(November 1963)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1963-08-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.

This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.


Giant Man (Table of Contents)

Giant-Man; Wasp / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Don Heck (signed)
Inks:
Don Heck (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Living Eraser
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

New corner symbol of Giant-Man and the Wasp by Don Heck.

The Birth of Giant-Man! (Table of Contents)

Giant-Man; Wasp / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Giant-Man [Henry Pym] (first appearance as Giant-Man); Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Living Eraser (introduction)
Synopsis:
While Henry Pym develops capsules that permit him to become giant-size as well as ant-size, the Eraser captures him and brings him to Dimension Z along with other scientists to build atomic weapons. Giant-Man defeats their captors and rescues the scientists.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story places Henry Pym's lab and base in the New Jersey Palisades. Living Eraser next appears in Marvel Two-in-One (Marvel, 1974 series) #15. (Living Eraser note added by Scott Harrison, December 2008, via GCD Errors list.)

Odd Skills (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[J-216]

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jim Branner; Bill Toney
Synopsis:
The manager of an auto parts shop develops a sudden tolerance for "human variation" in parts, possibly linked to otherworldly strangers in the shop at night.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The End of a World! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
George Roussos [as G. Bell]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Zarku
Synopsis:
A ruler orders the destruction of an uninhabited galaxy as a tribute to his power. The explosion in the microscopic universe is witnessed through a microscope by a boy as an unimportant anomaly.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Giant Man
    Giant-Man; Wasp
  2. 1. The Birth of Giant-Man!
    Giant-Man; Wasp
  3. 2. Odd Skills
  4. 3. The End of a World!
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