(February 1959)

Marvel, 1956 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Zenith Publishing Corp.
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
4 Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
On-Going Series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in November 1958. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


Prison, 2,000 A.D. (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carl Burgos; Bob Forgione ?
Inks:
Carl Burgos; Bob Forgione ?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Fox

Indexer Notes

From GCD Error #5411 (20 November 2010), Tom Orzechowski states there is a stylization similarity to this cover and and the splash page to Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #2,
"The cover shows a solid stylistic similarity to the splash page in Tales to Astonish #2's story "I Spent Eternity in a Deep Freeze." That story is credited to Bob Forgione. ...Toward center right, just this side of the control room, there's detailing that follows the curvature of the gated window for no reason at all, and otherwise is inconsistent with its own angles. Likewise, there's wainscoting, a view screen and some rivets just behind the blurb, on an angle and level inconsistent with the control room immediately above."
Credit for "Bob Forgione ?" added to pencils and inks with Carl Burgos.

Nightmare Planet (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-121

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Col. Ken Travers
Synopsis:
Earth is terrified by the approach of a giant planet, but a military expedition finds that time moves more slowly on this planet, so they will not notice Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Set in the year 2500.

Bird Talk (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-424

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Tony Tipple; Skeets Mulligan; Toodles Murphy
Synopsis:
A meeting with a strange man gives a boy an unusual way of getting a pet bird, talking to birds.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Arise, Oh Geni... (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-123

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Claude Hicks
Synopsis:
A man with hay fever releases a hostile genie with plans of conquest from a lamp, but the genie contracts hay fever from his liberator. The genie tries to go to different areas, but after so long in the lamp, he has no resistances to germs and pollen. He decides he was better off in the lamp.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprint credits from Jeff Cooper (July 7, 2003).

Worlds Within Worlds! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Burgos ?
Inks:
Carl Burgos ?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-130

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Paul Stratton; Terry Mason; Dr. Stone
Synopsis:
A scientist is convinced that there are microscopic worlds inside microbes. He cannot find one, but if he'd kept looking then he would have found Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person.

Beware the Future! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson
Inks:
Al Williamson
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-111

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Luther Zorn; Emma Zorn
Synopsis:
A physicist invents a time machine, but when it shows an idyllic future it causes people to lose their motivation to improve the world.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

Prison 2000 A.D. (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Christopher Rule
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-115

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Fox
Synopsis:
In the year 2000 criminals are reconditioned through virtual reality.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprint credit from Jeff Cooper (July 7, 2003).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Prison, 2,000 A.D.
  2. 1. Nightmare Planet
  3. 2. Bird Talk
  4. 3. Arise, Oh Geni...
  5. 4. Worlds Within Worlds!
  6. 5. Beware the Future!
  7. 6. Prison 2000 A.D.
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