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(January 1963)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1962-10-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand:
MC
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.

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.


[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]; Scarlet Beetle
Reprints:

The Vengeance of the Scarlet Beetle! (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:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-958

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Scarlet Beetle (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
Ant-Man fights a beetle made super-intelligent by radiation. It uses Ant-Man's growth gas to become giant, but he is able to defeat it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Scarlet Beetle next appears in Iron Man (Marvel, 1968 series) #44 (January 1972).

The Remedy Oil (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
Marie Severin
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-984

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mrs. Gerrity; Tom Gerrity; Officer O'Malley; Logarithm
Synopsis:
An old-fashioned shopkeeper unwittingly saves the life of a boy from Mechanica when her remedy oil lubricates the gears in his brain.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations.

Ozamm the Terrible! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino [as Johnny Dee]

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ozamm; Joe Baxter
Synopsis:
A factory worker laid off to be replaced by a machine foils a seemingly invincible alien by cutting off his power source.
Reprints:

The Toy Soldiers (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:
Billy Barton; Zogg
Synopsis:
A boy who enjoys toy soldiers buys a new civil war figure to place in his prisoner of war stockade. That evening, he and his father are attacked by an invader from the sixth dimension. Suddenly, the lights go out, and when they turn the lights back on, the invader has disappeared. They chalk it up to some sort of unusual shared dream, and go back to sleep. The following morning when the boy wakes up and peers into his model stockade, he sees the invader languishing in the cell guarded over by the toy soldier.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from George Oshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Ant-Man
  2. 1. The Vengeance of the Scarlet Beetle!
    Ant-Man
  3. 2. The Remedy Oil
  4. 3. Ozamm the Terrible!
  5. 4. The Toy Soldiers
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