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

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


On the Trail of Spider-Man! (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:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Brodsky inks per Nick Caputo, January 2011, who notes the slick line is indicative of his work and is quite different from Stone's bolder line. Bob Bailey previously credited Chic Stone.

Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

On The Trail of the Amazing Spider-Man (Table of Contents)

Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-700

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Egghead [Elihas Starr]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Synopsis:
Egghead tricks Giant-Man into attacking Spider-Man in order to distract them while he robs an armored car. The Wasp realizes the trick, and the three of them capture Egghead together.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Egghead last appears in issue #45 (July 1963) and next appears in #61 (November 1964).

A Voice in the Dark! (Table of Contents)

The Wasp / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-661

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]
Synopsis:
The Wasp stops a thief by pretending to be the Invisible Girl.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is the first Wasp solo story.

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Advertises Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #28 (July 1964) and Amazing Spider-Man, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #14 (July 1964). Printed between the pages of the Wasp story.

The Balloon (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Text story with illustration. Continues from last issue. Printed after the Wasp story. This is the last text story in Tales to Astonish.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. On the Trail of Spider-Man!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  2. 1. On The Trail of the Amazing Spider-Man
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  3. 2. A Voice in the Dark!
    The Wasp
  4. 3. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
  5. 4. The Balloon
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Bob Bailey
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose