(May 1963)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in February 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Painter of a Thousand Perils (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing (image); Invisible Girl (image); Mister Fantastic (image); The Painter [Wilhelm Van Vile]
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The Painter of a Thousand Perils! (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot), Robert Bernstein [as R. Berns] (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics
Job Number:
[X-145 ?]

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Painter [Wilhelm Van Vile] (introduction); "Scar" Tobin; Scar's Gang [Nick; Sam; Eddie]; Mister Fantastic (image); Invisible Girl (image); Thing (image); Wizard (flashback); Zemu (flashback)
Synopsis:
A counterfeiter caught by the Human Torch finds magic paints and uses them to escape from prison and strike back at the Torch. The Torch realizes what is happening and uses the magic paints to fool the Painter and defeat him.
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Indexer Notes

Kirby draws one of the henchmen in the Iron Man story in this month's Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #41 (May 1963) with the same face as Scar Tobin.

The Heat's On (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
H-366

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Tyler; Mary Tyler; Bobby Tyler
Synopsis:
When a young boy builds a fan to help his family get through a heat wave it brings down the flying saucer that caused the heat.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Artist credit from the entry for Journey Into Mystery #44.

The Silent Giant (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-146

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Ben
Synopsis:
An old hermit becomes enraged that the nearby redwood tree will outlive him, but when he dies the tree transforms its friend into an immortal redwood too.
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The Iron Warrior (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Holloway
Job Number:
X-147

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Merlin; King Arthur; Black Knight (animated suit of armor); Sir Mogard
Synopsis:
A knight of King Arthur's court resents the favor shown Merlin and so challenges him to a battle. Merlin's champion, a black knight, wins the competition. The envious knight still sneers at Merlin and claims he has no true magic powers, but Merlin makes a mystic pass and the empty suit of armor falls in pieces upon the ground.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Painter of a Thousand Perils
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. The Painter of a Thousand Perils!
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. The Heat's On
  4. 3. The Silent Giant
  5. 4. The Iron Warrior
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