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Issue Details

Issue #83
Published April 1961
Frequency monthly
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 36
Editing Stan Lee
Notes Distributed to newstands in January 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. Some information on this issue supplied by Tom Lammers, Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, and others via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.

Cover Details - "Grogg is Here!"

Characters Grogg
Genre monsters
Pencils Jack Kirby
Inks Dick Ayers
Reprinted in Where Monsters Dwell (Marvel, 1970 series) #27 (March 1974)

13 page story "From Out of the Black Pit Came...Grogg!"

Characters Grogg (introduction); Miklos Kozlov (introduction); Col. Fedor Vorcutsky
Synopsis A reluctant Soviet scientist wakes the ancient dragon Grogg with atomic tests. The dragon attacks the soldiers and gives the scientist the opportunity to defect to the US, just as he had hoped, since he knew in advance that Grogg existed.
Genre monsters
Pencils Jack Kirby
Inks Dick Ayers
Notes Narrated in the first person. This story is divided into two parts: an untitled part one (6 pp) and part two—"The Awesome Vengeance of Grogg" (7 pp). Grogg and Kozlov next appear in issue #87 (August 1961).
Reprinted in Where Monsters Dwell (Marvel, 1970 series) #27 (March 1974)

1 page text story "Make a Wish"

Characters Gerald Harper; Jimmy Gordon; Mrs. Gordon; Mr. Gordon
Synopsis A man invents a wishing machine but loses the prototype on the way to the patent office.
Genre occult
Letters typeset
Notes Text story with illustration. The first page of this story is printed between the pages of the lead story, while the second page is printed between the two back-up stories. The last page is split with the statement of ownership.
Reprinted from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #25 (July 1955) [new illustration]

5 page story "Masquerade Party"

Characters Cara Frost; Alice Bond (née Dodd); Rex Bond
Synopsis A beautiful but vicious socialite spoils the plans of an old rival by throwing a masquerade party. She is scared by her rival’s husband, who tricks her into thinking he is a demon.
Genre horror
Pencils Steve Ditko
Inks Steve Ditko
Reprinted in Chamber of Chills (Marvel, 1972 series) #16 (May 1975)

Half page statement of ownership "Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 and June 11, 1960 (74 Stat. 208)"

Letters typeset
Notes This shares the last page of "Make a Wish". Average circulation of each issue published October 1959–September 1960 (issues #73–81): 169,601.

5 page story "The Menace of Shandu!"

Characters Tommy Jones; Shandu the genie
Synopsis A boy finds a magic book in a used bookstore and summons a genie, which vows to torture him after granting his wish. He wishes for everything to be restored to before he went to the bookshop, and he does not buy the book a second time.
Genre occult
Pencils Don Heck
Inks Don Heck
Reprinted in Crypt of Shadows (Marvel, 1973 series) #17 (May 1975)