(February 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

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

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


The Day the Ant-Man Failed! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit for Kirby from Nick Caputo, via the GCD Error List (30 January 2009).

The Day Ant-Man Failed! (Table of Contents)

Ant-Man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-23

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Hijacker [Howard Mitchell]
Synopsis:
Ant-Man investigates a series of hijackings. He pretends to be sick to lure the hijacker into the open, and finds out that it's the owner of the armored car company.
Reprints:

I Was Trapped in the Mad Universe! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber [as L. D. Lieber] (script)
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Duffy
Job Number:
X-24

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tommy Jordan; Phil Jordan; Ginger
Synopsis:
A boy finds a device from the future that transports him to an alternate dimension with nearly identical versions of him and his family.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Stéphane Petit, November 2007.

Bird Talk (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[K-424]

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Tony Tipple; Skeets Mulligan; Toodles Murphy; bird census taker
Synopsis:
A meeting with a strange man gives a boy an unusual way of getting a pet bird, talking to birds.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Worst Man on Earth! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Duffy
Job Number:
X-25

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Hogarr
Synopsis:
A criminal in the year 2000 is sentenced to be exiled from humanity for his various crimes as the death penalty has been abolished. He mocks his accusers since he has prepared a micro-drill built into his finger that will get the door of his cell open eventually. When he does succeed in getting it open, he wishes he hadn't, as it turns out his cell had been placed in orbit around the planet.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Stéphane Petit, November 2007.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Day the Ant-Man Failed!
    Ant-Man
  2. 1. The Day Ant-Man Failed!
    Ant-Man
  3. 2. I Was Trapped in the Mad Universe!
  4. 3. Bird Talk
  5. 4. The Worst Man on Earth!
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