(March 1959)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1958-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Zenith 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

This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. All new stories in this issue are narrated in the first person.

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


My Job: Capture a Martian! (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:
Mr. Garner
Reprints:

When Aliens Meet! (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-138

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dunstan Craig
Synopsis:
A ruthless outer space game hunter captures specimens for zoos, but when he is forced to crash land on an alien world the inhabitants see him as an animal and put him in a zoo. He escapes, but resolves never to cage another animal.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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 5).

Trouble Bubble (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely [as M.] (signed) (illustration)
Inks:
Joe Maneely [as M.] (signed) (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-160

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jonathan Jr.; Nora; Jonathan Sr.; Mr. Bigger
Synopsis:
A boy discovers a formula to blow unbreakable bubbles and accidentally entraps his father's boss.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Text story is pages 8, 26 of comic.

I Fell to the Center of the Earth! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Matt Baker
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-126

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Henry Burke
Synopsis:
A scientist drills into the core of the Earth, and somehow travels back in time, where he witnesses a dinosaur attacking neanderthals.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit, inker credit, and 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).

Colorist and lettering credit per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Matt Baker.

I Was a Man in Hiding! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
John Buscema
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-136

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Harry Grant; Anne Grant
Synopsis:
A man in 2087 robs a payroll and flees to a primitive world to avoid detection by his electric wrist band. Once he arrives he realizes that the people there are a fraction of the size of humans, and so he can be easily found.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 3, last page not numbered).

I Spent Eternity in a Deep Freeze! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Carl Burgos
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-141

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Joe Sykes; Martha Sykes
Synopsis:
A petty criminal volunteers to be sent in deep freeze to the end of the universe and back. When he awakens he finds that he has looped through space and time and it now in an alternate dimension when he can not be seen or heard.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credit from Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish #1 and Atlas Tales. Story is pages 21-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

My Job: Capture a Martian (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-139

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mr. Garner; Professor Webb
Synopsis:
A private detective humours a man who says he saw a flying saucer with an investigation, but he convinces the man it is pointless. He feels bad for his harsh words, but reports back to Mars that suspicion of their invasion has been averted.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4, last page not numbered).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. My Job: Capture a Martian!
  2. 1. When Aliens Meet!
  3. 2. Trouble Bubble
  4. 3. I Fell to the Center of the Earth!
  5. 4. I Was a Man in Hiding!
  6. 5. I Spent Eternity in a Deep Freeze!
  7. 6. My Job: Capture a Martian
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • machinal jocelyn
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose