(May 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 December 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.


Droom! The Living Lizard! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Droom
Reprints:
Keywords:
giant monsters

Return of the Genie! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ? (plot); Larry Lieber ? (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-637

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Freddy
Synopsis:
The genie from last issue's Kirby story returns again when a man uncorks his muddy bottle from the swamp and discards it because he cannot see the genie inside. Since the genie has no master, he is free to do whatever he wishes and he enslaves the Earth. Growing bored, he sets his sights on the stars, but finds once he passes Earth's atmosphere, his powers fade and he winds up back in the bottle again watching the man approach. This time, the genie thinks, he knows his mistake and won't overreach, but the man turns away and leaves without uncorking the bottle.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues from last issue. Ayers credit per Nick Caputo and Michael J. Vassallo, who notes that the Atlas Era Tales To Astonish (Marvel, 2006 Series ) #1 credit for Chris Rule was an error. Story is pages 3-8 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

No Way Out (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4.95 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-623

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dr. Harris; Amy Harris
Synopsis:
In the 21st century mankind finds that there is a barrier out beyond Pluto that prevents any further space travel, keeping humanity confined to the solar system like goldfish in a bowl.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The first page of this story is split with the statement of ownership. Story is pages 10-14 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4, last page of story not numbered).

Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 (Title 39, United States Code, Section 233) (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.05 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Circulation not provided. This shares the first page of "No Way Out".

I Saw Droom the Living Lizard! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-634

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Droom (introduction, origin); Dr. Henry Gordon; Arnold
Synopsis:
A scientist invents a growth serum intended to solve world hunger by enlarging vegetables. A tiny exotic lizard is accidentally soaked by the liquid and grows into a giant lizard that rampages across the country. They blast it into outer space and it drifts through space frozen, eventually landing on Earth to become the first dinosaur.
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Indexer Notes

A revised version of Droom appears next in Fantastic Four / Iron Man: Big in Japan (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (December 2005). Story is pages 16-18, 20-23 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 7).

Time-Stream Rescue (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
9685

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Harold Bevinson; Prof. Rall; Gen. George Washington (cameo)
Synopsis:
A scientist and his friend build a time machine and witness several historical events, almost accidentally killing George Washington in the process.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Text story is pages 24, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

Fangs of the Bear (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Doug Wildey
Inks:
Doug Wildey
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek ?
Job Number:
T-635

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Bobby
Synopsis:
A crook builds a robotic teddy bear to rob the homes of the people who buy it, before returning to him. When he tries to retrieve the bear from a poor family with nothing worth stealing, the love of the couple's crippled son turns the bear against him and he is arrested.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Droom! The Living Lizard!
  2. 1. Return of the Genie!
  3. 2. No Way Out
  4. 3. Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 (Title 39, United States Code, Section 233)
  5. 4. I Saw Droom the Living Lizard!
  6. 5. Time-Stream Rescue
  7. 6. Fangs of the Bear
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • machinal jocelyn
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose