(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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Was a Prisoner on the Planet of Plunder!
  2. 1. I Was a Prisoner on the Planet of Plunder!
  3. 2. Strange Mission
  4. 3. I Was the Miracle Man
  5. 4. I Saw the Day the World Ended!
  6. 5. The Little Lost Planet
  7. 6. I Am the Scourge of Atlantis!
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