(June 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 March 1964. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Mandarin's Revenge! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

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

Indexer Notes

Letters credits from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

The Mandarin's Revenge! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-672

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Mandarin; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan
Synopsis:
Tony's observer missiles have failed in Viet Nam. So, he goes to investigate, wich leads him to the Mandarin. He attacks the Mandarin's castle, but he is captured.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Mandarin last appears in issue #50 (February 1964). This story continues next issue.

Secret Mission (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
H-487

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Ezra Bolton; Prof. Carmichael; Prof. Greever
Synopsis:
A bookkeeper dreams that he is a government agent hunting a mad scientist with a destructive sound device.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence inclusion due to David Postle via the GCD Error List (27 February 2007). The first page is printed between the pages of the Iron Man story, while the second page is printed between the back-up story and Tales of the Watcher story. The last page is split with a promo.

Skrang Strikes Tonight! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot), Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-656

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Skrang; Miss Hotchkiss
Synopsis:
An invincible alien invader has weapons that can disable all Earth's armed forces, but he is frightened off when he see's an old lady's fox-fur collar, since his people have never been able to beat a fox-like alien race, and he thinks that the humans have beat and skinned them.
Reprints:

Now on Sale! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advertises Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #5 (May 1964). This shares the last page of "Secret Mission".

Hands Off! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot), Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-634

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Watcher [Uatu]
Synopsis:
The Watcher is tempted to break his vow of non-interference, but sees that it is for the best to obey.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Mandarin's Revenge!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. The Mandarin's Revenge!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. Secret Mission
  4. 3. Skrang Strikes Tonight!
  5. 4. Now on Sale!
  6. 5. Hands Off!
    Tales of the Watcher
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