(May 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:
Marvel Comics Group
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 February 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Mad Master of Time! (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]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors list, February 2009. Original indexer credited Dick Ayers.

Corner symbol of Ant-Man pencils and possible inks by Jack Kirby.

The Mad Master of Time! (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:
Ray Holloway
Job Number:
X-125

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Time-Master [Elias Weems] (introduction, origin); Tommy Weems
Synopsis:
A scientist forced to retire makes a device to artificially age others and holds the city hostage. Ant-Man can't stop him, but when he accidentally ages his own grandson he repents and reverses the damage.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Time Master never appears again, Ant-Man still operates in "Center City".

Lady Luck (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[G-377]

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Lester Ford; Marie Ford; Lady Luck
Synopsis:
A businessman doesn’t believe in luck, but several beneficial encounters with an old lady change his mind.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Frankie's Fast Ball! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Frankie Jones
Synopsis:
A boy gains extraordinary physical and mental abilities due to his parents' exposure to radiation. He wants to play baseball, but his fastball punches a hole in a tree and would damage a catcher.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is a retelling of "The Rookie" from Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1949 series) #131 (February 1955). The idea of radiation granting super-powers to unborn children was a major part of early X-Men stories.

My Fatal Mistake! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Yates; Cosmo
Synopsis:
A man is bitter because he has been replaced by a computer and must take a job servicing it. It is ensconced in an air-tight clean room with a door that is opened after fifteen minutes allotted for servicing purposes. When the man enters the room, he gets the idea to sabotage the machine so that it will make mistakes and he can get his old job back, but he damages the circuits that allow the machine to open the door after the fifteen minutes of oxygen are used up.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Mad Master of Time!
    Ant-Man
  2. 1. The Mad Master of Time!
    Ant-Man
  3. 2. Lady Luck
  4. 3. Frankie's Fast Ball!
  5. 4. My Fatal Mistake!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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