(December 1962)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1962-09-11
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

This issue has variants.

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

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

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


Prisoner of the 5th Dimension! (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
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Zemu
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Prisoner of the 5th Dimension! (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
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-823
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Zemu [later spelled "Xemu"] (introduction); Valeria (introduction); Phineas (introduction); Theos; George Bentley; Mr. Harris (cameo); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo)
Synopsis
The Human Torch discovers an impending invasion from the 5th Dimension, but he is captured by that dimension’s tyrannical ruler. The Torch is freed by the tyrant’s opponents and helps them his troops, freeing his subjects and saving Earth from invasion.
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Indexer Notes

This story is divided into three parts: an untitled part one (5pp), Part 2—"Trapped in Another World!" (5pp) and Part 3—"The End of Zemu!" (3pp). Zemu next appears in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #158 (May 1975) as "Xemu". Valeria and Phineas next appear in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #159 (June 1975).

Lady Luck (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
G-377
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Lester Ford; Marie Ford; Lady Luck
Synopsis
A businessman doesn’t believe in luck, but several beneficial encounters with an old lady change his mind.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Little People! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Lemuel Gulliver; Emma Gulliver
Synopsis
An American expatriate stumbles across tiny people in Europe who seem to recognize him. He is captured and escapes, thinking the experience was a dream, but wondering about reincarnation.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

Jasper's Jalopy (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
Jasper Jenks
Synopsis
A man is mocked for keeping his old car, but it saves his life by sacrificing itself to keep him from crossing an unsafe bridge.
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Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. Lady Luck
  4. 3. The Little People!
  5. 4. Jasper's Jalopy
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