(July 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 May 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Scorpion Strikes! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
giant scorpion; Edward Bentley
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

The Scorpion Strikes! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
V-741
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Paul Rodgers; Edward Bentley
Synopsis
A scorpion is mutated by radiation and grows giant, gaining an evil intelligence. It is transformed back with another burst of radiation after being tricked into position by a hypnotist.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

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

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Timely/Atlas discussion group. Inks per reprint, confirmed by Nick Caputo.

The Heat's On (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Colan; ? (illustrations)
Inks
Gene Colan; ? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
H-366
Genre
science fiction
Characters
John Tyler; Mary Tyler; Bobby Tyler
Synopsis
When a young boy builds a fan to help his family get through a heat wave it brings down the flying saucer that caused the heat.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations. Artist credits from record of Journey Into Mystery #44.

I Am the Prisoner of the Voodoo King! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 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-742
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A criminal being brought to prison from a jungle outpost escapes into the jungle. He happens upon a tribe worshipping a gold idol and steals it. He escapes his pursuers, but realizes that the idol is cursed: he can never put it down.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Next Galaxy (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?

Job Number
[V-743 ?]
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Darius Zorr
Synopsis
In the thirtieth century, humanity becomes advanced but emotionless and brutally conquers the galaxy. They send an explorer to the next galaxy to find new conquests, but when he finds a totally peaceful world he is reminded that once some humans sought peace, and so lies to his superiors to protect the people of this world.
Reprints

Take a Chair (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
Ray Holloway ?; Artie Simek (splash)

Job Number
V-744
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Gorgi Gruff; Adam Able; Mr. Vort
Synopsis
A furniture maker gets more than he bargained for when he attempts to eliminate a rival chair producer and finds out he is an alien in disguise creating robotic spies on humans.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Ditko. Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Timely/Atlas discussion group.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Scorpion Strikes!
  2. 1. The Scorpion Strikes!
  3. 2. The Heat's On
  4. 3. I Am the Prisoner of the Voodoo King!
  5. 4. The Next Galaxy
  6. 5. Take a Chair
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