(March 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 October 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.


Mummex King of the Mummies, Lives Again!! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mummex [Raaka]
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Steve Ditko cover inks added as per Nick Caputo via the Error Tracker (January 2009)

I Dared Defy the Floating Head! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-562

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Bruce; Hank Rogers; Mayor Robert F. Wagner, Jr. (cameo)
Synopsis:
A giant floating head appears over New York, claiming that it is the advance scout of an alien invasion, and ordering everyone to evacuate. People panic when the head destroys a warehouse to demonstrate its power, but a young boy reveals that the whole thing is a hoax by criminals hoping to loot the empty city.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 3-8 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

I Live Again! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-565

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Evil [only called "The Thing from Bald Mountain" in a caption]
Synopsis:
The animated statue rises up from where it fell in the last story and decides to go to America so that it can conquer the world. When it arrives it hides in a building that is actually a rocket that is shot into space.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continued from last issue. Narrated in the third person. The creation of the creature recounted in this story is different from that in the last (it was made of clay, not stone). This doesn't seem to just be a script problem, since the monster also looks different. 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).

New Glasses (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-368

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Herbert; Mr. Blooper
Synopsis:
A man insists on getting a specially made pair of glasses in a hurry, and finds that the optician has a magical corridor that leads back in time.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Text story is pages 16, 24 of comic.

I–Am–The–Genie! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-559

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Freddy
Synopsis:
A criminal finds a genie and uses it to wreak havoc, but when he goes too far he takes the genie’s place in the bottle.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #9. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 17-18, 20-23 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

Mummex---King of the Mummies! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-563

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mummex [Raaka]; Paul Fleming; Sara
Synopsis:
An archaeologist finds a giant mummy in the Egyptian desert. It rises and searches the tombs and museums of the area, examining several mummies before returning into the desert. The scientist follows it and sees the mummy enter a spaceship and lift-off. It was actually an explorer looking for missing space pilots, who wear mummy-like bandages as protective suits.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 26, 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Mummex King of the Mummies, Lives Again!!
  2. 1. I Dared Defy the Floating Head!
  3. 2. I Live Again!
  4. 3. New Glasses
  5. 4. I–Am–The–Genie!
  6. 5. Mummex---King of the Mummies!
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • machinal jocelyn
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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