(May 1970)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

The Monster Called... Grottu! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marie Severin (signed) [as 7]
Inks
Bill Everett (signed) [as EV]
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Grottu
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Artists' signatures found to the right of the bottom of the stairs.

Grottu, King of the Insects! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-347
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Frank [Ulysses Bloodstone] (earliest published appearance according to later continuity); Lynn Avery (only appearance); Kasenga (only appearance); Grottu (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
The radiation from atomic bomb tests mutates a common ant, increasing his size and strength a thousand fold, and grants him human-level intellect. Calling himself Grottu, he declares himself king of all insects, and sets about on a plan to conquer the world, starting with Kenya. His efforts are foiled by an adventurer, who succeeds in turning Grotto's ant followers against him, leaving him for dead.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Grottu next appears in Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (December 2005). In later retcons it is established that Grottu's creation was planned by the Deviants. Unconfirmed writer and letterer credits removed pending some information supporting an attribution (17-02-2010).

I Fought the Colossus! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-463
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Prof. Reynolds; Colossus [supercomputer] (only appearance for both)
Synopsis
An advanced supercomputer turns Earth into a utopia, but suspicion remains, only to be inflamed when it is found to be building a giant robot. Humanity turns on the computer and destroys the robot, only to find that it was intended to replace the supercomputer, which breaks down, leaving humanity without its intelligence.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

The Gargoyle! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-865
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
An ugly man rejected by society applies for a job in a freak show. It turns out to be a ruse by a race of aliens who are uniformly gorgeous, and so want a man with an ugly face they find fascinating to marry their queen.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

A Martian Walks Among Us! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-864
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A man happens upon a Martian spy in human form scouting Earth for an invasion but cannot get the authorities to believe him. He tracks down and kills the Martian, revealing that he himself is a Venusian agent in disguise working to protect Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Unconfirmed writer and letterer credits removed due to lack of clear attribution (19-02-2010).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Monster Called... Grottu!
  2. 1. Grottu, King of the Insects!
  3. 2. I Fought the Colossus!
  4. 3. The Gargoyle!
  5. 4. A Martian Walks Among Us!
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