(June 1963)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1963-03-05
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
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

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.

Distributed to newstands in March 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Creature from Kosmos! (Table of Contents: 1)

Ant-Man and the Wasp / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Ernie Hart [H. E. Huntley] (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-192
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Throughout history there have been men who have become legends, men who have...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym] (origin detail); Wasp [Janet Van Dyne] (introduction, origin); Creature from Kosmos [Pilai] (introduction, named in a later comic); Maria Trovaya-Pym (flashback, introduction); Vernon Van Dyne (introduction); Lee Kearns (voice only)
Synopsis
When a fellow scientist is killed by an alien being, Ant-Man enlists the help of the dead man's daughter. He gives her the ability to shrink and tiny wasp wings, and she joins him as his partner the Wasp. The duo use the alien's acidic nature to destroy it, saving the city.
Reprints
Keywords
Hungary

Indexer Notes

In addition to introducing the Wasp, this story fleshes out Henry Pym's background and introduces the death of his wife as a motivating factor.

Blueprint for Victory (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
G-60
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Rhine and its ruined bridges lay thirty miles behind and the roads were...
Genre
war
Characters
LtC. Cam Westover; Maj. Franks; Cpt. Bill Trayne; Gen. von Kretz
Synopsis
A cunning spy infiltrates German HQ with a phoney blueprint as bait and paralyzes communications before a major US assault.
Reprints
Keywords
Klugenhorst; World War II

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Hunted (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The odds were impossible?
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
In the year 2000 all of New York City is searching for a 'plague carrier' who is attempting to escape notice and flee the city. He is apprehended at a transportation center and the police remove the 'plague' from him which turns out to be a handgun he had stolen from a museum which officials had worried could back bring the plague of war.
Reprints
Keywords
New York
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Creature From Kosmos!!
    Ant-Man and the Wasp
  2. 1. The Creature from Kosmos!
    Ant-Man and the Wasp
  3. 2. Blueprint for Victory
  4. 3. Hunted
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