(November 1962)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1962-08-09
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
MC
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.

Distributed to newstands in August 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Sequence order and some data provided by Steven Grant via the GCD Error List (27 February 2007). Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


Prisoner of the Wizard! / Who Needs You? / What Was the Dreaded Secret of the Hidden Planet? (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero; science fiction
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard [Bentley Wittman]
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Indexer Notes

Cover divided into 3 panels.

Prisoner of the Wizard (Table of Contents: 1)

The Human Torch / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard (introduction, origin) [Bentley Wittman]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]
Synopsis
The Human Torch is tricked and trapped by the renowned genius the Wizard, who impersonates the Torch to frame him for crimes. The Torch escapes, captures the Wizard and clears his name with the help of his sister the Invisible Girl.
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Indexer Notes

This story is divided into two parts: an untitled part one (7pp) and Part 2–"Wizard's Wiles!" (6pp). The last page includes an advertisement for Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 series) #1 (1962).

The Treasure (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
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.

The Secret of the Hidden Planet! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-888
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Paul Hastings; Dirk Morgan; Joe
Synopsis
Human-like aliens are seen on Venus, and a wicked pilot poisons his rival to be able to make first contact. He finds they are really tourists from the future and won’t contact present humans.
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Indexer Notes

Possible Ayers inks per Nick Caputo, October 2014. A diner is worth $5,000, suggesting that this future has experienced hyper-deflation.

Who Needs You? (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

Job Number
[V-889 ?]
Genre
science fiction
Characters
General Craig; R-63
Synopsis
A general who has the responsibility of launching a nuclear counter attack is replaced by a robot that his bosses think is more suited for a role that requires perfection. When an unidentified radar object approaches at ICBM speed, the robot concludes that it must be a Soviet first strike and prepares to launch a counter attack. The general remembers a satellite that was launched years ago and was expected to re-enter the atmosphere soon. He disconnects the robot before it can push the button. His grateful superiors reinstate him.
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Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 series) #1 (1962).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Prisoner of the Wizard! / Who Needs You? / What Was the Dreaded Secret of the Hidden Planet?
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. Prisoner of the Wizard
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. The Treasure
  4. 3. The Secret of the Hidden Planet!
  5. 4. Who Needs You?
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