(October 1963)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1963-07-02
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

This issue has variants.

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

This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.


Ant-Man and The Wasp Battle: The Porcupine (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ant-Man is drowning, and I'm powerless to save him!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Porcupine [Alexander Gentry]
Reprints
Keywords
bathtubs; drowning

Ant-Man and the Wasp Defy the Porcupine! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Job Number
X-387
First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's an army ordnance plane below us, Jan!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; The Porcupine [Alex Gentry] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
The Porcupine decides to rob a burglar-proof bank designed by Henry Pym. So, on the day of its opening, Henry and Janet are there. They have to stop him as Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Reprints

The Inventor (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[F-889]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ned Carter was a janitor, but he didn't like it very much.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ned Carter; Mr. Jonas
Synopsis
A disgruntled janitor's obsessive effort to create a sweeping robot costs him his job and ends in failure, but only because he sees no use for a perpetual motion machine.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Grayson's Gorilla! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-388
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ever wish you had the strength of a gorilla?
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Harvey Grayson
Synopsis
A scientist tries to give himself the strength of a gorilla for his own ends. He switches bodies with one instead, and the newly human gorilla sends him to the zoo.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is a retelling of "I Am The Gorilla-Man" drawn by Jack Kirby in issue #28 (February 1962).

The Little Green Man! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
[X-389 ?]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jasper Jenks made a deal with the little green man!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jasper Jenks
Synopsis
An unscrupulous pilot tricks an alien into refitting his plane, but throws the creature out instead of rewarding it. He only then discovers that the alien had not yet explained how to land with the new engine.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Ant-Man and The Wasp Battle: The Porcupine
    Ant-Man; Wasp
  2. 1. Ant-Man and the Wasp Defy the Porcupine!
    Ant-Man; Wasp
  3. 2. The Inventor
  4. 3. Grayson's Gorilla!
  5. 4. The Little Green Man!
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