(March 1959)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Male 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 November 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 in Hiding (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Roderic Zante
Reprints:
Keywords:
disguises; robots

Indexer Notes

The robot on the cover looks nothing like the one in the story it supposedly illustrates.

Invasion from Outer Space (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-144

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Alien ships appear over Earth, causing panic. After a failed military strike, the world's leaders disarm at the advice of an old astronomer, who had actually faked the ships to create unity.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 3-7 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

The Sorcerer (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely (illustration)
Inks:
Joe Maneely (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
H-203

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Tom Morton; Jack Morton; Ellen Morton; Johnny Morton
Synopsis:
A man who has travelled the world and seen wonders performed by hermits in India returns home to find that his young nephew creates magic with only belief.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Trapped in Yesterday! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Forgione ?
Inks:
Carl Burgos
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-129

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jason Grubb; Prof. Harvey Wilkes
Synopsis:
A disgruntled janitor uses a time machine to travel to King Arthur's time to pose as a sorcerer using technology. None of it works independently, and he is forced to mop up the great hall.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. Inks credit from Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 2006) #1 (2006). Story is pages 10-14 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

The Planet That Wasn't There! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-148

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Elizabeth
Synopsis:
The world president insists on missions to find a hidden planet, always leading to failure. When his daughter is killed aboard the latest rocket, the attempts to reach "Earth" are abandoned.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

The Secret of Planet "X"! (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-113

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Josef Kluge; Kirov
Synopsis:
A dictator conquers an alien world full of unresisting people. He quickly finds that they are already slaves of the sentient plants, which now also control him through their spores.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. Story is pages 21-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

A Robot in Hiding! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-145

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Roderic Zante; Mr. Hartnell; Mrs. Hartnell; Billy Hartnell
Synopsis:
When robots are banned, one robot escapes and sneaks into the palace of the dictator who ordered it. He deactivates the leader by pushing a button, since he was actually a rogue robot.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person.
The title seems to refer to the main character, but actually describes Zante. Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of comic numbered 1 to 5).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Robot in Hiding
  2. 1. Invasion from Outer Space
  3. 2. The Sorcerer
  4. 3. Trapped in Yesterday!
  5. 4. The Planet That Wasn't There!
  6. 5. The Secret of Planet "X"!
  7. 6. A Robot in Hiding!
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