(July 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 April 1964. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


On the Trail of Spider-Man! (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]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Brodsky inks per Nick Caputo, January 2011, who notes the slick line is indicative of his work and is quite different from Stone's bolder line. Bob Bailey previously credited Chic Stone.

Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

On The Trail of the Amazing Spider-Man! (Table of Contents: 1)

Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen [as S. Rosen]

Job Number
X-700
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jan, honey...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Egghead [Elihas Starr]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Synopsis
Egghead tricks Giant-Man into attacking Spider-Man in order to distract them while he robs an armored car. The Wasp realizes the trick, and the three of them capture Egghead together.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Egghead last appears in issue #45 (July 1963) and next appears in #61 (November 1964).

A Voice in the Dark! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Wasp / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Larry Lieber
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen [as S. Rosen]

Job Number
X-661
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fighting crime keeps the Wasp on the move, but not nearly as much as when...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]
Synopsis
The Wasp stops a thief by pretending to be the Invisible Girl.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is the first Wasp solo story.

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

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

The Balloon (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
K-267
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Leroy; Zoop
Synopsis
A young boy meets a tiny space traveler from Skyville, a suburb of Mars, trapped in a balloon.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Continues from last issue. Printed after the Wasp story. This is the last text story in Tales to Astonish.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. On the Trail of Spider-Man!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  2. 1. On The Trail of the Amazing Spider-Man!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  3. 2. A Voice in the Dark!
    The Wasp
  4. 3. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
  5. 4. The Balloon
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Bob Bailey
  • Nick Caputo
  • Del Gruber
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Chris Boyko
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose