(December 1963)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1963-09-03
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:

The Unbeatable Human Top! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Human Top [Dave Cannon]
Reprints
Keywords
clothing stores

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit from Nick Caputo via GCD Errors list, January 2009. Original indexer had credited George Roussos.

The Human Top! (Table of Contents: 1)

Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Steve Ditko (credited); Don Heck (alterations, see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited as S. Rosen)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's face it!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Human Top [Dave Cannon] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
Henry Pym follows the crime spree of the Human Top in the newspapers but the Wasp convinces Henry to go after him as Giant-Man. The Top evades Giant-Man, and he must train to out-maneuver him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continues in next issue. Per Nick Caputo, Don Heck provided alterations on the Wasp's face in many panels. Bob Bailey originally credited Don Heck or Sol Brodsky with uncredited inking on the entire story.

Mystery Trip (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely
Inks
Joe Maneely
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[K-266]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
There was much excitement in the Pidgeon household the week that Uncle Pete was...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tommy Pidgeon; Goober Jones; Rosie; Uncle Pete
Synopsis
Tommy's uncle returns from a space journey needing to re-learn how to walk on Earth instead of floating.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Secret of Sagattus! (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-481
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Everyone knew there was a bond between the king and the hunchback...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Quoquo; John
Synopsis
A wise king listens only to the advice of a hunchback, causing the jealous nobles to murder the hunchback. They discover that the hunchback was the real ruler, and the king is only a manniquin.
Reprints

No Ending! (Table of Contents: 4)

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
Run! Run! Run or die!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Rodrigo Cadiz
Synopsis
A dictator is tormented by dreams of running on a treadmill suspended high in the sky.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Unbeatable Human Top!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  2. 1. The Human Top!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  3. 2. Mystery Trip
  4. 3. The Secret of Sagattus!
  5. 4. No Ending!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Bailey
  • Nick Caputo
  • David Bruce
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Steve Coates
  • R. S. Martin
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Fawzy Partridge
  • Gary Henderson
  • Steve Dasinger