(April 1964)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
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

Distributed to newstands in January 1964. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Crimson Dynamo Strikes Again! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Crimson Dynamo [Boris Turgenev]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanoff]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (30 August 2006); the original indexer credited George Roussos. Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

The Crimson Dynamo Strikes Again! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Don Rico [as N. Korok] (script)
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Crimson Dynamo [Boris Turgenev] (introduction); Black Widow [Natasha Romanoff] (introduction); Dr. Anton Vanko; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan
Synopsis
The Black Widow and Boris are sent to America to kill Anton Vanko, the Crimson Dynamo, for defecting to America. They are also tasked with killing both Iron Man and Tony Stark.
Reprints

The Magician (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[G-719]
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Howard; Uncle Bart
Synopsis
A TV studio page and aspiring magician gets a lucky break when he meets a real sorcerer time traveling from the past.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continues in next issue.

The Seance! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Larry Lieber
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Great Kamir; Hugo; Mrs. Wentworth
Synopsis
A fake medium uses special effects to simulate supernatural powers, but he is taken into the spirit world by real ghosts as punishment.
Reprints

Two More Triumphs for Marvel..! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.8 page (report information)

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 5)

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average monthly paid circulation/print run October 1962–September 1963 (issues #37–48): 188,245/318,952. Paid circulation/print run for issue #48: 189,110/315,053. This shares the page with the promo.

The Failure! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Watcher [Uatu] (narrator); Kenn Bentley; Valeria Reynolds
Synopsis
The Earth of the future is overwhelmingly materialistic, except for one idealistic young man and his lover. They are abducted by aliens, who have determined that he is the best suited to be absolute ruler of their empire.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is the last general science fiction story narrated by the Watcher in Tales of Suspense, future issues feature stories about the Watcher himself.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Crimson Dynamo Strikes Again!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. The Crimson Dynamo Strikes Again!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. The Magician
  4. 3. The Seance!
  5. 4. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
  6. 5. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  7. 6. The Failure!
    Tales of the Watcher
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Bob Bailey
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Henry R. Kujawa