(March 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
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 October 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.


Mummex King of the Mummies, Lives Again!! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mummex walks again!!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mummex [Raaka]
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Steve Ditko cover inks added as per Nick Caputo via the Error Tracker (January 2009)

I Dared Defy the Floating Head! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 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-562
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Bruce; Hank Rogers; Mayor Robert F. Wagner, Jr. (cameo)
Synopsis
A giant floating head appears over New York, claiming that it is the advance scout of an alien invasion, and ordering everyone to evacuate. People panic when the head destroys a warehouse to demonstrate its power, but a young boy reveals that the whole thing is a hoax by criminals hoping to loot the empty city.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 3-8 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

I Live Again! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-565
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Evil [only called "The Thing from Bald Mountain" in a caption]
Synopsis
The animated statue rises up from where it fell in the last story and decides to go to America so that it can conquer the world. When it arrives it hides in a building that is actually a rocket that is shot into space.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued from last issue. Narrated in the third person. The creation of the creature recounted in this story is different from that in the last (it was made of clay, not stone). This doesn't seem to just be a script problem, since the monster also looks different.

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).

New Glasses (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
K-368
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Herbert; Mr. Blooper
Synopsis
A man insists on getting a specially made pair of glasses in a hurry, and finds that the optician has a magical corridor that leads back in time.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Text story is pages 16, 24 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

I–Am–The–Genie! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
T-559
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Freddy
Synopsis
A criminal finds a genie and uses it to wreak havoc, but when he goes too far he takes the genie’s place in the bottle.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #9. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 17-18, 20-23 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

Mummex---King of the Mummies! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 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-563
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mummex [Raaka]; Paul Fleming; Sara
Synopsis
An archaeologist finds a giant mummy in the Egyptian desert. It rises and searches the tombs and museums of the area, examining several mummies before returning into the desert. The scientist follows it and sees the mummy enter a spaceship and lift-off. It was actually an explorer looking for missing space pilots, who wear mummy-like bandages as protective suits.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 26, 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Mummex King of the Mummies, Lives Again!!
  2. 1. I Dared Defy the Floating Head!
  3. 2. I Live Again!
  4. 3. New Glasses
  5. 4. I–Am–The–Genie!
  6. 5. Mummex---King of the Mummies!
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