(September 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 May 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 Things on Easter Island! (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
Reprints:

I Was Trapped by the Things on Easter Island! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Christopher Rule
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-327

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A pilot crash lands on Easter Island where he observes the statues rise out of the ground and discuss invasion plans of their home planet and the enslavement of Earthmen. He flees the pursuit of the statues and attempts to warn the proper authorities, but no one believes him. Eventually he begins to doubt his story as well, and unobserved, the statues who had been following him return to Easter island safe in the knowledge that no one would believe such an outlandish tale.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 3-7 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

The Inventor (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
F-889

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ned Carter; Mr. Jonas
Synopsis:
A disgruntled janitor's obsessive effort to create a sweeping robot costs him his job and ends in failure, but only because he sees no use for a perpetual motion machine.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Text story is pages 8, 26 of comic.

I Am the Menace from Outer Space! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-324

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Krag
Synopsis:
An alien race sends a scout to Earth prior to their invasion, but when he investigates a mysterious space ship he is trapped and crushed, as the ship is actually a living being. The aliens believe he has been captured and call off the invasion.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 10-14 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

I Can See Tomorrow! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-330

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Willy Adams
Synopsis:
A burglar steals a golden camera that takes pictures of tomorrow. He uses it to get information on the stock market and horse races, but when he photographs himself he realizes that he has no tomorrow.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

I Found the Nightmare Note (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson (signed)
Inks:
Al Williamson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-334

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Joe Baxter; Spencer Worthington
Synopsis:
An assistant at a record store devises a sound that will make a person unconscious, planning to use it to rob a wealthy customer. When the man doesn't pass out the crook thinks he failed, not knowing that the customer was deaf, and only bought records for his wife.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 21-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

I Landed on the Forbidden Planet! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-339

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tim Korey
Synopsis:
A space pilot visits a nearby planet, but finds that it is inhabited by giants, and so is too dangerous. He gets away, happy that his own universe is too tiny for the inhabitants of Earth to see it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is similar to "The Changeling", drawn by Jack Kirby, in Tales of Suspense #23. Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Things on Easter Island!
  2. 1. I Was Trapped by the Things on Easter Island!
  3. 2. The Inventor
  4. 3. I Am the Menace from Outer Space!
  5. 4. I Can See Tomorrow!
  6. 5. I Found the Nightmare Note
  7. 6. I Landed on the Forbidden Planet!
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