(June 1958)

Marvel, 1951 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:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in January 1958. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Information on this issue supplied by Tom Lammers and the Atlas/Timely discussion list. Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


The Melting Pot! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Sam Barlow
Reprints:

He Never Came Out! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alphonso Greene
Inks:
Alphonso Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-424

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Joe Morse; Pete Atkins; Mr. Cartel
Synopsis:
A wax museum owner claims that his statues are criminals petrified by the head of Medusa. When a thief ignores this warning and tries to rob him, the museum gains a new statue.

Uncork It...If You Dare! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard O'Donnell
Inks:
Howard O'Donnell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-414

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Harold Simpson; Flora Simpson
Synopsis:
A meek man is left a bottle of gas that changes personalities. Instead of using it to become more daring, he uses it on UN diplomats. The gas has unexpected effects, but in the end he uses all of it to avert war, though no one knows the sacrifice he made.

The Drowning Man! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Christopher Rule
Inks:
Christopher Rule
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-367

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Joe Fulsom; Hirala
Synopsis:
A cafe owner comes across Atlanteans exiling some of their criminals. The guards save him from drowning and he is offered citizenship.

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit of J. Makowski? and ink credit of Hy Fleishman removed based on information from Tom Lammers and the Atlas/Timely discussion list.

Flight Number Thirteen! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-445

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Franz; Ivan
Synopsis:
Two criminals hijack an airplane full of strangely emotionless passengers. The airplane is piloted remotely into the parallel world that the passengers came from, where the air will drain the pilots' emotions.

The Melting Pot (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-440

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Sam Barlow
Synopsis:
A convict creates a melting pot to free himself from jail to steal gold, but the pot melts the gold and leaves him trapped in molten metal.
Reprints:

The Free Ride (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-91

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Chuck; Gus Farrell; Capt. Zingle
Synopsis:
A teenager working at an amusement park to help support his family is kind to a mysterious boy, and finds himself rewarded with a real trip to outer space.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations. Original title: "Rocket Time."

Too Good to Be True! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Perlin
Inks:
Don Perlin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-439

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Danny; Uncle George
Synopsis:
A young boy imagines that he has a rich uncle who suddenly appears, but when he begins to doubt, the uncle fades away.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Melting Pot!
  2. 1. He Never Came Out!
  3. 2. Uncork It...If You Dare!
  4. 3. The Drowning Man!
  5. 4. Flight Number Thirteen!
  6. 5. The Melting Pot
  7. 6. The Free Ride
  8. 7. Too Good to Be True!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
  • Gary Henderson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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