(March 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
Male 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 November 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 in Hiding (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Roderic Zante
Reprints
Keywords
disguises; robots

Indexer Notes

The robot on the cover looks nothing like the one in the story it supposedly illustrates.

Invasion from Outer Space (Table of Contents: 1)

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-144
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Alien ships appear over Earth, causing panic. After a failed military strike, the world's leaders disarm at the advice of an old astronomer, who had actually faked the ships to create unity.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 3-7 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

The Sorcerer (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
H-203
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tom Morton; Jack Morton; Ellen Morton; Johnny Morton
Synopsis
A man who has travelled the world and seen wonders performed by hermits in India returns home to find that his young nephew creates magic with only belief.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Trapped in Yesterday! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 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-129
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jason Grubb; Prof. Harvey Wilkes
Synopsis
A disgruntled janitor uses a time machine to travel to King Arthur's time to pose as a sorcerer using technology. None of it works independently, and he is forced to mop up the great hall.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. Possible Burgos pencils per Michael J. Vassallo and Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr via the Timely/Atlas Facebook page. Previous indexer credited Bob Forgione. Inks credit per Michael J. Vassallo from Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 2006) #1 (2006).

Story is pages 10-14 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

The Planet That Wasn't There! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-148
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Elizabeth
Synopsis
The world president insists on missions to find a hidden planet, always leading to failure. When his daughter is killed aboard the latest rocket, the attempts to reach "Earth" are abandoned.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Secret of Planet "X"! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-113
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Josef Kluge; Kirov
Synopsis
A dictator conquers an alien world full of unresisting people. He quickly finds that they are already slaves of the sentient plants, which now also control him through their spores.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. Story is pages 21-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

A Robot in Hiding! (Table of Contents: 6)

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-145
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Roderic Zante; Mr. Hartnell; Mrs. Hartnell; Billy Hartnell
Synopsis
When robots are banned, one robot escapes and sneaks into the palace of the dictator who ordered it. He deactivates the leader by pushing a button, since he was actually a rogue robot.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person.

The title seems to refer to the main character, but actually describes Zante. 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 in Hiding
  2. 1. Invasion from Outer Space
  3. 2. The Sorcerer
  4. 3. Trapped in Yesterday!
  5. 4. The Planet That Wasn't There!
  6. 5. The Secret of Planet "X"!
  7. 6. A Robot in Hiding!
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