(March 1963)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1962-12-10
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
MC
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

The on-sale date is from Marvel's press release as published in "The Comic Reader" #13. The date matches the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.


Iron Man! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

Iron Man Is Born! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-51
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark] (introduction, origin); Wong-Chu (villain, introduction); Professor Yinsen (introduction, death)
Synopsis
Playboy industrialist and weapons designer Tony Stark is injured in Vietnam and captured by communists. While pretending to build a weapon for his captors he builds a suit of battle armor to keep his injured heart beating and uses it to escape and beat the communist commander.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is the first Iron Man story.

The Treasure (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[G-980]
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tommy Miller; Mr. Miller; Mrs. Miller; Wish
Synopsis
A sick boy takes comfort from a stray dog that grants wishes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Last Rocket! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Gene Colan
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway

Job Number
X-52
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Adam; Eve
Synopsis
When the sun starts dieing humanity goes into space, except for two nature lovers. Just as the last rocket leaves a new sun flares to life, and the two remaining humans, Adam and Eve, rename the planet Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is a retelling of "I Am the Last Man on Earth!" drawn by Don Heck in Strange Worlds (Marvel, 1958 series) #1 (December 1958). Script and letters credits from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

Gundar! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Gundar
Synopsis
A shipwrecked man finds cursed viking ghosts on an island, and his descent from the captain that cursed them releases them.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Iron Man!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. Iron Man Is Born!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. The Treasure
  4. 3. The Last Rocket!
  5. 4. Gundar!
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