(July 1965)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1965-05-11
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 (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1965 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

When the Commissar Commands! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]]; Commissar
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The Mason Shoe Mfg. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

When the Commissar Commands! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Don Heck (credited)
Inks
Dick Ayers (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
His mission: prove that the Reds are superior to freedom's champions!
Feature Logo
The Mighty Avengers!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]]; Commissar (villain, robot); Major Hoy (villain)
Synopsis
The Reds (evil commies) led by the monstrous Commissar are enslaving the peaceful land of Sin-Cong. The Avengers travel to that land to aid the people. Commissar defeats them all except the Scarlet Witch who discovers and destroys the Commissar's control panel, ending him.
Reprints
Keywords
China; communists

Nick Fury, agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Namor the Sub-Mariner / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

U.S. Gov't Surplus (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Surplus Bargains / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Strat-O-Matic Baseball Game / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hypno-Coin (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Hypnotic Aids Supply Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Stamps; Shop by Mail (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

The Fantastic Four; Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos; Spider-Man; Thor; Journey into Mystery / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

The Merry Marvel Bullpen Page! / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

All About the Avengers / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Colors
? (panel backgrounds and lettering only)
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jim Ruszka, Gary Mason, Mickey Gaither, Ted White, Frank Tower, Robbie Wright, Bill Humen, and Steve Jessen; includes The Mighty Marvel Checklist.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Honor House Prod. Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Niresk Industries, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Famous Artists Schools Studio / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. When the Commissar Commands!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  2. 1. ["Men! Join my “$100-a-week” club!"]
    The Mason Shoe Mfg. Co.
  3. 2. When the Commissar Commands!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  4. 3. Nick Fury, agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  5. 4. Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner
    Namor the Sub-Mariner
  6. 5. U.S. Gov't Surplus
    Surplus Bargains
  7. 6. ["Play 1965 big league baseball games"]
    Strat-O-Matic Baseball Game
  8. 7. ["Boys! Men! I'll help you master Yubiwaza"]
  9. 8. Hypno-Coin
    Hypnotic Aids Supply Co.
  10. 9. ["Come on, fella grab this chance to make $1 to $5 weekly and win dandy prizes, too"]
    Grit
  11. 10. Stamps; Shop by Mail
  12. 11. ["Are you proud of your paycheck?"]
  13. 12. ["4 more Marvel masterpieces!"]
    The Fantastic Four; Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos; Spider-Man; Thor; Journey into Mystery
  14. 13. ["How about that!"]
    The Merry Marvel Bullpen Page!
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    All About the Avengers
  16. 15. ["Monster s-I-z-e monsters"]
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  17. 16. ["3 complete fishing outfits"]
    Niresk Industries, Inc.
  18. 17. He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw
    Famous Artists Schools Studio
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