(January 1961)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1960-08
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

Distributed to newsstands in August 1960. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. All new stories in this issue are narrated in the first person.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.

The Blip! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed as Kirby)
Inks
Dick Ayers (signed as Ayers)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Blip
Reprints

I Learned the Dread Secret of the Blip! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ? (plot); Larry Lieber ? (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed as Kirby)
Inks
Dick Ayers (signed as Ayers)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-943
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The electricity--it's coming from the cave!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Blip
Synopsis
A power drain and radar anomaly is traced to a creature made of electricity hiding in a cave. It claims to be a friendly visitor, but humans attack it and it flees into space.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Free Ride (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
K-91
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The first week that Chuck worked for the Palace Amusement Park was pretty wonderful.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Chuck; Gus Farrell; Capt. Zingle
Synopsis
A teenager working at an amusement park to help support his family is kind to a mysterious boy, and finds himself rewarded with a real trip to outer space.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

I Dared Enter the Forbidden World! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 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-952
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Africa! Land of mystery--of undreamed-of secrets!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Derek; John; Monga; Uxmal; Antogg
Synopsis
A white game hunter finds the legendary elephant's graveyard, hoping to make a fortune in ivory. He discovers that elephants were introduced to Earth by Martians, who use the graveyard as a gathering point for the ivory, and won't let him leave.
Reprints
Keywords
Africa

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

I Am the Invisible! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
T-951
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes I, and I alone, am... the invisible!!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Prof. Karlos Konak; Zuka
Synopsis
A man threatens a witch unless she hands over two lenses which will make him invisible. She implores him not to try it, but relinquishes the lens. They can be reversed to make the invisible visible once again, but what the man did not expect is that when he becomes invisible to the outside world, the outside world in turn becomes invisible to him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

I Defied the Curse of Tut-Ah-Anka! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ? (plot); Larry Lieber ? (script)
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed as Paul Reinman)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed as Paul Reinman)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
T-933
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've been in and out of trouble all my life!
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A criminal hides from the police in an old Egyptian tomb, ignoring the warning of a curse. He not only escapes the police, but has a run of luck that makes him rich and happy. Or so he thinks, as the gas in the tomb drove him mad and he is delusional in an Egyptian hospital.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Blip!
  2. 1. I Learned the Dread Secret of the Blip!
  3. 2. The Free Ride
  4. 3. I Dared Enter the Forbidden World!
  5. 4. I Am the Invisible!
  6. 5. I Defied the Curse of Tut-Ah-Anka!
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