(March 1971)

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

Gorgilla! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Marie Severin (alterations)
Inks
Dick Ayers; Marie Severin (alterations)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Gorgilla
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Additional figures and background art by Marie Severin. Info per Nick Caputo, June 2015.

The monster pictured is The Abominable Snowman (from Tales to Astonish #24); it is unclear why the cover to Tales to Astonish #18, where "Gorgilla Strikes Again" was not used.

Gorgilla Strikes Again! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-122
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Gorgilla; Scotty; Anne
Synopsis
Gorgilla stows away on a ship to America to contact the human race, but is met with fear and violence in New York. He stumbles across some communist spies and stops an assassination, but is killed by the military out of fear.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Gorgilla last appeared in the story reprinted in (Monsters on the Prowl (Marvel, 1971 series) #9 (February 1971), and later appears in Marvel Universe (Marvel, 1998 series) and Defenders (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (March 2001).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

The Mighty Marvel Checklist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.4 page (report information)

Something Missing!! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-330
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Sally; Tom
Synopsis
The first mission to Mercury has a stow-away, the lover of one of the pilots. The captain is angry, but when they arrive on Mercury they find that the natives are hostile, and only the girl's display of love towards the pilot convinces them that the humans have something of value to offer.
Reprints

He Waits in the Dark! (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
V-328
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A mysterious janitor tries to improve conditions for the residents of a tenement and then faces the greedy landlord in a final showdown.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Gorgilla!
  2. 1. Gorgilla Strikes Again!
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Mighty Marvel Checklist
  4. 3. Something Missing!!
  5. 4. He Waits in the Dark!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose