(June 1959)

Marvel, 1958 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Manvis Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Stan Lee
Format:
4 Color; Standard Silver Age US; Newsprint; Saddle-Stitched; On-Going Series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in March 1959. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. All new stories in this issue are narrated in the first person unless otherwise specified.

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


Manhunt on Mars! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Anton Volochek

Journey to Jupiter! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-245

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Glenn Scott; Julie Scott
Synopsis:
In the future the only planet closed to the others is Jupiter, surrounded by an impenetrable force field. A space pilot gets through the field by tempting the inhabitant's curiosity with a black box, which turns out to be empty.

Indexer Notes

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

Over the Moon (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-884

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mr. Collins; Jim
Synopsis:
A science fiction movie director gets some help from a real alien and flying saucer, but the film bombs when the footage of the saucer is dismissed as too phony-looking.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

A Magician Walks Among Us! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-242

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Prof. Dolen ["Merlin"]; King Arthur
Synopsis:
A time traveler journeys into the past seeking Merlin and ends up becoming Merlin.

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the third person. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Man Without a Past! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-243

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A man working on a futuristic assembly line panics when he realizes that he has no memory. The factory foreman deactivates him, since this is a common malfunction of overly-advanced robots.

Indexer Notes

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

I Was the Changing Man! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson
Inks:
Al Williamson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-244

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Duncan Sloane; Emmerich Fabius; Vincent Stalwart; Alfonso Galvez
Synopsis:
A man invents a machine that allows him to take over anyone's body and tries to use it to gain the perfect life, but finds that he cannot predict what misfortunes may befall the people he takes the place of.

Indexer Notes

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

Manhunt on Mars! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
John Buscema
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
[T-241 ?]

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Anton Volochek
Synopsis:
A dissident in a communist country escapes to Mars, but barely escapes from the hostile Martians. When he returns home he is a hero for his journey, and is able to escape to the West, where he warns them of the aliens, and explains that he convinced the communist leadership to go to Mars unarmed, hoping they will be killed.

Indexer Notes

Job number speculative based on other stories' number.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Manhunt on Mars!
  2. 1. Journey to Jupiter!
  3. 2. Over the Moon
  4. 3. A Magician Walks Among Us!
  5. 4. The Man Without a Past!
  6. 5. I Was the Changing Man!
  7. 6. Manhunt on Mars!
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