(June 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

Distributed to newstands in March 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Creature From Kosmos!! (Table of Contents)

Ant-Man and the Wasp / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Creature from Kosmos [Pilai]
Reprints:

The Creature from Kosmos! (Table of Contents)

Ant-Man and the Wasp / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Ernie Hart [H. E. Huntley] (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-192

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ant-Man [Henry Pym] (origin detail); Wasp [Janet Van Dyne] (introduction, origin); Creature from Kosmos [Pilai] (introduction, named in a later comic); Maria Trovaya-Pym (flashback, introduction); Vernon Van Dyne (introduction); Lee Kearns (voice only)
Synopsis:
When a fellow scientist is killed by an alien being, Ant-Man enlists the help of the dead man's daughter. He gives her the ability to shrink and tiny wasp wings, and she joins him as his partner the Wasp. The duo use the alien's acidic nature to destroy it, saving the city.
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Indexer Notes

In addition to introducing the Wasp, this story fleshes out Henry Pym's background and introduces the death of his wife as a motivating factor.

Blueprint for Victory (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-60

Genre:
war
Characters:
LtC. Cam Westover; Maj. Franks; Cpt. Bill Trayne; Gen. von Kretz
Synopsis:
A cunning spy infiltrates German HQ with a phoney blueprint as bait and paralyzes communications before a major US assault.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Hunted (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
In the year 2000 all of New York City is searching for a 'plague carrier' who is attempting to escape notice and flee the city. He is apprehended at a transportation center and the police remove the 'plague' from him which turns out to be a handgun he had stolen from a museum which officials had worried could back bring the plague of war.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Creature From Kosmos!!
    Ant-Man and the Wasp
  2. 1. The Creature from Kosmos!
    Ant-Man and the Wasp
  3. 2. Blueprint for Victory
  4. 3. Hunted
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