(January 1959)

Marvel, 1952 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
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in October 1958. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements (pages 2, 9, 15, 19, 25, 27, 33-36 of comic including inside front cover, inside back cover and back cover) ; pages of comic not numbered.

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


Three Who Vanished! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Worlds at War! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-104
Genre
science fiction
Characters
George Devlin; Martians
Synopsis
In 1983, Martians inform Earth it will be destroyed. All humans band together to prepare for war, but arriving upon Mars, learn the Martians had no weapons: they wanted to unify the human race and succeeded.
Reprints
Keywords
Mars

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 3-7 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

The Remedy Oil (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marie Severin (illustrations)
Inks
Marie Severin (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-984
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mrs. Gerrity; Tom Gerrity; Officer O'Malley; Logarithm
Synopsis
An old-fashioned shopkeeper unwittingly saves the life of a boy from Mechanica when her remedy oil lubricates the gears in his brain.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations. Text story is pages 8, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

Three Who Vanished (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-110
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Three men suddenly vanish from Earth, reappearing on an alien world. The three men had been sent as spies to prepare for an invasion, but one of the spies has grown to love Earth and destroys his people's weapons then returns to live on Earth as a free man.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 10-14 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Uneasy Lies the Head! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Burgos
Inks
Carl Burgos
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-105
Genre
science fiction
Characters
The Leader; Bensor; Dr. Cartol Zena
Synopsis
The Leader rules over Earth justly but after an assassination attempt, Dr. Zena discovers he's really a robot and must decide whether to keep this secret.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Burgos credit per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Bob Forgione. Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

Adrift in Space! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Heck (signed)
Inks
Don Heck (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?

Job Number
[T-108 ?]
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Billy Sanders; Sgt. Sam Devlin
Synopsis
Sanders and Devlin respond to a distress call which turns out to be from a living asteroid. A 'mother' asteroid comes to the rescue.
Reprints
Keywords
asteroids; Spatial area 472B

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 21-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

The Green Fog! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-106
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dag Thale; Lori; Jon
Synopsis
Thale brings a green fog from space back to Earth with him. People fear the fog, but it ultimately causes plant life to flourish and people's injuries to heal.
Reprints
Keywords
Kenya; Lake Kioga

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit, inker credit, and job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Three Who Vanished!
  2. 1. Worlds at War!
  3. 2. The Remedy Oil
  4. 3. Three Who Vanished
  5. 4. Uneasy Lies the Head!
  6. 5. Adrift in Space!
  7. 6. The Green Fog!
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