(January 1959)

Marvel, 1959 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
Miss America Publishing Corp.
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

Distributed to newstands in September 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. All new stories in this issue are narrated in the first person.

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


I Found the Ninth Wonder of the World! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Christopher Rule
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
"Experiment 247"; Capt. Kane; Prof. Briggs; Dr. Parker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Rule inks per Michael J. Vassallo. Previous indexer credited George Klein as possible inker.

We Found the Ninth Wonder of the World! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Christopher Rule
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-83
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Kane; Simmons; Professor Briggs; Doctor Parker; "Experiment 247"; "Experiment XYZ"
Synopsis
An expedition in remote waters finds a missing scientist who has used serums to create giant turtles, one the size of a house, the other the size of an island.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 3-8, 10 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 7).

Possible Kirby script per Nick Caputo, September 2014.

I Know the Secret of the Poltergeist! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-84
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Larry Winters; Rita Winters
Synopsis
An investigator works diligently to discover the logical explanations behind the odd occurrences at a couple's newly purchased home. He is, in fact, a poltergeist who attempts to allay suspicion of his kind's existence among humans.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 11-14, 16-17 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

The Heat's On (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
H-366
Genre
science fiction
Characters
John Tyler; Mary Tyler; Bobby Tyler
Synopsis
When a young boy builds a fan to help his family get through a heat wave it brings down the flying saucer that caused the heat.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations. Artist credits from the record of Journey Into Mystery #44. Text story is pages 18, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

I Was the First Man to Set Foot on...the Mystery Planet! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-85
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hank Jordan; Tom Jonson; Azka
Synopsis
A businessman bigoted against robots tries to make a deal to tap the resources of a planet rich in exploding pools of radioactive oil. The natives refuse to sell their oil, since they are robots and it is too vital to them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Penciler credit from Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish, formerly incorrectly attributed to Paul Reinman. Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

I Foiled an Enemy Invasion! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?

Job Number
T-82
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mark Briton
Synopsis
Mysterious billboards appear, each bearing a picture of an alien soldier. A newspaperman realizes just in time that the billboards are an attempt by a two-dimensional alien race to hide an invasion.
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 Found the Ninth Wonder of the World!
  2. 1. We Found the Ninth Wonder of the World!
  3. 2. I Know the Secret of the Poltergeist!
  4. 3. The Heat's On
  5. 4. I Was the First Man to Set Foot on...the Mystery Planet!
  6. 5. I Foiled an Enemy Invasion!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • machinal jocelyn
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bill Borre
  • Matthew Head
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose