(February 1959)

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
Zenith 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 November 1958. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


Prison, 2,000 A.D. (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Burgos; Bob Forgione ? (see notes)
Inks
Carl Burgos; Bob Forgione ? (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
John Fox
Reprints

Indexer Notes

From GCD Error #5411 (20 November 2010), Tom Orzechowski states there is a stylization similarity to this cover and and the splash page to Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #2,
"The cover shows a solid stylistic similarity to the splash page in Tales to Astonish #2's story "I Spent Eternity in a Deep Freeze." That story is credited to Bob Forgione. ...Toward center right, just this side of the control room, there's detailing that follows the curvature of the gated window for no reason at all, and otherwise is inconsistent with its own angles. Likewise, there's wainscoting, a view screen and some rivets just behind the blurb, on an angle and level inconsistent with the control room immediately above."

Previous indexer and Nick Caputo believe pencils and inks to be by Carl Burgos.

Saltarella previously credited John Severin on inks based on the broken fine linework in the background but Nick Caputo sees no evidence of his work.

Nightmare Planet (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-121
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Col. Ken Travers
Synopsis
Earth is terrified by the approach of a giant planet, but a military expedition finds that time moves more slowly on this planet, so they will not notice Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Set in the year 2500.

Bird Talk (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
K-424
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tony Tipple; Skeets Mulligan; Toodles Murphy
Synopsis
A meeting with a strange man gives a boy an unusual way of getting a pet bird, talking to birds.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Arise, Oh Geni... (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-123
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Claude Hicks
Synopsis
A man with hay fever releases a hostile genie with plans of conquest from a lamp, but the genie contracts hay fever from his liberator. The genie tries to go to different areas, but after so long in the lamp, he has no resistances to germs and pollen. He decides he was better off in the lamp.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprint credits from Jeff Cooper (July 7, 2003).

Worlds Within Worlds! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Carl Burgos ?
Inks
Carl Burgos
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-130
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Paul Stratton; Terry Mason; Dr. Stone
Synopsis
A scientist is convinced that there are microscopic worlds inside microbes. He cannot find one, but if he'd kept looking then he would have found Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person.

Beware the Future! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Al Williamson
Inks
Al Williamson
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-111
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Luther Zorn; Emma Zorn
Synopsis
A physicist invents a time machine, but when it shows an idyllic future it causes people to lose their motivation to improve the world.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

Prison 2000 A.D. (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Christopher Rule
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-115
Genre
science fiction
Characters
John Fox
Synopsis
In the year 2000 criminals are reconditioned through virtual reality.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprint credit from Jeff Cooper (July 7, 2003).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Prison, 2,000 A.D.
  2. 1. Nightmare Planet
  3. 2. Bird Talk
  4. 3. Arise, Oh Geni...
  5. 4. Worlds Within Worlds!
  6. 5. Beware the Future!
  7. 6. Prison 2000 A.D.
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