(November 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 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 Saw the Invasion of the Stone Men! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

George Klein Inks credit from Atlas Tales.

I Saw the Invasion of the Stone Men (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-383

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Prof. George Ailen
Synopsis:
Stone men rise out of the ground and set off a panic. A geologist realizes that the creatures are just explorers and will return underground on their own.
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).

Patent Pending (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-215

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
inventor; Joe; Timothy Braun
Synopsis:
A teenager is inventing a mechanical potato peeler, but a supernatural figure stops him to preserve the culture of hand-peeling potatoes in kitchens.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

I Was the Man Under Glass! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-377

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Darius Cartwright; John Cartwright
Synopsis:
An arrogant businessman becomes governor of an alien planet and lives in an oxygen-filled dome, forbidding the natives from entering. When his oxygen pump breaks he has so thoroughly frightened them that none will come to his aid, and he slowly runs out of air.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 10-14 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

I Laughed at the Great God, Pan! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Christopher Rule
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-385

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Norman; Diane; Pan
Synopsis:
A man with his date at the museum laughs at the painting of Pan. The museum guard chastises him for it, and he leaves. Later, his date sees him on the street and asks him why his hair has fallen out. He doesn't tell her that, as they were leaving the museum, he looked back at the guard walking down the hall and saw that the man had cloven hooves.
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 Became a...Human Bomb! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-386

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A criminal sneaks aboard an experimental nuclear missile planning to hijack it and sell it to the Soviets, but after the rocket launches he discovers that it lacks internal control.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 21-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

I Was a Prisoner of the Living Statues! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Forte (signed)
Inks:
John Forte (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-384

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Kisumu; Ngami
Synopsis:
Alien invaders disguise themselves as wooden statues from an African village to infiltrate the homes of the wealthy and powerful, but their plans fail because the coats of varnish added by the exporters immobilize them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Saw the Invasion of the Stone Men!
  2. 1. I Saw the Invasion of the Stone Men
  3. 2. Patent Pending
  4. 3. I Was the Man Under Glass!
  5. 4. I Laughed at the Great God, Pan!
  6. 5. I Became a...Human Bomb!
  7. 6. I Was a Prisoner of the Living Statues!
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