Tales of Suspense #51 [Regular Edition]
(March 1964)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1963-12-09
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.

This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.
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 B79627.


The Scarecrow! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Scarecrow
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

The Sinister Scarecrow! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, well!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Scarecrow [Ebenezer Laughton, stage name "Uncanny Umberto"] (introduction, origin); Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan; Veronica Vogue
Synopsis
A contortionist becomes the Scarecrow and steals some plans from Tony Stark to sell them to Cuba. Iron Man follows the Scarecrow and steals back the plans.
Reprints
Keywords
Long Island

Indexer Notes

Scarecrow next appears in a cameo in Fantastic Four Annual (Marvel, 1963 series) #3 (1965) before appearing in X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #22 (July 1966).

The Recipe (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
K-338
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Josie was a tomboy.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Josie; Miss White; Whiskers (cat)
Synopsis
A tomboyish girl tries out cooking to appease her mother, but accidentally cooks a witch's brew, totally inappropriate for a fairy like her.
Reprints
Keywords
Fairyville

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Green Thing! (Table of Contents: 3)

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-564
First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you look at this man, you'll see nothing unusual about him!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Fernusans (extraterrestrials); unnamed farmer
Synopsis
A psychic alien plant lands on Earth and torments a human to prove its power, but it is eaten by a crow.
Reprints

The Primitive! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On another world, light years from our Earth, there stands a strange structure...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Watcher [Uatu] (narrator); Vince Harding; Paul Harding
Synopsis
A space explorer finally gives up his quest to find a more advanced species, not knowing that the primitives he found were more advanced, until they invented the cobalt bomb.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Scarecrow!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. The Sinister Scarecrow!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. The Recipe
  4. 3. The Green Thing!
  5. 4. The Primitive!
    Tales of the Watcher
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