(September 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 June 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements and is the first issue of Tales of Suspense without text pages.

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


The Icy Fingers of Jack Frost (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (Iron Man); Steve Ditko ?; Don Heck ?
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Jack Frost [Gregor Shapanka]; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (30 August 2006). Iron Man figure statted from splash page of the Iron Man story in issue #43 (July 1963).

The Icy Fingers of Jack Frost! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein [as R. Berns] (script)
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-347

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Jack Frost [Gregor Shapanka] (introduction, origin, later called Blizzard); Happy Hogan (introduction); Pepper Potts (introduction)
Synopsis:
A washed up boxer saves Stark's life, and he hires him as a chauffeur. Meanwhile, a scientist fired by Stark creates a suit that gives him the power to freeze whatever is near him. He attacks Stark and Iron Man stops him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Happy Hogan is based on pro wrestler-turned-actor Nat Pendleton; Pepper Potts is based on actress Ann B. Davis. [per Henry Kujawa]

Another Big One from Marvel! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Advertises the Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #1 (September 1963). Printed between the pages of the Iron Man story.

Marvel Comics Group Ushers in the Marvel Age of Comics! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers (Fantastic Four Annual); Unknown (Strange Tales Annual and X-Men)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Advertises Fantastic Four Annual (Marval, 1963 series) #1 (1963), Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 series) #2 (1963) and the launch of the X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series). Printed between the Iron Man story and the back-up story.

I Come From Far Centaurus! (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-366

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Victor Farrington
Synopsis:
A greedy man is delighted when an alien shows that he will be rich, but he is sentenced to exile for fraud, and imprisoned on an asteroid where his money is useless.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Icy Fingers of Jack Frost
    Iron Man
  2. 1. The Icy Fingers of Jack Frost!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. Another Big One from Marvel!
    The Avengers
  4. 3. Marvel Comics Group Ushers in the Marvel Age of Comics!
  5. 4. I Come From Far Centaurus!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Henry R. Kujawa