(July 1962)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand:
MC
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Distributed to newstands in April 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Monster in the Iron Mask (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Monster in the Iron Mask
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (30 August 2006). An unaltered stat of this cover was published as the covers of Amazing Stories of Suspense #'s 28 and 149.

The Monster in the Iron Mask! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
V-714

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Monster in the Iron Mask; Bobby; Mr. Lane
Synopsis:
A seemingly invincible alien attacks Earth, but a magician realizes that he is using misdirection to keep from facing his one weakness: gas.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The bottom of pages 3 and 6 include copy advertising the new Hulk comic.

Time Machine (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[G-85]

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A man's fascination with history leads him to build a time machine and travel to the past, but when he sees the dangers of time travel he destroys the machine and blueprints.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Narrated in the first person.

The Man Who Found Shangri-La! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
V-715

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Harry Drumm; Paul Drumm
Synopsis:
A thief uses his brother to find Shangri-La. He sees a ruin full of savages and flees into the mountains to die, while his brother finds paradise, since in Shangri-La everyone gets what they deserve.
Reprints:

The Crackpot (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Don Heck (signed)
Inks:
Don Heck (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mister Smythe; Elias Poole
Synopsis:
An unsuccessful inventor finally gives up, throwing his final invention away. A boy accidentally uses the gun to disintegrate three communist agents without even noticing.
Reprints:

The Missing Link! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Scientists find a seemingly primitive man, but they discover that he is really from a future where nuclear war has destroyed civilization.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Monster in the Iron Mask
  2. 1. The Monster in the Iron Mask!
  3. 2. Time Machine
  4. 3. The Man Who Found Shangri-La!
  5. 4. The Crackpot
  6. 5. The Missing Link!
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