(January 1959)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1958-09-02
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Warwick Publications, Inc.
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Vol. 12, Part 2, No. 2,
Periodicals, July-December 1958, p. 368, registration number 736089.

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.


I Dared to Explore the Unknown Emptiness! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Back to the ship!
Genre
science fiction
Reprints
Keywords
extraterrestrials; spacesuits

Indexer Notes

Monster does not appear in the story within.

The Strangers from Space! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Williamson (signed)
Inks
Al Williamson (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-100
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the year 2000, space had been conquered!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
General Krenkle; Lieutenant Morrow
Synopsis
In the future an alien ship arrives and lands at the world capital. The alien’s human form calms hostility and allows peaceful contact. The alien really projected an image to pacify bigotry.
Reprints

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 Newshound (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely
Inks
Joe Maneely
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
K-241
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Snoop Scooper; Marsha Marlow
Synopsis
A reporter with an uncanny nose and a woman with keen hearing and become the blueprints for a new breed of journalists.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

I Dared Explore the Unknown Emptiness! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-95
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The year was 2478... Dr. Jonathan Marteens had just made public his...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. Jonathan Marteens (behind the scenes); Col. Frank Stevens
Synopsis
In the 25th-century, humans use a new cobalt fuel in their search for a colony world to relieve overpopulation. They find that humans can only flourish on Earth, and should appreciate it more.
Reprints
Keywords
Automata (planet); Mundus (planet); Plethorus (planet)

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. 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).

The Day I Left My Body! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
M-567
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The law had called me a menace to society and locked me away forever!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Wells; Martin Shaw; Ellen Shaw
Synopsis
A prisoner accidentally gains a psychic hold on a lawyer. He forces the lawyer to work constantly on his appeal, but fatigue hurts the lawyer’s oratory and the murderer is sentenced to death.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Narrated in the first person. Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

He Fled in the Night (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
?

Job Number
T-96
Genre
historical
Characters
Robinson Crusoe
Synopsis
A restless clerk leaves England for a life at sea, thinking that he will found an empire in the Pacific. Robinson Crusoe, the clerk, is sure his voyage will make his fortune.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 21-24 of comic (first page of story not numbered, then pages numbered 2 to 4).

Prisoner of the Satellites! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-107
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It all began suddenly--the shower of yellow green meteors hurtling towards Earth!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mark Coren; Zak; Ozt
Synopsis
Aliens launch satellites that shrink objects on Earth in preparation for an invasion, but the humans harness the power of cosmic rays to reverse the effects and the aliens abandon the plan.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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. I Dared to Explore the Unknown Emptiness!
  2. 1. The Strangers from Space!
  3. 2. The Newshound
  4. 3. I Dared Explore the Unknown Emptiness!
  5. 4. The Day I Left My Body!
  6. 5. He Fled in the Night
  7. 6. Prisoner of the Satellites!
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