The Ultimate Weapon
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Amazing Adult Fantasy Fan Page
  8. 7. At the Stroke of Midnight!
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