(January 1960)

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 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 Spent Midnight with the Thing on Bald Mountain! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Anton George; Evil [not actually called "the Thing on Bald Mountain" in the story]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The statue on the cover looks nothing like the one in the story it supposedly illustrates.

He Waits For Us in the Glacier! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Don Heck (signed)
Inks:
Don Heck (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Anuxa
Synopsis:
A nuclear submarine finds an alien hibernating in a glacier. He has been waiting thousands of years for humanity to wipe itself out so his race can claim the Earth, and now that nuclear weapons exist he thinks it won't be much longer.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 3-7 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

The Money Tree (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-977

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Billy Anderson; Tom Anderson; Amy Anderson
Synopsis:
A young boy's father scoffs when his son tries to grow a money tree, but the world is astonished when he succeeds.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

We Met in the Swamp! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
T-473

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Lem Whipple
Synopsis:
A hermit claims to have helped a group of aliens in return for a chest of treasure. The chest is empty, but he realizes that air is precious to space travellers.
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 Lived a Ghost Story! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-477

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense
Characters:
Mr. Howard; John Lang
Synopsis:
A real estate agent tries to dissuade a man from buying a haunted house, but he insists on spending a night there. He is chased from the house by spirits and is scared off, which relieves the agent, since he is one of the ghosts, and wouldn't want to have to share their home.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

I Saw the Other World! (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-475

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A man tries to convince a stranger that the camera he found takes pictures of another dimension. The stranger seems skeptical, when a bolt of lightning strikes and the stranger disappears, along with the man's pictures. While the man thinks he imagined it all, the stranger returns to his own dimension, where he cannot convince anyone of Earth's existance.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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 of story numbered 2 to 4).

I Spent Midnight with the Thing on Bald Mountain! (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-460

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Anton Gorge; Evil [never actually called "the Thing on Bald Mountain" in this story]; Good
Synopsis:
A sculptor builds two statues, one representing good and the other, evil, but the evil statue comes to life and attacks him. The good statue saves him, and both of them fall into the swamp.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continues in the next issue. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Spent Midnight with the Thing on Bald Mountain!
  2. 1. He Waits For Us in the Glacier!
  3. 2. The Money Tree
  4. 3. We Met in the Swamp!
  5. 4. I Lived a Ghost Story!
  6. 5. I Saw the Other World!
  7. 6. I Spent Midnight with the Thing on Bald Mountain!
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