(November 1963)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1963-08-08
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 newstands in August 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Mysterious Melter! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; the Melter [Bruno Horgan]
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Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (30 August 2006); the original indexer credited Dick Ayers.

Iron Man Battles the Melter! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-448
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; the Melter [Bruno Horgan] (introduction, origin); Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan
Synopsis
A former competitor of Tony Stark becomes the Melter and sabotages one of his plants. Iron Man tries to defend it but must flee before the Melter. He defeats him by constructing an aluminum suit that he cannot melt.
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Indexer Notes

Aluminum actually has a significantly lower melting point than iron.

The Green Man (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[A-189]
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Barney
Synopsis
A former pilot can't get anyone to believe his story about the fatal radium poisoning he picked up from an alien, and so keeps spreading it.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Shock! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Larry Lieber
Inks
George Roussos [as G. Bell]
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A radar operator turns off Earth's defenses when alien raiders offer him the most beautiful woman in the universe, but he finds out too late that she is only beautiful to them.
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Indexer Notes

This is a retelling of "The Coming of the Krills" by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko from Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series) #8 (January 1962). Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mysterious Melter!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. Iron Man Battles the Melter!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. The Green Man
  4. 3. Shock!
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