(January 1959)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Miss America 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. All new stories in this issue are narrated in the first person.

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


I Found the Ninth Wonder of the World! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Christopher Rule
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
"Experiment 247"; Capt. Kane; Prof. Briggs; Dr. Parker
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Rule inks per Michael J. Vassallo. Previous indexer credited George Klein as possible inker.

We Found the Ninth Wonder of the World! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Christopher Rule
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-83

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Captain Kane; Simmons; Professor Briggs; Doctor Parker; "Experiment 247"; "Experiment XYZ"
Synopsis:
An expedition in remote waters finds a missing scientist who has used serums to create giant turtles, one the size of a house, the other the size of an island.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 3-8, 10 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 7).

Possible Kirby script per Nick Caputo, September 2014.

I Know the Secret of the Poltergeist! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-84

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Larry Winters; Rita Winters
Synopsis:
An investigator works diligently to discover the logical explanations behind the odd occurrences at a couple's newly purchased home. He is, in fact, a poltergeist who attempts to allay suspicion of his kind's existence among humans.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 11-14, 16-17 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

The Heat's On (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
H-366

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Tyler; Mary Tyler; Bobby Tyler
Synopsis:
When a young boy builds a fan to help his family get through a heat wave it brings down the flying saucer that caused the heat.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations. Artist credits from the record of Journey Into Mystery #44. Text story is pages 18, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

I Was the First Man to Set Foot on...the Mystery Planet! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-85

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Hank Jordan; Tom Jonson; Azka
Synopsis:
A businessman bigoted against robots tries to make a deal to tap the resources of a planet rich in exploding pools of radioactive oil. The natives refuse to sell their oil, since they are robots and it is too vital to them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Penciler credit from Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish, formerly incorrectly attributed to Paul Reinman. Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

I Foiled an Enemy Invasion! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-82

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mark Briton
Synopsis:
Mysterious billboards appear, each bearing a picture of an alien soldier. A newspaperman realizes just in time that the billboards are an attempt by a two-dimensional alien race to hide an invasion.
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 story numbered 1 to 5).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Found the Ninth Wonder of the World!
  2. 1. We Found the Ninth Wonder of the World!
  3. 2. I Know the Secret of the Poltergeist!
  4. 3. The Heat's On
  5. 4. I Was the First Man to Set Foot on...the Mystery Planet!
  6. 5. I Foiled an Enemy Invasion!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
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  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose