(November 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 August 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. This issue includes an advertisement for Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 series) #1 (1962).

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


The Unknown Protector!! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Trapped by the Protector! [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Protector [Gerald Marsh]
Synopsis:
Ant-Man deals with a dangerous extortionist, who turns out to be disguised as one of the victimized jewellers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Simek letters per Nick Caputo. Original indexer credited Ray Holloway.

[Trapped by the Protector!, Part 2:] Face-to-Face With the Protector! (Table of Contents)

Ant-Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Protector [Gerald Marsh]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

D'Agostino letters per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Ray Holloway.

Final panel includes a house ad for Marvel's hero line (Journey into Mystery with Thor; Strange Tales featuring the Human Torch; the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk).

The Magician (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[G-719]

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Howard; Uncle Bart
Synopsis:
A TV studio page and aspiring magician gets a lucky break when he meets a real sorcerer time traveling from the past.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Afraid to Dream! (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:
Jon D'Agostino

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Harry Fiske
Synopsis:
A man whose dreams come true is terrified when he dreams his own death. He isolates himself all day, but is killed by an avalanche.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 series) #1 (1962). D'Agostino credit per Nick Caputo. George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index erroneously credited John Duffy.

The Star Raiders (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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Brock; Zenogg
Synopsis:
A group of escaped convicts turned pirates are tricked into attacking a planet they believe defenceless by a man who claims the inhabitants are ‘midgets’ neglecting to mention that they are only midgets compared to him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Stéphane Petit, November 2007. Simek letters credit per Nick Caputo. George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index erroneously credited John Duffy.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Unknown Protector!!
    The Astonishing Ant-Man
  2. 1. Trapped by the Protector! [Part 1]
    The Astonishing Ant-Man
  3. 2. [Trapped by the Protector!, Part 2:] Face-to-Face With the Protector!
    Ant-Man
  4. 3. The Magician
  5. 4. Afraid to Dream!
  6. 5. The Star Raiders
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • 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