(April 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 January 1964. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


No Place to Turn! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; El Toro [Antonio Rojo]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

No Place to Hide! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-610

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; El Toro [Antonio Rojo]
Synopsis:
Santo Rico has elected a communist president, El Toro. Giant-Man and the Wasp are sent to prove that the election was tampered with. They find evidence of voter bribery and El Toro is deposed.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

El Toro next appears in West Coast Avengers (Marvel, 1985 series) #33 (June 1988).

The Treasure (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[G-980]

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Tommy Miller; Mr. Miller; Mrs. Miller; Wish
Synopsis:
A sick boy takes comfort from a stray dog that grants wishes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continues in next issue.

There Were Five Frightened Men...! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Victor Conrad; Mr. Smythe
Synopsis:
An art thief steals a painting of frightened men, only to be trapped in it as one of them.
Reprints:

Two More Triumphs for Marvel (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.875 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Advertises Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #25 (April 1964) and the launch of Daredevil (Marvel, 1964 series). This shares the page with the statement of ownership.

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.175 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average monthly paid circulation/print run October 1962–September 1963 (issues #39–51): 189,685/321,646. Paid circulation/print run for issue #51: 187,995/318,339. This shares the page with the promo.

Conquest! (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:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-570

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Wasp [Janet van Dyne] (narrator); Giant-Man [Henry Pym] (cameo); King Shann
Synopsis:
A king invades another world to win glory, but the costs of occupation make him unpopular.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. No Place to Turn!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  2. 1. No Place to Hide!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  3. 2. The Treasure
  4. 3. There Were Five Frightened Men...!
  5. 4. Two More Triumphs for Marvel
  6. 5. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  7. 6. Conquest!
    The Wonderful Wasp Tells a Tale
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