([December] 2013)

Marvel, 2013 Series
 
Volume
1
Price
24.99 USD; 27.99 CAD
Pages
292
On-sale date
2013-12-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Worldwide, Inc.
Brand
Marvel [white on red]
ISBN
978-0-7851-6768-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780785167686 52499
Editing
Cory Sedlmeier
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding
Trade Paperback
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Reprints Ant-Man & Giant-Man stories from Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 Series) #27 & 35-52.

Color & Art Reconstruction by Michael Kelleher.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ant-Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Richard Isanove
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This cover is a painted version of the original cover of Tales to Astonish #35.

The Marvel Masterworks Library (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Marvel Masterworks Presents Ant-Man/Giant-Man (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page.

[Indicia] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]

Indexer Notes

Indicia of the volume. Includes a detail from the first page of Tales to Astonish #35.

Marvel Masterworks Credits (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
Typeset

Marvel Masterworks Contents (Table of Contents: 5)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Living Eraser

Indexer Notes

Includes a detail from the cover of Tales to Astonish #49.

Introduction (Table of Contents: 6)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Ayers (signed)
Letters
Typeset

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The Man in the Ant Hill! (Table of Contents: 7)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Henry Pym (later known as Ant-Man)
Reprints

The Man in the Ant Hill! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
John D' Agostino

Job Number
V-430
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Henry Pym [Ant-Man (later)] (first appearance, origin)
Synopsis
Henry Pym invents a shrinking serum, but is trapped in an ant hill when he tests it. He is attacked by several ants, but one of them helps him escape and restore his ordinary size. He destroys the serum because it is too dangerous.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Henry Pym next appears in issue #35 (September 1962). Script added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.) Synopsis added by Per Sandell, 2009-07-16.

The Return of the Ant Man! (Table of Contents: 9)

Ant-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]
Reprints

Return of the Ant-Man, Part 1 (Table of Contents: 10)

Ant-Man / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee; Larry Lieber
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D' Agostino ?; Joe Letterese ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym] (origin, first appearance as Ant-Man)
Synopsis
Henry Pym invents an anti-radiation gas, that attracts the attention of communist spies. Henry eluedes them by shrinking himself once again.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters:
1. Jon D'Agostino suggested by original indexer
2. Joe Letterese suggested by Haydn

Part 1 of 3. Origin re-cap continuing from the story in Tales to Astonish #27 where Henry Pym was introduced.

[Return of the Ant-Man], Part 2: An Army of Ants! (Table of Contents: 11)

Ant-Man / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee; Larry Lieber
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
John D' Agostino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant Man [Henry Pym]
Synopsis
Henry Pym learns how to command ants to do his bidding and frees his captured assistants, with the help of the ants.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 3.

[Return of the Ant-Man], Part 3: The Ant-Man's Revenge! (Table of Contents: 12)

Ant-Man / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee; Larry Lieber
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
John D' Agostino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]
Synopsis
Henry Pym invents an anti-radiation gas, that attracts the attention of communist spies. Henry eluedes them by shrinking himself once again.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 3.

Featuring: A New Ant-Man Thriller! (Table of Contents: 13)

Ant-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Comrade X [Nina Vladimirovna Tsiolkovsky]
Reprints

The Challenge of Comrade X! (Table of Contents: 14)

Ant-Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Job Number
V-858
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Comrade X [Nina Vladimirovna Tsiolkovsky] (first appearance)
Synopsis
Ant-Man is hunted by a Soviet agent sent to capture him, but a beautiful stranger warns him of the spy's whereabouts. Ant-Man realizes that the woman is really the spy and defeats her.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story is divided into two untitled parts (7 pp, 6 pp). Page 5 includes a schematic of Ant-Man's miniature entrance and exit from his house. Comrade X next appears in West Coast Avengers (Marvel, 1985 series) #33 (June 1988) as "Madame X". Letters credit from George Oleshevky's Marvel Comics Index.

