(January 1963)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1962-10-09
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 October 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


Paste-Pot Pete (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]; Paste-Pot Pete [Peter Petruski]
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Indexer Notes

Stan Goldberg colorist credit removed due to lack of attribution. (16/03/2010)

Paste-Pot Pete! (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-977
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Paste-Pot Pete [Peter Petruski] (introduction)
Synopsis
Human Torch stops Paste-Pot Pete from stealing an experimental missile from the military.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Paste-Pot Pete next appears in issue #110 (July 1963). Pete became The Trapster in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #38 (May 1965). This is the first time a villain in this series escaped at the end. A genuine animosity seems to have developed very quickly, perhaps as a result of such a "ridiculous" looking baddie almost killing Johnny during their fight. Don Simpson paid tribute to Pete (and Spider-Man) with his character "The Slick" in Bizarre Heroes.

Venus! (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
8745
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Monangahela Munroe
Synopsis
The first explorer on Venus is caught in an old bear trap, but he is able to use the wildlife to call for help.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Markham's Magic Crayon! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
[V-978 ?]
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Harry Markham
Synopsis
A greedy factory owner fires a worker who claims to have made a magic crayon. He finds that the crayon really is magic, giving him the ability to draw fabulously, but never allowing him to stop.
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The Frog-Man! (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-979
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
King Zakkim; Ozaan; John; Nancy
Synopsis
An evil king is turned into a frog by a sorcerer. He hibernates for centuries hoping that the future will hold a cure, but Halloween costumes make him think that humans are now giant frogs and he goes to sleep forever.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Paste-Pot Pete
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. Paste-Pot Pete!
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. Venus!
  4. 3. Markham's Magic Crayon!
  5. 4. The Frog-Man!
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