(January 1963)

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

This issue has variants.

Distributed to newstands in October 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


Hagg, Hunter of Helpless Humans! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Haag
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Haag! Hunter of Helpless Humans! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek [as A. Simek]
Job Number:
V-964

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Haag; Bret Marlowe; Charlie; Ben; Frank
Synopsis:
An alien hunter named Haag comes to earth looking for new game to hunt and sets out to capture humans from around the world.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Indexer of reprint gives title as "Haag! Hunter of Helpless Humans". Some other information on this story from Terry Watkins, 1/19/2006.

Muscle Man (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[J-849]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Jimmy Binn; Tooloo
Synopsis:
An ordinary man envies body-builders on the beach, and a strange figure teaches him about the strength of his own mind.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

A Voice in the Dark (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Freddy Sloan
Synopsis:
A crook hides in a wax museum, but he is scared off by a phonogram record. The curator finds the record, but no one except the statues could have turned it on.
Reprints:

Behold--the Monster! (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-966

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Joe; J.G.
Synopsis:
A publicity agent has a large paper mache monster created to promote a new movie but is despondent when his boss criticizes him for public complaints the object is generating. Unknown to anyone on Earth, an alien invasion force is drawing near when its commander orders the viewscreen to display a typical Earth creature so they will know what to expect. When the viewscreen picks up the large monster, the alien commander panics and orders a full retreat.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Hagg, Hunter of Helpless Humans!
  2. 1. Haag! Hunter of Helpless Humans!
  3. 2. Muscle Man
  4. 3. A Voice in the Dark
  5. 4. Behold--the Monster!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Henry R. Kujawa