(July 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 March 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 Day the Martians Struck (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Darius Wolfe
Reprints:

I Was a Prisoner of the Martians! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
[T-247]

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Darius Wolf; Miss Smyth; Malcolm Avery
Synopsis:
A bullying director is kidnapped by Martians using the science fiction movie he's filming as a cover. They're forced to land because of a malfunction, and explain that they'll have to let him go...if one of the actors or crew that he abused tries to rescue him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Masquerade (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-750

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Tommy; Kitty Blake; Old King Cole
Synopsis:
A man with no imagination is invited to a costume party by his girlfriend, but stumbles across real fairy-tale folk instead.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

My Forbidden Paintings! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-249

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Ashley Crane
Synopsis:
A painter buys a magic brush with the power to make three paintings become real. He makes himself handsome and a famous painter. Finally he makes himself dictator of a European country, but one of his paintings inspires the people to revolt and depose him, leaving him imprisoned.
Reprints:

I Made Time Stand Still (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?
Job Number:
T-250?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Sydney Burr
Synopsis:
An inventor accidentally makes time stand still, leaving himself the only person able to move. He robs everyone before restarting time, but it turns out all the frozen people could see what he did and he is arrested.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number speculative based on other stories in this issue and the lack of any contemporary Marvel story with this number.

I Love a Mermaid! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Carl Burgos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-251

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Alethea
Synopsis:
A man always drawn to the sea falls in love with a mermaid. When he dives under the water to pursue her, he realizes that he is also a merman, and his yearning for the sea was a yearning for home.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Art credits from Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish, formerly Bob Forgione was credited.

The Man Who Floats in Space! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-248

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Capt. Racer; Bogane
Synopsis:
Space pirates get the idea of using an empty space suit floating in space as a decoy to lure in unsuspecting freighters to be ambushed, but an intelligence operative hides in the space suit to signal the space patrol when they get close, and together they apprehend the leader of the space pirates.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Day the Martians Struck
  2. 1. I Was a Prisoner of the Martians!
  3. 2. Masquerade
  4. 3. My Forbidden Paintings!
  5. 4. I Made Time Stand Still
  6. 5. I Love a Mermaid!
  7. 6. The Man Who Floats in Space!
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