759 – Marvel Monsters: July 1960

Atlas/Marvel Comics continues to explore the “giant monster” concept in July 1960. Interestingly, all three comics have monsters with names of future Marvel superheroes / villains: The Hulk, The Thing, and Krang.

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758 – Incredibly, Not The Hulk

The modern Marvel era inches closer with Atlas Comics’ Journey Into Mystery #62 (July 1960) where one of the “Marvel monsters” is given the name “The Hulk”. A giant orange hairy metal creature is discovered next to a shattered spaceship and nursed back to life by Joe Harper, who feeds the creature electricity. The creature […]

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755 – Marvel Monsters: June 1960

Atlas/Marvel comics on sale in June 1960 feature more giant monsters. This month’s round-up features Gomdulla the Living Pharoah, Gor-Kill the Living Demon, and Groot the Monster from Planet X. Groot! Yes, that tree-creature from Guardians of the Galaxy! In this first appearance, Groot is your typical alien-monster affair from Atlas at the time. It’s […]

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747 – Marvel Monsters: May 1960

Atlas/Marvel comics on sale in May 1960 feature more giant monsters. Bombu the Witch Man, Gorgilla the Monster of Midnight Mountain, and the return of Taboo (originally in Strange Tales #75 in Jan 1960). You can see the desire to create something readers will want to buy with the assertion that Strange Tales this month […]

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744 – Marvel Monsters: April 1960

Marvel/Atlas comics continue to decorate their fantasy/sci-fi books with giant monsters. This month batch brings us Spoor, the Thing That Could Not Die and Monstrom, the Dweller in the Black Swamp – a very Swamp Thing-like creature, but turns out to be an alien who is waiting for mankind drop their xenophobia and help repair […]

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730 – Marvel Monsters: Jan 1960

Atlas/Marvel covers are decorated with more giant monsters in January 1960: Rro! and Taboo! Another thing I’m noticing with Marvel stories from this era is that these anthological tales are now getting sequels, such as “Return of the Martian” features another tale of “Zetora the Martian” in Journey into Mystery #58. Clear indications that the […]

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725 – Marvel Monsters: Dec 1959

Atlas / Marvel Comics continue to populate its fantasy/horror/sci-fi comics with giant monsters. December 1959’s tasty selection is Diablo (The Demon from the Fifth Dimension) and Droom (the Living Lizard).

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