(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. 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.

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
  • machinal jocelyn
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose