(March 1963)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1963-01-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Brand
MC
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in January 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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

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


The Carbon Copy Man! (Table of Contents)

The Mighty Thor! / 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
In another second you will be eternally trapped in a block of unbreakable ice!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; the Carbon-Copy Man [Zano]
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Trapped By the Carbon-Copy Man! (Table of Contents: 1)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Al Hartley
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I can't budge!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Odin (cameo); Mayor Harris (introduction); Police Commissioner; Police Officers; War Lord Ugarth [Old Ugarth] (introduction); The Carbon-Copy Man [Warlord's Son Zano] (introduction); The Carbon-Copy Men
Synopsis
The heir to the throne of a race of shape-shifting aliens leads an attack on Earth as his rite of passage. The aliens replace officials in New York and disrupt the government, but Thor discovers their plan and defeats them.
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Keywords
Xarta

Indexer Notes

The Carbon-Copy Man next appears in X-Factor (Marvel, 1986 series) #32 (September 1988).

Mystery Mansion (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[H-396]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
There was something peculiar about the old Catlett estate.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Sam Catlett; Caspar; Ben Rump; Bill Rump
Synopsis
A local millionaire secludes himself from his old bowling buddies as he becomes wealthier, but they discover that he misses them so much that he has invented a robotic bowling alley.
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Indexer Notes

The first page of this story is printed between the pages of the Thor story, while the second page is printed between the two back-up stories. The last page is split with the statement of ownership.

The Midnight Caller! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek [as Art Simek]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Many things can be hidden behind an iron curtain!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Hans; Anna
Synopsis
In a communist bloc country, a fugitive seeks shelter from an elderly couple who grant it to him. The next day they find their shack has been transplanted outside of the iron curtain and repaired to look as new. They regard the event as impossible but their guest says he was merely repaying the kindness shown to a stranger and is revealed to be an angel who was traversing the communist-occupied country for an unknown reason and then he ascends back to heaven.
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Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 and June 11, 1960 (74 Stat. 208) (Table of Contents: 4)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Average sales per issue October 1961–September 1962 (issues #76–86, despite monthly cover dates): 132,113.

Indexer Notes

This shares the last page of "Mystery Mansion".

I Am A Robot! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Joe Sinnott
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Observe my newest mechanical man in action, gentlemen!
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A criminal steals an advanced robot and uses it to rob a bank, but when he orders it to guard the door of his hideout an error in wording traps him inside permanently.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person by the robot.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Carbon Copy Man!
    The Mighty Thor!
  2. 1. Trapped By the Carbon-Copy Man!
    Thor
  3. 2. Mystery Mansion
  4. 3. The Midnight Caller!
  5. 4. Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 and June 11, 1960 (74 Stat. 208)
  6. 5. I Am A Robot!
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