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

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


Betrayed by the Ants! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Egghead [Elihas Starr]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credits from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (30 January 2009); the original indexer credited Dick Ayers. Letters credit from George Olshevsky.

Betrayed by the Ants!! (Table of Contents)

Ant-Man / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino [as Johnny Dee]

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Egghead [Elihas Starr] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
An scientist is hired by crooks to defeat Ant-Man. He tries to turn the ants against the hero and trap him, but the ants are loyal to Ant-Man and he foils Egghead's scheme.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Egghead is the first villain to reappear and become a member of Ant-Man's rogues gallery (such as it was), becoming his arch-enemy; he next appears in issue #45 (July 1963).

Strange Mission (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-440

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Alfred Pook; Harold; Dr. Smith
Synopsis:
A man becomes confused over directions to the dentist and as a result accidentally pilots an expedition to claim a new planet.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

I Found the Impossible World! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Duffy

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Fleming; Bartho; Ricca
Synopsis:
An experimental time machine seems to fail, aging its inventor 10 years. In fact he travelled into a fantastic future, but had his memory erased as punishment for trying to sow discord.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

Secret of the Statues! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Gizzard
Synopsis:
An art critic visits a sculptor to give him his opinion of his work. He tells the crestfallen man that his statues appear lifeless. He faints when one of the statues calls him a fool. It turns out the 'statues' were aliens attempting to pose as Earthlings in order to infiltrate. They deposit the critic outside and depart Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Betrayed by the Ants!
    Ant-Man
  2. 1. Betrayed by the Ants!!
    Ant-Man
  3. 2. Strange Mission
  4. 3. I Found the Impossible World!
  5. 4. Secret of the Statues!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Nick Caputo
  • Bill Borre
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steve Dasinger
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Martin O'Hearn
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