(April 1963)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1963-01-10
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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 Human Torch vs. the Mighty Sub-Mariner (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Sub-Mariner [Namor McKenzie]
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Indexer Notes

Pays tribute to the various Torch/Sub-Mariner battles of the early 1940's!

The Master of Flame vs. The Monarch of the Sea!! (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
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-88
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Sub-Mariner [Namor McKenzie]; Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo)
Synopsis
The Human Torch goes looking for Sub-Mariner in order to beat him and win more respect. He traps Sub-Mariner beneath the ocean floor and returns to the surface.
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Indexer Notes

Sub-Mariner last appears in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #9 (December 1963), and next appears in Fantastic Four Annual (Marvel, 1963 series) #1 (1963). This is the first Sub-Mariner story of the 1960s not drawn by Jack Kirby. Sub-Mariner exhibits the powers of a puffer fish and an electric eel, never seen again after this story!

The Universal Gadget (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
H-254
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Bill Jordan
Synopsis
A mysterious salesman offers a product that can do anything, but his customer decides that his ordinary contentment is better than the risk of the unknown.
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Indexer Notes

The first page of this story is printed between the pages of the Human Torch story, while the second page is printed between "Secret Weapon!" and "The Treasure of Planetoid 12!". The last page is split with the statement of ownership. Info by Barry Pearl.

Secret Weapon! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-89
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Fedor Zelinki
Synopsis
A Soviet spy steals a gas intended to make the US leadership invulnerable, and uses it on the Soviet leaders. They find that it is a trap and the gas shrinks them to the size of insects.
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Indexer Notes

Inks and letters credits by Barry Pearl; originally listed Larry Lieber (inks).

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

Indexer Notes

This shares the last page of "The Universal Gadget". Average circulation per issue published October 1961–September 1962 (issues #93–103, despite monthly cover dates): 136,637.

The Treasure of Planetoid 12! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
[X-90 ?]
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Charlie Nast; Sam
Synopsis
In the year 2100 a criminal hijacks a spaceship to be the first man to claim the treasure of Planetoid 12. When he gets there, he finds nothing but water and mud. He thinks that it might be oil or something valuable, but after he drinks it he knows that it is merely water. The pilot that he forced along at gunpoint thinks he knows where the treasure is, but the criminal refuses to believe there is a treasure on Planetoid 12 at all until he reverts back into an infant. The pilot has realized the treasure is the fountain of youth.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Human Torch vs. the Mighty Sub-Mariner
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. The Master of Flame vs. The Monarch of the Sea!!
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. The Universal Gadget
  4. 3. Secret Weapon!
  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. The Treasure of Planetoid 12!
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