Tales of Suspense #55 [Regular Edition]
(July 1964)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1964-04-09
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.

Distributed to newsstands in April 1964. 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, 1964, page 349, registration number B102933.


No One Escapes the Mandarin! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

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

Indexer Notes

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

No One Escapes 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
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-673
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Last issue we left Iron Man trapped by the most powerful arch-villain of the Orient... the mysterious Mandarin!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Mandarin; Happy Hogan; Pepper Potts
Synopsis
Iron Man escapes the Mandarin and destroys the ray he used to interfere with US missiles. Meanwhile, Happy struggles to keep the company operating in Tony's absence.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continues from last issue. The Mandarin next appears in issue #61 (January 1965).

Two More Triumphs for Marvel..! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Amazing Spider-Man; Fantastic Four / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

All About Iron Man (Table of Contents: 3)

Iron Man / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-697
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Melter [Bruno Horgan]; Mandarin; Scarecrow [Ebenezer Laughton]; Mister Doll [Nathan Dolly]; Gargantus; Crimson Dynamo [Anton Venko]; Jack Frost [Gregor Shapanka]; Happy Hogan
Synopsis
A detailed guide to Iron Man's armor with some information about his personal life and supporting cast.
Reprints

Pepper Potts' Pin-Up Page (Table of Contents: 4)

Pepper Potts / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've been out of film for the past hour!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Pepper Potts [Virginia Potts]; Happy Hogan
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first time we learn Pepper's real name: Virginia Potts.

The Atomizer (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[G-542]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
On his way home from school, Charlie Smith had stopped in at...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Charlie Smith; Will; Joe; Charlie's mother
Synopsis
A boy stumbles across a secret disintegrating formula stolen from a government lab.
Reprints
Keywords
Mike's Second Hand (store)

Indexer Notes

Continues in next issue. This page includes a teaser for the next issue: "Next Ish: 'Iron Man Meets the Unicorn!'"

The Sun-Stealer! (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
Larry Lieber
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-693
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Because he is sworn never to interfere in the lives of others, the Watcher, most powerful being in...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Watcher [Uatu]; Xakku
Synopsis
The Watcher must save Earth from an alien without breaking his vow of non-interference.
Reprints
Keywords
Moon
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. No One Escapes the Mandarin!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. No One Escapes the Mandarin!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
    Amazing Spider-Man; Fantastic Four
  4. 3. All About Iron Man
    Iron Man
  5. 4. Pepper Potts' Pin-Up Page
    Pepper Potts
  6. 5. The Atomizer
  7. 6. The Sun-Stealer!
    Tales of the Watcher
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