(March 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 December 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Scarecrow! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Scarecrow
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

The Sinister Scarecrow! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Scarecrow [Ebenezer Laughton, stage name "Uncanny Umberto"] (introduction, origin); Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan; Veronica Vogue
Synopsis:
A contortionist becomes the Scarecrow and steals some plans from Tony Stark to sell them to Cuba. Iron Man follows the Scarecrow and steals back the plans.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Scarecrow next appears in a cameo in Fantastic Four Annual (Marvel, 1963 series) #4 (1965) before appearing in X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #22 (July 1966).

The Recipe (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-338

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Josie
Synopsis:
A tomboyish girl tries out cooking to appease her mother, but accidentally cooks a witch's brew, totally inappropriate for a fairy like her.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Green Thing! (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-564

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A psychic alien plant lands on Earth and torments a human to prove its power, but it is eaten by a crow.
Reprints:

The Primitive! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Watcher / 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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Watcher [Uatu] (narrator); Vince Harding; Paul Harding
Synopsis:
A space explorer finally gives up his quest to find a more advanced species, not knowing that the primitives he found were more advanced, until they invented the cobalt bomb.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Scarecrow!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. The Sinister Scarecrow!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. The Recipe
  4. 3. The Green Thing!
  5. 4. The Primitive!
    Tales of the Watcher
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