(August 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 May 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Man in the Bee-Hive! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Eric
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (30 August 2006).

The Man in the Beehive! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-765

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Lucius Farnsworth; Eric
Synopsis:
An eccentric beekeeper reveals to a thief that he is a mutant with special powers. He shrinks the thief and frightens him with the attacks of the bees that are now larger than he is, but leaves him wondering if any of it was real.
Reprints:

Lady Luck (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-377

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Lester Ford; Marie Ford; Lady Luck
Synopsis:
A businessman doesn’t believe in luck, but several beneficial encounters with an old lady change his mind.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Sazzik the Sorcerer (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Boris Grumm; Sazzik
Synopsis:
A TV producer of violent sensationalist drama finds a book on a sorcerer that he thinks will bring in a big profit televised. He makes the mistake of reading the printed avocation spell out loud and the spirit of the long dead mage appears and casts him into limbo.
Reprints:

The One Who Isn't Human (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck (signed)
Inks:
Don Heck (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-767

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Silas Cragg; X-22
Synopsis:
A scientist's robot goes bad, and it is so advanced that it cannot be distinguished from a human by any instruments. Ony the reaction of a dog tells the police which of several suspects is the robot.
Reprints:

The Thing in the Sky! (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
Synopsis:
The communists build a super computer space-based weapons platform and issue it commands to strike targets from where it sits in orbit. They build the machine too well, however, for it rejects the order as immoral and states any such further order will result in the weapons being trained upon those who issue it. The satellite assumes a guardian role over planet Earth.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Man in the Bee-Hive!
  2. 1. The Man in the Beehive!
  3. 2. Lady Luck
  4. 3. Sazzik the Sorcerer
  5. 4. The One Who Isn't Human
  6. 5. The Thing in the Sky!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Nick Caputo
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  • Martin O'Hearn
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  • Robert Wood
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  • Henry R. Kujawa