(May 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 February 1964. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

On the Trail of the 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

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

On the Trail of the Human Top! (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
Art Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At their New York lab, Giant-Man and the Wasp show their local fan club a...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Human Top [Dave Cannon]
Synopsis
The Human Top breaks out of prison. Giant-Man and the Wasp have to get him back. The Top uses Giant-Man's capsules to become giant and captures the Wasp, but Giant-Man distracts him while the Wasp frees herself and termites make the Top fall through a roof, allowing his recapture.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Human Top last appears in issue #51 (January 1964) and next appears in issue #55 (May 1964).

The Treasure! (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[G-980]
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tommy Miller; Mr. Miller; Mrs. Miller; Wish
Synopsis
A sick boy takes comfort from a stray dog that grants wishes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Continues from last issue. Printed between the pages of the Giant-Man story.

Two More Triumphs for Marvel..! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Advertises Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1962 series) #12 (May 1964) and Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #26 (May 1964). Printed between the Giant-Man and Wasp Tells a Tale stories.

The Gypsy's Secret! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber [as L. D. Lieber] (script)
Pencils
Larry Lieber [as L. D. Lieber]
Inks
George Roussos [as George Bell]
Colors
?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto [as Sherigail]

Job Number
X-601
First Line of Dialogue or Text
We open with a typically peaceful, harmonious scene in Giant-Man's laboratory...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Wasp [Janet van Dyne] (narrator); Gorko; Baron Radzic; Giant-Man [Henry Pym] (framing sequence)
Synopsis
A cruel baron tries to force a gypsy to give him the secret of turning lead into gold, but the gypsy is really an alien looking for a human specimen for a zoo on his homeworld.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Kuramoto credit per Nick Caputo, April 2013. Previous indexer credited Ray Holloway. Nick notes that based upon an examination of the lettering styles Ray Holloway has been incorrectly identified as using the pseudonym "Sherigail". The name was derived from Morrie Kuramoto's wife and daughter, Gail and Sherry, as noted here:

http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/new/larryhama/?p=129

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. On the Trail of the Human Top!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  2. 1. On the Trail of the Human Top!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  3. 2. The Treasure!
  4. 3. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
  5. 4. The Gypsy's Secret!
    The Wonderful Wasp Tells a Tale
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Nick Caputo
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Chris Boyko
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose