(January 1961)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vista Publications, Inc.
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 August 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.


The Blip! (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:
Blip
Reprints:

I Learned the Dread Secret of the Blip! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-943

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Blip
Synopsis:
A power drain and radar anomaly is traced to a creature made of electricity hiding in a cave. It claims to be a friendly visitor, but humans attack it and it flees into space.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Free Ride (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-91

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Chuck; Gus Farrell; Capt. Zingle
Synopsis:
A teenager working at an amusement park to help support his family is kind to a mysterious boy, and finds himself rewarded with a real trip to outer space.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

I Dared Enter the Forbidden World! (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:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
T-952

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Derek; John; Monga; Uxmal; Antogg
Synopsis:
A white game hunter finds the legendary elephant's graveyard, hoping to make a fortune in ivory. He discovers that elephants were introduced to Earth by Martians, who use the graveyard as a gathering point for the ivory, and won't let him leave.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

I Am the Invisible! (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-951

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Prof. Karlos Konak; Zuka
Synopsis:
A man threatens a witch unless she hands over two lenses which will make him invisible. She implores him not to try it, but relinquishes the lens. They can be reversed to make the invisible visible once again, but what the man did not expect is that when he becomes invisible to the outside world, the outside world in turn becomes invisible to him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

I Defied the Curse of Tut-Ah-Anka! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
T-933

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A criminal hides from the police in an old Egyptian tomb, ignoring the warning of a curse. He not only escapes the police, but has a run of luck that makes him rich and happy. Or so he thinks, as the gas in the tomb drove him mad and he is delusional in an Egyptian hospital.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Blip!
  2. 1. I Learned the Dread Secret of the Blip!
  3. 2. The Free Ride
  4. 3. I Dared Enter the Forbidden World!
  5. 4. I Am the Invisible!
  6. 5. I Defied the Curse of Tut-Ah-Anka!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose