(March 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
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in December 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.


Robot on the Rampage! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Supreme Calculator
Reprints
Keywords
robots

The Ghost Ship of Space (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?

Job Number
[T-156]
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Frank Brandon; Ben; Charlie; Smitty
Synopsis
A reporter investigates a series of spaceship disappearances and is captured by primitive aliens. He forces them to free him by pretending that a simple gadget is a powerful bomb.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story is set in 2705. 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 4, last page not numbered).

Mystery Pupil (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks
Joe Maneely (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
K-382
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Colin; Mr. Plum; Gertrude
Synopsis
A dull teacher earns accolades by accidentally helping capture a Martian criminal.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Creatures in the Volcano (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-153
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tubuai; Mauiki
Synopsis
A chief of a Pacific island tribe finds aliens in a volcano preparing to conquer Earth. He thinks his people will not believe him, so he instead agrees to sell the island to the US for nuclear tests, which destroys the aliens.
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).

The Prison Planet! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-155
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Vaalu (narrator); Uxmal (in framing sequence)
Synopsis
A prison colony grows into a thriving society and forgets its origins, while the mother planet becomes a peaceful utopia before being devastated by invaders. The mother planet was Mars, and the prison planet Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story is narrated by some kind of alien "watchers", bearing no resemblance to the later Watchers. Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

Alien on Earth! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-165
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
An alien lands on Earth, but cannot be understood. The humans attack it out of fear, and finally drop a nuclear bomb on it. The alien leaves, not out of fear, but because its attempt to make peaceful contact has shown that humans are barbarians.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 21-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

Robot on the Rampage! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-135
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Supreme Calculator
Synopsis
A supercomputer and its army of robots enslave humanity, but it is stopped when a janitor unplugs it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story is set in the late 22nd century. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. No relation to an identically titled story drawn by Ditko in Tales to Astonish #18. Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Robot on the Rampage!
  2. 1. The Ghost Ship of Space
  3. 2. Mystery Pupil
  4. 3. The Creatures in the Volcano
  5. 4. The Prison Planet!
  6. 5. Alien on Earth!
  7. 6. Robot on the Rampage!
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