(April 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 January 1964. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Crimson Dynamo Strikes Again! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Crimson Dynamo [Boris Turgenev]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanoff]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (30 August 2006); the original indexer credited George Roussos. Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

The Crimson Dynamo Strikes Again! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Don Rico [as N. Korok] (script)
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Crimson Dynamo [Boris Turgenev] (introduction); Black Widow [Natasha Romanoff] (introduction); Dr. Anton Vanko; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan
Synopsis:
The Black Widow and Boris are sent to America to kill Anton Vanko, the Crimson Dynamo, for defecting to America. They are also tasked with killing both Iron Man and Tony Stark.
Reprints:

The Magician (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[G-719]

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Howard; Uncle Bart
Synopsis:
A TV studio page and aspiring magician gets a lucky break when he meets a real sorcerer time traveling from the past.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continues in next issue.

The Seance! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Holloway

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Great Kamir; Hugo; Mrs. Wentworth
Synopsis:
A fake medium uses special effects to simulate supernatural powers, but he is taken into the spirit world by real ghosts as punishment.
Reprints:

Two More Triumphs for Marvel..! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.8 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby (original covers)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advertises Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #4 (March 1964) and X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #4 (March 1964). This shares a page with the statement of ownership.

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average monthly paid circulation/print run October 1962–September 1963 (issues #37–48): 188,245/318,952. Paid circulation/print run for issue #48: 189,110/315,053. This shares the page with the promo.

The Failure! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Watcher [Uatu] (narrator); Kenn Bentley; Valeria Reynolds
Synopsis:
The Earth of the future is overwhelmingly materialistic, except for one idealistic young man and his lover. They are abducted by aliens, who have determined that he is the best suited to be absolute ruler of their empire.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is the last general science fiction story narrated by the Watcher in Tales of Suspense, future issues feature stories about the Watcher himself.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Crimson Dynamo Strikes Again!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. The Crimson Dynamo Strikes Again!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. The Magician
  4. 3. The Seance!
  5. 4. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
  6. 5. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  7. 6. The Failure!
    Tales of the Watcher
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Bob Bailey
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood
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