(May 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 January 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.


The Aliens Who Captured Earth! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Reprints
Keywords
extraterrestrials; flying saucers

The Terrible Time Machine! (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-198
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ashley Hunt
Synopsis
A scientist travels back in time to ancient Egypt and loses his memory after a paradoxical encounter with himself, or at least that's the story an Egyptian man dreamed after hitting his head.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Story is pages 3-7 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

The Bridge (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-707
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; spy
Characters
Dr. Title; Douglas Jenks
Synopsis
A government agent retrieves a classified microfilm stolen to be given to enemy agents, and is helped by a magic bridge.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Thing from Planet X (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

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Space explorers fall under the mental sway of a sentient plant that they collect. After destroying the ship to save Earth, they say the crash was accidental, since they wouldn’t be believed.
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Indexer Notes

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

Robot Hater! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-204
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Vincent Latimer
Synopsis
A man who hates robots refuses to have a robot pilot his flight to the moon, and insists on a human pilot. The flight gets in trouble and the pilot, really a humanoid robot, saves his life.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. This story is retold in Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #23 (September 1961) as "Less Than Human", drawn by Don Heck and in Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #45 (July 1963) as "It Walks Like a Man!" by Stan Lee, Robert Bernstein and Paul Reinman.
Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

The Haunted House! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Joe Collins; Duke Warren
Synopsis
Two fugitives hide in an old house, disguising themselves as ghosts to frighten away children. They themselves flee the house because of ghostly noises made by fifth-dimensional beings.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 21-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 3, last page not numbered).

The Aliens Who Conquered Earth (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
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
T-196
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Darius Christopher
Synopsis
Alien invaders panic Earth with powerful distintegrating weapons, but when the president of Earth confronts them he is immune to their rays because of his own faith.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. 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. The Aliens Who Captured Earth!
  2. 1. The Terrible Time Machine!
  3. 2. The Bridge
  4. 3. The Thing from Planet X
  5. 4. Robot Hater!
  6. 5. The Haunted House!
  7. 6. The Aliens Who Conquered Earth
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