(November 1959)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Male 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 July 1959. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements (pages 2, 9, 15, 19, 25, 27, 33-36 of comic including inside front cover, inside back cover and back cover) ; pages of comic not numbered. All new stories in this issue are narrated in the first person.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


I Hear It Howl in the Swamp! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Charley
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters; rowboats

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (30 August 2006); the original indexer credited Christopher Rule.

I Hear It Howl in the Swamp! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-3??

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Charley
Synopsis:
A fishing guide encounters an alien monster in the swamp, and after initial disbelief, the military plans to kill it. When two larger aliens arrive to take the thing away, they realize that it was only a lost child.
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).

Lady Luck (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-377

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Lester Ford; Marie Ford; Lady Luck
Synopsis:
A businessman doesn’t believe in luck, but several beneficial encounters with an old lady change his mind.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Text story is pages 8, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

I Was Captured by the Cyclops! (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:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
T-391

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Mr. Sloane; Sinbad
Synopsis:
A man mentally transports himself to the past and becomes Sinbad, experiencing his encounter with the cyclops. He thinks that it was only a fantasy, but finds that he is still holding one of the cyclops' jewels.
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 4, last page not numbered).

The Mutants and Me! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
T-395

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Henry Marsh; Vincent Farnsworth
Synopsis:
A man ignores his friend's theories about super-powered mutant humans, but after teleporting himself out of a locked safe he reconsiders.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. "The Man in the Sky" by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series) #14 (July 1962) is often called 'the first mutant story' but this predates it by more than two years. Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

Who Hides Beneath My Mask? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Dick Ayers
Job Number:
T-392

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
"Hard Luck" Harry; Mr. Craddock
Synopsis:
A burglar wears a rubber mask to avoid identification, but after his victim sees him, he discovers that his face has changed to match his mask.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is retold in Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #11 (September 1960) as "I Wore...the Mask of Drothor!" drawn by Steve Ditko and in Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #91 (December 1961) as "The Mask of Morgumm!" drawn by Don Heck. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 21-24 of comic (first page of story not numbered, then pages numbered 2 to 4).

The Luna Lizards Had Me Trapped! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Christopher Rule
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
T-387

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Human colonists on an alien world believe that they are being attacked by aliens, who, in fact, are trying to help them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Possible Kirby script per Nick Caputo, September 2014. Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of comic numbered 1 to 5).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Hear It Howl in the Swamp!
  2. 1. I Hear It Howl in the Swamp!
  3. 2. Lady Luck
  4. 3. I Was Captured by the Cyclops!
  5. 4. The Mutants and Me!
  6. 5. Who Hides Beneath My Mask?
  7. 6. The Luna Lizards Had Me Trapped!
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