(July 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 March 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.


One of Us Is a Martian! (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
Geroko
Reprints
Keywords
disguises; Martians; plunger detonators; spacecraft

Indexer Notes

Inker credit by Nick Caputo. The martian on the cover looks nothing like the one in the story it supposedly illustrates.

The Invisible Army (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Joe Sinnott [as JS] (signed)
Inks
Joe Sinnott [as JS] (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hendrik Muir; Igor Zetaxas
Synopsis
A scientist is forced to work for a dictator but, instead of creating an invisibility ray as ordered, creates a teleportation ray that banishes his top officers and allows a revolution.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. Story is pages 3-7 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4, last page not numbered).

Snowstorm (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-866
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dawson; Mr. Manfredy
Synopsis
A hiker lost in the snow meets a scientist who discovered how to transform other metals into gold but lives in isolation so his discovery will not cause turmoil.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

One of Our Spacemen Is Missing! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-270
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lester Wells; Jim Stack; Ralph; Fred; Bob
Synopsis
A space explorer ignores his partner's caution and leads a party out into a seemingly safe world. They all disappear, captured by intelligent trees, and the more cautious explorer rescues them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Kirby script per Nick Caputo, August 2014. Story is pages 10-14 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

The Voice of Doom! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 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-278
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Fred Sanders
Synopsis
A ham radio operator believes he is receiving reports of an extraterrestrial battle, but he is actually receiving the thought waves of ants.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story was retold as in Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #60 (Septemeber 1960) as "I Found the Things From Nowhere", drawn by Jack Kirby. Art credits from Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 2006 series) #1 (2006). Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

Beware of the...Robots! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-275
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Joe Hughes
Synopsis
A man writes anti-robot articles about his replacement at a factory by a robot. He becomes a famous writer, and realizes that the robot actually freed him to pursue his true calling.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 21-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

One of Us Is a Martian! (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-263
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dave Oren; Geroko; Claire
Synopsis
A Martian spy is sent to sabotage a human rocket, but he destroys a toy instead, since Martians are only an inch tall.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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. One of Us Is a Martian!
  2. 1. The Invisible Army
  3. 2. Snowstorm
  4. 3. One of Our Spacemen Is Missing!
  5. 4. The Voice of Doom!
  6. 5. Beware of the...Robots!
  7. 6. One of Us Is a Martian!
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