(July 1962)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand:
MC
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 April 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


Dead Storage! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Victor Marshall
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Dead Storage (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-705

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Victor Marshall; Koru
Synopsis:
A burnt-out actor stumbles upon an alien invasion, and gives the best performance of his life to save Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The third and sixth pages include advertisements for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series), the last page includes an advertisement for the Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series), also drawn by Kirby.

The Comic (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[J-214]

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Stan Wepp
Synopsis:
A bored television comedian is mysteriously transported back to the small mining town and small theatres that he loves.
Reprints:

The Frightened Man! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-706

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Bentley
Synopsis:
A scientist tries to use a time machine to escape the dangers of the modern world, but he finds that every era has its dangers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story seems to be a retelling of "Time Machine", a text story first published in Mystic (Marvel, 1951 series) #57 (March 1957) and reprinted many times subsequently; it shares the same structure and moral, though the motive for building a time machine is different. The second and fourth pages include advertisements for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series).

The Voice of Fate! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck (signed)
Inks:
Don Heck (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Walter Krugg
Synopsis:
The Fates make a wager over whether humans will ever understand that they cannot escape them. One of them tells a jewel thief that he will be punished, but he defies fate and flees the country, thinking that since the US is in World War II he will never be found and punished in Hiroshima.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is a retelling of "Mister Black", drawn by Gene Colan in Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #93 (February 1962) with an American protaganist instead of a Japanese one. The second and fourth pages include advertisements for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series).

The Absent-Minded Professor! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Professor Blank
Synopsis:
A college professor is certain that life exists upon other worlds, but can't quite remember why he is so assured of this fact. One evening he is abducted by aliens and he receives his answer. The aliens tell him the reason for his abduction is that years ago the aliens sent a spy to Earth, but failed to hear back from him, and the captain of the spaceship realizes that he should not have sent an absent-minded spy. The professor realizes that he is the alien spy.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First page caption: "It's time once again to match wits with Lee and Ditko!!" The third page includes an advertisement for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series), the last page includes an advertisement for Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Ditko.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Dead Storage!
  2. 1. Dead Storage
  3. 2. The Comic
  4. 3. The Frightened Man!
  5. 4. The Voice of Fate!
  6. 5. The Absent-Minded Professor!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bill Borre
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose