(January 1965)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1964-10-01
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

On-sale date from 1964 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Giant-Man; The Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Wrecker [Smith]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Humanoid
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The Gangsters and the Giant! (Table of Contents: 1)

Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Carl Burgos (credited)
Inks
Chic Stone (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited) (as S. Rosen)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Congratulations, blue-eyes!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant Man [Henry Pym]; Janet van Dyne [Wasp]; VILLAIN: Wrecker [Smith]
Synopsis
The police ask Giant-Man and the Wasp to stop the Wrecker and his gang who have been strong-arming business owners in Brooklyn.
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Keywords
Smith's Harware Store

A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 2)

Giant-Man; Wasp / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Burgos ?; Jack Kirby (see notes)
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Nick Caputo notes that the pencils for Giant-Man and the Wasp is likely the work of Carl Burgos, but the police officer and backgrounds may be by Jack Kirby.

A Titan Rides the Train! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Hulk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
George Roussos (credited as Geo. Bell)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (as S. Rosen)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At last my mighty Humanoid is ready!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thunderbolt Ross; Glenn Talbot; Chameleon [Dmitri Smerdyakov]; Leader (1st full; origin); Humanoid (introduction)
Synopsis
The Leader ponders his origins as he prepares to send his powerful Humanoid to confront the Hulk. Although he is under suspicion for being in collusion with the Hulk, Banner is sent by train to escort one of his nuclear devices with Talbot keeping a close eye on him. The Humanoid attacks the train and Hulk fights the creature off. The nuclear device falls off the train in the skirmish and when Talbot goes to retrieve it, he finds Banner next to it in nothing but a pair of ripped pants. Bruce is jailed as a traitor.
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Keywords
gamma rays; New Mexico

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Mails to Astonish / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan, Carl and Steve, Congratulations on the new Hulk series in Tales to Astonish and for the...
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from James Taylor, John Begley, Dean Fortnik, Richard Francescutti, Eric Lynden P. Smith, and Dale Rogers; includes Special Announcements Section.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Giant-Man; The Hulk
  2. 1. The Gangsters and the Giant!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  3. 2. A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up
    Giant-Man; Wasp
  4. 3. A Titan Rides the Train!
    The Hulk
  5. 4. ["Dear Stan, Carl and Steve, Congratulations on the new Hulk series in Tales to Astonish and for the..."]
    Mails to Astonish
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