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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Zombie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Boris Vallejo (painting)
Inks
Boris Vallejo (painting)
Letters
typeset

Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

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

The Altar of the Damned! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Zombie / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber (plot, script); Roy Thomas (plot)
Pencils
John Buscema (layouts); Tom Palmer (finished art)
Inks
Tom Palmer
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The blood-hued sun sets slowly this eve, painting the Louisiana bayous in tones of ominous crimson.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Zombie [Simon Garth (also in flashback)] (introduction; origin); Gyps (introduction; also in flashback); Donna Garth (introduction; flashback; Simon's daughter); Layla (introduction; also in flashback); Stockwood (flashback)
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

Indexer Notes

Green color added to two pages.

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

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

Zombie! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Zombie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed as Stan Lee [all letters spelled])
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed as Bill Everett)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed as Bill Everett)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You stand motionless under the moon in the silent swamp...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Zombie [Simon Garth]; Gyps (death); Donna Garth
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 crossover with Dracula Lives (Marvel, 1973 series) #1.

Green color added to one page.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

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

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
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
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
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; horror-suspense
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

Genre
non-fiction
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
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This Is Your Finish, My Dear...
Genre
horror-suspense

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)

The Mastermind (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Sutton
Pencils
Tom Sutton
Inks
Tom Sutton
Letters
Tom Sutton
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
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
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

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

Night of the Walking Dead! (Table of Contents: 17)

The Zombie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
John Buscema (layouts); Syd Shores (finished art)
Inks
Syd Shores
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He was our gardener for a few months.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Detective Sam Jagger (first appearance); Gyps (corpse); Donna Garth; Lou; Gene Griggs; The Zombie [Simon Garth]; George
Synopsis
Donna loses the controlling amulet to a junkie who ends up being killed by the Zombie.
Reprints
Keywords
heroin junkie; morgue; zombie

Indexer Notes

Green color added to two pages.

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Zombie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. ["Hello There And Welcome To The Fear-Fraught Premiere Issue Of Tale Of The Zombie"]
  4. 3. The Altar of the Damned!
    The Zombie
  5. 4. Beware! Here Come the Vampires!
  6. 5. Zombie!
    The Zombie
  7. 6. ["All Right You Guys - Grab 'Im!"]
  8. 7. Iron-Head
  9. 8. The Sensuous Zombie
  10. 9. Back to Back and Belly to Belly at the Zombie Jamboree Ball!
  11. 10. ["This Is Your Finish, My Dear..."]
  12. 11. The Thing from the Bog!
  13. 12. By the Way, Just in Case You Ever Doubted It -- Dracula Lives!
  14. 13. The Mastermind
  15. 14. Back Issues, Anyone?
  16. 15. Hey! If You're Grooving on Tales of the Zombie - and What Dead-Blooded American Monster Isn't - -
  17. 16. ["Listen - - You've Got To Help Me!"]
  18. 17. Night of the Walking Dead!
    The Zombie
  19. 18. Next Issue:
    The Zombie
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