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

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


Prisoner of the Slave World! (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]
Reprints:

Prisoner of the Slave World! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Kulla; Ed Marion ('window washer', named in Marvel Legacy: The 1960s Handbook); Ben Carter; Paul
Synopsis:
Henry Pym is kidnapped along with other scientists in order to build a super-weapon for a tyrant in another dimension. He sneaks away and transforms into Ant-Man in order to defeat the tyrant.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In Marvel Legacy: The 1960s Handbook, this dimension is called Dehnock.

Tricky Travel (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[K-19]

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Eli Twiddle; Mr. Hardy
Synopsis:
A travel agent has the ability to travel in his dreams, but eventually he grows out of it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

When the Beast Walks! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-42

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Bruno Storme; Shorty Harris
Synopsis:
An animal-loving reporter saves a four-armed ape from a hunter and discovers that it is really an alien looking for a human worthy of hearing its message. As a gesture of goodwill to other species all zoos on Earth are shut down.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

The Curse! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Sebastian; Vulture
Synopsis:
A dictator pretends that a treasure is cursed in order to get it for himself, but it turns out the treasure is cursed and a ghost takes him.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Prisoner of the Slave World!
    Ant-Man
  2. 1. Prisoner of the Slave World!
    Ant-Man
  3. 2. Tricky Travel
  4. 3. When the Beast Walks!
  5. 4. The Curse!
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