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Issue Details

Issue #100
Published September 1962
Frequency monthly
Cover Price 0.12 USD
Pages 36
Editing Stan Lee
Notes Distributed to newstands in June 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. Some information on this issue supplied by Tom Lammers and the Timely/Atlas discussion list. Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.

Cover Details - "I Was Trapped in the Crazy Maze!"

Characters Charlie Burke
Genre occult
Pencils Jack Kirby
Inks Steve Ditko

7 page story "The Man in the Crazy Maze"

Characters Charlie Burke; Mr. Johnson; Fate
Synopsis A carnival owner cons patrons with an impossible maze, and kills a reporter that might expose him. He is trapped in another maze with only one exit, into hell.
Genre occult
Pencils Jack Kirby
Inks Dick Ayers
Reprinted in Weird Wonder Tales (Marvel, 1973 series) #6 (October 1974)

2 page text story "Blueprint for Victory"

Characters Lt. Col. Cam Westover; Maj. Franks; Capt. Bill Trayne; Gen. von Kretz
Synopsis A cunning spy infiltrates German HQ with a phoney blueprint as bait and paralyzes communications before a major US assault.
Genre war
Letters typeset
Notes Text story with illustration.
Reprinted from Marines in Battle (Marvel, 1954 series) #6 (June 1955)

6 page story "The Imitation Man"

Characters Carlos Zarago; Pedro Lopez
Synopsis A dictator forces a scientist to use his duplicator machine on him so that he can have a substitute appear in public places to avoid assassination attempts. The duplicate is too much like the original, however, and refuses to expose himself to danger when he can seize power to rule the country. The dictator returns to the machine with the intent of destroying it only to find it has continually been producing duplicates. While the duplicates are arguing among themselves, a revolution occurs, and the new democratic regime deports all versions of the former dictator.
Genre science fiction
Pencils Jack Kirby
Inks Dick Ayers
Reprinted in Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1972 series) #13 (October 1974)

5 page story "Beware the Uboongi!"

Synopsis Americans flee Uranus due to ferocious wildlife. The Soviets take the opportunity to land their own expedition, but because they ignore the American warnings they do not realize that the sheep-like creatures in the mountains are the deadly Uboongi.
Genre science fiction
Pencils Don Heck
Inks Don Heck
Reprinted in Fantasy Masterpieces (Marvel, 1966 series) #3 (June 1966)

5 page story "The Mighty Oak!"

Synopsis An atomic test gives an oak tree the ability to think and move, and it plots the destruction of humanity's implements of war and crime. At the end of the story the scientists are revealed to be knowledgeable as to what effect the atomic test would have upon the oak and they are willing to accept the oak and its offspring will provide better governance of Earth than humanity.
Genre science fiction
Script Stan Lee
Pencils Steve Ditko
Inks Steve Ditko