(November 1963)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1963-08-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Printer
The Eastern Color Printing Co., Waterbury, Conn.
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings. Includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.
This issue has variants:

Giant Man (Table of Contents)

Giant-Man and the Wasp / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Don Heck (signed as Don Heck)
Inks
Don Heck (signed as Don Heck)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Giant-Man is actually being--erased!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Living Eraser; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints

Indexer Notes

New corner symbol of Giant-Man and the Wasp by Don Heck.

The Birth of Giant-Man! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Don Heck (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited as S. Rosen)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An ear-splitting explosion rocks a quiet house on the...
Feature Logo
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym] (first appearance as Giant-Man); Living Eraser (introduction); Supremacy (introduction); Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Professor Ebbhart; Pat
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
While Henry Pym develops capsules that permit him to become giant-size as well as ant-size, the Eraser captures him and brings him to Dimension Z along with other scientists to build atomic weapons. Giant-Man defeats their captors and rescues the scientists.
Reprints
Keywords
New Jersey

Indexer Notes

This story places Henry Pym's lab and base in the New Jersey Palisades. Living Eraser next appears in Marvel Two-in-One (Marvel, 1974 series) #15. (Living Eraser note added by Scott Harrison, December 2008, via GCD Errors list.)

Odd Skills (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely (signed as M.)
Inks
Joe Maneely (signed as M.)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[J-216]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
When a man who has been very competent suddenly becomes slipshod, there's usually a reason.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jim Branner; Bill Toney
Synopsis
The manager of an auto parts shop develops a sudden tolerance for "human variation" in parts, possibly linked to otherworldly strangers in the shop at night.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The End of a World! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited) (plot); Larry Lieber (credited) (script)
Pencils
Larry Lieber (credited)
Inks
George Roussos (credited as G. Bell)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a far-distant galaxy, whose very existence is unknown to us, there sits...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Zarku
Synopsis
A ruler orders the destruction of an uninhabited galaxy as a tribute to his power. The explosion in the microscopic universe is witnessed through a microscope by a boy as an unimportant anomaly.
Reprints
Keywords
delta anti-matter
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Giant Man
    Giant-Man and the Wasp
  2. 1. The Birth of Giant-Man!
    Ant-Man and the Wasp
  3. 2. Odd Skills
  4. 3. The End of a World!
This issue was modified by, among others
  • David Bruce
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Coates
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
  • Del Gruber
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • R. S. Martin
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Darrel McCann
  • Stéphane PETIT
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore