(March 1963)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1962-12-10
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 includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. On sale date from Marvel's press release as published in "The Comic Reader" #13.


Iron Man Is Born! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-51

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark] (introduction, origin); Wong-Chu (villain, introduction), Professor Yinsen (introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Playboy industrialist and weapons designer Tony Stark is injured in Vietnam and captured by communists. While pretending to build a weapon for his captors he builds a suit of battle armor to keep his injured heart beating and uses it to escape and beat the communist commander.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is the first Iron Man story.

The Treasure (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[G-980]

Genre:
occult
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.

The Last Rocket! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Gene Colan
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Holloway
Job Number:
X-52

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Adam; Eve
Synopsis:
When the sun starts dieing humanity goes into space, except for two nature lovers. Just as the last rocket leaves a new sun flares to life, and the two remaining humans, Adam and Eve, rename the planet Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is a retelling of "I Am the Last Man on Earth!" drawn by Don Heck in Strange Worlds (Marvel, 1958 series) #1 (December 1958). Script and letters credits from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

Gundar! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Gundar
Synopsis:
A shipwrecked man finds cursed viking ghosts on an island, and his descent from the captain that cursed them releases them.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Iron Man!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. Iron Man Is Born!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. The Treasure
  4. 3. The Last Rocket!
  5. 4. Gundar!
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