(1989)

Marvel, 1989 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
12.95 USD; 15.75 CAD
Pages
180
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics
ISBN
0-87135-592-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
024885236309 95
Editing
Marc McLaurin
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
cardstock cover
Binding
softcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Walt Simonson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Fin Fang Foom; The Glop; Groot; Sporr; X

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover.

Blank pages (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover and inside back cover are blank.

Monster Masterworks (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Vince Mielcarek (photo)
Inks
Vince Mielcarek (photo)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page with creators listed against a background of a monochrome photograph.

Monsters of the Shifty Fifties (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Jack Kirby (signed)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Jack Kirby comments on the monsters of the 1950s.

Monster Masterworks (Table of Contents: 4)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vince Mielcarek (photo)
Inks
Vince Mielcarek (photo)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Table of contents with a background of a monochrome photo. Most reprint sources are listed from the 1970s reprints, not the originals.

Alien Invaders (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Vince Mielcarek (photo)
Inks
Vince Mielcarek (photo)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Section header with type and a monochrome scenery photo.

I Challenged...Groot! The Monster from Planet X! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby [as Kirby] (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers [as Ayers] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

The Threat of Tim Boo Ba (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tim Boo Ba
Synopsis
Alien warlord Tim Boo Ba is master of all he surveys but is wiped out in a torrential flood when an Earth boy drips water on the small scale model that is Tim Boo Ba's home planet.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is reprinted from the retitled version in Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1972 series) #10.

The Glop! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Glop
Synopsis
A painter is hired to cover a statue with strange paint. The statue comes to life at midnight and goes on a rampage. The statue is an advance agent for an alien invasion, and the painter defeats it by using turpentine to remove the special paint.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

Taboo! The Thing From Murky Swamp! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
T-673
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lewis Conrad; Taboo (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
A popular adventure writer finds a giant mud creature from another planet stranded in a Brazilian swamp. The alien tricks him into bringing all Earth's scientific records for nefarious purposes, but is destroyed by an H-bomb hidden with the records.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

I Learned the Dread Secret of the Blip! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
T-943
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Blip
Synopsis
A power drain and radar anomaly is traced to a creature made of electricity hiding in a cave. It claims to be a friendly visitor, but humans attack it and it flees into space.
Reprints

I Was Captured by the Creature from Krogarr! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Joe Hanson; Clara Hanson; Creature from Krogarr
Synopsis
A dissolute human is targeted by an alien that can transport items through television sets, but he is saved by his failure to pay the electric bill.
Reprints

A Martian Walks Among Us! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
T-864
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A man spots upon a Martian in human form scouting for an invasion. The police won’t believe him, so he finds and kills the spy himself, revealing that he is a Venusian in disguise working to protect Earth.
Reprints

Man-Made Monsters (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Pencils
Vince Mielcarek (photo)
Inks
Vince Mielcarek (photo)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Chapter header with monochrome photo and title.

What Was "X" The Thing That Lived! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Charles Bentley; X
Synopsis
A comic writer's monsters keep coming to life, until he creates one that can't be defeated. The writer comes to the conclusion that the key is in the typewriter he's been using to write the stories.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A four-part story.

Van Doom, the Man Who Made a Creature! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Ludwig Vandoom; Vandoom's Creature
Synopsis
Vandoom, the owner of a Transylvanian wax museum, sets out to build a new monster in order to bring customers back to the museum. A lightning bolt brings the creature to life, but despite the fearful attacks of the villagers, it is not hostile and does not strike back. An invasion force of Martians lands and Vandoom convinces his creation to attack them. The wax figure defeats them, but the effort drains the life force out of it.
Reprints

Kraa the Unhuman (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Kraa (intro)
Synopsis
An American teacher investigates the mysterious statues made by one tribe in Africa, and finds that they worship a native mutated into a monster by a Soviet atomic test. The teacher soothes the man's pain with ointment, but before the American can get him to a hospital he dies protecting his helper from a python.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

