(April 1963)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1963-01-10
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

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing.

Distributed to newstands in January 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
His size alone does not worry me! But...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Gargantus
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Iron Man versus Gargantus! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein [as R. Berns] (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
John Duffy [as Duffi]

Job Number
X-131
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Gargantus (introduction, origin); aliens; Marion
Synopsis
Tony takes his newest date, Marion, to the circus. When the wild animals escape, he rounds them up as Iron Man. His grey armor scares the onlookers. Marion suggests that a golden metal might make him look more heroic. A golden Iron Man then battles Gargantus, who turns out to be a mighty robot built by aliens. Iron Man defeats Gargantus by hurling three magnets at him. The magnets float around the robot, ripping its body to pieces. Iron Man then throws the magnets at a flying saucer he just spotted. The aliens flee and, next day, Tony has another date with Marion.
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Indexer Notes

Duffy credit per Nick Caputo. George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index incorectly credts Jon D'Agostino.

Wrong Number (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
H-721
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Joey Doakes; Phil Turner
Synopsis
An ordinary man realizes that he is really a medieval knight.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. The first page of this story is printed between the pages of the Iron Man story, while the second is printed between the two back-up stories. The last page is split with the statement of ownership.

Work of Art! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Larry Lieber
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Vivian Berg

Job Number
X-132
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Frans Ridderkerk; Henrick Rammp
Synopsis
An unsuccessful artist tries to force a new painter to show him how to paint lifelike pictures. The painter is a sorcerer, and traps the artist in one of his paintings, the secret to his realism.
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Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 and June 11, 1960 (74 Stat. 208) (Table of Contents: 4)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average sales per issue October 1961–September 1962 (issues #26–36), despite monthly cover dates): 126,140. This shares the last page of "Wrong Number".

Prophet of Doom! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-817
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A man from the future arrives in the present day in order to set himself up as ruler. He attempts to extort 100 million dollars from the Secretary General of the United Nations only to be shocked when the Secretary reveals that he too is from the future and that there are agents planted in every era in order to apprehend criminals who may attempt to alter the course of events.
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Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["His size alone does not worry me! But..."]
    Iron Man
  2. 1. Iron Man versus Gargantus!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. Wrong Number
  4. 3. Work of Art!
  5. 4. Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 and June 11, 1960 (74 Stat. 208)
  6. 5. Prophet of Doom!
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