(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
Zenith Publishing Corp.
Editing
Stan Lee

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. All new stories in this issue are narrated in the first person.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.

The Day the Martians Struck (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I never knew he was so good!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Darius Wolfe
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I Was a Prisoner of the Martians! (Table of Contents: 1)

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
Martin Epp ?

Job Number
[T-247]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
My directing was brilliant... everything was going along on schedule... it was to be...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Darius Wolf; Miss Smyth; Malcolm Avery
Synopsis
A bullying director is kidnapped by Martians using the science fiction movie he's filming as a cover. They're forced to land because of a malfunction, and explain that they'll have to let him go...if one of the actors or crew that he abused tries to rescue him.
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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 (first page and last page of story not numbered, others pages numbered 2 to 4).

Masquerade (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
G-750
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tommy used to be the fellow from Missouri...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tommy; Kitty Blake; Old King Cole
Synopsis
A man with no imagination is invited to a costume party by his girlfriend, but stumbles across real fairy-tale folk instead.
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Indexer Notes

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

My Forbidden Paintings! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-249
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The old man warned me!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Ashley Crane
Synopsis
A painter buys a magic brush with the power to make three paintings become real. He makes himself handsome and a famous painter. Finally he makes himself dictator of a European country, but one of his paintings inspires the people to revolt and depose him, leaving him imprisoned.
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Indexer Notes

Story is pages 10-14 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4, last page not numbered).

I Made Time Stand Still (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Gill ?
Inks
Tom Gill ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?
Editing
?

Job Number
T-250?
First Line of Dialogue or Text
My name is Sydney Burr!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Sydney Burr
Synopsis
An inventor accidentally makes time stand still, leaving himself the only person able to move. He robs everyone before restarting time, but it turns out all the frozen people could see what he did and he is arrested.
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Indexer Notes

Job number speculative based on other stories in this issue and the lack of any contemporary Marvel story with this number. Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 3, last page not numbered). Artist Credit per Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. on atlastales.com

I Love a Mermaid! (Table of Contents: 5)

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-251
First Line of Dialogue or Text
For years something seemed to draw me to the sea--I spent every moment I could in...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Alethea
Synopsis
A man always drawn to the sea falls in love with a mermaid. When he dives under the water to pursue her, he realizes that he is also a merman, and his yearning for the sea was a yearning for home.
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Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Art credits from Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish, formerly Bob Forgione was credited. Story is pages 21-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

The Man Who Floats in Space! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Steve Ditko [as S. Ditko] (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko [as S. Ditko] (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?

Job Number
T-248
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look! There he is!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Capt. Racer; Bogane
Synopsis
Space pirates get the idea of using an empty space suit floating in space as a decoy to lure in unsuspecting freighters to be ambushed, but an intelligence operative hides in the space suit to signal the space patrol when they get close, and together they apprehend the leader of the space pirates.
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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 5).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Day the Martians Struck
  2. 1. I Was a Prisoner of the Martians!
  3. 2. Masquerade
  4. 3. My Forbidden Paintings!
  5. 4. I Made Time Stand Still
  6. 5. I Love a Mermaid!
  7. 6. The Man Who Floats in Space!
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