(April 1958)

Marvel, 1956 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Chipiden Publishing Corp.
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
4 Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
On-Going Series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in December 1957. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


He Was A Prisoner Of The Fantastic Fog! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Everett ?; Joe Maneely (alterations)
Inks:
Bill Everett ?; Joe Maneely (alterations)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Sam Morgan

Indexer Notes

Nick Caputo suspects this is an Everett drawn cover, with the policeman added by Maneely. Cover previously credited to Joe Maneely, pencils and inks.

Prisoner of the Fantastic Fog (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-644

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Sam Morgan; Dr. Jerry Morgan
Synopsis:
A man asks his gangster brother for money to perfect his shrink gas but when he can't get any he vents the gas outside and his brother walks into it and shrinks. He turns himself in to a policeman but the effect is only temporary since the gas is not perfected.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dr. Morgan later appears as one of the Headmen (first in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #21), villains created by Steve Gerber.

Nightmare at Midnight (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-243

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
John; Mike
Synopsis:
A dream searches for the correct dreamer before midnight, but after trying a couple of sleepers, realizes it has made a mistake and dissolves. The man who was supposed to have a dream about falling from a great height was a convict attempting a prison break. Since he had no warning, he attempted to scale the high wall and fell to his death.
Reprints:

The Sinister Stone (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski
Inks:
Ed Winiarski
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-669

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A thief steals a ruby dedicated to the god of rain and heavy rains follow him wherever he goes until he decides to return the ruby.
Reprints:

He Never Reached the Ground! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alfonso Greene
Inks:
Alfonso Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-550

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Wally Ober; Llada
Synopsis:
A man falls 35 floors but disappears at ground level just before impact, saved by a Tibetan mystic indebted to his great-grandfather.
Reprints:

He's Coming to Get Me! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ted Galindo
Inks:
Ted Galindo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-645

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Peter Wilcox; Ralph Wilcox
Synopsis:
A man who cheated his brother out of their father's money gets a letter stating that his brother is "coming to get him." He puts a gun under his jacket since he thinks his brother is out for revenge, but he discards it when his brother leads him to a rocketship and tells him that he didn't want him to be the last man on Earth.
Reprints:

Make A Wish (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-301

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
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.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. The last page is split with the statement of ownership.

Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 (Title 39, United States Code, Section 233) (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Shares the second page of "Make a Witch!" Average monthly circulation not printed.

The Mad Scientist! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-272

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mark Ferris
Synopsis:
An old man forces a scientist to use an experimental process to cure a young boy. When he is done, he explains that the scientist’s lab will soon be destroyed and the process lost. He is the future version of the scientist, and the boy is his son.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. He Was A Prisoner Of The Fantastic Fog!
  2. 1. Prisoner of the Fantastic Fog
  3. 2. Nightmare at Midnight
  4. 3. The Sinister Stone
  5. 4. He Never Reached the Ground!
  6. 5. He's Coming to Get Me!
  7. 6. Make A Wish
  8. 7. Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 (Title 39, United States Code, Section 233)
  9. 8. The Mad Scientist!
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