(October 1963)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1963-07-09
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.

Inside front cover indicia incorrectly lists issue as #112, September - accidentally unchanged from previous issue.


Plantman! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Sol Brodsky ? (alterations)
Inks
Don Heck; Sol Brodsky ? (alterations)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Plantman [Sam Smithers]
Reprints
Keywords
dew

Indexer Notes

Sol Brodsky likely altered the Human Torch figure. Info per Nick Caputo, August 2014. Don Heck inks also per Nick. Previous indexer credited Dick Ayers. An unaltered cover with different lettering and art on the trees was published in Creepy Worlds #51.

The Coming of the Plantman! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Jerry Siegel [as Joe Carter] (script)
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
[X-398 ?]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Plantman [Sam Smithers] (introduction, origin); Doris Evans (introduction); Mr. Evans (introduction)
Synopsis
The Human Torch saves his new girlfriend Doris’s father from a disgruntled gardener who gains the ability to control plants.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Plantman's costume resembles that worn by The Shadow; he next appears, in a new costume, in issue #121 (June 1964). Doris Evans would continue as Johnny's semi-reluctant girlfriend until the end of his solo series.

New Glasses (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
K-368
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Herbert; Mr. Blooper
Synopsis
A man insists on getting a specially made pair of glasses in a hurry, and finds that the optician has a magical corridor that leads back in time.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Search for Shanng! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-399
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Shanng
Synopsis
An alien crash lands on Earth, and offers knowledge to in exchange for help. Greedy humans cannot find his ship, since he sensed their selfish thoughts and hid himself until humanity is ready.
Reprints

The Shoemaker's Strange Assistants! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
George Roussos (uncredited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
[X-400 ?]
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Uncle Hugo; Harry Hook
Synopsis
A shoemaker who enjoys telling the neighborhood children stories of the little people who come out at night to help him make shoes becomes ill and goes to a loan shark to acquire money for medical treatment. The loan shark harasses him constantly to make interest payments on his loan so he must work night and day. The last time the greedy money lender visits the shoemaker he gets the shock of his life as it turns out the little people are real. They shrink the man and put him to work building shoes for the shoemaker.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Uncredited Roussos Inks per Bob Bailey, 2005-03-19. (Per Sandell ed.). Previous indexer credited Steve Ditko. Ditko plot credit removed due to lack of attribution. (13/07/2010)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Plantman!
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. The Coming of the Plantman!
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. New Glasses
  4. 3. The Search for Shanng!
  5. 4. The Shoemaker's Strange Assistants!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bill Borre
  • Mark Gordon
  • Nick Caputo
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bob Bailey
  • Henry Andrews
  • R. S. Martin
  • Joshua Vrysen
  • Henry R. Kujawa
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Thomas G. Lammers