(March 1959)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1958-11-04
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Zenith Publishing Corp.
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

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 are narrated in the first person. On-sale date calculated from on-sale dates of preceding and succeeding issues.

My Job: Capture a Martian! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I knew it!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mr. Garner
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When Aliens Meet! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-138
First Line of Dialogue or Text
How could I convince an alien race that I was more than an unthinking beast, when I...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dunstan Craig
Synopsis
A ruthless outer space game hunter captures specimens for zoos, but when he is forced to crash land on an alien world the inhabitants see him as an animal and put him in a zoo. He escapes, but resolves never to cage another animal.
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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).

Trouble Bubble (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
K-160
First Line of Dialogue or Text
If there was some way to keep Jonathan, Jr. busy on a rainy day, his mother fervently...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jonathan Jr.; Nora; Jonathan Sr.; Mr. Bigger
Synopsis
A boy discovers a formula to blow unbreakable bubbles and accidentally entraps his father's boss.
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Indexer Notes

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

I Fell to the Center of the Earth! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ? (plot); Larry Lieber ? (script)
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-126
First Line of Dialogue or Text
My name is Henry Burke!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Henry Burke
Synopsis
A scientist drills into the core of the Earth, and somehow travels back in time, where he witnesses a dinosaur attacking neanderthals.
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Indexer Notes

Penciler credit, inker credit, and 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).

Colorist and lettering credit per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Matt Baker.

I Was a Man in Hiding! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler ?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-136
First Line of Dialogue or Text
What a fool I was!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Harry Grant; Anne Grant
Synopsis
A man in 2087 robs a payroll and flees to a primitive world to avoid detection by his electric wrist band. Once he arrives he realizes that the people there are a fraction of the size of humans, and so he can be easily found.
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Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 3, last page not numbered).

Possible Wessler script per Nick Caputo from information published in Robin Snyder's The Comics Vol 26, No. 4, April 2015. This may be a Wessler inventory story originally titled "One Who Hides".

I Spent Eternity in a Deep Freeze! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-141
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was midnight!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Joe Sykes; Martha Sykes
Synopsis
A petty criminal volunteers to be sent in deep freeze to the end of the universe and back. When he awakens he finds that he has looped through space and time and it now in an alternate dimension when he can not be seen or heard.
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Indexer Notes

Possible Wessler script Per Michael J. Vassallo. Wessler's records have a story "The Man in the Deep Freeze" written originally for Marvel Tales on January 19, 1957. The story was apparently unused and not assigned to an artist until after the Atlas Implosion.

Art credit from Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish #1 and Atlas Tales. Story is pages 21-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

My Job: Capture a Martian (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-139
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Speaking of the impossible, that's exactly what was expected of me!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mr. Garner; Professor Webb
Synopsis
A private detective humours a man who says he saw a flying saucer with an investigation, but he convinces the man it is pointless. He feels bad for his harsh words, but reports back to Mars that suspicion of their invasion has been averted.
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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 4, last page not numbered).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. My Job: Capture a Martian!
  2. 1. When Aliens Meet!
  3. 2. Trouble Bubble
  4. 3. I Fell to the Center of the Earth!
  5. 4. I Was a Man in Hiding!
  6. 5. I Spent Eternity in a Deep Freeze!
  7. 6. My Job: Capture a Martian
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