(May 1959)

Marvel, 1959 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:
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. All new stories in this issue are narrated in the first person.

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


The Giant from Outer Space! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
X
Reprints:

I Journeyed Back to the 20th Century! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-199

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Arro Goron
Synopsis:
A man from 2459 spends all his money building a time machine and so he travels to Fort Knox in 1959 to steal all the gold. His time machine disappears, and when his personal force field runs out, he is imprisoned by the locals.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 3-7 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

The Weatherman (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-71

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters:
Willie Wimms; Hugh Wimms
Synopsis:
In the future, young boy's afternoon is nearly ruined by a scheduled rainstorm, but when he runs into the rainmaker's magical assistant, he gets a delay.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Text story is pages 8, 26 of comic.

I Discovered the Men from Mars! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
[T-205]

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dan Hadley; Igor; Ivan
Synopsis:
An American spy spots a Martian ship off the coast, but it turns out to be a Soviet trick. He is lauded as a hero for stopping the Russians, but the next time a spaceship appears the Americans immediately fire, only to find that it was a real alien ship that now flees, never to make contact.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 10-14 of comic (pages of story numbered 1, 2 and 4, others pages not numbered).

I Found the Perfect Hiding Place in Space! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Carl Burgos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-212

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Zacariah Stubbs
Synopsis:
A miser in the future hides his money on a remote asteroid. He carefully maps the location of the money on the asteroid, but realizes once he returns to Earth that he cannot find the asteroid that he landed on.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

I Am the Giant from Outer Space! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed, reads like Deinman)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed, reads like Deinman)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-213

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
X
Synopsis:
A space traveller many times larger than everyone else lands and carefully explores the area, accidentally causing some damage and fear. He leaves because of this, and goes home to Earth, thinking that they will need to be careful to deal with these tiny people.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 21-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

I Escaped to the Stars (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Forgione (signed)
Inks:
Bob Forgione (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-211

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Harry Wolf
Synopsis:
A burglar in the 31st century is sentenced to lifetime solitary confinement. He is taken to a spaceport, where he escapes in an automated rocket that will never return to Earth, thinking that he has evaded the sentence and might one day land on another planet. This was the plan all along, since this enlightened society leaves even the worst criminals hope.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Giant from Outer Space!
  2. 1. I Journeyed Back to the 20th Century!
  3. 2. The Weatherman
  4. 3. I Discovered the Men from Mars!
  5. 4. I Found the Perfect Hiding Place in Space!
  6. 5. I Am the Giant from Outer Space!
  7. 6. I Escaped to the Stars
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