(September 1963)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1963-06-04
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 (editor)

Issue Notes

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

Issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.
This issue has variants:

Music to Scream By! (Table of Contents)

Ant-Man; Wasp / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where can the Wasp be?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Trago
Reprints
Keywords
pianos

Music to Scream By (Table of Contents: 1)

Ant-Man; Wasp / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited) (story plot); Ernie Hart (credited as H.E. Huntley) (script)
Pencils
Don Heck (credited)
Inks
Don Heck (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-353
First Line of Dialogue or Text
That macabre music, it--it's piercing my brain, stealing my senses away!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Trago (only appearance); Mr. Cosgrove; Foss (ant); Ghazandi; Korr (ant); Mr. Nehradu; Ramond Theis
Synopsis
Ant-Man and the Wasp are caught by the music of Trago, the trumpet player, who has learned some mystic use of his trumpet in India. They defeat him at the cost of a brave ant's life.
Reprints
Keywords
New Delhi

The Disappearance (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Colan (illustration)
Inks
Gene Colan (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Job Number
[H-320]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The atomic age and the stories of people from other planets were too...
Genre
domestic
Characters
Jasper Milty (Tom's grandfather); Tom Milty; Mrs. Milty (Tom's mother); Mr. Milty (Tom's father)
Synopsis
An old man disgruntled with society becomes rich by discovering uranium.
Reprints

The Smiling Gods! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited) (plot); Larry Lieber (credited) (script)
Pencils
Larry Lieber (credited)
Inks
Matt Fox (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Art Simek)

Job Number
X-354
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nothing could erase their smiles!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
General Chao-Tung
Synopsis
Asian farmers pray to their gods for a good crop to appease their cruel overlord, and their grain grows so rapidly that it entangles and crushes him.
Reprints

Target...Earth! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (credited)
Inks
Steve Ditko (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Art Simek)

Job Number
X-355
First Line of Dialogue or Text
He was the mightiest warrior in the universe!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ba-Korr; Sagar
Synopsis
An alien lands on Earth with the intent of sizing up possible resistance to an invasion force. If the scout does not return within 48 hours, plans for the invasion will be called off. The scout finds the humans puny as potential warriors and is able to lift locomotives off the ground. He laughs as he thinks this will be the easiest conquest ever and heads back to his ship where he finds that it has sunk out of sight in the bog.
Reprints
Keywords
Klang (planet)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Music to Scream By!
    Ant-Man; Wasp
  2. 1. Music to Scream By
    Ant-Man; Wasp
  3. 2. The Disappearance
  4. 3. The Smiling Gods!
  5. 4. Target...Earth!
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