(June 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 in April 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


The Ruler of Earth! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby ?; George Roussos ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
R.O.E. (Ruler of Earth)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Kirby inks per Nick Caputo, Sept 2011 based on research which can be seen on his blog:

http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2011/09/kirby-inking-kirby.html

The Ruler of Earth! (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 ?; Artie Simek (splash)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
R.O.E. (Ruler of Earth)
Synopsis
In the near future of 1990, humanity has created a computer, named R.O.E. (Ruler of Earth), to settle disputes for it. A handful of communists attempt to re-program the computer to serve their aims, but the computer is incapable of any wrongdoing. Only man, the computer says, has the capacity to be evil.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The second, fourth and sixth pages include advertisements for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series).

The Treasure (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
G-980
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tommy Miller; Mr. Miller; Mrs. Miller; Wish
Synopsis
A sick boy takes comfort from a stray dog that grants wishes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. On the 6th and 24th interior pages.

There Dwells a Dragon (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-696
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tommy; Tommy's dad
Synopsis
Tommy's father takes him to the zoo, but Tommy is only interested in the knights and dragons in his book. Tommy's father passes through a mist at the zoo and emerges in Camelot, where he slays a dragon. When he returns to the present, he recognizes his own face in Tommy's book.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The second and fourth pages include advertisements for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series).

Kunga (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Gene Colan
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-697
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Kunga
Synopsis
Two hunters investigate reports of a gigantic gorilla, but when they confront it, they discover that the gorilla isn't from Earth at all, and that some times force is not the solution to every problem.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The second and fourth pages include advertisements for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series).

The Comic Strip! (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 (splash)

Job Number
[None]
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Nick Nash; "Tightwad" Ted; Tina Torrid
Synopsis
Cartoonist Nick Nash uses his comic strip to take his revenge on people, but in the end gets an ironic and surreal comeuppance.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The second and fourth pages include advertisements for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series); the last page includes an advertisement for Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series).

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Ruler of Earth!
  2. 1. The Ruler of Earth!
  3. 2. The Treasure
  4. 3. There Dwells a Dragon
  5. 4. Kunga
  6. 5. The Comic Strip!
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