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

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


The Mysterious Melter! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; the Melter [Bruno Horgan]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (30 August 2006); the original indexer credited Dick Ayers.

Iron Man Battles the Melter! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-448

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; the Melter [Bruno Horgan] (introduction, origin); Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan
Synopsis:
A former competitor of Tony Stark becomes the Melter and sabotages one of his plants. Iron Man tries to defend it but must flee before the Melter. He defeats him by constructing an aluminum suit that he cannot melt.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Aluminum actually has a significantly lower melting point than iron.

The Green Man (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[A-189]

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Barney
Synopsis:
A former pilot can't get anyone to believe his story about the fatal radium poisoning he picked up from an alien, and so keeps spreading it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Shock! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
George Roussos [as G. Bell]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A radar operator turns off Earth's defenses when alien raiders offer him the most beautiful woman in the universe, but he finds out too late that she is only beautiful to them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is a retelling of "The Coming of the Krills" by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko from Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series) #8 (January 1962). Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Mysterious Melter!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. Iron Man Battles the Melter!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. The Green Man
  4. 3. Shock!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Henry R. Kujawa