(December 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 September 1958. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


He Stole Fifty Years! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chris Rule
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
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Indexer Notes

All information for this issue supplied by the Atlas/Timely list.

The Secret of Steven Durham (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
K-135
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Clark Wendall; Steven Durham [Carl Durham]; Prof. Crane
Synopsis
A man's friend realizes that he has developed a way to stop aging by taking treatments from a device that measures the speed of light.
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He Stole 50 Years (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Ed Winiarski
Inks
Ed Winiarski
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
M-365
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Mystery Of The Mountain (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Chris Rule ?
Inks
Chris Rule
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?

Job Number
L-506
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Strange explosions at Mt. Rushmore lead a scientist to postulate that people from another dimension, parallel to Earth's, are creating a monument to one of their great men.
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Indexer Notes

Oleck script per Martin O'Hearn: http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2019/08/jack-oleck-stories-in-three-atl...

Strange Doings In Cell 4-B! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?

Job Number
M-232
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
An old convict discovers he has the power to materialize objects. His cellmate threatens him into materializing three guns and a car to make a jailbreak. They almost succeed when their guns disappear. He thinks that the old man made their guns vanish, but the warden informs him that the old man actually died just as they were about to make their escape.
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Indexer Notes

Oleck script per Martin O'Hearn: http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2019/08/jack-oleck-stories-in-three-atl...

The Uncanny Keys (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Richard Doxsee (signed)
Inks
Richard Doxsee (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?

Job Number
M-293
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Shelton
Synopsis
When a man finds out that a locksmith is in possession of magic keys given to him by a gypsy, he steals the keys and uses them to open doors that lead to treasure rooms and beautiful locations. The last key he tries, however, is a jail key which deposits him in a cell and causes the key ring to disappear.
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The Vial of Inspiration (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely (illustration)
Inks
Joe Maneely (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-628
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Gus Harris; Mr. Peters
Synopsis
A boy without a family is given a vial filled with music, but squanders the inspiration of it.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations.

The Sinister Supermen (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sam Kweskin
Inks
Sam Kweskin
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek; ?

Job Number
M-271
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Capt. Yates; Frisco
Synopsis
A ship runs afoul of a group of criminals that have gained superhuman power due to an atomic test. The criminals try to destroy the ship, but the side effect of their interference destroys their island and them with it.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. He Stole Fifty Years!
  2. 1. The Secret of Steven Durham
  3. 2. He Stole 50 Years
  4. 3. Mystery Of The Mountain
  5. 4. Strange Doings In Cell 4-B!
  6. 5. The Uncanny Keys
  7. 6. The Vial of Inspiration
  8. 7. The Sinister Supermen
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