(August 1962)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
MC
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

This issue has variants.

Distributed to newstands in May 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Man in the Bee-Hive! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Eric
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Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (30 August 2006).

The Man in the Beehive! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-765
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lucius Farnsworth; Eric
Synopsis
An eccentric beekeeper reveals to a thief that he is a mutant with special powers. He shrinks the thief and frightens him with the attacks of the bees that are now larger than he is, but leaves him wondering if any of it was real.
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Lady Luck (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
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.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Sazzik the Sorcerer (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Boris Grumm; Sazzik
Synopsis
A TV producer of violent sensationalist drama finds a book on a sorcerer that he thinks will bring in a big profit televised. He makes the mistake of reading the printed avocation spell out loud and the spirit of the long dead mage appears and casts him into limbo.
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The One Who Isn't Human (Table of Contents: 4)

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
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-767
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Silas Cragg; X-22
Synopsis
A scientist's robot goes bad, and it is so advanced that it cannot be distinguished from a human by any instruments. Ony the reaction of a dog tells the police which of several suspects is the robot.
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The Thing in the Sky! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
The communists build a super computer space-based weapons platform and issue it commands to strike targets from where it sits in orbit. They build the machine too well, however, for it rejects the order as immoral and states any such further order will result in the weapons being trained upon those who issue it. The satellite assumes a guardian role over planet Earth.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Man in the Bee-Hive!
  2. 1. The Man in the Beehive!
  3. 2. Lady Luck
  4. 3. Sazzik the Sorcerer
  5. 4. The One Who Isn't Human
  6. 5. The Thing in the Sky!
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