(September 1963)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
On-sale date:
1963-07-02
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Bard Publishing Corp.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
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.

The on-sale date matches the front-cover stamp on a copy owned by an earlier indexer (Bruno Andreacchi).

Keywords:
World War II

Midnight on Massacre Mountain! (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Fury / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sergeant Nick Fury; the Howling Commandos [Corporal Dum Dum Dugan; Dino Manelli; Jonathan Juniper; Robert Ralston [Rebel Ralston]; Izzy Cohen; Gabe Jones]
Reprints:
Keywords:
World War II

Indexer Notes

Conflicting credits; Steve Ditko per (Bob Bailey, 2005-03-19 & Nick Caputo 2006-08-31); Jack Kirby (Nick Caputo, 2005-01-05) (Per Sandell ed.) // Inker comment by Bob Bailey: While he was not well known for doing war comics Ditko did do a few. If you compare the inking on the cover to Sgt Fury #14 which was inked by Ditko over Ayers (or any of his other Kirby-Ditko collaborations i.e FF 14 cover, FF 13 interior) you get the same effect in the muscles, clothing, sand, water and Dum-Dum's hand. Also Nick Fury's rounded shoulder and facial wrinkles are definite Ditko.

Per Caputo: I've read Bob Bailey's comments about Ditko being the inker for this cover,and I have to admit that I suspected him as well, although I'm not entirely convinced. There were times that Ditko basically went over Kirby's lines instead of embellishing them, as he usually did (A Giant-Man story and Strange Tales Annual 2 are two instances), so its possible the sparse line I see in Kirby's inking may be Ditko following the lines.

Chris Boyko: Steve Ditko (in litt., 18 Oct. 2014) states he did not do the inks on this cover and also does not think it to be the work of Dick Ayers.

Original indexer credited Dick Ayers.

Midnight On Massacre Mountain! (Table of Contents: 1)

Sgt. Fury / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sergeant Nick Fury; the Howling Commandos [Corporal Dum Dum Dugan; Robert Ralston [Rebel Ralston]; Jonathan Juniper; Gabe Jones; Izzy Cohen; Dino Manelli]; Captain Happy Sam Sawyer; Sergeant Bull McGiveney (unnamed, introduction); Major Reed Richards; General Curtis (introduction); Hans Schmidt (mostly as Hank Smith, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Fury and his Commandos are ordered in Italy where an army divison is bottled up behind Massacre Mountain.
Reprints:
Keywords:
World War II

Don't Miss Another Big One from Marvel! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

The Avengers / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

72 big pages (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Fantastic Four; Strange Tales / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

America's World War II Shopping List! (Table of Contents: 4)

Sgt. Fury / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-396

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sgt. Fury
Synopsis:
Explains the dollar cost for various pieces of equipment during World War II.
Reprints:
Keywords:
World War II

Indexer Notes

credits per Nick Caputo, March 2013.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Midnight on Massacre Mountain!
    Sgt. Fury
  2. 1. Midnight On Massacre Mountain!
    Sgt. Fury
  3. 2. Don't Miss Another Big One from Marvel!
    The Avengers
  4. 3. 72 big pages
    Fantastic Four; Strange Tales
  5. 4. America's World War II Shopping List!
    Sgt. Fury
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Bob Bailey
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Tony R. Rose
  • R. S. Martin
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Klein
  • Carl Gafford
  • Max Capp
  • Mike Nielsen