(November 1959)

Marvel, 1952 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
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in July 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.


I Found the Giant in the Sky! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chris Rule ? (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Prof. Dunn
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Rule inks per Nick Caputo, November 2017. Jim Vadebonceour Jr disagrees and has ink credit as unknown.

I Found the Giant in the Sky! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
[T-437 ?]
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Prof. Dunn
Synopsis
A homely professor discovers the cloud kingdom of the giants and finds happiness there with a beautiful princess.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Only "T-" visible in story, job number surmised from other stories in issue. Story is pages 3-7 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Strange Encounter (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely [as M.] (signed)
Inks
Joe Maneely [as M.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
G-47
Genre
spy
Characters
Andre Corday
Synopsis
An American tourist in Paris is unwittingly targeted by a spy as an intelligence courier and is nearly killed.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Narrated in the first person. Text story is pages 8, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

I Was A Prisoner of the... Ape Creatures! (Table of Contents: 3)

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-438
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dunstan Blake
Synopsis
Blake lands on an alien world, where the telepathic natives look like cavemen. He is afraid of being dissected, but is instead is scanned with rays and sent back to Earth as uninteresting.
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 3, 5 with page 4 not numbered).

I Can Live Forever! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-439
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Henry; Marge
Synopsis
A scientist studies redwoods looking for the secret of eternal life. He nearly meets disaster when he tests the formula on himself, and finds that to become immortal he must become immobile.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story is retold in issue #74 (November 1961) as "Forever is a Long Long Time!" drawn by Don Heck, and in issue #103 (April 1964) as "To Live Forever!" by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber. Stan Lee is tentatively credited as writer on the basis of his plot credit for the version in issue #103. Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

My Neighbor's Secret! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-440
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sam; Noah
Synopsis
An eccentric moves into a desert town and begins building a boat. Shortly afterwards, it begins to rain constantly and the man’s neighbour is shocked to discover his name is Noah.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit and 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).

I Saw the Serpent that Saved the World! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-436
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A man dreams of a monster growing from an alien spore that is killed when it is eaten by a garter snake, a snake that he found in his yard as a boy.
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. I Found the Giant in the Sky!
  2. 1. I Found the Giant in the Sky!
  3. 2. Strange Encounter
  4. 3. I Was A Prisoner of the... Ape Creatures!
  5. 4. I Can Live Forever!
  6. 5. My Neighbor's Secret!
  7. 6. I Saw the Serpent that Saved the World!
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