(April 1963)

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

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.


["His size alone does not worry me! But..."] (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Gargantus
Reprints:

Iron Man versus Gargantus! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein [as R. Berns] (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino [as Duffi]
Job Number:
X-131

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Gargantus (introduction, origin)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

Wrong Number (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
H-721

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Joey Doakes; Phil Turner
Synopsis:
An ordinary man realizes that he is really a medieval knight.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. The first page of this story is printed between the pages of the Iron Man story, while the second is printed between the two back-up stories. The last page is split with the statement of ownership.

Work of Art! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot), Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vivian Berg
Job Number:
X-132

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Frans Ridderkerk; Henrick Rammp
Synopsis:
An unsuccessful artist tries to force a new painter to show him how to paint lifelike pictures. The painter is a sorcerer, and traps the artist in one of his paintings, the secret to his realism.
Reprints:

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) (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average sales per issue October 1961–September 1962 (issues #26–36), despite monthly cover dates): 126,140. This shares the last page of "Wrong Number".

Prophet of Doom! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-817

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A man from the future arrives in the present day in order to set himself up as ruler. He attempts to extort 100 million dollars from the Secretary General of the United Nations only to be shocked when the Secretary reveals that he too is from the future and that there are agents planted in every era in order to apprehend criminals who may attempt to alter the course of events.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["His size alone does not worry me! But..."]
    Iron Man
  2. 1. Iron Man versus Gargantus!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. Wrong Number
  4. 3. Work of Art!
  5. 4. 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)
  6. 5. Prophet of Doom!
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