(October 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 July 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Porcupine (Table of Contents)

Ant-Man; Wasp / 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]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Porcupine [Alexander Gentry]
Reprints:

Ant-Man and the Wasp Defy the Porcupine! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Ernie Hart [as H. E. Huntley] (script)
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-387

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; The Porcupine [Alex Gentry] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
The Porcupine decides to rob a burglar-proof bank designed by Henry Pym. So, on the day of its opening, Henry and Janet are there. They have to stop him as Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Reprints:

The Inventor (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[F-889]

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ned Carter; Mr. Jonas
Synopsis:
A disgruntled janitor's obsessive effort to create a sweeping robot costs him his job and ends in failure, but only because he sees no use for a perpetual motion machine.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Grayson's Gorilla! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Matt Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-388

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Harvey Grayson
Synopsis:
A scientist tries to give himself the strength of a gorilla for his own ends. He switches bodies with one instead, and the newly human gorilla sends him to the zoo.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is a retelling of "I Am The Gorilla-Man" drawn by Jack Kirby in issue #28 (February 1962).

The Little Green Man! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
[X-389 ?]

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jasper Jenks
Synopsis:
An unscrupulous pilot tricks an alien into refitting his plane, but throws the creature out instead of rewarding it. He only then discovers that the alien had not yet explained how to land with the new engine.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Porcupine
    Ant-Man; Wasp
  2. 1. Ant-Man and the Wasp Defy the Porcupine!
    Ant-Man; Wasp
  3. 2. The Inventor
  4. 3. Grayson's Gorilla!
  5. 4. The Little Green Man!
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