(February 1965)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Iron Man; Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Mandarin; Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (30 August 2006); the original indexer credited Vince Colletta.

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

Iron Man / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen [as S. Rosen]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The outside world thinks Tony Stark is dead...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Mandarin; Axonn-Karr (extraterrestrial); Dave; Bill
Synopsis
Iron Man is a prisoner of the Mandarin, held fast to a giant wheel by concentrated titanium bonds, Mandarin proceeds to relate his origin. The Mandarin then declares his intentions to conquer the world and to "spin" Iron Man to death. The Mandarin leaves, not realizing that the spinning wheel is recharging Iron Man's armor, like a bicycle wheel recharges a small generator. Iron Man then thwarts Mandarin's world-domination plan by disrupting a Chinese missile launch and then redirecting the missile back to China. They fight until the Chinese turn up, branding Mandarin a traitor. Mandarin flees.
Reprints
Keywords
China; Valley of Spirits

Indexer Notes

Axonn-Karr is an intelligent extraterrestrial that resembles a dragon.

Break-Out in Cell Block 10! (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain America / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Art Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wonder why they asked me to demonstrate how I would...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Deacon; Carlson
Synopsis
Cap breaks up a prison riot.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Mails of Suspense / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan and Jack, This is terrible!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Arthur Shimkus, Steve Goss, Lynn Barber, Paul Moslander, Michael Havery and a special announcements section.

Marvel Checklist - comics listed with a synopsis are Fantastic Four #35, Spider-Man #21, Avengers #12, X-Men #9, Thor (Journey Into Mystery) #112, Strange Tales #129, Astonish #64 and Sgt. Fury #14.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Iron Man; Captain America
  2. 1. The Origin of the Mandarin!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. Break-Out in Cell Block 10!
    Captain America
  4. 3. ["Dear Stan and Jack, This is terrible!"]
    Mails of Suspense
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • David Bruce
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Chris Boyko
  • 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