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Issue Details

Issue #84
Published May 1961
Frequency monthly
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 36
Editing Stan Lee
Notes Distributed to newstands in February 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 - "This is...Magneto!"

Characters Magneto [Hunk Larken]
Genre monsters
Pencils Jack Kirby
Inks Dick Ayers
Reprinted in Monsters on the Prowl (Marvel, 1971 series) #24 (August 1973) [as "This is...Magnetor!"]

13 page story "The Wonder of the Ages!! Magneto!"

Characters Magneto [Hunk Larken]
Synopsis A strong man is exploited and abandoned, unable to find work except in a freak show. His size makes him the perfect pilot for an experimental space flight, on which he gains magnetic powers. He attacks society and runs amok until a rocket is created to take him into space and find somewhere where he can fit in.
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—"Magneto!"(7 pp).
Reprinted in Monsters on the Prowl (Marvel, 1971 series) #24 (August 1973) [as "The Wonder of the Ages!!! Magnetor!"]

2 page text story "The Inventor"

Characters Ned Carter; Mr. Jonas
Synopsis A disgruntled janitor's obsessive effort to create a sweeping robot costs him his job and ends in failure, but only because he sees no use for a perpetual motion machine.
Genre science fiction
Letters typeset
Notes Text story with illustration.
Reprinted from Uncanny Tales (Marvel, 1952 series) #32 (June 1955)

5 page story "Twelve Silent Men!"

Characters Victor Fabius; Sylvestor Weems
Synopsis A greedy lawyer steals a time machine in order to profit from knowledge from the future. Once there he is tried for stealing the machine and his lies are useless against the telepathic jury.
Genre science fiction
Pencils Paul Reinman
Inks Paul Reinman
Notes Narrated in the second person.

5 page story "They Met on Mars!"

Synopsis Two beings in grotesque space suits fight on Mars. One of them destroys the other's ship and escapes, with the two never knowing that they were both humans: one from the US, one from the USSR.
Genre science fiction
Pencils Steve Ditko
Inks Steve Ditko
Reprinted in Monsters on the Prowl (Marvel, 1971 series) #24 (August 1973) [retouched into a SHIELD vs Hydra story]