Fear #3
(March 1971)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
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 (credited)

Zzutak! The Thing That Shouldn't Exist! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek; Sam Rosen

Reprints

Zzutak the Thing That Shouldn't Exist!! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-299
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Frank Johnson (introduction); Yucoya-Tzin (introduction, not named); Zzutak (introduction, origin); Zzutak's enemy (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
An American comic book artist is given magic paints which make whatever is painted with them real. He is compelled to go to Mexico and paint a monster as planned by the Aztec priest who gave him the paints. When he is ordered to paint more monsters, the artist uses his willpower to make his next monster fight the first, causing the temple to collapse on both monsters, giving the priest amnesia and ending his threat.
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Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Frank Johnson, Yucoya-Tzin, Zzutak and Zzutak's enemy all next appear in Fantastic Four Unlimited (Marvel, 1993 series) #7 (September 1994).

I Must Find Korumbu! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-10
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hugo Barge; Korumbu
Reprints

The Man Who Hated Monstro! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
animal
Characters
Karl Krumm; Monstro
Synopsis
A star acrobat is jealous of a popular gorilla at his circus and torments it. Finally, he arranges for the gorilla to break free so that it will be shot, but it has enough strength left to swing out on the trapeze to get revenge.
Reprints

The Gentle Old Man! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-308
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Gregory "Greedy" Grundy
Synopsis
A greedy landlord is captured by a time traveler who maintains a collection of 'dolls' consisting of miniaturized heartless people from different eras.
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Journey Into Nowhere! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-225
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's an age of tension and uncertainty...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Walter Johnson; Thomas Blake
Synopsis
Two scientists working on a time machine have differing opinions about the possibility of traveling into the future. When their attempt to do so seems to take them to the stone age, they believe they have proved travel into the future impossible, not suspecting that they actually saw the world after the destruction of civilization by war.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person.

A Monster Waits Outside!! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-876
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Maj. Ford
Synopsis
An astronaut is sent into orbit in a tiny sphere without communication. He sees a monster trying to claw its way in and panics, signalling ground control to bring him back. They think that it was a hallucination, but they find a broken claw on the spacecraft.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person.

Save Me! Save Me! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-875
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Albert Poole
Synopsis
A scientist makes himself able to walk on water in order to steal secret military plans from a ship. But when he returns to the shore he finds that he now sinks on land.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

The Lifeless Man! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
V-301
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Joey Clark
Synopsis
A young boy prefers an old wooden toy soldier to more modern toys. His friends make fun of the toy, but when they are threatened by a bear the soldier seems to drive it off with its rifle, and from then on they all love toy soldiers.
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I Dared to Battle...Rorgg King of the Spider Men!! (Table of Contents: 9)

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-992
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Rorgg; Tim; Frank; Ann
Synopsis
Rorgg invades a small New Mexico town and our boy hero kills him dead with a spray can of DDT.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Zzutak! The Thing That Shouldn't Exist!
  2. 1. Zzutak the Thing That Shouldn't Exist!!
  3. 2. I Must Find Korumbu!
  4. 3. The Man Who Hated Monstro!
  5. 4. The Gentle Old Man!
  6. 5. Journey Into Nowhere!
  7. 6. A Monster Waits Outside!!
  8. 7. Save Me! Save Me!
  9. 8. The Lifeless Man!
  10. 9. I Dared to Battle...Rorgg King of the Spider Men!!
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