(September 1963)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1963-06-11
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 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 newsstands in June 1963. This issue includes 9 pages of paid advertisements and is the first issue of Tales of Suspense without text pages.

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


The Icy Fingers of Jack Frost (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (Iron Man); Steve Ditko ?; Don Heck ?
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once I seal you within my unbreakable cube of ice, even your strength will be...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Jack Frost [Gregor Shapanka]; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (30 August 2006). Iron Man figure statted from splash page of the Iron Man story in issue #43 (July 1963).

The Icy Fingers of Jack Frost! (Table of Contents: 1)

Iron Man / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-347
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, Iron Man!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Jack Frost [Gregor Shapanka] (introduction, origin, later called Blizzard); Happy Hogan (introduction); Pepper Potts (introduction)
Synopsis
A washed up boxer saves Stark's life, and he hires him as a chauffeur. Meanwhile, a scientist fired by Stark creates a suit that gives him the power to freeze whatever is near him. He attacks Stark and Iron Man stops him.
Reprints
Keywords
Indianapolis

Indexer Notes

Happy Hogan is based on pro wrestler-turned-actor Nat Pendleton; Pepper Potts is based on actress Ann B. Davis. [per Henry Kujawa]

Another Big One from Marvel! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Marvel Comics Group Ushers in the Marvel Age of Comics! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

I Come From Far Centaurus! (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-366
First Line of Dialogue or Text
My home is on far Centaurus...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Victor Farrington
Synopsis
A greedy man is delighted when an alien shows that he will be rich, but he is sentenced to exile for fraud, and imprisoned on an asteroid where his money is useless.
Reprints
Keywords
time sphere
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Icy Fingers of Jack Frost
    Iron Man
  2. 1. The Icy Fingers of Jack Frost!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. Another Big One from Marvel!
    The Avengers
  4. 3. Marvel Comics Group Ushers in the Marvel Age of Comics!
  5. 4. I Come From Far Centaurus!
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