(November 1970)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1970-08-18
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co. Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Printer
Printed in the U.S.A. by World Color Press, Inc., Sparta, Illinois 62286
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date calculated from on-sale dates of preceding and succeeding issues.
This issue has variants:

Where Groot Walks -- Death Follows! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek; Morrie Kuramoto

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Groot
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Slightly redrawn from original, likely by Marie Severin, per Nick Caputo, Jan 2011. Steve Ditko cover inks from Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors list, February 2009.

I Challenged...Groot! The Monster from Planet X! (Table of Contents: 1)

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-839
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Groot (introduction, origin); Leslie Evans; Alice Evans
Synopsis
The monarch of Planet X arrives on Earth in order to capture a town for experimental purposes back on his homeworld. The hero of our story defeats Groot with termites.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Groot next appears in Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 in a flashback story, he then appeared in modern continuity in Nick Fury's Howling Commandos (Marvel, 2005 series) #2 (January 2006) and eventually became a member of the second incarnation of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

I Dared to Look Into the Beyond! (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-773
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A scientist builds a time machine to travel into the future. He believes that he has travelled to the past, demonstrating that the future does not yet exist, but in fact he saw a future in which Earth was abandoned.
Reprints

My Friend Is...Not Quite Human! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
[T-836 ?]
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Gustav; First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte (cameo)
Synopsis
A misogynist wood-carver falls in love with his sculpture and has himself transformed into wood, but his refusal to pay a gypsy mystic leads to her making the wooden figure human out of spite.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

When the Saucer Strikes! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler ?
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-376
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A airline pilot is nearly hit by a flying saucer and must bank suddenly to avoid it. All of the passengers but one were asleep, and the one who was awake says he didn't see the saucer. He lies because he's actually a Martian tourist and the saucer came to pick him up.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person by the Martian. Possible Wessler script per Nick Caputo from information in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol 26, No.4, April 2015. This may be a Wessler inventory story originally titled "Saucer Scare".

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Where Groot Walks -- Death Follows!
  2. 1. I Challenged...Groot! The Monster from Planet X!
  3. 2. I Dared to Look Into the Beyond!
  4. 3. My Friend Is...Not Quite Human!
  5. 4. When the Saucer Strikes!
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Dwayne Best
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Coates
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Andrés Jiménez
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore