(September 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

If I Must Die, Let It Be With Honor! Midnight in Greymoor Castle! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Don Heck; Mike Esposito (bottom tier only)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Titanium Man [Boris Bullski]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [James Buchanan Barnes]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mike Esposito credit added by Nick Caputo, December 2008.

If I Must Die, Let It Be With Honor! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan; Titanium Man [Boris Bullski] (introduction); Senator Byrd; Countess de la Spiroza
Synopsis:
Communist camp commander Boris Bullski wants to take on Iron Man and releases some of his prisoners to construct an armor, making him Titanium Man. Senator Byrd wants Iron Man to take up the challenge. Tony, worried about his heart, upgrades his armor and flies to Alberia along with Pepper and Happy. At the hotel, the Countess de la Spiroza flirts with Tony, making Pepper jealous. Iron Man battles Titanium Man but stumbles into a secretly-prepared minefield and is caught up in the resulting explosion. Happy wonders why Tony hasn't come to watch the battle.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Alberia (a fictional European nation)

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Titanium Man.

Midnight In Greymoor Castle! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (layouts); Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [James Buchanan Barnes]; Dr. Credric Rawlings; Celia Rawlings
Synopsis:
Nazi scientist Dr. Rawlings plots against Cap and Bucky, despite his sister Celia's entreaties.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters page includes Mighty Marvel Checklist and an image of Iron Man from the Iron Man story in Tales of Suspense #67 (July 1965) (detail from page 9, panel 7).

Letters from Joe Schreiner, Stuart McLay and Rich Walls.

Mighty Marvel Checklist - comics listed with a synopsis are Fantastic Four #42, Spider-Man #28, Avengers #19, X-Men #12, Daredevil #9, Thor (Journey Into Mystery) #119, Strange Tales #136, Astonish #71 and Sgt. Fury #21.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. If I Must Die, Let It Be With Honor! Midnight in Greymoor Castle!
    Iron Man; Captain America
  2. 1. If I Must Die, Let It Be With Honor!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. Midnight In Greymoor Castle!
    Captain America
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Mails of Suspense
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Nick Caputo
  • David Bruce
  • Stephane PETIT
  • 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