Featuring: The Ant-Man Defying The Unknown Protector!! (Table of Contents: 15)

Ant-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Protector
Reprints

Trapped by the Protecter! [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 16)

Ant-Man / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Protector [Gerald Marsh]
Synopsis
Ant-Man deals with a dangerous extortionist, who turns out to be disguised as one of the victimized jewellers.
Reprints

Part 2 "Face-to-Face With the Protector!" (Table of Contents: 17)

Ant-Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Protector [Gerald Marsh]
Reprints

"Betrayed by the Ants!" (Table of Contents: 18)

Ant-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Egghead [Elihas Starr]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credits from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (30 January 2009); the original indexer credited Dick Ayers. Letters credit from George Olshevsky.

"Betrayed by the Ants!!" (Table of Contents: 19)

Ant-Man / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino [as Johnny Dee]

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Egghead [Elihas Starr] (first appearance, origin)
Synopsis
An scientist is hired by crooks to defeat Ant-Man. He tries to turn the ants against the hero and trap him, but the ants are loyal to Ant-Man and he foils Egghead's scheme.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Egghead is the first villain to reappear and become a member of Ant-Man's rogues gallery (such as it was), becoming his arch-enemy; he next appears in issue #45 (July 1963).

Starring The Astonishing Ant-Man! (Table of Contents: 20)

Ant-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Scarlet Beetle
Reprints

"The Vengeance of the Scarlet Beetle!" (Table of Contents: 21)

Ant-Man / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-958
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Scarlet Beetle (first appearance, origin)
Synopsis
Ant-Man fights a beetle made super-intelligent by radiation. It uses Ant-Man's growth gas to become giant, but he is able to defeat it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Scarlet Beetle next appears in Iron Man (Marvel, 1968 series) #44 (January 1972).

See The True Story Behind "The Day the Ant-Man Failed!" (Table of Contents: 22)

Ant-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit for Kirby from Nick Caputo, via the GCD Error List (30 January 2009).

"The Day Ant-Man Failed!" (Table of Contents: 23)

Ant-Man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-23
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Hijacker [Howard Mitchell] (first appearance)
Synopsis
Ant-Man investigates a series of hijackings. He pretends to be sick to lure the hijacker into the open, and finds out that it's the owner of the armored car company.
Reprints

"Prisoner of the Slave World!" (Table of Contents: 24)

Ant-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]
Reprints

"Prisoner of the Slave World!" (Table of Contents: 25)

Ant-Man / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Kulla; Ed Marion ('window washer', named in Marvel Legacy: The 1960s Handbook); Ben Carter; Paul
Synopsis
Henry Pym is kidnapped along with other scientists in order to build a super-weapon for a tyrant in another dimension. He sneaks away and transforms into Ant-Man in order to defeat the tyrant.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In Marvel Legacy: The 1960s Handbook, this dimension is called Dehnock.

"The Man with the Voice of Doom!" (Table of Contents: 26)

Ant-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Voice [Jason Cragg]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inks credit changed from Dick Ayers by Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors list, February 2009. Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

"The Voice of Doom!" (Table of Contents: 27)

Ant-Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-106
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Voice [Jason Cragg] (first appearance, origin)
Synopsis
A radio spokesman gains a hypnotic voice from radiation, and decides to test it by turning the people against Ant-Man. He captures Ant-Man and forces him to walk off a pier, but the ants rescue the hero, and he beats the Voice with laryngitis.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Voice next appears in West Coast Avengers (Marvel, 1985 series) #36 (September 1988). In this story Ant-Man is said to live in "Center City".

Is This The End of Ant-Man? "The Mad Master of Time!" (Table of Contents: 28)

Ant-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors list, February 2009. Original indexer credited Dick Ayers.

"The Mad Master of Time!" (Table of Contents: 29)

Ant-Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway

Job Number
X-125
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Time-Master [Elias Weems] (first appearance, origin); Tommy Weems (first appearance)
Synopsis
A scientist forced to retire makes a device to artificially age others and holds the city hostage. Ant-Man can't stop him, but when he accidentally ages his own grandson he repents and reverses the damage.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Time Master never appears again, Ant-Man still operates in "Center City".

