(December 1963)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1963-09-10
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Printer
The Eastern Color Printing Co., Waterbury, Conn.
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

Includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. On-sale date is the publication date reported in U.S. Copyright Office filings.
This issue has variants:

See the New Iron Man! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky (sourced)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek (sourced)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Iron Man is defeated!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Mister Doll [Nathan Dolly]
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints

The Mysterious Mr. Doll! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (credited)
Inks
Dick Ayers (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited as S. Rosen)

Job Number
[X-496]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I warned you, Iron Man!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Happy Hogan; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Mister Doll [Nathan Dolly] (origin) (villain) (introduction); Pepper Potts; Charleton Carter (introduction); Bill
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
Mister Doll uses magic dolls to take over whole companies. Iron Man stops him with the help of a new suit of armor. In the process Tony enrages Pepper by toying with her affections to create a diversion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Iron Man gets his new, modern-looking red and gold armor designed by Steve Ditko.

Mister Doll was originally named Mister Pain, a change noticeable in the lettering and confirmed in Essential Iron Man (Marvel, 2000 series) #1. It was presumably changed to meet the restrictions of the Comics Code. (Note added by Haydn via the GCD Error Tracker.)

Job number revealed on original art. Info per Nick Caputo.

The Pact (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely (signed as M.)
Inks
Joe Maneely (signed as M.)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[9734]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The tall, young man sat at his desk and stared steadily at the sheet of paper in his typewriter.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Henry Conrad; Frances Conrad; the Devil [Uninvited Guest]; Branders Conrad
Synopsis
A historian writing about the trial and execution of his ancestor for witchcraft interviews the only remaining party concerned in the case: the Devil.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Kraddak (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It has been written that no man can escape his fate!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hans Hartog; Kraddak
Synopsis
An alien tells a greedy mine owner that he will be killed in a fall. The mine owner hides at the lowest possible point in his mine, but is killed in a cave-in.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is a retelling of "The Man Who Fell!" drawn by Paul Reinman in Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #85 (June 1961).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. See the New Iron Man!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. The Mysterious Mr. Doll!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. The Pact
  4. 3. Kraddak
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • David Bruce
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Coates
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Bill Devine
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
  • Del Gruber
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Steve Jenner
  • R. S. Martin
  • Darrel McCann
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Douglas Sederberg
  • Jim Van Dore