([September] 1963)

Marvel, 1962 Series
Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
76
Indicia frequency
annually
On-sale date
1963-06-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

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

The publication date reported to the Copyright Office is the same as Marvel titles with a September 1963 cover date.

Distributed to newstands in June 1963 (at the same time as issues cover-dated August and September 1963).

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


The Amazing Spider-Man Face-to-Face With... The Human Torch (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Spider-Man
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Nick Caputo says "Cover inks are not by Ditko, according to Ditko himself. Neither are they by Ayers, according to his record books. I suspect the inking is by Sol Brodsky."

He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

On the Trail of the Amazing Spider-Man! (Table of Contents: 2)

Human Torch / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-356
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Fox [Reynard Slinker] (introduction); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Deputy Police Inspector Rudd
Synopsis
An art thief frames Spider-Man and the Human Torch tries to hunt him down. Spider-Man convinces the Torch of his innocence, and the two track down the thief together.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Features Spider-Man's first rendezvous with the Torch on top of the Statue of Liberty, which was referenced many times since.

Marvel Comics Group Ushers in the Marvel Age of Comics! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

I Was the Invisible Man! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Christopher Rule
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-97
Characters
Adam Clayton (only appearance)
Synopsis
A scientist invents a device that allows him to run faster than light, becoming invisible. He uses this ability to anonymously show off, planning to soon reveal his discovery and become rich. However, traveling so fast ages him rapidly, so that after only a few weeks he is elderly and near death.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

I Was Prisoner on the Planet of Plunder! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-134
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rick Dugan
Synopsis
An interstellar detective takes a cargo pilot's place to find out how ships are being robbed without anyone remembering anything. On an unarmed planet, the natives try to take his cargo and hypnotize him with sound waves, it doesn't work because the detective is deaf.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

I Am Robot (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy ?

Job Number
T-80
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Thorne
Synopsis
A man creates a robot so advanced that it has the capacity to think and feel as a human. He entrusts his son to it, but when the robot is damaged while defending the child from alien abductors, the scientist's suspicious wife is convinced that it malfunctioned, and he abandons the project.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Worlds Within Worlds! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Carl Burgos ?
Inks
Carl Burgos ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-130
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

I Was The Man Who Lived Twice! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-183
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Gyor Kosice; Maria
Synopsis
A boy adopted by gypsies refuses to work hard and lives a wasted life. As he reaches middle ages he is given a second chance at life when he is shown a fountain of youth and returned to infancy, to be found and adopted by another gypsy couple.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

I Fly to the Stars! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Christopher Rule
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-194
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Frank Coventry; Sally Lang
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

Prison, 2000 A.D. (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Christopher Rule
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-115
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

I Am the Scourge of Atlantis! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-125
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Ogarth; Cnidos
Synopsis
The king of Atlantis is convinced that life still exists on the surface and leads an invasion fleet to make war on the world above. He finds that in the centuries since Atlantis sunk the pressures of the sea have made his people tiny as insects compared to surface humans, and they must return beneath the waves.
Reprints
Keywords
Atlantis

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Nightmare Planet (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Joe Sinnott
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-121
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

On Sale Early in July! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

I Captured the Abominable Snowman! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Art Simek

Job Number
T-81
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man lies, cheats and steals to find the abominable snowman, and eventually discovers a lama who knows the secret of the snowman and is forced to summon it. He discovers that the snowman was a greedy man like him, cursed to wear a bestial form until another took his place. He is horrified as the snowman becomes human and he is transformed into a monster.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Creative credits from index of original printing.

100 Toy Soldiers $1.25 (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Give Me Just One Evening and I'll Teach You to Hypnotize Easily! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Amazing Spider-Man Face-to-Face With... The Human Torch
    Human Torch
  2. 1. He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw
  3. 2. On the Trail of the Amazing Spider-Man!
    Human Torch
  4. 3. Marvel Comics Group Ushers in the Marvel Age of Comics!
  5. 4. I Was the Invisible Man!
  6. 5. I Was Prisoner on the Planet of Plunder!
  7. 6. I Am Robot
  8. 7. ["First, The Fantastic Four"]
  9. 8. Worlds Within Worlds!
  10. 9. I Was The Man Who Lived Twice!
  11. 10. I Fly to the Stars!
  12. 11. Prison, 2000 A.D.
  13. 12. I Am the Scourge of Atlantis!
  14. 13. Nightmare Planet
  15. 14. On Sale Early in July!
  16. 15. I Captured the Abominable Snowman!
  17. 16. 100 Toy Soldiers $1.25
  18. 17. Give Me Just One Evening and I'll Teach You to Hypnotize Easily!
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