(January 1964)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
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

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

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


Giant-Man's Showdown With the Human Top! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can't catch him--he's too fast for me!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Human Top [Dave Cannon]
Reprints

Showdown With the Human Top! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is it, Jan!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Human Top [Dave Cannon]
Synopsis
Human Top steals civil defense plans and wants to sell them to the Communists. Giant-Man lures him into a trap and captures him.
Reprints
Keywords
New York

Indexer Notes

Continues from last issue. The Wasp wears a new helmet, the first of many costume changes.

The Sorcerer (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
[H-203]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the time he was a little boy, Tom Morton had the "wanderer's itch."
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tom Morton; Jack Morton; Ellen Morton; Johnny Morton
Synopsis
A man who has travelled the world and seen wonders performed by hermits in India returns home to find that his young nephew creates magic with only belief.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

No Place to Turn! (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
Sam Rosen [as S. Rosen]

Job Number
X-462
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Behold the awesome Mongoids, intergalactic warriors, as they plan their next conquest...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Centaurians; Mongoids
Synopsis
Aliens transform a spy into a human, but because they can only receive black-and-white images from Earth they leave him green and he is discovered.
Reprints
Keywords
electromagnetic transformer; Operation Earthling

Somewhere Waits a Wobbow! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Wonderful Wasp Tells a Tale / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-502
First Line of Dialogue or Text
When she's not on a case with Giant-Man, Janet Van Dyne devotes a great deal of time visiting...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
The Wasp [Janet Van Dyne] (narrator); Rack Morgan; Sam
Synopsis
The Wasp tells the tale of future mercenary pilot Rack Morgan who disobeys the rules once too many.
Reprints
Keywords
Draconius (planet)

Indexer Notes

This is the first "Wasp Tells a Tale" feature.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Giant-Man's Showdown With the Human Top!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  2. 1. Showdown With the Human Top!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  3. 2. The Sorcerer
  4. 3. No Place to Turn!
  5. 4. Somewhere Waits a Wobbow!
    The Wonderful Wasp Tells a Tale
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