The Creature From Kosmos!! (Table of Contents: 30)

Ant-Man and the Wasp / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Creature from Kosmos [Pilai]
Reprints

The Creature from Kosmos! (Table of Contents: 31)

Ant-Man and the Wasp / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Ernie Hart [H. E. Huntley] (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-192
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym] (origin detail); Wasp [Janet Van Dyne] (introduction, origin); Creature from Kosmos [Pilai] (introduction, named in a later comic); Maria Trovaya-Pym (flashback, introduction); Vernon Van Dyne (introduction); Lee Kearns (voice only)
Synopsis
When a fellow scientist is killed by an alien being, Ant-Man enlists the help of the dead man's daughter. He gives her the ability to shrink and tiny wasp wings, and she joins him as his partner the Wasp. The duo use the alien's acidic nature to destroy it, saving the city.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In addition to introducing the Wasp, this story fleshes out Henry Pym's background and introduces the death of his wife as a motivating factor.

The Return of Egghead! (Table of Contents: 32)

Ant-Man and The Wasp / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Egghead [Elihas Starr]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

"The Terrible Traps of Egghead!" (Table of Contents: 33)

Ant-Man and The Wasp / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Ernie Hart [H. E. Huntley] (script)
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Egghead [Elihas Starr]
Synopsis
Egghead forms a new gang and sets a trap for the Wasp, hoping to use her against Ant-Man. He captures the Wasp, but Ant-Man frees her and the two recover Egghead's loot, though he escapes capture.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Egghead last appeared in issue #38 (December 1962), he next appears in issue #57 (July 1964).

"Cyclops Walks the Earth!" (Table of Contents: 34)

Ant-Man and The Wasp / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Cyclops Robot
Reprints

"..When Cyclops Walks the Earth" (Table of Contents: 35)

Ant-Man and The Wasp / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Ernie Hart [as H. E. Huntley] (script)
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-326
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Cyclops Robot; Kraglin
Synopsis
While on vacation in Greece, Ant-Man and the Wasp go after a monster who terrorizes the local sailors. The monster is a robotic cyclops sent by aliens to scout for an invasion.
Reprints

Super-Fantasy in The Marvel Manner!! "Music to Scream By!" (Table of Contents: 36)

Ant-Man and The Wasp / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Trago
Reprints

"Music to Scream By" (Table of Contents: 37)

Ant-Man and The Wasp / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Ernie Hart [H. E. Huntley] (script)
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-353
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Trago (only appearance); Mr. Cosgrove; Foss (ant); Ghazandi; Korr (ant); Mr. Nehradu; Ramond Theis
Synopsis
Ant-Man and the Wasp are caught by the music of Trago, the trumpet player, who has learned some mystic use of his trumpet in India. They defeat him at the cost of a brave ant's life.
Reprints

Battle: The Porcupine (Table of Contents: 38)

Ant-Man and The Wasp / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Porcupine [Alexander Gentry]
Reprints

Ant-Man and The Wasp Defy The Porcupine! (Table of Contents: 39)

Ant-Man and The Wasp / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Ernie Hart [as H. E. Huntley] (script)
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-387
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; The Porcupine [Alex Gentry] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
The Porcupine decides to rob a burglar-proof bank designed by Henry Pym. So, on the day of its opening, Henry and Janet are there. They have to stop him as Ant-Man and the Wasp.
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Beginning in This Special Super-Issue: Ant-Man Becomes "Giant Man" (Table of Contents: 40)

Giant-Man; Wasp / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Living Eraser
Reprints

The Birth of Giant-Man! (Table of Contents: 41)

Ant-Man and The Wasp / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym] (first appearance as Giant-Man); Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Living Eraser (introduction)
Synopsis
While Henry Pym develops capsules that permit him to become giant-size as well as ant-size, the Eraser captures him and brings him to Dimension Z along with other scientists to build atomic weapons. Giant-Man defeats their captors and rescues the scientists.
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Indexer Notes

This story places Henry Pym's lab and base in the New Jersey Palisades. Living Eraser next appears in Marvel Two-in-One (Marvel, 1974 series) #15. (Living Eraser note added by Scott Harrison, December 2008, via GCD Errors list.)

The Unbeatable Human Top! (Table of Contents: 42)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Human Top [Dave Cannon]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit from Nick Caputo via GCD Errors list, January 2009. Original indexer had credited George Roussos.

