(May 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 February 1959. 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.


Invasion From Outer Space! (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
Lynn Hamilton
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The scene and characters depicted on this cover are from "Menace From Mars!" not "Invasion From Outer Space!". Cover inks ID from Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors list, December 2008.

Menace from Mars! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-217
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lynn Hamilton
Synopsis
Martians threaten to invade Earth, but an intelligent human intimidates them by demonstrating his mastery of the strongest animals on Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Kirby script per Nick Caputo, October 2014. Narrated in the first person. This story is set in 2306. 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).

The Utopia (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-188
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Bob Winkle; Fred Dunn
Synopsis
Two old friends deceive each other about their own success, until a dream of a heavenly restaurant teaches them the importance of honesty.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Man With the Atomic Brain! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-217
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ted Lestron; Karl Lestron
Synopsis
A man gains powerful psychic abilities from his parents’ exposure to radiation, and he is hunted by the government until a hidden group of like-powered people contact him and bring him to their community.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. This story is retold in Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series) #14 (July 1962) as "The Man in the Sky!" by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Stan Lee tentatively credited as writer on the basis of his authorship of the retelling. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. (shares job number with "Menace from Mars!"). Story is pages 10-14 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Trapped on Earth (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Forte ?
Inks
Carl Burgos ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
John Duffy ?

Job Number
[T-221/4 ?]
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Alien conquerors create a sentient gas and send it to Earth to mentally enslave a human in order to test their readiness for conquest. The gas accidentally possesses a ventriloquist's puppet, and is trapped, unable to control the mindless vessel.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Burgos inks per Nick Caputo. Narrated in the second person.

This story is retold in Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #65 (February 1961) as "Kragoo!" drawn by Don Heck. Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

Travelers in Time! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-223
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Norman Crane (Hollywood writer); Griffith Cartwright (movie producer)
Synopsis
A screenwriter pitchs a director a movie theorizing that haunted houses are the arrival points for time travelers from the future, but he thinks the story is too far-fetched. The writer is relieved, since he is such a traveler and his secret is therefore safe.
Reprints
Keywords
Miracle Productions

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person.

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 21-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

Invasion from Outer Space! (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-218
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Harvey Adams; John Hughes; X233; X791
Synopsis
A robot army invades Earth, but they are forced to retreat by rusting the first time it rains.
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).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Invasion From Outer Space!
  2. 1. Menace from Mars!
  3. 2. The Utopia
  4. 3. The Man With the Atomic Brain!
  5. 4. Trapped on Earth
  6. 5. Travelers in Time!
  7. 6. Invasion from Outer Space!
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