(February 1951)

Marvel, 1950 Series
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Medalion Publishing Corp.
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

MARVEL BOY is published by MEDALION PUBLISHING CORP. Office of Publication: 350 5th Avenue, New York, N.Y. Application for second-class matter pending at the post office at New York, N. Y. under the Act of March 3, 1879. Additional entry at Canton, Ohio. Published bi-monthly. Copyright 1950 by MEDALION PUBLISHING CORP., 350 5th Avenue, New Tork, N.Y. Vol. 1 No. 2 FEBRUARY 1951 issue. Price 10c per copy. Subscription rate $1.00 for 12 issues. No similarity between any of the names, characters, persons, and/or institutions appearing in this magazine with those of any living or dead person or institution is intended, and any such similarity which may exist is purely coincidental. Printed in the U.S.A.


The Zero Hour? (Table of Contents)

Marvel Boy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Boy [Bob Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
United States Capitol

Indexer Notes

Previous credit for cover art to Russ Heath was over-ambitious.

Colors: Goldberg credited by himself.

The Zero Hour! (Table of Contents: 1)

Marvel Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
7849
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Boy [Bob Grayson]; Matthew Grayson; Saramin
Synopsis
The Eastern Union helps the United Nations repel an attack by the Astro-men, only to betray them.
Reprints
Keywords
Astro-men; Astros; Cold War; communism; flying saucers; spacecraft; United Nations; Uranus

Indexer Notes

An announcement in the upper margin of each page explains that Marvel Boy will be retitled "Astonishing" beginning with the next issue.

Blast of Doom! (Table of Contents: 2)

Marvel Boy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
7851
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Boy [Bob Grayson]; Pete Mason; Starr Rider
Synopsis
Soviet agents sabotage Marvel Boy's friends' mine.
Reprints
Keywords
Cold War; mining; Soviet agents

Indexer Notes

An announcement in the upper margin of each page explains that Marvel Boy will be retitled "Astonishing" beginning with the next issue. Story takes place after the third Marvel Boy story in this issue.

Planetary Error (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill La Cava ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
7838
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Paular Nine; Miss Em; time travel; destruction of the earth; Venus; Earth-Venus Cosmic War; education
Synopsis
In the future, a young boy is sent on a history assignment to the past where he mistakenly destroys the earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Notes in upper margin of each page indicate in that Marvel Boy will be retitled "Astonishing" beginning with the next issue.

The Clay Pipe (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Job Number
6474
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer missed the illustration and credits on this text story.

Circus Terror (Table of Contents: 5)

Marvel Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
7850
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Boy [Bob Grayson]; Starr Ryder; Pete Mason; Marvo
Synopsis
The owner of a circus attempts insurance fraud.
Reprints
Keywords
circuses; high wire acts; lions; trapeze

Indexer Notes

Story is out of order in that Marvel Boy meets Starr Ryder for the first time in this story but she is already well known to him in the 2nd story ("Blast of Doom!") in this issue. An announcement in the upper margin of each page explains that Marvel Boy will be retitled "Astonishing" beginning with the next issue. Bob Grayson is an insurance investigator in this story.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Zero Hour?
    Marvel Boy
  2. 1. The Zero Hour!
    Marvel Boy
  3. 2. Blast of Doom!
    Marvel Boy
  4. 3. Planetary Error
  5. 4. The Clay Pipe
  6. 5. Circus Terror
    Marvel Boy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Peter Croome
  • Chris Boyko
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Thomas G. Lammers