(August 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 May 1959. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website. Additional credit info from the Atlas/Timely discussion list.


The Gargoyle From The 5th Galaxy! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction

The Gargoyle from the Fifth Galaxy! (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-345 ?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A frightening alien lands on Earth and is driven off, but it was really a peaceful visitor that wanted to give humanity the technology of its advanced civilization.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is a retelling of "Alien on Earth!" drawn by Jack Kirby. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassello via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Journey (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
F-890

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Harry
Synopsis:
A man finds out that he keeps turning blue because he is really an alien from a planet of blue people.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Deluge! (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-322

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jason Trump; Maj. Tek
Synopsis:
A scientist has a theory that there is no gravitational force, instead, everything is held in place by magnetism. He builds a machine to prove his theory and points it at the moon. Unfortunately, this causes ocean levels to rise so high that his building is submerged and he drowns trying to shut off the machine without damaging it. A brave major from a nearby military base has no such scruples and he wrecks the machine, thus saving the world.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Iron Hulk! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 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-309

Indexer Notes

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

The Brain Destroyer! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Carl Burgos ?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-315

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit and job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassello via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

I Was Stranded in 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-313

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Gargoyle From The 5th Galaxy!
  2. 1. The Gargoyle from the Fifth Galaxy!
  3. 2. The Journey
  4. 3. Deluge!
  5. 4. The Iron Hulk!
  6. 5. The Brain Destroyer!
  7. 6. I Was Stranded in Space
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