(December 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 September 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Unbeatable Human Top! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Human Top [Dave Cannon]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit from Nick Caputo via GCD Errors list, January 2009. Original indexer had credited George Roussos.

The Human Top! (Table of Contents)

Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko; Don Heck (alterations; see notes)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Human Top [Dave Cannon] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
Henry Pym follows the crime spree of the Human Top in the newspapers but the Wasp convinces Henry to go after him as Giant-Man. The Top evades Giant-Man, and he must train to out-maneuver him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continues in next issue. Per Nick Caputo, Don Heck provided alterations on the Wasp's face in many panels. Bob Bailey originally credited Don Heck or Sol Brodsky with uncredited inking on the entire story.

Mystery Trip (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[K-266]

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tommy Pidgeon; Goober Jones; Rosie; Uncle Pete
Synopsis:
Tommy's uncle returns from a space journey needing to re-learn how to walk on earth instead of floating.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Secret of Sagattus! (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-481

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Quoquo; John
Synopsis:
A wise king listens only to the advice of a hunchback, causing the jealous nobles to murder the hunchback. They discover that the hunchback was the real ruler, and the king is only a manniquin.
Reprints:

No Ending! (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:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Rodrigo Cadiz
Synopsis:
A dictator is tormented by dreams of running on a treadmill suspended high in the sky.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Unbeatable Human Top!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  2. 1. The Human Top!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  3. 2. Mystery Trip
  4. 3. The Secret of Sagattus!
  5. 4. No Ending!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Bob Bailey
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
  • Gary Henderson
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose