(August 1962)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1962-05-08
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 (editor)

Issue Notes

Includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. On-sale date from 1962 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:

Monster at My Window! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Heaven help me--it's true!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Paul Marshall
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This cover art is taken from the splash page of the lead story, with minor alterations.

A Monster at My Window! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ? (plot); Larry Lieber ? (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed as KIRBY)
Inks
Dick Ayers (signed as Ayers (box))
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-777
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Paul Marshall is a famous writer of science-fiction tales!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Paul Marshall
Synopsis
An alien from another dimension threatens a science fiction writer, but the writer is a hostile alien from a different dimension.
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Masquerade (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
[G-750]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tommy used to be the fellow from Missouri...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tommy; Kitty Blake; Old King Cole
Synopsis
A man with no imagination is invited to a costume party by his girlfriend, but stumbles across real fairy-tale folk instead.
Reprints

The Strange Fate of the Statue Maker! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Take a lonely hill... put a mysterious laboratory atop it... and you've...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Luther Benedict
Synopsis
An inventor accidentally invents a petrification device and decides to use it to turn attractive people into detailed statues. His first victim is so beautiful that he decides to release her, but accidentally petrifies himself.
Reprints

The Invaders (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Never in all of recorded history did an invasion end up the way this one did!
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Aliens from a dry desert world park their invasion fleet on a large expanse of the ocean thinking it to be a solid surface whereupon the ships sink like stones.
Reprints

Dance, You Fool (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am a rooming house... old, shabby and weatherworn!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Carlos Carter
Synopsis
An unsuccessful dancer overhears the old man in the room next to him saying that his old pair of dancing shoes can make anyone a great dancer. He steals the shoes from the old man, but finds that he can never stop dancing.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated by the rooming house where the protagonist lives.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Monster at My Window!
  2. 1. A Monster at My Window!
  3. 2. Masquerade
  4. 3. The Strange Fate of the Statue Maker!
  5. 4. The Invaders
  6. 5. Dance, You Fool
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