(April 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 January 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Man with the Voice of Doom! (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]; Voice [Jason Cragg]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credit changed from Dick Ayers by Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors list, February 2009. Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

The Voice of Doom! (Table of Contents)

Ant-Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-106

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Voice [Jason Cragg] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
A radio spokesman gains a hypnotic voice from radiation, and decides to test it by turning the people against Ant-Man. He captures Ant-Man and forces him to walk off a pier, but the ants rescue the hero, and he beats the Voice with laryngitis.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Voice next appears in West Coast Avengers (Marvel, 1985 series) #36 (September 1988). In this story Ant-Man is said to live in "Center City".

Secret Mission (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
H-487

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Ezra Bolton; Prof. Carmichael; Prof. Greever
Synopsis:
A bookkeeper dreams that he is a government agent hunting a mad scientist with a destructive sound device.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The first page is printed between the pages of the Ant-Man story, while the second page is printed between "The Eyes of the Mummy!" and "I Am Not Human!". The last page is split with the statement of ownership.

The Eyes of the Mummy! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Harry Sloan; Mrs. Sloan; Sadie
Synopsis:
A crook steals a jewel from an ancient dummy, but the dead pharaoh's hypnotic powers make him see only death until he returns it.
Reprints:

Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 and June 11, 1960 (74 Stat. 208) (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average circulation per issue October 1961–September 1962 (issues #28–38, despite monthly cover dates): 139,167. This shares the last page of "Secret Mission".

I Am Not Human! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
E-1
Synopsis:
A humanoid robot escapes his creator's lab with an artificial face and clothes in order to live among humans as a man. He is so disillusioned with human beings inhumanity to their fellows that he removes the mask and allows his creator to bring him back to the lab. His maker says to him "You must have known you could never have passed for human for long." to which the robot replies to the startled engineer "Has the thought never occurred to you that no robot would want to?"
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Man with the Voice of Doom!
    Ant-Man
  2. 1. The Voice of Doom!
    Ant-Man
  3. 2. Secret Mission
  4. 3. The Eyes of the Mummy!
  5. 4. Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 and June 11, 1960 (74 Stat. 208)
  6. 5. I Am Not Human!
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