(July 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 April 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


Kala, Queen of the Netherworld! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Kala; Jim; Evans
Reprints:

Kala, Queen of the Netherworld! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein (script) [as R Berns]
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-216

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Kala (introduction); General Baxu (introduction); Jim; Evans
Synopsis:
Stark is abducted by the queen of an underground kingdom to help her invade the surface. As Iron Man, Stark shows her that she would rapidly age on the surface, convincing her to call off the invasion.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Kala next appears in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #127 (October 1972).

The Journey (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[F-890]

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Harry
Synopsis:
A man finds out that he keeps turning blue because he is really an alien from a planet of blue people.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

You Can't Change the Past! (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-218

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Simon Stanley; Jukes
Synopsis:
A scientist creates a time machine just to prove that it can be done, but never plans to use it, since he knows that it would be too dangerous to attempt to alter the past. His assistant, however, is envious of the fame such a journey would bring and so clouts the scientist on the jaw and takes off in the machine, only to find himself stuck in the past rendered insubstantial by fate like a ghost unable to affect anything.
Reprints:

I Was A Victim of Venus! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Matt Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Foral
Job Number:
X-217

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dirk Morgan; Siblus Slaad
Synopsis:
A criminal steals a valuable diamond from Venus, but it is irradiated and makes him sick. He needs to steal the money to pay a doctor, but when he choses a target at random he kills the only doctor who could cure him.
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Indexer Notes

Set in 2005.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Kala, Queen of the Netherworld!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. Kala, Queen of the Netherworld!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. The Journey
  4. 3. You Can't Change the Past!
  5. 4. I Was A Victim of Venus!
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