(January 1960)

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 September 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 Fought the Molten Man-Thing! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek; ? (some additional lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Frank Harper; lava man
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters; volcanoes

Indexer Notes

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

I Come from the Shadow World! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-474

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Casey
Synopsis:
An invader from the shadow world is defeated by a room of lights rigged up by an electrician.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Odd Skills (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-216

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jim Branner; Bill Toney
Synopsis:
The manager of an auto parts shop develops a sudden tolerance for "human variation" in parts, possibly linked to otherworldly strangers in the shop at night.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

I Know the Power of...the Genie! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck (signed)
Inks:
Don Heck (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-488

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Nancy; Tommy
Synopsis:
A little girl summons a genie to punish adults after she is spanked. The genie eventually erases all people, but the girl gets lonely and asks him to bring them back, which he does, before leaving forever.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

My Name Is... Robot X! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-450

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Robot X; Joseph Kane
Synopsis:
A criminal forces his robot assistant to help him commit crimes, but he is captured when the robot rusts and is jammed during a robbery.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

I Was Trapped Inside the Martian Maze (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-489

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Willy; Alice; Gen. Rufus G. Harrington; Prof. Arnold Wolsey
Synopsis:
The Martians force anyone wanting to trade with them to solve a puzzle. All of the scientists sent there fail, but the ship's steward realizes that the trick is done with a simple treadmill.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Additional reprint info from Gary Willison, September 2007.

I Fought the Molten Man-Thing! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-484

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Frank Harper
Synopsis:
An airline pilot goes on vacation after a traumatic crash, but witness a volcanic eruption and strange creature. He uses a wind tunnel to drive the lava-covered creature back beneath the surface.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Fought the Molten Man-Thing!
  2. 1. I Come from the Shadow World!
  3. 2. Odd Skills
  4. 3. I Know the Power of...the Genie!
  5. 4. My Name Is... Robot X!
  6. 5. I Was Trapped Inside the Martian Maze
  7. 6. I Fought the Molten Man-Thing!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Henry R. Kujawa