(March 1965)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan; Phantom [Dr. Birch]
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

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:

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

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.

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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. [no title indexed]
    Mails of Suspense
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Frank Lovece
  • Nick Caputo
  • David Bruce
  • 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