(May 1963)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1963-02-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

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

This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.


The Painter of a Thousand Perils (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing (image); Invisible Girl (image); Mister Fantastic (image); The Painter [Wilhelm Van Vile]
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The Painter of a Thousand Perils! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Human Torch / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein [as R. Berns] (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Job Number
X-145
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Painter [Wilhelm Van Vile] (introduction); "Scar" Tobin; Scar's Gang [Nick; Sam; Eddie]; Mister Fantastic (image); Invisible Girl (image); Thing (image); Wizard (flashback); Zemu (flashback)
Synopsis
A counterfeiter caught by the Human Torch finds magic paints and uses them to escape from prison and strike back at the Torch. The Torch realizes what is happening and uses the magic paints to fool the Painter and defeat him.
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Indexer Notes

Kirby draws one of the henchmen in the Iron Man story in this month's Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #41 (May 1963) with the same face as Scar Tobin.

The Heat's On (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Heck; ? (illustrations)
Inks
Don Heck; ? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
H-366
Genre
science fiction
Characters
John Tyler; Mary Tyler; Bobby Tyler
Synopsis
When a young boy builds a fan to help his family get through a heat wave it brings down the flying saucer that caused the heat.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Heck credit from the entry for Journey Into Mystery #44.

The Silent Giant (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
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-146
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Ben
Synopsis
An old hermit becomes enraged that the nearby redwood tree will outlive him, but when he dies the tree transforms its friend into an immortal redwood too.
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The Iron Warrior (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Ray Holloway

Job Number
X-147
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Merlin; King Arthur; Black Knight (animated suit of armor); Sir Mogard
Synopsis
A knight of King Arthur's court resents the favor shown Merlin and so challenges him to a battle. Merlin's champion, a black knight, wins the competition. The envious knight still sneers at Merlin and claims he has no true magic powers, but Merlin makes a mystic pass and the empty suit of armor falls in pieces upon the ground.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Painter of a Thousand Perils
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. The Painter of a Thousand Perils!
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. The Heat's On
  4. 3. The Silent Giant
  5. 4. The Iron Warrior
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