(May 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:
Marvel Comics Group
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 February 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Stronghold of Dr. Strange! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Doctor Strange [Carlo Strange]; Carla Strange
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Possible Kirby inking per Nick Caputo, Jan 2011, who examined Kirby's inking style on his blog:

http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2011/09/kirby-inking-kirby.html

The Stronghold of Dr. Strange! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein [as R Berns]
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Marty Epp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Doctor Strange [Carlo Strange] (introduction); Carla Strange (introduction); Nikita Khrushchev (cameo)
Synopsis:
An imprisoned criminal scientist takes control of Iron Man in order to free himself. He threatens to blow up the world unless he is made world ruler. Iron Man stops him by shorting out his power and is helped by the villain's conscience-stricken daughter.
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Music Master (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-804

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Joe; Gus; Angelo
Synopsis:
A struggling band takes on a poor but talented young harp player who turns out to be a young angel studying on Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Sorcerer's Spell (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
King Hapwell; General Kozar
Synopsis:
A wicked general plots the overthrow of his king, but is too afraid to try. He forces a gypsy sorceror to enchant him to remove his fear, and the man agrees, turning him into a toy soldier.
Reprints:

The End of the Universe! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
In the year 3000 a faster than light space ship is developed to take man to the very end of the universe. Since the scientists think the chances of returning are slim, they choose a pilot with an unhappy life of no family, friends, or job who doesn't really care if he can return as long as he learns the secret of the universe. He makes it all the way to the end and the ship actually does return to Earth, but when they bring out the pilot all he can repeat over and over is "I know!" The scientists realize they must abandon their quest since the pilot's mind has snapped with his realization, but observe that at least he has finally gained some measure of happiness.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Stronghold of Dr. Strange!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. The Stronghold of Dr. Strange!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. Music Master
  4. 3. The Sorcerer's Spell
  5. 4. The End of the Universe!
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