(December 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 September 1958. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


He Stole Fifty Years! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chris Rule
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

All information for this issue supplied by the Atlas/Timely list.

The Secret of Steven Durham (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-135

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Clark Wendall; Steven Durham [Carl Durham]; Prof. Crane
Synopsis:
A man's friend realizes that he has developed a way to stop aging by taking treatments from a device that measures the speed of light.
Reprints:

He Stole 50 Years (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski
Inks:
Ed Winiarski
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-365

Mystery Of The Mountain (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chris Rule
Inks:
Chris Rule
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-506

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Strange explosions at Mt. Rushmore lead a scientist to postulate that people from another dimension, parallel to Earth's, are creating a monument to one of their great men.
Reprints:

Strange Doings In Cell 4-B! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Certa
Inks:
Joe Certa
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-232

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
An old convict discovers he has the power to materialize objects. His cellmate threatens him into materializing three guns and a car to make a jailbreak. They almost succeed when their guns disappear. He thinks that the old man made their guns vanish, but the warden informs him that the old man actually died just as they were about to make their escape.
Reprints:

The Uncanny Keys (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Richard Doxsee
Inks:
Richard Doxsee
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-293

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Shelton
Synopsis:
When a man finds out that a locksmith is in possession of magic keys given to him by a gypsy, he steals the keys and uses them to open doors that lead to treasure rooms and beautiful locations. The last key he tries, however, is a jail key which deposits him in a cell and causes the key ring to disappear.
Reprints:

The Vial Of Inspiration (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-628

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Gus Harris; Mr. Peters
Synopsis:
A boy without a family is given a vial filled with music, but squanders the inspiration of it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations.

The Sinister Supermen (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Kweskin
Inks:
Sam Kweskin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-271

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Capt. Yates; Frisco
Synopsis:
A ship runs afoul of a group of criminals that have gained superhuman power due to an atomic test. The criminals try to destroy the ship, but the side effect of their interference destroys their island and them with it.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. He Stole Fifty Years!
  2. 1. The Secret of Steven Durham
  3. 2. He Stole 50 Years
  4. 3. Mystery Of The Mountain
  5. 4. Strange Doings In Cell 4-B!
  6. 5. The Uncanny Keys
  7. 6. The Vial Of Inspiration
  8. 7. The Sinister Supermen
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