(November 1959)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1959-07-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Male Publishing Corp.
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

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 are narrated in the first person. On sale date as given in the copyright application as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, July-December 1959, page 371, registration number B790630.

I Hear It Howl in the Swamp! (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
It's the thing from the swamp!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Charley
Reprints
Keywords
monsters; rowboats

Indexer Notes

Rule inks per original indexer.

I Hear It Howl in the Swamp! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-3??
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The unknown swamp holds many secrets...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Charley
Synopsis
A fishing guide encounters an alien monster in the swamp, and after initial disbelief, the military plans to kill it. When two larger aliens arrive to take the thing away, they realize that it was only a lost child.
Reprints

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).

Lady Luck (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
G-377
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Lester Ford; Marie Ford; Lady Luck
Synopsis
A businessman doesn’t believe in luck, but several beneficial encounters with an old lady change his mind.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

I Was Captured by the Cyclops! (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
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
T-391
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It must have been only a hideous dream!
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Mr. Sloane; Sinbad
Synopsis
A man mentally transports himself to the past and becomes Sinbad, experiencing his encounter with the cyclops. He thinks that it was only a fantasy, but finds that he is still holding one of the cyclops' jewels.
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 4, last page not numbered).

The Mutants and Me! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 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-395
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Henry Marsh; Vincent Farnsworth
Synopsis
A man ignores his friend's theories about super-powered mutant humans, but after teleporting himself out of a locked safe he reconsiders.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. "The Man in the Sky" by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series) #14 (July 1962) is often called 'the first mutant story' but this predates it by more than two years. Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

Who Hides Beneath My Mask? (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ? (plot); Larry Lieber ? (script)
Pencils
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Dick Ayers

Job Number
T-392
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
"Hard Luck" Harry; Mr. Craddock
Synopsis
A burglar wears a rubber mask to avoid identification, but after his victim sees him, he discovers that his face has changed to match his mask.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story is retold in Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #11 (September 1960) as "I Wore...the Mask of Drothor!" drawn by Steve Ditko and in Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #91 (December 1961) as "The Mask of Morgumm!" drawn by Don Heck. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 21-24 of comic (first page of story not numbered, then pages numbered 2 to 4).

The Luna Lizards Had Me Trapped! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Christopher Rule
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
T-387
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Human colonists on an alien world believe that they are being attacked by aliens, who, in fact, are trying to help them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Possible Kirby script per Nick Caputo, September 2014. Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. I Hear It Howl in the Swamp!
  2. 1. I Hear It Howl in the Swamp!
  3. 2. Lady Luck
  4. 3. I Was Captured by the Cyclops!
  5. 4. The Mutants and Me!
  6. 5. Who Hides Beneath My Mask?
  7. 6. The Luna Lizards Had Me Trapped!
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