(November 1959)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in July 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.


I Found the Giant in the Sky! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Prof. Dunn

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit from Nick Caputo, via the GCD Errors list, December 2008.

I Found the Giant in the Sky! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
[T-437 ?]

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Prof. Dunn
Synopsis:
A homely professor discovers the cloud kingdom of the giants and finds happiness there with a beautiful princess.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Only "T-" visible in story, job number surmised from other stories in issue.

Strange Encounter (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely [as M.] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Maneely [as M.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-47

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Andre Corday
Synopsis:
An American tourist in Paris is unwittingly targeted by a spy as an intelligence courier and is nearly killed.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Narrated in the first person.

I Was A Prisoner of the... Ape Creatures! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-438

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dunstan Blake
Synopsis:
Blake lands on an alien world, where the telepathic natives look like cavemen. He is afraid of being dissected, but is instead is scanned with rays and sent back to Earth as uninteresting.

Indexer Notes

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

I Can Live Forever! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
John Forte (signed)
Inks:
John Forte (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-439

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Henry; Marge
Synopsis:
A scientist studies redwoods looking for the secret of eternal life. He nearly meets disaster when he tests the formula on himself, and finds that to become immortal he must become immobile.

Indexer Notes

This story is retold in issue #74 (November 1961) as "Forever is a Long Long Time!" drawn by Don Heck, and in issue #103 (April 1964) as "To Live Forever!" by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber. Stan Lee is tentatively credited as writer on the basis of his plot credit for the version in issue #103.

My Neighbor's Secret! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Klein ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-440

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Sam; Noah
Synopsis:
An eccentric moves into a desert town and begins building a boat. Shortly afterwards, it begins to rain constantly and the man’s neighbour is shocked to discover his name is Noah.

Indexer Notes

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

I Saw the Serpent that Saved the World! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-436

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A man dreams of a monster growing from an alien spore that is killed when it is eaten by a garter snake, a snake that he found in his yard as a boy.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Found the Giant in the Sky!
  2. 1. I Found the Giant in the Sky!
  3. 2. Strange Encounter
  4. 3. I Was A Prisoner of the... Ape Creatures!
  5. 4. I Can Live Forever!
  6. 5. My Neighbor's Secret!
  7. 6. I Saw the Serpent that Saved the World!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Chris Boyko
  • Bill Borre
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Heer
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Darrel McCann