(August 1963)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1963-05-09
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 May 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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

The Mad Pharoah! (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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Cleopatra VII
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The unaltered version of this cover was used on Creepy Worlds #68.

Pharaoh misspelled as "pharoah" on the cover (and throughout the story).

The Mad Pharoah! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Job Number
X-229
First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is incredible!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Mad Pharoah [sic] [Hatap] (introduction); Cleopatra VII; Paul (archeologist)
Synopsis
After waking up from a 2000 years long sleep, Hatap, the Mad Pharoah [sic], brings Tony Stark in the past to resume his war against Cleopatra. Stark helps Cleopatra defeat Hatap as Iron Man.
Reprints
Keywords
Egypt; time travel

Indexer Notes

Pharaoh misspelled as "pharoah" throughout the story (and on the cover).

The Tree (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
K-435
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Living far out in the country was going to be a lot of fun, young Wally decided.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Wally Hadley; Mr. Hadley; Mrs. Hadley
Synopsis
When a family moves to a house in the country their son finds a gnarled little tree on their land that grants wishes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

One of Us Must Die! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Larry Lieber
Inks
Paul Reinman [as P. Reinman]
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek [as A. Simek]

Job Number
X-312
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've had to make lots of tough decisions since I became a space jockey, but the...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Darius Wentworth
Synopsis
When a space passenger yacht is damaged, one of the passengers must be sacrificed for the others to survive. The captain lies in order to discover which is the most selfish and trick that person into making the sacrifice.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Perhaps with an oxygen shortage the captain shouldn't be smoking a pipe.

I Come From the Sky! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-313
First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the startling tale of a man who almost became a god!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Serge Plotski
Synopsis
A communist agent in Africa is supplying guns and explosives to tribesmen to encourage uprisings. When flying his plane to another group, he gets struck by lightning and ditches his plane near an unknown tribe. These natives are like the ones in King Kong who have built a huge wall to keep out some horrible beast. The agent uses his lighter and last bullet to convince them he is a sky-god, but they deposit him outside the wall, alone and unarmed, with instructions to use his divine powers to defeat their huge beast.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mad Pharoah!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. The Mad Pharoah!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. The Tree
  4. 3. One of Us Must Die!
  5. 4. I Come From the Sky!
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