(January 1964)

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

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


Giant-Man's Showdown With the Human Top! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

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

Showdown With the Human Top! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Human Top [Dave Cannon]
Synopsis:
Human Top steals civil defense plans and wants to sell them to the Communists. Giant-Man lures him into a trap and captures him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continues from last issue. The Wasp wears a new helmet, the first of many costume changes.

The Sorcerer (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[H-203]

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Tom Morton; Jack Morton; Ellen Morton; Johnny Morton
Synopsis:
A man who has travelled the world and seen wonders performed by hermits in India returns home to find that his young nephew creates magic with only belief.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

No Place to Turn! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Matt Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-462

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Aliens transform a spy into a human, but because they can only receive black-and-white images from Earth they leave him green and he is discovered.
Reprints:

Somewhere Waits a Wobbow! (Table of Contents)

The Wonderful Wasp Tells a Tale / 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
Job Number:
X-502

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
The Wasp [Janet Van Dyne] (narrator); Rack Morgan
Synopsis:
The Wasp tells the tale of future mercenary pilot Rack Morgan who disobeys the rules once too many.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is the first "Wasp Tells a Tale" feature.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Giant-Man's Showdown With the Human Top!
    Giant-Man; Wasp
  2. 1. Showdown With the Human Top!
    Giant-Man; Wasp
  3. 2. The Sorcerer
  4. 3. No Place to Turn!
  5. 4. Somewhere Waits a Wobbow!
    The Wonderful Wasp Tells a Tale
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
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