Zombie #1
(1973)

Marvel, 1973 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
76
Indicia frequency
Bi-Monthly
On-sale date
1973-04-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Monster Group
Editing
Roy Thomas
Color
color cover; black & white interior
Dimensions
magazine size
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Zombie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Boris Vallejo (painting)
Inks
Boris Vallejo (painting)
Colors
Boris Vallejo (painting)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Zombie [Simon Garth]
Reprints

Table Of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Reprints

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello There And Welcome To The Fear-Fraught Premiere Issue Of Tale Of The Zombie

Indexer Notes

Introduction to first story. Features a photo from a zombie movie.

Altar of the Damned (Ch. 1) (Table of Contents: 3)

Zombie / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (plot); Steve Gerber (plot; script)
Pencils
John Buscema; Tom Palmer
Inks
Tom Palmer
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Zombie [Simon Garth] (introduction; origin); Gyps (introduction; death); Donna Garth (introduction; Simon's daughter); Layla (introduction); Stockwood
Synopsis
Businessman Simon Garth is kidnapped by one of his employees and taken into the swamp to be turned into a zombie.
Reprints
Keywords
human sacrifice; voodoo; zombie

Beware! Here Come The Vampires! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Zombie! (Ch. 2) (Table of Contents: 5)

Zombie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Letters
Bill Everett

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Simon Garth; Gyps
Synopsis
Gyps sends his zombie to bring back more money, and a girl. The zombie revolts and kills Gyps.
Reprints
Keywords
Mardi Gras; swamp; zombie

Indexer Notes

minor x-over with DRACULA LIVES #1

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All Right You Guys - Grab 'Im!

Indexer Notes

Humorous introduction to the next story, utilising a still photo from a horror movie.

Iron-Head (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Dick Ayers

Characters
Bronson; Mr. Nash
Synopsis
Bronson blows up his boss's ship to keep a treasure for himself.
Reprints
Keywords
cannibal; deep-sea diving; desert island; sunken treasure

The Sensuous Zombie (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella
Letters
Typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text article about Zombie movies.

Back To Back And Belly To Belly At The Zombie Jamboree Ball! (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Letters
Typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

An editorial about how the magazine came to be.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This Is Your Finish, My Dear...

Indexer Notes

Humorous introduction to the next story, utilising a still from a horror movie.

The Thing From the Bog (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Kit Pearson (plot); Marv Wolfman (script)
Pencils
Pablo Marcos
Inks
Pablo Marcos
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Thomas; Frederick Corter; Tallie
Synopsis
A child found in the peat bog holds the secret to the return of the bog men.
Reprints
Keywords
Denmark; magic; peat bog

By The Way, Just In Case You Ever Doubted It -- Dracula Lives (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Mastermind (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Sutton
Pencils
Tom Sutton
Inks
Tom Sutton
Letters
Tom Sutton

Characters
Manaak
Synopsis
Manaak is brought to life but his master ends up with more than he bargained for.
Reprints

Back Issues, Anyone? (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Hey! If You're Grooving On Tales Of The Zombie - And What Dead-Blooded American Monster Isn't - - (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Listen - - You've Got To Help Me!

Indexer Notes

Humorous introduction to the next story, utilising a still photo from a horror movie.

Night of the Walking Dead (Ch. 3) (Table of Contents: 17)

Zombie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
John Buscema; Syd Shores
Inks
Syd Shores
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Det. Sam Jagger (first appearance); Gyps; Donna Garth; Gene Griggs; Zombie [Simon Garth]
Synopsis
Donna loses the controlling amulet to a junkie who ends up being killed by the Zombie.
Reprints
Keywords
heroin junkie; morgue; zombie

Next Issue (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)