(February 1972)

Marvel, 1971 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.20 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 [entire top banner]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

The Thing Called It! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Severin (signed)
Inks
John Severin (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Munch's animated construct [only called "It" in title]
Keywords
monsters

The Thing Called...It! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
[V-70]
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Heinrich Munch; Munch's animated construct [only called "It" in title]
Synopsis
A bitter scientist builds a monster to destroy his rival, failing in every attempt to animate it until the swamp accidentally gives the construct life. The creature has a conscience and refuses to murder, so its creator uses lies to turn the local people against it. In trying to kill his creation, the scientist is killed himself and another accident transfers the creature's consciousness into the scientist's human body, freeing the creature to live a noble life.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

This story is divided into two chapters: an untitled chapter 1 (6 pp) and chapter 2 — "It" Lives! (7 pp).

The Man from Mars! (Table of Contents: 2)

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-161]
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Joe Krunk; Luxurr
Synopsis
A dishonest carnival owner hires an amnesiac to play a Martian and cheats him on his wages. When the man regains his memory, he realizes that he really is a Martian, sent to Earth to capture a human for the zoo, and so he takes the crook with him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person.

Terror of the Pterodactyl! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart (script); Al Hewston (plot)
Pencils
Syd Shores
Inks
Syd Shores
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
The skeleton of a giant pterodactyl is discovered and exhibited in a museum, where it comes to life and terrorizes the city.
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Englehart's first comic script credit; see www.steveenglehart.com

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Thing Called It!
  2. 1. The Thing Called...It!
  3. 2. The Man from Mars!
  4. 3. Terror of the Pterodactyl!
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