(January 1959)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Male Publishing Corp.
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in September 1958. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements (pages 2, 9, 15, 19, 25, 27, 33-36 of comic including inside front cover, inside back cover and back cover) ; pages of comic not numbered.

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


I Dared to Explore the Unknown Emptiness! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Don Heck (signed)
Inks:
Don Heck (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:
Keywords:
extraterrestrials; spacesuits

Indexer Notes

Monster does not appear in the story within.

The Strangers from Space! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson (signed)
Inks:
Al Williamson (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-100

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
General Krenkle; Lieutenant Morrow
Synopsis:
In the future an alien ship arrives and lands at the world capital. The alien’s human form calms hostility and allows peaceful contact. The alien really projected an image to pacify bigotry.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 3-7 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

The Newshound (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-241

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Snoop Scooper; Marsha Marlow
Synopsis:
A reporter with an uncanny nose and a woman with keen hearing and become the blueprints for a new breed of journalists.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Text story is pages 8, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

I Dared Explore the Unknown Emptiness! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-95

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dr. Jonathan Marteens (behind the scenes); Col. Frank Stevens
Synopsis:
In the 25th-century, humans use a new cobalt fuel in their search for a colony world to relieve overpopulation. They find that humans can only flourish on Earth, and should appreciate it more.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 10-14 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

The Day I Left My Body! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
John Buscema
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
M-567

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Wells; Martin Shaw; Ellen Shaw
Synopsis:
A prisoner accidentally gains a psychic hold on a lawyer. He forces the lawyer to work constantly on his appeal, but fatigue hurts the lawyer’s oratory and the murderer is sentenced to death.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

He Fled in the Night (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-96

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Robinson Crusoe
Synopsis:
A restless clerk leaves England for a life at sea, thinking that he will found an empire in the Pacific. Robinson Crusoe, the clerk, is sure his voyage will make his fortune.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 21-24 of comic (first page of story not numbered, then pages numbered 2 to 4).

Prisoner of the Satellites! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-107

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mark Coren; Zak; Ozt
Synopsis:
Aliens launch satellites that shrink objects on Earth in preparation for an invasion, but the humans harness the power of cosmic rays to reverse the effects and the aliens abandon the plan.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of comic numbered 1 to 5).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Dared to Explore the Unknown Emptiness!
  2. 1. The Strangers from Space!
  3. 2. The Newshound
  4. 3. I Dared Explore the Unknown Emptiness!
  5. 4. The Day I Left My Body!
  6. 5. He Fled in the Night
  7. 6. Prisoner of the Satellites!
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