(January 1960)

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 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 Fought the Molten Man-Thing! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chris Rule
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek; ? (some additional lettering)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Frank Harper; lava man
Reprints
Keywords
monsters; volcanoes

I Come from the Shadow World! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-474
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Casey
Synopsis
An invader from the shadow world is defeated by a room of lights rigged up by an electrician.
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).

Odd Skills (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely
Inks
Joe Maneely
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-216
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jim Branner; Bill Toney
Synopsis
The manager of an auto parts shop develops a sudden tolerance for "human variation" in parts, possibly linked to otherworldly strangers in the shop at night.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

I Know the Power of...the Genie! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-488
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Nancy; Tommy
Synopsis
A little girl summons a genie to punish adults after she is spanked. The genie eventually erases all people, but the girl gets lonely and asks him to bring them back, which he does, before leaving forever.
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).

My Name Is... Robot X! (Table of Contents: 4)

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-450
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Robot X; Joseph Kane
Synopsis
A criminal forces his robot assistant to help him commit crimes, but he is captured when the robot rusts and is jammed during a robbery.
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 3, last page not numbered).

I Was Trapped Inside the Martian Maze (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-489
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Willy; Alice; Gen. Rufus G. Harrington; Prof. Arnold Wolsey
Synopsis
The Martians force anyone wanting to trade with them to solve a puzzle. All of the scientists sent there fail, but the ship's steward realizes that the trick is done with a simple treadmill.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Additional reprint info from Gary Willison, September 2007. Story is pages 21-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

I Fought the Molten Man-Thing! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-484
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Frank Harper
Synopsis
An airline pilot goes on vacation after a traumatic crash, but witness a volcanic eruption and strange creature. He uses a wind tunnel to drive the lava-covered creature back beneath the surface.
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).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. I Fought the Molten Man-Thing!
  2. 1. I Come from the Shadow World!
  3. 2. Odd Skills
  4. 3. I Know the Power of...the Genie!
  5. 4. My Name Is... Robot X!
  6. 5. I Was Trapped Inside the Martian Maze
  7. 6. I Fought the Molten Man-Thing!
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