(April 1965)

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

Statement of Ownership average # of copies in preceding 12 months: 312,900.


The Menace of Madam Macabre! (Table of Contents)

Giant-Man; Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Bob Powell (see notes)
Inks:
Chic Stone ?; Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Morrie Kuramoto ?; Sam Rosen ?; typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Madam Macabre; Gogo
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Giant-Man vignette may have originally been the top section of cover(by Kirby/Stone) but was reduced, possibly because it was too similar to the previous issues cover. The Wasp, Madame Macabre and assistant are all images from the interior story. The Hulk illo appears to be inked by Chic Stone as well. Info per Nick Caputo, September 2014.

The Menace of Madam Macabre (Table of Contents)

Giant-Man / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Frank Giacoia [as Frankie Ray]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Morrie Kuramoto [as Sherigail]

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; VILLAINS: Madam Macabre; Gogo; Kalya; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Mandarin
Synopsis:
Giant-Man is pitted against a disciple of the Mandarin who also has the power to grow and shrink things at will.
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 (dead link)

The Power of Dr. Banner! (Table of Contents)

The Incredible Hulk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; GUESTS: Thunderbolt Ross; Glenn Talbot; Betty Ross; VILLAINS: Leader [Samuel Sterns]; Russians; CAMEOS: Chameleon [Dmitri Smerdyakov]; Humanoid
Synopsis:
The Hulk escapes from his Russian captors with a fellow fugitive who gives his life to save the jade giant from a blast from the powerful proton gun; Angry at the death of his friend, Hulk decides to take his fight to the commies.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mails to Astonish / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters from Bob Sheridan, Steven Kelez, and Ken Knoblauch. Includes Special Announcements Section and Mighty Marvel Checklist.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Menace of Madam Macabre!
    Giant-Man; Hulk
  2. 1. The Menace of Madam Macabre
    Giant-Man
  3. 2. The Power of Dr. Banner!
    The Incredible Hulk
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Mails to Astonish
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Alan Smith
  • Nick Caputo
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose