(July 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 February 1960. 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 Was Trapped by...Titano! The Monster That Time Forgot!! (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:
Titano
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors list, February 2009. Original indexer had not credited an inker.

I Was Trapped By Titano the Monster That Time Forgot! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-686

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Titano; Makau; Cdr. Hartnell; Johnson
Synopsis:
A gigantic, mutant crab is sighted terrorizing various islands in the South Pacific. When the American military learn of this, they assign Commander Hartnell to put a stop to the crustacean threat that has become known as Titano. Hartnell's crew has several encounters with Titano and they eventually lure him to the Arctic. Hartnell maneuvers his ship so deftly that he manages to trap Titano between two giant glaciers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Sinnott inks per Nick Caputo as confirmed by Joe Sinnott's record books. Christopher Rule is erroneously credited in Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 2006 Series ) #1. Story pages 3-7, 10-11 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 7).

The Flying Saucer That Was (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
C-486

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
George Ridley; Monroe Marks; Dr. Willard Seldin; Harry Landau
Synopsis:
A teacher frantically tries to convince people that he saw aliens, but it turns out that they are friendly and make him their ambassador.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Only I Know When the World Will End!!! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 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-685

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Kartu
Synopsis:
A derelict claims to be from another world and says that another planet will collide with Earth within days, but he is believed mad. He escapes and decides that he really is insane, hiding in a cave while, unknown to him, astronomers observe a nearby planetary collision and realise that he really was an alien.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 12-14, 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5, last page of story not numbered).

Something Lurks Inside! (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-696

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ted Karson
Synopsis:
A space explorer cannot rid his ship of vicious alien spiders, and is forced to sacrifice himself to save Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

What Was the Strange Power of Simon Drudd!! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Christopher Rule
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-684

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Simon Drudd; Bentley
Synopsis:
A scientist selfishly uses a youth serum to gain an advantage over other people, but the serum ages him backwards into non-existance.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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 Was Trapped by...Titano! The Monster That Time Forgot!!
  2. 1. I Was Trapped By Titano the Monster That Time Forgot!
  3. 2. The Flying Saucer That Was
  4. 3. Only I Know When the World Will End!!!
  5. 4. Something Lurks Inside!
  6. 5. What Was the Strange Power of Simon Drudd!!
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