(November 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
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 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 Saw the Invasion of the Stone Men! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein ?; ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

George Klein Inks credit per Atlas Tales. Previous indexer credited Christopher Rule. Michael J. Vassallo and Nick Caputo are not 100% certain of the Klein inking credit, suspecting it may be an unknown inker.

I Saw the Invasion of the Stone Men (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-383
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Prof. George Ailen
Synopsis
Stone men rise out of the ground and set off a panic. A geologist realizes that the creatures are just explorers and will return underground on their own.
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).

Patent Pending (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-215
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
inventor; Joe; Timothy Braun
Synopsis
A teenager is inventing a mechanical potato peeler, but a supernatural figure stops him to preserve the culture of hand-peeling potatoes in kitchens.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

I Was the Man Under Glass! (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
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-377
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Darius Cartwright; John Cartwright
Synopsis
An arrogant businessman becomes governor of an alien planet and lives in an oxygen-filled dome, forbidding the natives from entering. When his oxygen pump breaks he has so thoroughly frightened them that none will come to his aid, and he slowly runs out of air.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 10-14 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

I Laughed at the Great God, Pan! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 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-385
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Norman; Diane; Pan
Synopsis
A man with his date at the museum laughs at the painting of Pan. The museum guard chastises him for it, and he leaves. Later, his date sees him on the street and asks him why his hair has fallen out. He doesn't tell her that, as they were leaving the museum, he looked back at the guard walking down the hall and saw that the man had cloven hooves.
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 Became a...Human Bomb! (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-386
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A criminal sneaks aboard an experimental nuclear missile planning to hijack it and sell it to the Soviets, but after the rocket launches he discovers that it lacks internal control.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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 Was a Prisoner of the Living Statues! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-384
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Kisumu; Ngami
Synopsis
Alien invaders disguise themselves as wooden statues from an African village to infiltrate the homes of the wealthy and powerful, but their plans fail because the coats of varnish added by the exporters immobilize them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. I Saw the Invasion of the Stone Men!
  2. 1. I Saw the Invasion of the Stone Men
  3. 2. Patent Pending
  4. 3. I Was the Man Under Glass!
  5. 4. I Laughed at the Great God, Pan!
  6. 5. I Became a...Human Bomb!
  7. 6. I Was a Prisoner of the Living Statues!
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