(March 1963)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1962-12-10
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

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

This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.


The Threat of the Torrid Twosome! (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]; Acrobat [Carl Zante]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Thing [Ben Grimm]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dick Ayers per Henry Kujawa (22 August 2007). Previous indexer credited George Roussos.

The Threat of the Torrid Twosome (Table of Contents: 1)

The Human Torch / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Acrobat [Carl Zante] (introduction); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Miracle Man [Joshua Ayers] (flashback); Sub-Mariner [Namor McKenzie] (flashback); Doctor Doom [Victor von Doom] (flashback)
Synopsis
The Acrobat tricks the Human Torch into helping him rob a bank before double crossing him. The Torch chases and captures the thief with the help of the Fantastic Four.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Acrobat next appears in issue #114 (November 1963). This is the first appearance of Johnny's obstacle training course and the last story in which Johnny worries about having a "secret identity".

The Recipe (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
K-338
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Josie
Synopsis
A tomboyish girl tries out cooking to appease her mother, but accidentally cooks a witch's brew, totally inappropriate for a fairy like her.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Man on the Scaffold! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Willie Wopper; Sam; Charlie
Synopsis
A teller of tall tales becomes the butt of some ribbing when he tries to tell his fellow painters that he has acquired some magic paints. When the cable of the scaffold they are working on breaks, the advertising poster the men were painting in comes to life and lowers them to the ground. The amazed painters feel they owe their lives to the magic paint, but the painter is smug in the knowledge that the scaffold never really fell but his paint allowed him to hypnotize his coworkers into believing it did and that they were saved by the poster.
Reprints

The Mystery of the Purple Planet! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Ray Holloway

Job Number
X-63
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bentley
Synopsis
A space expedition is sent to a distant planet when it is suddenly covered with an artificial mist. The team finds gold and takes it, but are transformed into aliens like the inhabitants.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script and letters credits by Barry Pearl.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Threat of the Torrid Twosome!
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. The Threat of the Torrid Twosome
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. The Recipe
  4. 3. Man on the Scaffold!
  5. 4. The Mystery of the Purple Planet!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bill Borre
  • Mark Gordon
  • Nick Caputo
  • Darrel McCann
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • R. S. Martin
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Henry R. Kujawa
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  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Henry R. Kujawa
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