(July 1963)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1963-04-09
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

Issue Notes

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

Distributed to newsstands in April 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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

Kala, Queen of the Netherworld! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Either betray your world, Iron Man, or I will slay your friends!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Kala; Jim; Evans
Reprints

Kala, Queen of the Netherworld! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein (script) [as R Berns]
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-216
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Entering our Netherworld was the mistake of your life, Iron Man!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Kala (introduction); General Baxu (introduction); Jim; Evans
Synopsis
Stark is abducted by the queen of an underground kingdom to help her invade the surface. As Iron Man, Stark shows her that she would rapidly age on the surface, convincing her to call off the invasion.
Reprints
Keywords
Netherworld

Indexer Notes

Kala next appears in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #127 (October 1972).

The Journey (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[F-890]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It didn't take much for Harry to turn blue.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Harry; Al
Synopsis
A man finds out that he keeps turning blue because he is really an alien from a planet of blue people.
Reprints
Keywords
Astronomer's Club

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

You Can't Change the Past! (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-218
First Line of Dialogue or Text
He told me that I must never dare go into the past, but I thought he was a fool!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Simon Stanley; Jukes
Synopsis
A scientist creates a time machine just to prove that it can be done, but never plans to use it, since he knows that it would be too dangerous to attempt to alter the past. His assistant, however, is envious of the fame such a journey would bring and so clouts the scientist on the jaw and takes off in the machine, only to find himself stuck in the past rendered insubstantial by fate like a ghost unable to affect anything.
Reprints
Keywords
time travel

I Was A Victim of Venus! (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
Tom Foral

Job Number
X-217
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The year is 2005 and by now interplanetary hops are pretty routine!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dirk Morgan; Siblus Sladd
Synopsis
A criminal steals a valuable diamond from Venus, but it is irradiated and makes him sick. He needs to steal the money to pay a doctor, but when he choses a target at random he kills the only doctor who could cure him.
Reprints
Keywords
diamond horn; Venus

Indexer Notes

Set in 2005.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Kala, Queen of the Netherworld!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. Kala, Queen of the Netherworld!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. The Journey
  4. 3. You Can't Change the Past!
  5. 4. I Was A Victim of Venus!
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