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Issue Details

Issue #42
Published April 1963
Frequency monthly
Cover Price 0.12 USD
Pages 36
Editing Stan Lee
Notes Distributed to newstands in January 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.

Cover Details - "The Man with the Voice of Doom!"

Characters Ant-Man [Hank Pym]; Voice [Jason Cragg]
Genre superhero
Pencils Jack Kirby
Inks Sol Brodsky
Letters Artie Simek
Notes Inks credit changed from Dick Ayers by Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors list, February 2009. Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.
Reprinted in Essential Ant-Man (Marvel, 2002 series) #1 (2002) [black and white]; in Marvel Masterworks: Ant-Man/Giant-Man (Marvel, 2006 series) #1 (2006)

13 page Ant-Man story "The Voice of Doom!"

Characters Ant-Man [Hank Pym]; Voice [Jason Cragg] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis A radio spokesman gains a hypnotic voice from radiation, and decides to test it by turning the people against Ant-Man. He captures Ant-Man and forces him to walk off a pier, but the ants rescue the hero, and he beats the Voice with laryngitis.
Genre superhero
Script Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils Don Heck
Inks Don Heck
Letters Artie Simek
Notes The Voice next appears in West Coast Avengers (Marvel, 1985 series) #36 (September 1988). In this story Ant-Man is said to live in "Center City".
Reprinted in Essential Ant-Man (Marvel, 2002 series) #1 (2002) [black and white]; Marvel Masterworks: Ant-Man/Giant-Man (Marvel, 2006 series) #1 (2006)

1 page text story "Secret Mission"

Characters Ezra Bolton; Prof. Carmichael; Prof. Greever
Synopsis A bookkeeper dreams that he is a government agent hunting a mad scientist with a destructive sound device.
Genre spy
Letters typeset
Notes The first page is printed between the pages of the Ant-Man story, while the second page is printed between "The Eyes of the Mummy!" and "I Am Not Human!". The last page is split with the statement of ownership.
Reprinted from Mystic (Marvel, 1951 series) #43 (January 1956)

5 page story "The Eyes of the Mummy!"

Characters Harry Sloan; Mrs. Sloan; Sadie
Synopsis A crook steals a jewel from an ancient dummy, but the dead pharoah's hypnotic powers make him see only death until he returns it.
Genre occult
Script Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils Joe Sinnott
Inks Joe Sinnott
Letters Terry Szenics

Half page statement of ownership "Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 and June 11, 1960 (74 Stat. 208)"

Letters typeset
Notes Average circulation per issue October 1961–September 1962 (issues #28–38, despite monthly cover dates): 139,167. This shares the last page of "Secret Mission".

5 page story "I Am Not Human!"

Characters E-1
Synopsis A humanoid robot escapes his creator's lab with an artificial face and clothes in order to live among humans as a man. He is so disillusioned with human beings inhumanity to their fellows that he removes the mask and allows his creator to bring him back to the lab. His maker says to him "You must have known you could never have passed for human for long." to which the robot replies to the startled engineer "Has the thought never occurred to you that no robot would want to?"
Genre science fiction
Script Stan Lee
Pencils Steve Ditko
Inks Steve Ditko
Letters Artie Simek
Reprinted in Marvel Visionaries: Steve Ditko (Marvel, 2005 series) #[nn] (2005)