(August 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 May 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Mad Pharoah! (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]; Cleopatra VII
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The unaltered version of this cover was used on Creepy Worlds #68.

The Mad Pharoah! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein (script) [as R. Berns]
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-229

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Mad Pharoah [Hatap] (introduction); Cleopatra VII; Paul (archeologist)
Synopsis:
After waking up from a 2000 years long sleep, Hatap, the Mad Pharoah, brings Tony Stark in the past to resume his war against Cleopatra. Stark helps Cleopatra defeat Hatap as Iron Man.
Reprints:

The Tree (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-435

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Wally Hadley
Synopsis:
When a family moves to a house in the country their son finds a gnarled little tree on their land that grants wishes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

One of Us Must Die! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-312

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Darius Wentworth
Synopsis:
When a space passenger yacht is damaged, one of the passengers must be sacrificed for the others to survive. The captain lies in order to discover which is the most selfish and trick that person into making the sacrifice.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Perhaps with an oxygen shortage the captain shouldn't be smoking a pipe.

I Come From the Sky! (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-313

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Serge Plotski
Synopsis:
A communist agent in Africa is supplying guns and explosives to tribesmen to encourage uprisings. When flying his plane to another group, he gets struck by lightning and ditches his plane near an unknown tribe. These natives are like the ones in King Kong who have built a huge wall to keep out some horrible beast. The agent uses his lighter and last bullet to convince them he is a sky-god, but they deposit him outside the wall, alone and unarmed, with instructions to use his divine powers to defeat their huge beast.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Mad Pharoah!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. The Mad Pharoah!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. The Tree
  4. 3. One of Us Must Die!
  5. 4. I Come From the Sky!
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