(June 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 March 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


["Iron Man, you've blundered into the Red Barbarian's Trap! This..."] (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]; the Red Barbarian
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

Trapped by the Red Barbarian (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein [as R. Berns] (script)
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
E. Thomas
Job Number:
X-187

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; the Red Barbarian (introduction); the Actor (introduction)
Synopsis:
A Soviet spymaster sends a master of disguise to steal the design of Tony Stark's latest weapon. The Actor steals the plans and learns Iron Man's secret identity, but Iron Man regains the plans and tricks the communists into killing their own agent.
Reprints:

Discovery (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[K-479]

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Chauncey; Zeke; Muscles Magee
Synopsis:
A scrawny man is given a magic candy bar that confers great strength, but he discovers that he already posesses more strength than he suspects.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

I Speak of the Haunted House! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-181

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Rodney; Smith
Synopsis:
Two friends make a bet about the existence of ghosts in a haunted house. The doubting friend thinks he saw no ghosts, but the house itself is a ghost.
Reprints:

Escape into Space (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Matt Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-188

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Conrad Zeno
Synopsis:
A convict believes that he escaped his captors on a strange planet, but the plan all along was for him to serve his sentence there, thinking that he is free.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Iron Man, you've blundered into the Red Barbarian's Trap! This..."]
    Iron Man
  2. 1. Trapped by the Red Barbarian
    Iron Man
  3. 2. Discovery
  4. 3. I Speak of the Haunted House!
  5. 4. Escape into Space
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