(September 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 June 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Return of the Ant Man! (Table of Contents)

Ant-Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from George Oleshevky's Marvel Comics Index.

Return of the Ant-Man, Part 1 (Table of Contents)

Ant-Man / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee; Larry Lieber
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Duffy

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ant-Man [Henry Pym] (origin, first appearance as Ant-Man)
Synopsis:
Henry Pym invents an anti-radiation gas, that attracts the attention of communist spies. Henry eluedes them by shrinking himself once again.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 3. Origin re-cap continuing from the story in Tales to Astonish #27 where Henry Pym was introduced. Letters credit from George Oleshevky's Marvel Comics Index.

Strange Encounter (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[G-47]

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Andre Corday
Synopsis:
An American tourist in Paris is unwittingly targeted by a spy as an intelligence courier and is nearly killed.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

[Return of the Ant-Man], Part 2: An Army of Ants! (Table of Contents)

Ant-Man / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee; Larry Lieber
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Duffy

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ant Man [Henry Pym]
Synopsis:
Henry Pym learns how to command ants to do his bidding and frees his captured assistants, with the help of the ants.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 3. Letters credit from George Oleshevky's Marvel Comics Index.

[Return of the Ant-Man], Part 3: The Ant-Man's Revenge! (Table of Contents)

Ant-Man / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee; Larry Lieber
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Duffy

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]
Synopsis:
Henry Pym invents an anti-radiation gas, that attracts the attention of communist spies. Henry eluedes them by shrinking himself once again.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 3. Letters credit from George Oleshevky's Marvel Comics Index.

The Doorway to Nowhere! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko [as S. Ditko] (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko [as S. Ditko] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-798

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Hugo Cragg
Synopsis:
After escaping from jail, Hugo Cragg heads for a deserted mansion to hide out until the heat is off. Then he discovers a strange closet in the house: after he puts something into it, the object disappears! He figures that if the objects disappear into another dimension, why not go there himself to hide from the Police? He does, but becomes two-dimensional.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title confirmed as "The Doorway to Nowhere" by Tom Lammers (August 2007), plus original art sold on Heritage Auctions in 2005.

The Thing from Outer Space! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Col. John Rogers
Synopsis:
An explorer returns to Earth with a telepathic plant, which claims that it is the real human, and that their minds have been swapped. The switch is reversed, and the planet quarantined.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person by the plant.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Return of the Ant Man!
    Ant-Man
  2. 1. Return of the Ant-Man, Part 1
    Ant-Man
  3. 2. Strange Encounter
  4. 3. [Return of the Ant-Man], Part 2: An Army of Ants!
    Ant-Man
  5. 4. [Return of the Ant-Man], Part 3: The Ant-Man's Revenge!
    Ant-Man
  6. 5. The Doorway to Nowhere!
  7. 6. The Thing from Outer Space!
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