(May 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 February 1964. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


On the Trail of the 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

Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

On the Trail of the Human Top! (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:
Art Simek

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Human Top [Dave Cannon]
Synopsis:
The Human Top breaks out of prison. Giant-Man and the Wasp have to get him back. The Top uses Giant-Man's capsules to become giant and captures the Wasp, but Giant-Man distracts him while the Wasp frees herself and termites make the Top fall through a roof, allowing his recapture.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Human Top last appears in issue #51 (January 1964) and next appears in issue #55 (May 1964).

The Treasure! (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Continues from last issue. Printed between the pages of the Giant-Man story.

Two More Triumphs for Marvel..! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Advertises Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1962 series) #12 (May 1964) and Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #26 (May 1964). Printed between the Giant-Man and Wasp Tells a Tale stories.

The Gypsy's Secret (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 George Bell]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Morrie Kuramoto [as Sherigail]
Job Number:
X-601

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Wasp [Janet van Dyne] (narrator); Gorko; Baron Radzic; Giant-Man [Henry Pym] (framing sequence)
Synopsis:
A cruel baron tries to force a gypsy to give him the secret of turning lead into gold, but the gypsy is really an alien looking for a human specimen for a zoo on his homeworld.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Kuramoto credit per Nick Caputo, April 2013. Previous indexer credited Ray Holloway. Nick notes that based upon an examination of the lettering styles Ray Holloway has been incorrectly identified as using the pseudonym "Sherigail". The name was derived from Morrie Kuramoto's wife and daughter, Gail and Sherry, as noted here:

http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/new/larryhama/?p=129

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. On the Trail of the Human Top!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  2. 1. On the Trail of the Human Top!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  3. 2. The Treasure!
  4. 3. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
  5. 4. The Gypsy's Secret
    The Wonderful Wasp Tells a Tale
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose