(February 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

This issue has variants.

Distributed to newstands in November 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements, and is the first issue of Tales to Astonish without text pages.

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


The Black Knight Strikes! (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
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Black Knight [Nathan Garrett]
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The Black Knight Strikes! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Job Number
X-553
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look!! It's Giant-Man!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Black Knight [Nathan Garrett] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
After being arrested for treason by Giant-Man, Professor Garrett flees to Europe where he manipulate the genes of horses and eagles to create a winged horse. Then he develops his lance and comes back as the Black Knight to take his revenge on Giant-Man. Giant-Man defeats him, but the Black Knight escapes.
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Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Not What They Seem! (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-521
First Line of Dialogue or Text
She should've been here by now!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Wasp [Janet Van Dyne] (narrator)
Synopsis
The Wasp tells the tale of prison escapees who try to avoid a planet with a trap, but are doomed when they take the wrong side in a battle of the sexes.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Black Knight Strikes!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  2. 1. The Black Knight Strikes!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  3. 2. Another Marvel Masterpiece
  4. 3. Another Marvel Masterpiece
  5. 4. Not What They Seem!
    The Wonderful Wasp Tells a Tale
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