(October 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 July 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


Inside the Blue Glass Bottle! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Elias Poole
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

I Found the Girl in the Blue Glass Bottle! (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:
Terry Szenics ?
Job Number:
V-850

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Elias Poole
Synopsis:
A curio shop owner uses an ancient magic bottle to shrink people, but one of his victims turns the magic of the bottle on him and escapes, as the shop owner shrinks to nothing.
Reprints:

Tricky Travel (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-18

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Eli Twiddle; Mr. Hardy
Synopsis:
A travel agent has the ability to travel in his dreams, but eventually he grows out of it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Forbidden World! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 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:
V-851

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John; Eric
Synopsis:
A space patrol find an alien world surrounded by a strange mist. They are fired on by the inhabitants and plan to retaliate, but realize too late that they were trying to keep them from the deadly mist surrounding the planet.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The last page advertises the Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 series) #1 (1962).

The Coming of the Giants! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Don Heck (signed)
Inks:
Don Heck (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Terry Szenics ?
Job Number:
V-852

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
The humanity of the near future grow proud as they approach space travel, but when alien giants arrive they are only saved from conquest because they are too tiny to notice.
Reprints:

Who Am I? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
[V-853]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Death
Synopsis:
A man finds himself lost in a fog with no idea who he is. He is approached by a stranger who offers to help him through hypnosis. The hypnosis recovers his lost memory and he realizes that he was a circus performer who has died from a fall from the high wire. The stranger is revealed as Death who was delayed from their appointed meeting and is here to usher him into the next world.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number discovered via original artwork.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Inside the Blue Glass Bottle!
  2. 1. I Found the Girl in the Blue Glass Bottle!
  3. 2. Tricky Travel
  4. 3. The Forbidden World!
  5. 4. The Coming of the Giants!
  6. 5. Who Am I?
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  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Nick Caputo
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