(August 1959)

Marvel, 1951 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
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in April 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.

Some information on this issue supplied by Tom Lammers and the Timely/Atlas discussion list. Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


When Wakes the Sphinx! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

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A Giant Walks the Earth! (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-299
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Wilbur Fiske
Synopsis
A short lab assistant works on a growth serum to gain a normal man's height. The serum works too well, and he continues to grow so tall his life is endangered when the air becomes too thin to breathe. Just as he is about to black out, the serum wears off, and he is restored to his original height having learned to be satisfied with the way he is.
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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).

The Comic (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-214
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Stan Wepp
Synopsis
A bored television comedian is mysteriously transported back to the small mining town and small theatres that he loves.
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Indexer Notes

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

Earth in Chains! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 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-279
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Xmmp; Knnj; Gyyypo
Synopsis
Aliens from the planet Regulus colonize Earth, treating humans as little more than animals. They must withdraw only because of their vulnerability to Earth's germs.
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Indexer Notes

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).

Ghost Ship! (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-307
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dan; Ralph
Synopsis
The US Coast Guard finds an abandoned Soviet submarine. The log book shows that they mistook an alien craft for an experimental American ship and tried to ram it. The aliens boarded the submarine, and the fate of the crew is unknown.
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Indexer Notes

Pencil/Ink credits of "Bob Forgione ?" changed based on information from Tom Lammers and the Timely/Atlas discussion list. Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

Escape to Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 5)

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-308
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Joe Palmer; Prof. Alvin Whitehead
Synopsis
A criminal hears of the invention of a time machine. He robs a bank and then escapes 50 years into the future. Once there, he discovers that under the new world government, US money is useless. The technology of the police makes crime impossible, so he is forced into hard labour to survive.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. Set in 1960. 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).

When Wakes the Sphinx! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-291
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ahmend; Okzik; Zokae
Synopsis
An Egyptian and a tourist see the Sphinx come to life and chase off Alien invaders.
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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. When Wakes the Sphinx!
  2. 1. A Giant Walks the Earth!
  3. 2. The Comic
  4. 3. Earth in Chains!
  5. 4. Ghost Ship!
  6. 5. Escape to Tomorrow!
  7. 6. When Wakes the Sphinx!
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