(March 1959)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in December 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.

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


Robot on the Rampage! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks:
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Supreme Calculator
Reprints:
Keywords:
robots

The Ghost Ship of Space (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?
Job Number:
[T-156]

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Frank Brandon; Ben; Charlie; Smitty
Synopsis:
A reporter investigates a series of spaceship disappearances and is captured by primitive aliens. He forces them to free him by pretending that a simple gadget is a powerful bomb.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is set in 2705. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 3-7 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4, last page not numbered).

Mystery Pupil (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-382

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Colin; Mr. Plum; Gertrude
Synopsis:
A dull teacher earns accolades by accidentally helping capture a Martian criminal.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Text story is pages 8, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

The Creatures in the Volcano (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Wally Wood
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-153

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tubuai; Mauiki
Synopsis:
A chief of a Pacific island tribe finds aliens in a volcano preparing to conquer Earth. He thinks his people will not believe him, so he instead agrees to sell the island to the US for nuclear tests, which destroys the aliens.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 10-14 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

The Prison Planet! (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-155

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Vaalu (narrator); Uxmal (in framing sequence)
Synopsis:
A prison colony grows into a thriving society and forgets its origins, while the mother planet becomes a peaceful utopia before being devastated by invaders. The mother planet was Mars, and the prison planet Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is narrated by some kind of alien "watchers", bearing no resemblance to the later Watchers. Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

Alien on Earth! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Christopher Rule
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-165

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
An alien lands on Earth, but cannot be understood. The humans attack it out of fear, and finally drop a nuclear bomb on it. The alien leaves, not out of fear, but because its attempt to make peaceful contact has shown that humans are barbarians.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 21-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

Robot on the Rampage! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-135

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Supreme Calculator
Synopsis:
A supercomputer and its army of robots enslave humanity, but it is stopped when a janitor unplugs it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is set in the late 22nd century. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. No relation to an identically titled story drawn by Ditko in Tales to Astonish #18. Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Robot on the Rampage!
  2. 1. The Ghost Ship of Space
  3. 2. Mystery Pupil
  4. 3. The Creatures in the Volcano
  5. 4. The Prison Planet!
  6. 5. Alien on Earth!
  7. 6. Robot on the Rampage!
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