(August 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

This issue has variants.

Distributed to newstands in May 1964. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Uncanny Unicorn! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Unicorn [Milos Masaryk]; Pepper Potts
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

The Uncanny Unicorn! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-716

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Unicorn [Milos Masaryk] (introduction, origin); Happy Hogan; Pepper Potts; Avengers [Thor [Donald Blake] (cameo); Giant-Man [Hank Pym] (cameo); Wasp [Janet van Dyne] (cameo)]; Crimson Dynamo [Anton Vanko] (flashback)
Synopsis:
A Soviet agent with high-tech armor comes to the US to capture Iron Man. He kidnaps Pepper and injures Happy to draw Iron Man out, and then threatens to blow up Stark's factory unless Iron Man comes with him. Iron Man boards Unicorn's plane, but then destroys it, though the Unicorn escapes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Unicorn next appears in a cameo in Fantastic Four Annual (Marvel, 1963 series) #3 (1965), before appearing in X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #22 (July 1966).

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Advertises Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #123 (August 1964) and Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #58 (August 1964). Printed between the pages of the Iron Man story.

Pouf! (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-542

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Charlie Smith; Will
Synopsis:
A boy stumbles across a secret disintegrating formula stolen from a government lab.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Printed between the Iron Man story and the Tales of the Watcher story. Continues from last issue.

The Watcher's Sacrifice! (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 George Bell]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-714

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Watcher [Uatu]; Queen Kalthea; Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards (cameo); Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Human Torch [Johnny Storm] (cameo)]
Synopsis:
The Watcher falls in love with a courageous alien queen, but his duty forces him to leave her.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Uncanny Unicorn!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. The Uncanny Unicorn!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
  4. 3. Pouf!
  5. 4. The Watcher's Sacrifice!
    Tales of the Watcher
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