(April 1958)

Marvel, 1956 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Chipiden Publishing Corp.
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
4 Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in December 1957. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


He Was A Prisoner Of The Fantastic Fog! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Everett ?; Joe Maneely (alterations)
Inks
Bill Everett ?; Joe Maneely (alterations)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Sam Morgan

Indexer Notes

Nick Caputo suspects this is an Everett drawn cover, with the policeman added by Maneely. Cover previously credited to Joe Maneely, pencils and inks.

Prisoner of the Fantastic Fog (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks
Angelo Torres (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
M-644
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Sam Morgan; Dr. Jerry Morgan
Synopsis
A man asks his gangster brother for money to perfect his shrink gas but when he can't get any he vents the gas outside and his brother walks into it and shrinks. He turns himself in to a policeman but the effect is only temporary since the gas is not perfected.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dr. Morgan later appears as one of the Headmen (first in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #21), villains created by Steve Gerber.

Nightmare at Midnight (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
L-243
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
John; Mike
Synopsis
A dream searches for the correct dreamer before midnight, but after trying a couple of sleepers, realizes it has made a mistake and dissolves. The man who was supposed to have a dream about falling from a great height was a convict attempting a prison break. Since he had no warning, he attempted to scale the high wall and fell to his death.
Reprints

The Sinister Stone (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Winiarski
Inks
Ed Winiarski
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
L-669
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A thief steals a ruby dedicated to the god of rain and heavy rains follow him wherever he goes until he decides to return the ruby.
Reprints

He Never Reached the Ground! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alfonso Greene
Inks
Alfonso Greene
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
M-550
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Wally Ober; Llada
Synopsis
A man falls 35 floors but disappears at ground level just before impact, saved by a Tibetan mystic indebted to his great-grandfather.
Reprints

He's Coming to Get Me! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ted Galindo
Inks
Ted Galindo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
M-645
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Peter Wilcox; Ralph Wilcox
Synopsis
A man who cheated his brother out of their father's money gets a letter stating that his brother is "coming to get him." He puts a gun under his jacket since he thinks his brother is out for revenge, but he discards it when his brother leads him to a rocketship and tells him that he didn't want him to be the last man on Earth.
Reprints

Make A Wish (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
G-301
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Gerald Harper; Jimmy Gordon; Mrs. Gordon; Mr. Gordon
Synopsis
A man invents a wishing machine but loses the prototype on the way to the patent office.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. The last page is split with the statement of ownership.

Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 (Title 39, United States Code, Section 233) (Table of Contents: 7)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Shares the second page of "Make a Witch!" Average monthly circulation not printed.

The Mad Scientist! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
L-272
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mark Ferris
Synopsis
An old man forces a scientist to use an experimental process to cure a young boy. When he is done, he explains that the scientist’s lab will soon be destroyed and the process lost. He is the future version of the scientist, and the boy is his son.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. He Was A Prisoner Of The Fantastic Fog!
  2. 1. Prisoner of the Fantastic Fog
  3. 2. Nightmare at Midnight
  4. 3. The Sinister Stone
  5. 4. He Never Reached the Ground!
  6. 5. He's Coming to Get Me!
  7. 6. Make A Wish
  8. 7. Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 (Title 39, United States Code, Section 233)
  9. 8. The Mad Scientist!
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