(February 1964)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1963-11-12
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 20, Conn.
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

Includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. Is the second issue without text pages. On sale date as given in the copyright application as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, July-December 1963, page 420, registration number B72338.
This issue has variants:

The Mandarin! (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]; Mandarin
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

The Hands of the Mandarin! (Table of Contents: 1)

Iron Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I pity you, Iron Man!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Mandarin (villain, introduction); "Pepper" Potts; "Happy" Hogan; Bill; General Ho Lee
Synopsis
The Pentagon sends Iron Man into red China to get information on the Mandarin, an evil scientist feared even by the Communist regime. Iron Man struggles to overcome the Mandarin's powerful rings and martial arts, but he escapes his castle.
Reprints
Keywords
China

Indexer Notes

In this story Pepper gets a makeover and is consequently redrawn as a more attractive woman.

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Them! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Larry Lieber
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-535
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sometimes the incredible begins with the commonplace!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Adam Bentley; Larry Lieber
Synopsis
A man frantically tries to convince passersby that he is being chased by storybook characters. He is arrested by the police, but disappears from his jail cell, as he himself is a fictional character created by Larry Lieber.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Info from Stéphane Petit via the GCD Error Report (September 28, 2009).

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Journey's End! (Table of Contents: 5)

Tales of the Watcher / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Larry Lieber
Inks
Sol Brodsky [as S. Brodsky]
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-526
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In this log is inscribed the whole pageant of cosmic history!
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Watcher [Uatu] (narrator); Wilbur Weems; Sally
Synopsis
A meek and lonely space pilot volunteers for a suicide mission to investigate a strange cosmic cloud. The cloud hides a utopian planet, whose inhabitants only want humans brave enough to face the unknown to visit them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit is from the reprint in Marvel Collectors' Item Classics #5.(Checked by Merlin Haas from that issue, October 1, 2009.)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mandarin!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. The Hands of the Mandarin!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. Another Marvel Masterpiece
  4. 3. Them!
  5. 4. Another Marvel Masterpiece
  6. 5. Journey's End!
    Tales of the Watcher
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