(June 1959)

Marvel, 1956 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:
4 Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
On-Going Series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in March 1959. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


Xom! The Menace From Outer Space! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Xom; Philip Lindsey

The Creatures Who Captured Earth! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-252

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Warren
Synopsis:
Aliens come to Earth and give humans the technology to make war and work unneccessary. One man is suspicious, and proves that they were only softening up humanity for an invasion.

Indexer Notes

This story is retold in Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #86 (July 1961) as "Beware of Meeks Bringing Gifts!" drawn by Jack Kirby. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassello via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Party (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-959

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Braggle
Synopsis:
A salesman trying to unload some oil stocks thinks that he’s found a rich mark, but instead walks into a party of talking dogs.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Clock Strikes Never! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-239

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Frank Hanes; Fate
Synopsis:
A bitter inventor steals the time machine he invented for his company and some money and escapes to the future. The police of the future are waiting for him, so he goes into the past, but the machine disintegrates and he becomes young again, re-emerging with no memory and the opportunity to make a better choice.

Indexer Notes

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

To Build a Robot! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 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-237

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Luther Worthington; Dexter Scott
Synopsis:
A young engineer attempts to acquire funding from a wealthy industrialist in order to build an android. The industrialist is secretly an android himself, who dissuades the young man in order to discourage competition from other androids.
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Indexer Notes

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

The Man Who Talks to the Stars (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-232

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Hank Johnson; Freddy; XR79B
Synopsis:
A reporter interviews a man who claims to be able to communicate with other worlds, but he disappears when he realizes that he accidentally visited a primitive world.

Indexer Notes

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

Xom! The Menace From Outer Space! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-231

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Xom; Philip Lindsey
Synopsis:
A group of human explorers are asked by aliens to help them destroy a monster, but the monster is harmless and the aliens are really ivory hunters.

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This story is set in the year 2744. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassello via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Xom! The Menace From Outer Space!
  2. 1. The Creatures Who Captured Earth!
  3. 2. The Party
  4. 3. The Clock Strikes Never!
  5. 4. To Build a Robot!
  6. 5. The Man Who Talks to the Stars
  7. 6. Xom! The Menace From Outer Space!
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