(February 1964)

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 November 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements and is the second issue of Tales of Suspense without text pages.

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


The Mandarin! (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]; Mandarin
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

The Hands of the Mandarin! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Holloway

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Mandarin (villain, introduction); Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan; Bill
Synopsis:
The Pentagon sends Iron Man into red China to get information on the Mandarin, an evil scientist feared even by the Communist regime. Iron Man struggles to overcome the Mandarin's powerful rings and martial arts, but he escapes his castle.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In this story Pepper gets a makeover and is consequently redrawn as a more attractive woman.

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advertises Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #9 (February 1964). Printed between the pages of the Iron Man story.

Them! (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:
Sam Rosen [as S. Rosen]
Job Number:
X-535

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Adam Bentley; Larry Lieber
Synopsis:
A man frantically tries to convince passersby that he is being chased by storybook characters. He is arrested by the police, but disappears from his jail cell, as he himself is a fictional character created by Larry Lieber.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Info from St├ęphane Petit via the GCD Error Report (September 28, 2009).

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advertises Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #23 (February 1964).

Journey's End! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Watcher / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-526

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Watcher [Uatu] (narrator); Wilbur Weems; Sally
Synopsis:
A meek and lonely space pilot volunteers for a suicide mission to investigate a strange cosmic cloud. The cloud hides a utopian planet, whose inhabitants only want humans brave enough to face the unknown to visit them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit is from the reprint in Marvel Collectors' Item Classics #5.(Checked by Merlin Haas from that issue, October 1, 2009.)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Mandarin!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. The Hands of the Mandarin!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. Another Marvel Masterpiece
  4. 3. Them!
  5. 4. Another Marvel Masterpiece
  6. 5. Journey's End!
    Tales of the Watcher
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