(May 1959)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in February 1959. 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.


Invasion From Outer Space! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Lynn Hamilton
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The scene and characters depicted on this cover are from "Menace From Mars!" not "Invasion From Outer Space!". Cover inks ID from Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors list, December 2008.

Menace from Mars! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Christopher Rule
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-217

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Lynn Hamilton
Synopsis:
Martians threaten to invade Earth, but an intelligent human intimidates them by demonstrating his mastery of the strongest animals on Earth.

Indexer Notes

Possible Kirby script per Nick Caputo, October 2014. Narrated in the first person. This story is set in 2306. 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).

The Utopia (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-188

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Bob Winkle; Fred Dunn
Synopsis:
Two old friends deceive each other about their own success, until a dream of a heavenly restaurant teaches them the importance of honesty.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Man With the Atomic Brain! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-217

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ted Lestron; Karl Lestron
Synopsis:
A man gains powerful psychic abilities from his parents’ exposure to radiation, and he is hunted by the government until a hidden group of like-powered people contact him and bring him to their community.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. This story is retold in Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series) #14 (July 1962) as "The Man in the Sky!" by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Stan Lee tentatively credited as writer on the basis of his authorship of the retelling. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. (shares job number with "Menace from Mars!"). Story is pages 10-14 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Trapped on Earth (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Forte ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
John Duffy ?
Job Number:
[T-221/4 ?]

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Alien conquerors create a sentient gas and send it to Earth to mentally enslave a human in order to test their readiness for conquest. The gas accidentally possesses a ventriloquist's puppet, and is trapped, unable to control the mindless vessel.

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. This story is retold in Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #65 (February 1961) as "Kragoo!" drawn by Don Heck. Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

Travelers in Time! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Burgos ?
Inks:
Carl Burgos ?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-223

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Norman Crane (Hollywood writer); Griffith Cartwright (movie producer)
Synopsis:
A screenwriter pitchs a director a movie theorizing that haunted houses are the arrival points for time travelers from the future, but he thinks the story is too far-fetched. The writer is relieved, since he is such a traveler and his secret is therefore safe.
Keywords:
Miracle Productions

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person.

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 21-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

Invasion from Outer Space! (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-218

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Harvey Adams; John Hughes; X233; X791
Synopsis:
A robot army invades Earth, but they are forced to retreat by rusting the first time it rains.
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 5).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Invasion From Outer Space!
  2. 1. Menace from Mars!
  3. 2. The Utopia
  4. 3. The Man With the Atomic Brain!
  5. 4. Trapped on Earth
  6. 5. Travelers in Time!
  7. 6. Invasion from Outer Space!
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