(February 1959)

Marvel, 1958 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Manvis Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in November 1958. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. All new stories in this issue are narrated in the first person unless otherwise specified.

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


I Was a Prisoner on the Planet of Plunder! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction

Draw Lincoln (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I Was a Prisoner on the Planet of Plunder! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-134

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rick Dugan
Synopsis:
An interstellar detective takes a cargo pilot's place to find out how ships are being robbed without anyone remembering anything. On an unarmed planet, the natives try to take his cargo and hypnotize him with sound waves, it doesn't work because the detective is deaf.
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Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Strange Mission (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-440

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Alfred Pook; Harold; Dr. Smith
Synopsis:
A man becomes confused over directions to the dentist and as a result accidentally pilots an expedition to claim a new planet.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Get Rid of Ugly Pimples This New Easy Way! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Underwood Laboratories, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I Was the Miracle Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson ?
Inks:
Marvin Stein ?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-122

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Bruno Storme; Henry Stubbs
Synopsis:
A brilliant but cruel businessman sets out to conquer an alien world. When he finds one he discovers that the inhabitants are far more mentally advanced then humans, possessing psychic powers. He is little more than an animal to them, and is displayed in a zoo.
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Indexer Notes

Penciler credit and job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Possible Stein inks per Jim Vadeboncouer and Nick Caputo.

Boys! Girls! Ladies! Men! Given! Given! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Cloverine Brand Salve; Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I Saw the Day the World Ended! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Duffy ?
Job Number:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Prof. Grath; Gen. Kane; Craig; Mr. Kane
Synopsis:
A machine seems to show the end of the world when the Sun burns out in the future. Panic and dispair spread until it is realized that the machine actually showed the creation of the sun in reverse.
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Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Giant Movie Star Bargain! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

DeLuxe Photo Service / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Capture the Spirit of the Winning of the West (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

The Golden Gun; Lytle Novelty Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Little Lost Planet (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-103

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A tiny lost planet does good deeds on Earth until it is located by its mother planet and returned to its home galaxy.

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the third person. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Earn Money Saving Stamps & Coins (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Hobbies Unlimited / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Prices Smashed on New 1959 Accordions! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Accordion Manufactureres and Wholesalers Outlet / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Stamps (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

Cash in Quick on New Shoe Craze! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Mason Shoe Mfg. Co. / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

I Am the Scourge of Atlantis! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Dick Ayers
Job Number:
T-125

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ogarth; Cnidos
Synopsis:
The king of Atlantis is convinced that life still exists on the surface and leads an invasion fleet to make war on the world above. He finds that in the centuries since Atlantis sunk the pressures of the sea have made his people tiny as insects compared to surface humans, and they must return beneath the waves.
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Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

A Real Mobile Tank (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Develop Muscles of Steel! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Do You Want Spending Money? (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Learn Radio-Television (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Check the Kind of Body YOU Want: (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. I Was a Prisoner on the Planet of Plunder!
  2. 1. Draw Lincoln
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. I Was a Prisoner on the Planet of Plunder!
  4. 3. Strange Mission
  5. 4. Get Rid of Ugly Pimples This New Easy Way!
    Underwood Laboratories, Inc.
  6. 5. I Was the Miracle Man
  7. 6. Boys! Girls! Ladies! Men! Given! Given!
    Cloverine Brand Salve; Wilson Chemical Co.
  8. 7. I Saw the Day the World Ended!
  9. 8. Giant Movie Star Bargain!
    DeLuxe Photo Service
  10. 9. Capture the Spirit of the Winning of the West
    The Golden Gun; Lytle Novelty Co.
  11. 10. The Little Lost Planet
  12. 11. Earn Money Saving Stamps & Coins
    Hobbies Unlimited
  13. 12. Prices Smashed on New 1959 Accordions!
    Accordion Manufactureres and Wholesalers Outlet
  14. 13. Stamps
  15. 14. Cash in Quick on New Shoe Craze!
    Mason Shoe Mfg. Co.
  16. 15. I Am the Scourge of Atlantis!
  17. 16. A Real Mobile Tank
    Honor House Products Corp
  18. 17. Develop Muscles of Steel!
    Honor House Products Corp
  19. 18. Do You Want Spending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  20. 19. Learn Radio-Television
    National Radio Institute
  21. 20. Check the Kind of Body YOU Want:
    Charles Atlas
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Douglas Sederberg
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Gary Henderson
  • Bill Borre
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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