(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.

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:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Christopher Rule
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
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.

The Bridge (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
spy; occult
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.

The Thing from Planet X (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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:

Robot Hater! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
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. Writing tentatively credited to Stan Lee on the basis of his plot credit on the later version of the story.

The Haunted House! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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:

The Aliens Who Conquered Earth (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
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.

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
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Henry R. Kujawa