(September 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 September 1958. 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. From this issue to issue #15 (March 1961) almost all new stories in Tales of Suspense are narrated in the first person.

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


Tunnel to Nowhere! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Eric Lansing
Reprints
Keywords
caves; monsters

Indexer Notes

Rule Inks credit from Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 2006 Series) #1. Alien creature looks like different in the story within.

I Became a Human Robot! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
T-336
First Line of Dialogue or Text
You fools didn't know... You never even suspected who I...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Gammus
Synopsis
An alien spy places his mind in a robot sent to Earth, hoping to be taken in for study. He gains access to data on Earth technology, but the scientists turn his robot body off, trapping him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 3-7 of comic ( first page of story not numbered, then pages numbered 2 to 5).

The Masterpiece (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
G-864
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Claude Duval; M. Finnault; Mme. Fleury
Synopsis
A portrait painter is determined to paint a landscape, and eventually disappears into it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

I Fought the Tyrannosaurus (Table of Contents: 3)

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
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-345
First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, this isn't a time travel story!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Kate; Rod
Synopsis
A couple vacationing in Africa find a dinosaur egg that hatches a live tyrannosaur. The dinosaur terrifies the villagers, but eventually dies in a landslide.
Reprints

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).

I Walk Thru Walls! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
?

Job Number
T-346
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A criminal accidentally makes a teleporter and uses it to commit incredible burglaries, until a clever cop sets a trap for him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

I Traveled Thru 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-347
First Line of Dialogue or Text
My name is Vladamir Gorki...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Vladamir Gorki; Professor Pskov; Benedict Arnold
Synopsis
A foreign spy escapes capture by using a time machine to flee to the 18th century, but finds that he has assumed the identity of Benedict Arnold and will be executed in his place.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.
Art credits from Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 2006 Series) #1. Story is pages 21-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

I Was Trapped in the Tunnel to Nowhere! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Forte (signed)
Inks
John Forte (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
T-340
First Line of Dialogue or Text
We were 1900 fathoms below the surface waters...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Eric Lansing; Makka
Synopsis
An engineer attempts to build a tunnel from America to Europe but it is destroyed by inhuman creatures living in an undersea city.
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).

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Tunnel to Nowhere!
  2. 1. I Became a Human Robot!
  3. 2. The Masterpiece
  4. 3. I Fought the Tyrannosaurus
  5. 4. I Walk Thru Walls!
  6. 5. I Traveled Thru Time!!
  7. 6. I Was Trapped in the Tunnel to Nowhere!
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