(June 1963)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1963-03-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
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.


Imps from Pandora's Box! (Table of Contents)

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]; Sorcerer [Dorian Murdstone]
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The Sorcerer and Pandora's Box (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein [as R. Berns] (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Marty Epp

Job Number
[X-183 ?]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Sorcerer [Dorian Murdstone] (introduction); Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo); Pandora (flashback); Circe (flashback)
Synopsis
The Human Torch fights a sorcerer that unleashes the evils imprisoned in Pandora’s Box for his own profit.
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Indexer Notes

The Sorcerer and his mansion in the country appears to be a tribute to Dr. Julian Karswell (Niall MacGinnis) from the film Night of the Demon (1957). A woman who used "Pandora's Box" to commit crimes turned up in the 1967 Spider-Man cartoon, "Here Comes Trubble".

The Comic (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-214
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Stan Wepp
Synopsis
A bored television comedian is mysteriously transported back to the small mining town and small theatres that he loves.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Earth Is Off-Limits! (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

Job Number
X-185
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Space explorers discover life on a far off planet, but mission control panics at the thought of alien germs loose on Earth and so forbids them to return. The crew asks for chance to explain, but mission control breaks the communication as they cannot bear to listen to their pleas. What the space explorers were trying to say before their communication line was broken was that the life on the planet grants disease immunity and long life span.
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Indexer Notes

Letters credit by Barry Pearl.

Time Was... (Table of Contents: 4)

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-184
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Eric Kane
Synopsis
A scientist builds a time machine and travels to prehistoric times. When he kills an attacking caveman he unknowingly kills his own human ancestor, meaning that he becomes a neanderthal.
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Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Imps from Pandora's Box!
    Human Torch
  2. 1. The Sorcerer and Pandora's Box
    Human Torch
  3. 2. The Comic
  4. 3. Earth Is Off-Limits!
  5. 4. Time Was...
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