(August 1959)

Marvel, 1951 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 Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

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

Some information on this issue supplied by Tom Lammers and the Timely/Atlas discussion list. Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


When Wakes the Sphinx! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

A Giant Walks the Earth! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Christopher Rule
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-299

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Wilbur Fiske
Synopsis:
A short lab assistant works on a growth serum to gain a normal man's height. The serum works too well, and he continues to grow so tall his life is endangered when the air becomes too thin to breathe. Just as he is about to black out, the serum wears off, and he is restored to his original height having learned to be satisfied with the way he is.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Comic (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-214

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Stan Wepp
Synopsis:
A bored television comedian is mysteriously transported back to the small mining town and small theatres that he loves.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Earth in Chains! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-279

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Xmmp; Knnj; Gyyypo
Synopsis:
Aliens from the planet Regulus colonize Earth, treating humans as little more than animals. They must withdraw only because of their vulnerability to Earth's germs.

Indexer Notes

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

Ghost Ship! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Carl Burgos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-307

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dan; Ralph
Synopsis:
The US Coast Guard finds an abandoned Soviet submarine. The log book shows that they mistook an alien craft for an experimental American ship and tried to ram it. The aliens boarded the submarine, and the fate of the crew is unknown.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil/Ink credits of "Bob Forgione ?" changed based on information from Tom Lammers and the Timely/Atlas discussion list.

Escape to Tomorrow! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-308

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Joe Palmer; Prof. Alvin Whitehead
Synopsis:
A criminal hears of the invention of a time machine. He robs a bank and then escapes 50 years into the future. Once there, he discovers that under the new world government, US money is useless. The technology of the police makes crime impossible, so he is forced into hard labour to survive.

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. Set in 1960. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

When Wakes the Sphinx! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-291

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ahmend; Okzik; Zokae
Synopsis:
An Egyptian and a tourist see the Sphinx come to life and chase off Alien invaders.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. When Wakes the Sphinx!
  2. 1. A Giant Walks the Earth!
  3. 2. The Comic
  4. 3. Earth in Chains!
  5. 4. Ghost Ship!
  6. 5. Escape to Tomorrow!
  7. 6. When Wakes the Sphinx!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
  • Gary Henderson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Thomas G. Lammers