(October 1963)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1963-07-09
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
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

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

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

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


The Crimson Dynamo! (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
It is time for Anthony Stark to become Iron Man once again!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Crimson Dynamo [Anton Vanko]
Reprints
Keywords
rocket

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

Iron Man Faces the Crimson Dynamo! (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
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-411
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The rocket isn't falling naturally!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Crimson Dynamo [Anton Vanko] (introduction, origin); Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev; Happy Hogan; Pepper Potts
Synopsis
Khrushchev sends the Crimson Dynamo to the United States to "wreck Stark's project and get rid of Iron Man." Iron Man defeats the Crimson Dynamo and convinces him to defect.
Reprints
Keywords
Russia

The Utopia (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely [as M.]
Inks
Joe Maneely [as M.]
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[K-188]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Every year Bob Winkle and Fred Dunn met for lunch in the city.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Bob Winkle; Fred Dunn
Synopsis
Two old friends deceive each other about their own success, until a dream of a heavenly restaurant teaches them the importance of honesty.
Reprints
Keywords
The Utopia (restaurant)

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Gargoyles (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He knew he had to warn the world about the gargoyles!
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man discovers a race of creatures that come up from below ground that the African natives base their wood carvings upon. Since they keep their presence secret, the man worries they mean humanity harm, but everyone he speaks to refuses to believe his fantastic tale. Finally, an African expert agrees to listen to his story, but convinces the man he is imagining things. After he leaves the expert's office, the expert is shown removing a rubber mask revealing him as one of the gargoyles.
Reprints
Keywords
Africa

Mr. Flubb's Flashlight (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Sol Brodsky
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen [as S. Rosen]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When is a flashlight not a flashlight??
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Fenwick Flubb
Synopsis
A lazy and incompetent reporter saves a stranger's life. When he's offered a flashlight as a reward he is offended and turns it down, so the stranger uses the light (a transporter) to return to Alpha Centauri.
Reprints
Keywords
New York
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Crimson Dynamo!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. Iron Man Faces the Crimson Dynamo!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. The Utopia
  4. 3. The Gargoyles
  5. 4. Mr. Flubb's Flashlight
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