(October 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

This issue has variants.

Distributed to newstands in July 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Crimson Dynamo! (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]; Crimson Dynamo [Anton Vanko]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

Iron Man Faces the Crimson Dynamo! (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:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-411

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Crimson Dynamo [Anton Vanko] (introduction, origin); Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev; Happy Hogan; Pepper Potts
Synopsis:
Khrushchev sends the Crimson Dynamo in the United States to "wreck Stark's project and get rid of Iron Man". Iron Man defeats the Crimson Dynamo and convinces him to defect.
Reprints:

The Utopia (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[K-188]

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Bob Winkle; Fred Dunn
Synopsis:
Two old friends deceive each other about their own success, until a dream of a heavenly restaurant teaches them the importance of honesty.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Gargoyles (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Holloway

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A man discovers a race of creatures that come up from below ground that the African natives base their wood carvings upon. Since they keep their presence secret, the man worries they mean humanity harm, but everyone he speaks to refuses to believe his fantastic tale. Finally, an African expert agrees to listen to his story, but convinces the man he is imagining things. After he leaves the expert's office, the expert is shown removing a rubber mask revealing him as one of the gargoyles.
Reprints:

Mr. Flubb's Flashlight (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Sol Brodsky
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Fenwick Flubb
Synopsis:
A lazy and incompetent reporter saves a stranger's life. When he's offered a flashlight as a reward he is offended and turns it down, so the stranger uses the light (a transporter) to return to Alpha Centauri.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Crimson Dynamo!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. Iron Man Faces the Crimson Dynamo!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. The Utopia
  4. 3. The Gargoyles
  5. 4. Mr. Flubb's Flashlight
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