(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
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Brand
MC
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

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.
This issue has variants:

The Carbon Copy Man! (Table of Contents)

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; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; The Carbon-Copy Man [Zano]
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Trapped By the Carbon-Copy Man! (Table of Contents: 2)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I can't budge!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
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: 3)

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 pages 5 and 6 of the Thor story, while the second page is printed between the two back-up comic stories. The last page is split with the statement of ownership.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Commercial Trades Institute Booklets / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Draw the First Day] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Magic Art Reproducer / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Famous Dance Course / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Living sea horse / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

The Midnight Caller! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Artie 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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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Best Values Co. Catalog / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Money-Making Ideas Booklet / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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: 12)

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".

[Stamps; Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I Am A Robot! (Table of Contents: 14)

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.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person by the robot.

104 Kings' Knights (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

104 Kings’ Knights / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Mike Marvel System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Mr. Victor Mason / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Carbon Copy Man!
    Thor
  2. 1. ["Fill the gaps in your family's education with the amazing Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia"]
    Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia
  3. 2. Trapped By the Carbon-Copy Man!
    Thor
  4. 3. Mystery Mansion
  5. 4. ["To men who want big money but don’t know how to get started"]
    Commercial Trades Institute Booklets
  6. 5. [Draw the First Day]
    Magic Art Reproducer
  7. 6. ["Look! Boys wanted to sell Grit"]
    Grit
  8. 7. ["Learn any dance fast!"]
    Famous Dance Course
  9. 8. ["Live sea horses!"]
    Living sea horse
  10. 9. The Midnight Caller!
  11. 10. ["Reward $9,985.50 for this coin!"]
    Best Values Co. Catalog
  12. 11. ["1001 things that you can get free"]
    Money-Making Ideas Booklet
  13. 12. 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)
  14. 13. [Stamps; Shop by Mail]
  15. 14. I Am A Robot!
  16. 15. 104 Kings' Knights
    104 Kings’ Knights
  17. 16. ["Boys! Men! My secret new Dynaflex method can build you a magnificent new he-man-muscled body in just ten minutes a day"]
    Mike Marvel System
  18. 17. ["Learn radio television electronics by practicing at home in your spare time"]
    National Radio Institute
  19. 18. ["Make $5.00 to $20.00 a week extra operating this ‘Saturday morning shoe store’"]
    Mr. Victor Mason
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