(March 1965)

Marvel, 1959 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
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

The Origin of Captain America! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (Captain America) ; Don Heck (Iron-Man)
Inks
Sol Brodsky (Captain America) ; Dick Ayers (Iron-Man)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Phantom [Dr. Birch]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Agent R (introduction; called Agent X-13 in original telling of origin story, "Captain America Comics" #1, March 1941)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprint information and character appearance supplied by Henry Kujawa via GCD Errors list (August 2007). Brodsky inks per Nick Caputo, Jan 2011. Former indexer listed Frank Giacoia. Iron-Man insert taken from interior scenes, per Nick Caputo.

Somewhere Lurks the Phantom! (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How do you fight a foe you cannot see?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan; Phantom [Dr. Birch]; Sam; Pete; Bill; Adams
Synopsis
Pepper and Happy are mourning Tony Stark's "death". Meanwhile, Stark builds a transistorized chest device that enables him to appear in public without his armor. Stark then leaves his lab, revealing that he is very much alive. This revelation causes Pepper to faint. Stark realizes that Happy loves Pepper. Stark then upsets an employee, Dr. Birch, by not making time to speak to him. Iron Man goes on to stop industrial saboteur the Phantom, who turns out to be an embittered Dr. Birch. Pepper and Happy go on a date. Tony is left alone to brood because he secretly loves Pepper too.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Some reprint information for this sequence supplied by Henry Kujawa via GCD Errors list (August 2007).

The Origin of Captain America! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee; Jack Kirby (co-plot)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Giacoia [as Frank Ray]
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Art Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Out of the dark, dramatic, danger-packed years of World War II...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky Barnes; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; General Phillips; Dr. Anderson (introduction); Agent R [Cynthia Glass] (security, "Project Rebirth"); Dr. Erskine (inventor, super-soldier formula, dies); Heinz Kruger (Nazi spy, dies); Sarge [Sgt. Duffy] (unnamed, Camp Lehigh instructor)
Synopsis
President Roosevelt institutes the top-secret program, "Project Rebirth." In a secret lab, scientist Dr. Erskine gives army 4F reject and volunteer Steve Rogers the "Super-soldier serum," which turns him into a virtual superman. But a Nazi spy who got past security murders Erskine before he can create an army of men like Rogers, and is killed when he runs headlong into some electrical machinery. Rogers becomes the costumed Captain America, as a symbol of freedom, and begins a career of smashing spy rings and the like. When Bucky discovers Steve's double-identity, he becomes Cap's partner.
Reprints
Keywords
World War II

Indexer Notes

Retelling of the story by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby from Captain America Comics (Marvel, 1941 series) #1 (March 1941). Professor Reinstein from the original version renamed Dr. Erskine here.
Summary, notes, and other corrections submitted by Henry Kujawa via the GCD Errors list (August 2007).

[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 Don and Jack, Now that you have double features in most of your...
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Joe Adams, Richard Wilkee, Ira Friedman, George Hagenauer, Richard Dickson and a special announcements section.

Marvel Checklist - comics listed with a synopsis are Fantastic Four #36, Spider-Man #22, Avengers #13, Daredevil #6, Thor (Journey Into Mystery) #113, Strange Tales #130, Astonish #65 and Sgt. Fury #15.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Origin of Captain America!
    Captain America; Iron Man
  2. 1. Somewhere Lurks the Phantom!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. The Origin of Captain America!
    Captain America
  4. 3. ["Dear Stan and Don and Jack, Now that you have double features in most of your..."]
    Mails of Suspense
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Frank Lovece
  • Nick Caputo
  • David Bruce
  • Del Gruber
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ramon Schenk
  • 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