(April 1959)

Marvel, 1956 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:
4 Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
On-Going Series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in January 1959. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


Guardian Of The Stars? (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

It Hides in the Forest! (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-180

Indexer Notes

Job number and penciler and inker credits from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Stranger (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-76

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A painting of a Napoleonic victory parade is mysteriously linked to an eccentric inhabitant of modern Paris.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. The first page of this story is printed between "It Hides in the Forest!" and "When a Planet Dies!", while the second page is between "The Brain Picker!" and "Guardian of the Stars!". The last page is split with the statement of ownership.

When a Planet Dies! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 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-181

Indexer Notes

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

The Man From Tomorrow! (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-182

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit and job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassello via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Brain Picker! (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-178

Indexer Notes

Job number and penciler and inker credits from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Original indexer credited Baker on inks.

Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 (Title 39, United States Code, Section 233) (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

This shares the last page of "The Stranger".

Guardian of the Stars! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-1??

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Guardian Of The Stars?
  2. 1. It Hides in the Forest!
  3. 2. The Stranger
  4. 3. When a Planet Dies!
  5. 4. The Man From Tomorrow!
  6. 5. The Brain Picker!
  7. 6. Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 (Title 39, United States Code, Section 233)
  8. 7. Guardian of the Stars!
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