(April 1959)

Marvel, 1958 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Manvis Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in January 1959. 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.


I Was Face to Face with the Creature From Planet X! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Cynthia Adams; "The Creature from Planet X"

Boys! Girls! Ladies! Men! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I Was a Human Satellite! (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-178

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A claustrophobic finds his fear too great for him to bear and he takes an escape pod out of the space patrol ship. He comes upon an asteroid that turns out to be a pirate base and he conquers his fear to send out a warning in a small radio room. When the space patrol lands and apprehends the pirates they welcome him back to the force.

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Special Sale (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-932

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Marvin Kale; Paula Kale
Synopsis:
When a husband goes shopping he finds a new cleaning fluid that makes anything better than new, even him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Win With Aurora! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Aurora Plastics Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

My Job...Catch A Robot (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-186

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Lyle Cushing; Dr. Samuel Weems; Col. Peters
Synopsis:
The head of the robotics division goes to the American colony on the moon to investigate thefts of uranium that could only have been committed by the robot miners. He uncovers the thief, a human posing as a robot, since he knew the criminal could not have been a robot like himself.

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Toys! Tricks! Surprises! Galore (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I Was Face to Face with the Creature From Planet X! (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-191

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Cynthia Adams; "The Creature from Planet X"
Synopsis:
In 2165 when a woman is locked in a zoo with a powerful alien beast that smashes free of its domed enclosure she is relieved when the attendants rush in with a replacement dome. They tell her that the dome is to restore the creature's native atmosphere, not for her protection.

Indexer Notes

Possible Kirby script per Nick Caputo. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Cash In Quick On New Shoe Craze! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Mason Shoe Mfg. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I Was the Man Who Lived Twice! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 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-183

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Gyor Kosice; Maria
Synopsis:
A boy adopted by gypsies refuses to work hard and lives a wasted life. As he reaches middle ages he is given a second chance at life when he is shown a fountain of youth and returned to infancy, to be found and adopted by another gypsy couple.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

One Million Dollars Cash In Confederate Money! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Look! Boys Wanted To Sell Grit (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Grit Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Shop By Mail (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I Fly to the Stars! (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-194

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Frank Coventry; Sally Lang
Synopsis:
In the year 2389 space pilots do not marry because, while six months passes for them on their journeys, decades pass for their sweethearts who remain behind on Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Possible Kirby script per Nick Caputo. Inker credit and job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Draw Me (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Do You Want Spending Money? (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How To Gain Up To 50 Lbs. Of Mighty Muscles! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

We're looking for people who like to draw (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Famous Artists Studio / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. I Was Face to Face with the Creature From Planet X!
  2. 1. Boys! Girls! Ladies! Men!
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  3. 2. I Was a Human Satellite!
  4. 3. Special Sale
  5. 4. Win With Aurora!
    Aurora Plastics Corp.
  6. 5. My Job...Catch A Robot
  7. 6. Toys! Tricks! Surprises! Galore
    Honor House Products Corp.
  8. 7. I Was Face to Face with the Creature From Planet X!
  9. 8. Cash In Quick On New Shoe Craze!
    Mason Shoe Mfg. Co.
  10. 9. I Was the Man Who Lived Twice!
  11. 10. One Million Dollars Cash In Confederate Money!
    Best Values Co.
  12. 11. Look! Boys Wanted To Sell Grit
    Grit Publishing Co.
  13. 12. Shop By Mail
  14. 13. I Fly to the Stars!
  15. 14. Draw Me
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  16. 15. Do You Want Spending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  17. 16. How To Gain Up To 50 Lbs. Of Mighty Muscles!
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  18. 17. We're looking for people who like to draw
    Famous Artists Studio
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
  • Douglas Sederberg
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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