(December 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 Sleeper Shall Awake! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; First Sleeper
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Hoorah for the Conquering Hero! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Mike Esposito [as Mickey Demeo]
Colors
?
Letters
Art Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; The Mad Thinker; Awesome Android; Pepper Potts; Countess Stephanie de la Spirosa; Senator Harrington Byrd
Synopsis
Back in New York Iron Man is lauded for his victory over Titanium Man. An aggrieved Countess Stephanie de la Spirosa visits the Mad Thinker to enlist his aid in discovering Iron Man's identity. The Awesome Android is sent to abduct Tony Stark. In the Mad Thinker's lab Tony tricks his foes with a sleep gas-filled briefcase. He dons his armor and defeats the Android. The Thinker's lab explodes. Iron Man rescues the Thinker and the Countess. Meanwhile, in hospital, Happy's condition has worsened. Tony cannot visit him because he needs to recharge his chest plate, much to Pepper's annoyance!
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Sleeper Shall Awake! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (layouts); George Tuska (pencils)
Inks
Wally Wood (pages 1-4, 10 (panels 2, 4 and 5) uncredited); George Tuska (pages 5-7); Carl Hubbell ? (pages 8-10 uncredited)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]]; Red Skull [Johann Schmidt]; Sleepers [Herr von Kimmer; Erica Wolfmann]; First Sleeper
Synopsis
Cap goes after the Sleepers, sleeper agents planted by the Red Skull who were to activate the Sleeper robots 20 years after the War.
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Indexer Notes

Wood, Tuska and possible Hubbell inks per Nick Caputo, 2012. Keith Chandler notes that page 10 features three panels inked by Wood. This story marks the return of the 1960s setting.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

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Indexer Notes

Letters from Donn Macpherson, Henry Gross, Nathan Zimmerman, George Hagenauer (future comic book dealer), Joey Smoroso; next issue blurb; order blank for joining M.M.M.S.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Sleeper Shall Awake!
    Captain America
  2. 1. Hoorah for the Conquering Hero!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. The Sleeper Shall Awake!
    Captain America
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Mails of Suspense
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Keith Chandler
  • Nick Caputo
  • David Bruce
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • 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