(January 1971)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly except August, semi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Spy-Master!! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Sal Buscema
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jean Izzo; Morrie Kuramoto

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Jasper Sitwell; Nick Fury (impersonated)

Their Mission: Destroy Stark Industries!! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Allyn Brodsky
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jean Izzo

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; The Spymaster; Espionage Elite [Number One [Marya Penskiyov]; Samson Washington; Farley London; Godfried Herter; Roger Philips] (first appearance; villains); Nick Fury (impersonated by the Spymaster?); Thor (cameo, flashback); Hulk (cameo, flashback); Ant-Man (cameo, flashback); Giant-Man (cameo, flashback); The Wasp (cameo, flashback); Captain America (cameo, flashback); Quicksilver (cameo, flashback); Scarlet Witch (cameo, flashback); Dr. Doom (cameo, flashback); Mole Man (cameo, flashback); Controller (cameo, flashback); Monster-Master (cameo, flashback); Myrmidon (cameo, flashback); Jasper Sitwell; Kevin O'Brien
Synopsis:
Tony Stark reflects on his past experiences fighting villains and serving as an Avenger. Meanwhile the Spymaster and his Espionage Elite are infiltrating Stark Industries and Stark is lured into an ambush.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Espionage Elite is supposed to be designated by numbers, but the only one whose number is matched to a name is Number One.

Tellin' It Like It Was, Is, and Oughtta Be! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?; Stan Lee
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes Stan Lee's Soapbox and promo with covers from The Mighty Thor and Captain America.

["IRON MAN #27 was a big step in the right direction."] (Table of Contents)

Sock It to Shell-Head / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from J.J. Friel; Paul De Pastine; Peter Rothe; and Lester G. Boutillier. Bottom third of second page is promo for Avengers #83 introducing The Valkyrie. First page includes one illustration.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Spy-Master!!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. Their Mission: Destroy Stark Industries!!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. Tellin' It Like It Was, Is, and Oughtta Be!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. ["IRON MAN #27 was a big step in the right direction."]
    Sock It to Shell-Head
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