(April 1959)

Marvel, 1951 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:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age and 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.

Some information on this issue supplied by Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, Tom Lammers and the Atlas/Timely discussion list. Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


Evacuate Earth! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Christopher Rule
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Last Warning--Evacuate Earth! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-172

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Makka
Synopsis:
A gaseous alien arrives on Earth to warn people to evacuate before its race invades. It attempts to communicate with humans telepathically, but they disregard his warning as madness or a trick. Convinced that the humans' lack of fear is due to some impenetrable defence, the alien leaves and warns its people to call off the invasion.

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person.

Mystery Trip (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-266

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tommy Pidgeon; Goober Jones; Rosie; Uncle Pete
Synopsis:
Tommy's uncle returns from a space journey needing to re-learn how to walk on earth instead of floating.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Creatures from the Bottomless Pit! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-150

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Serge Kemplet; Kloto
Synopsis:
A man descends in a bathysphere into a pit so deep that he is surprised to find a waterless cavern beneath it occupied by elves banished long ago by a wizard. They stole the magic ball that kept Atlantis safe from the waves and so a sorcerer cast a spell that would send them to the deepest pit in the Earth. They offer to make the man ruler of humans if he returns them to the surface would. He agrees, but then has second thoughts about unleashing their mischief upon unsuspecting humanity and destroys the bathysphere, accepting underground exile in the process.

Test Pilot! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Christopher Rule
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-168

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ralph Preston (only appearance)
Synopsis:
A rocketship test pilot in the year 2089 takes an experimental rocket on a test flight. He faces an oxygen leak caused by a collision, alien raiders and other hazards before returning safely to Earth.

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. The story is only four pages long - they are numbered 1, 2, 3 and 5.

Next Stop--Mars! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Carl Burgos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-176

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Shorty; Walter Lanson
Synopsis:
A short child mocked for his height takes comfort from his one friend and his love of airplanes. He is rejected by the air force because of his height, but when his friend designs an experimental rocket that can only be piloted by a short man he becomes the first man on Mars.
Reprints:

Trapped In Tomorrow! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
John Buscema
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-171

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Willy Phelps
Synopsis:
A man spends twenty years building a time machine in order to use knowledge of the future to enrich himself. He travels to 2010 and memorizes stock market and horse race information from the newspaper archives. When he tries to return to the past, however, he finds that he accidentally left his time machine in a futuristic garbage processor, and it has been disintegrated.

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. This story is retold in Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #9 (May 1960) as "Time on My Hands!" drawn by John Forte.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Evacuate Earth!
  2. 1. Last Warning--Evacuate Earth!
  3. 2. Mystery Trip
  4. 3. The Creatures from the Bottomless Pit!
  5. 4. Test Pilot!
  6. 5. Next Stop--Mars!
  7. 6. Trapped In Tomorrow!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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