(June 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 March 1964. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Coming of the Magician! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Magician [Lee Guardineer]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Chic Stone inks per Bob Bailey, 2005-01-31, (Per Sandell ed.). Nick Caputo disagrees and believes the inking to be by Sol Brodsky.

The Coming of the Magician! (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-659

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Magician [Lee Guardineer] (introduction); Sterling Stuyvesant
Synopsis:
Janet goes to a party in the hope of making Hank jealous. There, she is captured by the Magician. Giant-Man hosts a fake party aboard a yacht to lure the Magician into a trap, allowing him to save Jan and capture the Magician with her help.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Magician next appears in issue #58 (August 1964).

The Balloon (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[K-267]

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Leroy; Zoop
Synopsis:
A young boy meets a tiny space traveler from Skyville, a suburb of Mars, trapped in a balloon.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continues in next issue. Printed between the pages of the Giant-Man story.

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.833 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Advertises Avengers, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #5 (May 1964) and Daredevil (Marvel, 1964 series) #1 (April 1964). Printed between the Giant-Man and Wasp Tells a Tale stories. This shares the page with the statement of ownership.

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

statement of ownership / 0.167 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.

Beware the Bog Beast! (Table of Contents)

The Wasp Tells a Tale / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-646

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Wasp [Janet van Dyne] (narrator); Lorenzo; King Maximus; Giant-Man [Henry Pym] (in framing sequence)
Synopsis:
A suitor thought unworthy by the king wins the hand of the princess through cunning when strength fails.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The ending of the story is not drawn, there is instead a scene of Jan telling Hank how it ended over dinner. This is the last "Wasp Tells a Tale" story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Coming of the Magician!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  2. 1. The Coming of the Magician!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  3. 2. The Balloon
  4. 3. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
  5. 4. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  6. 5. Beware the Bog Beast!
    The Wasp Tells a Tale
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Bob Bailey
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Patrick Lemaire
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  • Steve Dasinger
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