(November 1962)

Marvel, 1959 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
Printer
The Eastern Color Printing Co., Waterbury 20, Conn.
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

Includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. On sale date as given in the copyright application as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, July-December 1962, page 429, registration number B988506.
This issue has variants:

The Challenge of Zarkorr? (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
Bring me one Earthling who dares to accept my challenge!!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Zarkorr; Dave Bartlett
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (30 August 2006). A new logo appears beginning this issue.

I Accepted the Deadly Challenge of Zarkorr! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm only two million miles from Mars!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dave Bartlett [Zarkorr]
Synopsis
A veteran space pilot is forced to retire because of his lack of experience with newer equipment, but an alien visitor gives Earth a challenge that only he can pass. After succeeding, he is appointed to command the space patrol, but the alien visitor was really the pilot in disguise.
Reprints
Keywords
New York City

Indexer Notes

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

The Radio (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[F-946]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Bill Barton entered his two-room flat that evening, he was...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Bill Barton; Mr. Sparks
Synopsis
A ham radio enthusiast picks up a genie on one frequency but wastes his three wishes before he knows what's happening.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

I Must Enter the Tomb of Tut-Am-Tut! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ? (plot); Larry Lieber ? (script)
Pencils
Don Heck (signed)
Inks
Don Heck (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This frantic figure you see digging in the desert is Albert Cragg, the only...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Albert Cragg; King Tut-Am-Tut
Synopsis
A scientist creates a time machine to travel back to ancient Egypt in order to pose as a magician and find the location of a great treasure. He is trapped in the past when his time machine is buried with the Pharaoh.
Reprints
Keywords
Egypt; time travel

Never Threaten a Witchman! (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

Job Number
V-882
First Line of Dialogue or Text
There are very few witchmen left today, so you will probably...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cozo; Hans; Zamoff
Synopsis
An untalented bald actor wants to receive the leading parts in plays so he goes to a witchman for a potion that will help him. The witchman tells him that he does have such a potion but does not want to give it to him, because it is too dangerous. The actor is heedless and pulls a gun on him. The witchman relents and gives the actor the potion, but the actor finds that after drinking it he can only find work as a circus freak because his hair grows so quickly.
Reprints

Revolt of the Robots! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ? (plot); Larry Lieber ? (script)
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Terry Szenics ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Behold---the future!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Fate
Synopsis
Robots make Earth into a living paradise, but humans grow fearful and oppress them. The robots leave for another planet, where they build and oppress their own robots while Fate laughs.
Reprints
Keywords
robots

Indexer Notes

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Challenge of Zarkorr?
  2. 1. I Accepted the Deadly Challenge of Zarkorr!
  3. 2. The Radio
  4. 3. I Must Enter the Tomb of Tut-Am-Tut!
  5. 4. Never Threaten a Witchman!
  6. 5. Revolt of the Robots!
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