(November 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 August 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


Giant Man (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
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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