(February 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 November 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements, and is the first issue of Tales to Astonish without text pages.

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


The Black Knight Strikes! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen ?; Artie Simek ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Black Knight [Nathan Garrett]
Reprints:

The Black Knight Strikes! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-553

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Black Knight [Nathan Garrett] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
After being arrested for treason by Giant-Man, Professor Garrett flees to Europe where he manipulate the genes of horses and eagles to create a winged horse. Then he develops his lance and comes back as the Black Knight to take his revenge on Giant-Man. Giant-Man defeats him, but the Black Knight escapes.
Reprints:

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advertises X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #3 (January 1964). Printed between the pages of the Giant-Man story.

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advertises the Avengers (Marvel, 1963) #3 (January 1964). Printed between the Giant-Man and Wasp Tells a Tale stories.

Not What They Seem! (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-521

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Wasp [Janet Van Dyne] (narrator)
Synopsis:
The Wasp tells the tale of prison escapees who try to avoid a planet with a trap, but are doomed when they take the wrong side in a battle of the sexes.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Black Knight Strikes!
    Giant-Man; Wasp
  2. 1. The Black Knight Strikes!
    Giant-Man; Wasp
  3. 2. Another Marvel Masterpiece
  4. 3. Another Marvel Masterpiece
  5. 4. Not What They Seem!
    The Wonderful Wasp Tells a Tale
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