The Human Top! (Table of Contents: 43)

Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko ? (credited); Don Heck ?; Sol Brodsky ?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Human Top [Dave Cannon] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
Henry Pym follows the crime spree of the Human Top in the newspapers but the Wasp convinces Henry to go after him as Giant-Man. The Top evades Giant-Man, and he must train to out-maneuver him.
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Indexer Notes

Continues in next issue. Inking credit in dispute: Nick Caputo believes the Ditko credit is correct, with possible Heck corrections to the Wasp (January 2009); Bob Bailey disagrees with the printed credit and suggests Heck or Brodsky (March 2005).

Don't Miss "Giant-Man's Showdown With the Human Top!" (Table of Contents: 44)

Giant-Man; Wasp / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Human Top [Dave Cannon]
Reprints

"Showdown With the Human Top!" (Table of Contents: 45)

Giant-Man and The Wonderful Wasp / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Human Top [Dave Cannon]
Synopsis
Human Top steals civil defense plans and wants to sell them to the Communists. Giant-Man lures him into a trap and captures him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continues from last issue. The Wasp wears a new helmet, the first of many costume changes.

Somewhere Waits a Wobbow! (Table of Contents: 46)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Larry Lieber
Inks
George Roussos [as G. Bell]
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-502
Genre
science fiction
Characters
The Wasp [Janet Van Dyne] (narrator); Rack Morgan
Synopsis
The Wasp tells the tale of future mercenary pilot Rack Morgan who disobeys the rules once too many.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is the first "Wasp Tells a Tale" feature.

The Black Knight Strikes! (Table of Contents: 47)

Giant-Man and The Wonderful Wasp / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen ?; Artie Simek ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Black Knight [Nathan Garrett]
Reprints

"The Black Knight Strikes!" (Table of Contents: 48)

Giant-Man and The Wonderful Wasp / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-553
Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Black Knight [Nathan Garrett] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
After being arrested for treason by Giant-Man, Professor Garrett flees to Europe where he manipulate the genes of horses and eagles to create a winged horse. Then he develops his lance and comes back as the Black Knight to take his revenge on Giant-Man. Giant-Man defeats him, but the Black Knight escapes.
Reprints

"Not What They Seem!" (Table of Contents: 49)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Larry Lieber
Inks
George Roussos [as G. Bell]
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-521
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Wasp [Janet Van Dyne] (narrator)
Synopsis
The Wasp tells the tale of prison escapees who try to avoid a planet with a trap, but are doomed when they take the wrong side in a battle of the sexes.
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[May 1963 house ad from the pages of The Fantastic Four #14...] (Table of Contents: 50) (Expand) /

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

[Tales to Astonish #40, page 5 original art] (Table of Contents: 51)

Ant-Man / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Letters
Artie Simek

Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]

[Tales to Astonish #44, page 13 original art] (Table of Contents: 52)

Ant-Man; The Wasp / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Don Heck
Letters
Artie Simek

Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]

[Tales to Astonish #47, page 3 original art] (Table of Contents: 53)

Ant-Man; The Wasp / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Letters
Sam Rosen

Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]

Biographies (Table of Contents: 54)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Rhett Thomas
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Biographies on Stan Lee; Larry Lieber; Jack Kirby; Don Heck; Dick Ayers and Ernie Hart.

The Marvel Masterworks also Available in Hardcover (Table of Contents: 55) (Expand) /

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

[Next in The Line of Classics From...] (Table of Contents: 56)

The Human Torch / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; The Human Torch [Jim Hammond] (inset); Ka-Zar [David Rand] (inset); The Angel [Tom Hallaway] (inset); Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor] (inset); Electro (inset); Ferret (inset)

Indexer Notes

Inside Backcover.

