(June 1963)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1963-03-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
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 U. S. Copyright Office filings.

Distributed to newstands in March 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
Iron Man, you've blundered into the Red Barbarian's Trap! This...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; the Red Barbarian
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

Trapped by the Red Barbarian (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein [as R. Berns] (script)
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
E. Thomas

Job Number
X-187
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Gregori; Vukov; The Red Barbarian (introduction); The Actor [Sir Reginald] (introduction)
Synopsis
A Soviet spymaster sends a master of disguise to steal the design of Tony Stark's latest weapon. The Actor steals the plans and learns Iron Man's secret identity, but Iron Man regains the plans and tricks the communists into killing their own agent.
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Keywords
General; Russians Comrades; US Army

Discovery (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely
Inks
Joe Maneely
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[K-479]
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Chauncey; Zeke; Muscles Magee
Synopsis
A scrawny man is given a magic candy bar that confers great strength, but he discovers that he already posesses more strength than he suspects.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

I Speak of the Haunted House! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-181
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Rodney; Smith
Synopsis
Two friends make a bet about the existence of ghosts in a haunted house. The doubting friend thinks he saw no ghosts, but the house itself is a ghost.
Reprints

Escape into Space (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Larry Lieber
Inks
Matt Fox
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-188
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Conrad Zeno
Synopsis
A convict believes that he escaped his captors on a strange planet, but the plan all along was for him to serve his sentence there, thinking that he is free.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Iron Man, you've blundered into the Red Barbarian's Trap! This..."]
    Iron Man
  2. 1. Trapped by the Red Barbarian
    Iron Man
  3. 2. Discovery
  4. 3. I Speak of the Haunted House!
  5. 4. Escape into Space
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