(June 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

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in March 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.
This issue has variants:

When a Planet Dies! (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
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When a Planet Dies! (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 ?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rackozo Roor; Johnn; Aletha
Synopsis
Humans are forced underground by the Sun’s death. An approaching planet alarms many, but humans vote against destroying it: saving Earth as the new planet, really a sun, thaws the dying world.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Mystery Pupil (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
K-382
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Colin; Mr. Plum; Gertrude
Synopsis
A dull teacher earns accolades by accidentally helping capture a Martian criminal.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Madness! (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 ?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Dan Cooper
Synopsis
A man is transported by a mist to the 16th century, where he is locked up as a madman. He escapes and is transported with the asylum keeper back to the present, where the keeper is taken for mad!
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Indexer Notes

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

Goodbye to Linda Brown (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
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Linda Brown; Aunt May; Uncle Ben
Synopsis
A girl in a wheelchair living with her aunt and uncle begins sleepwalking. In her sleep, she wheels herself underwater. The couple are sad...but they knew their mermaid ward would one day go home.
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Indexer Notes

The third page includes an advertisement for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series), the last page includes an advertisement for Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Ditko.

This story is a retelling of "The Sea Waits for Me!", drawn by Dick Ayers, from Journey Into Unknown Worlds (Marvel, 1951 series) #43 (March 1956).

Behind the Dreadful Door! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Joshua Carstairs; Derek Weems
Synopsis
A painter breaks into a room which he thinks is the source of a famous artist's inspiration. It contains supernatural beings that model for the artist, who take the intruder as their own model.
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Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. When a Planet Dies!
  2. 1. When a Planet Dies!
  3. 2. Mystery Pupil
  4. 3. The Madness!
  5. 4. Goodbye to Linda Brown
  6. 5. Behind the Dreadful Door!
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  • Thomas G. Lammers
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  • Mike Nielsen
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