(May 1959)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Male 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

Distributed to newstands in January 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.


The Aliens Who Captured Earth! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
John Buscema
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:
Keywords:
extraterrestrials; flying saucers

The Terrible Time Machine! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Christopher Rule
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-198

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ashley Hunt
Synopsis:
A scientist travels back in time to ancient Egypt and loses his memory after a paradoxical encounter with himself, or at least that's the story an Egyptian man dreamed after hitting his head.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Story is pages 3-7 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

The Bridge (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-707

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; spy
Characters:
Dr. Title; Douglas Jenks
Synopsis:
A government agent retrieves a classified microfilm stolen to be given to enemy agents, and is helped by a magic bridge.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Thing from Planet X (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Space explorers fall under the mental sway of a sentient plant that they collect. After destroying the ship to save Earth, they say the crash was accidental, since they wouldn’t be believed.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 10-14 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Robot Hater! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-204

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Vincent Latimer
Synopsis:
A man who hates robots refuses to have a robot pilot his flight to the moon, and insists on a human pilot. The flight gets in trouble and the pilot, really a humanoid robot, saves his life.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. This story is retold in Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #23 (September 1961) as "Less Than Human", drawn by Don Heck and in Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #45 (July 1963) as "It Walks Like a Man!" by Stan Lee, Robert Bernstein and Paul Reinman.
Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

The Haunted House! (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:
Ray Holloway ?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Joe Collins; Duke Warren
Synopsis:
Two fugitives hide in an old house, disguising themselves as ghosts to frighten away children. They themselves flee the house because of ghostly noises made by fifth-dimensional beings.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 21-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 3, last page not numbered).

The Aliens Who Conquered Earth (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:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
T-196

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Darius Christopher
Synopsis:
Alien invaders panic Earth with powerful distintegrating weapons, but when the president of Earth confronts them he is immune to their rays because of his own faith.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of comic numbered 1 to 5).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Aliens Who Captured Earth!
  2. 1. The Terrible Time Machine!
  3. 2. The Bridge
  4. 3. The Thing from Planet X
  5. 4. Robot Hater!
  6. 5. The Haunted House!
  7. 6. The Aliens Who Conquered Earth
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