[The Marvel Masterworks proudly presents...] (Table of Contents: 57)

Ant-Man; The Wasp / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers; Sol Brodsky; Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Reprints of the covers from Tales to Astonish #27, 36, 39-40, 43-45, 49 and 52.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Ant-Man
  2. 1. The Marvel Masterworks Library
  3. 2. Marvel Masterworks Presents Ant-Man/Giant-Man
  4. 3. [Indicia]
  5. 4. Marvel Masterworks Credits
  6. 5. Marvel Masterworks Contents
  7. 6. Introduction
  8. 7. The Man in the Ant Hill!
  9. 8. The Man in the Ant Hill!
  10. 9. The Return of the Ant Man!
    Ant-Man
  11. 10. Return of the Ant-Man, Part 1
    Ant-Man
  12. 11. [Return of the Ant-Man], Part 2: An Army of Ants!
    Ant-Man
  13. 12. [Return of the Ant-Man], Part 3: The Ant-Man's Revenge!
    Ant-Man
  14. 13. Featuring: A New Ant-Man Thriller!
    Ant-Man
  15. 14. The Challenge of Comrade X!
    Ant-Man
  16. 15. Featuring: The Ant-Man Defying The Unknown Protector!!
    Ant-Man
  17. 16. Trapped by the Protecter! [Part 1]
    Ant-Man
  18. 17. Part 2 "Face-to-Face With the Protector!"
    Ant-Man
  19. 18. "Betrayed by the Ants!"
    Ant-Man
  20. 19. "Betrayed by the Ants!!"
    Ant-Man
  21. 20. Starring The Astonishing Ant-Man!
    Ant-Man
  22. 21. "The Vengeance of the Scarlet Beetle!"
    Ant-Man
  23. 22. See The True Story Behind "The Day the Ant-Man Failed!"
    Ant-Man
  24. 23. "The Day Ant-Man Failed!"
    Ant-Man
  25. 24. "Prisoner of the Slave World!"
    Ant-Man
  26. 25. "Prisoner of the Slave World!"
    Ant-Man
  27. 26. "The Man with the Voice of Doom!"
    Ant-Man
  28. 27. "The Voice of Doom!"
    Ant-Man
  29. 28. Is This The End of Ant-Man? "The Mad Master of Time!"
    Ant-Man
  30. 29. "The Mad Master of Time!"
    Ant-Man
  31. 30. The Creature From Kosmos!!
    Ant-Man and the Wasp
  32. 31. The Creature from Kosmos!
    Ant-Man and the Wasp
  33. 32. The Return of Egghead!
    Ant-Man and The Wasp
  34. 33. "The Terrible Traps of Egghead!"
    Ant-Man and The Wasp
  35. 34. "Cyclops Walks the Earth!"
    Ant-Man and The Wasp
  36. 35. "..When Cyclops Walks the Earth"
    Ant-Man and The Wasp
  37. 36. Super-Fantasy in The Marvel Manner!! "Music to Scream By!"
    Ant-Man and The Wasp
  38. 37. "Music to Scream By"
    Ant-Man and The Wasp
  39. 38. Battle: The Porcupine
    Ant-Man and The Wasp
  40. 39. Ant-Man and The Wasp Defy The Porcupine!
    Ant-Man and The Wasp
  41. 40. Beginning in This Special Super-Issue: Ant-Man Becomes "Giant Man"
    Giant-Man; Wasp
  42. 41. The Birth of Giant-Man!
    Ant-Man and The Wasp
  43. 42. The Unbeatable Human Top!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  44. 43. The Human Top!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  45. 44. Don't Miss "Giant-Man's Showdown With the Human Top!"
    Giant-Man; Wasp
  46. 45. "Showdown With the Human Top!"
    Giant-Man and The Wonderful Wasp
  47. 46. Somewhere Waits a Wobbow!
    The Wonderful Wasp Tells a Tale
  48. 47. The Black Knight Strikes!
    Giant-Man and The Wonderful Wasp
  49. 48. "The Black Knight Strikes!"
    Giant-Man and The Wonderful Wasp
  50. 49. "Not What They Seem!"
    The Wonderful Wasp Tells a Tale
  51. 50. [May 1963 house ad from the pages of The Fantastic Four #14...]
  52. 51. [Tales to Astonish #40, page 5 original art]
    Ant-Man
  53. 52. [Tales to Astonish #44, page 13 original art]
    Ant-Man; The Wasp
  54. 53. [Tales to Astonish #47, page 3 original art]
    Ant-Man; The Wasp
  55. 54. Biographies
  56. 55. The Marvel Masterworks also Available in Hardcover
  57. 56. [Next in The Line of Classics From...]
    The Human Torch
  58. 57. [The Marvel Masterworks proudly presents...]
    Ant-Man; The Wasp
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