I Am the Brute That Walks! (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-875
Genre
science fiction
Characters
"The Brute That Walks" [Howard Avery]; Sally Barton
Synopsis
Scrawny scientist Howard Avery develops a growth serum so his girlfriend Sally will like him better, but it turns him into a giant monster.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

Sporr! The Thing That Could Not Die! (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby [as Kirby] (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers [as Ayers] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
T-778
Characters
Sporr
Synopsis
A scientist moves into Dr. Frankenstein's castle to set up his experimental growth ray. When he trains it upon an amoeba, the frightened villagers burst in, and seeing the equipment, think he is going to bring ruin down upon them and hustle him off to the town jail. With no one to shut off the growth machine, the amoeba grows to huge size and smashes out of the castle to menace the village. The scientist escapes his jail cell and uses his labcoat soaked with sugar to lure Sporr into a quicksand pit.
Reprints

Zzutak: The Thing That Shouldn't Exist!! (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
V-299
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Frank Johnson (introduction); Yucoya-Tzin (introduction, not named); Zzutak (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
An American comic book artist is forced by an Aztec priest to make a monster with magic paints. The artist creates another monster to fight the first, causing the temple to collapse on both monsters, giving the priest amnesia and ending the threat.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This story is divided into two parts: an untitled part one (6 pp) and part two—"Zzutak" (7 pp).

Ancient Menaces (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Pencils
Vince Mielcarek (photo)
Inks
Vince Mielcarek (photo)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Chapter header with monochrome photo and title.

Fear in the Night (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-83
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Zenocian #7; Model Vog robot
Synopsis
A man and a robot are stranded and the man tries to sacrifice himself to save the robot, but they are both saved, and we find that the man was a humanoid robot, and the robot a robot-looking alien.
Reprints

Gigantus! The Monster That...Walked Like a Man! (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?; Larry Lieber ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
T-930
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mr. Baxter; Charlie; Gigantus
Synopsis
An advertising man tricks an advance agent of a proposed invasion from Atlantis into returning to Atlantis by building a mannequin even larger than Goliath and threatening to wage war with his people for the surface of Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Relettered to change the monster's name from Goliath to Gigantus.

Grottu, King of the Insects! (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
T-547
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Frank [Ulysses Bloodstone] (earliest published appearance according to later continuity); Lynn Avery; Kasenga; Grottu (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
A journalist and an archaeologist go to Africa and find an atomically mutated giant ant with super-intelligence. The giant ant tries to lead an army of insects to world conquest, but is foiled when the humans use sugar to turn his ants against him.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Titan, the Amphibian from Atlantis! (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Lieber; Stan Lee (plot)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers ?; Russ Heath ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
John Cartwright; Titan
Synopsis
John Cartwright, an auto executive, pretends to betray the human race to the invaders from Atlantis.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprinted from the version in Uncanny Tales (Marvel, 1973 series) #12. This printing says inks by Dick Ayers; index for original printing says Russ Heath.

Fin Fang Foom! (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
V-318
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Fin Fang Foom (introduction); Chan Liuchow; Chung Liuchow
Synopsis
A young historian from Taiwan crosses to the mainland to awake the dragon Fin Fang Foom and foil a communist invasion. He lures the dragon to the coast to wreck the invasion fleet, and then lures it back to its layer before restoring its mystical slumber.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This story is divided into two parts: part one (6 pp) and part two (7 pp).

[Cover - Where Monsters Dwell #15] (Table of Contents: 26)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Severin [as Severin] (signed)
Inks
John Severin [as Severin] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Kraa
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

[Cover - Where Monsters Dwell #35] (Table of Contents: 27)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek; Danny Crespi

Characters
Gorgolla
Reprints

[Cover - Where Monsters Dwell #21] (Table of Contents: 28)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Characters
Fin Fang Foom
Reprints

[Cover - Where Monsters Dwell #16] (Table of Contents: 29)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Characters
Googam
Reprints