(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.


[no title indexed] (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]; Comrade X [Nina Vladimirovna Tsiolkovsky]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from George Oleshevky's Marvel Comics Index.

The Challenge of Comrade X! (Table of Contents)

Ant-Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Terry Szenics; Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-858

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Comrade X [Nina Vladimirovna Tsiolkovsky] (introduction)
Synopsis:
Ant-Man is hunted by a Soviet agent sent to capture him, but a beautiful stranger warns him of the spy's whereabouts. Ant-Man realizes that the woman is really the spy and defeats her.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is divided into two untitled parts (7 pp, 6 pp). Page 5 includes a schematic of Ant-Man's miniature entrance and exit from his house. Comrade X next appears in West Coast Avengers (Marvel, 1985 series) #33 (June 1988) as "Madame X". Szenics letters credit from George Oleshevky's Marvel Comics Index. Nick Caputo notes that Artie Simek lettered part 2 of the story.

From Outer Space (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
9498

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jonathan Ditmar
Synopsis:
When hostile aliens come to Earth of the future they are persuaded not to enslave humanity because of Earth's music.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Hands of Time! (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:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-859

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Harry Weems
Synopsis:
A fugitive steals a clock that turns back time. He becomes young again, and tries to commit the perfect crime, by escaping back in time before it happened, but when the clock breaks, he dies.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from George Oleshevky's Marvel Comics Index. Simek letters per Nick Caputo. Olshevsky's index incorrectly credited John Duffy.

The Search for Pan! (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-860

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Pan
Synopsis:
A man arrives in a small village looking for Pan, whom all the villagers affirm does exist. He hopes to cash in somehow, but becomes frustrated when no one will tell him where to find Pan, and he begins to think they are just scamming the tourists. He threatens to rough up a bartender and the bartender directs him to a nearby grove under the full moon. The man goes, and does encounter Pan, but is so unsettled by the encounter he immediately leaves town. It turns out the bartender has cloven hooves.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 series) #1 (1962). Lee credit noted by "kevobay" via the GCD Errors list, February 2010. Letters credit from George Oleshevky's Marvel Comics Index.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Ant-Man
  2. 1. The Challenge of Comrade X!
    Ant-Man
  3. 2. From Outer Space
  4. 3. The Hands of Time!
  5. 4. The Search for Pan!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose