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

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


Trapped by the Porcupine! (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 ?; Sam Rosen ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Porcupine [Alex Gentry]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index. Simek lettering added by Nick Caputo, Jan 2012, who believes the index to be in error.

Trapped by the Porcupine! (Table of Contents)

Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-583

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Porcupine [Alex Gentry]
Synopsis:
The Porcupine uses Giant-Man's fan club to attack him and then he captures the Wasp. He uses the Wasp to lead him back to Giant-Man and attacks. He snatches Giant-Man's size-changing capsules, but takes the shrinking capsules and shrinks to nothingness.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Porcupine last appears in issue #48 (October 1963), he next appears in a cameo in Fantastic Four Annual (Marvel, 1963 series) #3 (1965), before appearing in X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #22 (July 1966).

The Clock (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[K-9]

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Franz Ammergau; Gerda; Dr. Schmitt
Synopsis:
An old clockmaker nearly dies from the cold, but is saved by the wooden figures adorning his clocks, which he has given parts of his own soul.
Reprints:

When Wakes the Colossus! (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:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Holloway

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Wasp [Janet van Dyne] (narrator); Giant-Man [Henry Pym] (cameo); Mingo; Vikor; Colossus
Synopsis:
An alien warlord builds a giant statue to intimidate the superstitious, but it comes to life and takes the side of the rebels against him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Erroneous "George Roussos [as George Bell]" credit removed by Stephane Petit via the GCD Errors list, February 2010.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Trapped by the Porcupine!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  2. 1. Trapped by the Porcupine!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  3. 2. The Clock
  4. 3. When Wakes the Colossus!
    The Wonderful Wasp Tells a Tale
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose