Iron Man #12
(April 1969)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1968-12-27
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

Possible on sale date from date code on cover.
This issue has variants:

The Coming of the Controller! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Janice Cord; Controller [Basil Sandhurst]
Reprints

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

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look what's happening

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Ad for the "007" Twister from Joe Weider.

The Coming of the Controller (Table of Contents: 2)

Iron Man / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin (credited)
Pencils
George Tuska (credited)
Inks
Johnny Craig (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Tony Stark LMD; Janice Cord; Jasper Sitwell; Vincent Sandhurst; Controller [Basil Sandhurst] (introduction)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

U.S. School of Music / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?; ? (photographs)
Inks
?; ? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Be the one who “makes” every party!

Indexer Notes

Ad for booklet telling you how to play the piano, accordion, or guitar. Located between story pages 3 and 4.

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

Marvel Plastic Pillows; Marvel T-Shirts; Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's brand new!! Marvel's swingin' inflatable plastic pillows!
Characters
Spider-Man; Thor; The Thing; Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; The Hulk

Indexer Notes

Promo for inflatable Spider-Man and Thor plastic pillows. $1.50 each plus 15 cents postage. Also Marvel super-hero t-shirts featuring Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, Thor, and the Hulk. $2.00 each including postage. And The Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit for $1.00. Two mail-in coupons: Marvel Comics Group (Dept. PP or Dept. AJ) 625 Madison Ave., N.Y.C., N.Y 10022.. Located between story pages 6 and 7.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Academy for Home Study / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Second chance for high school drop-outs to get a diploma
Synopsis
Send for free booklet on how to finish high school at home.

Indexer Notes

Between story pages 6 and 7.

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

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boys 12 or older sell Grit in your spare time
Characters
Boy

Indexer Notes

Ad, with response coupon, from Grit Publishing Co. located between story pages 9 and 10, on top half of page.

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

Littleton Coin Co. Catalog / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
4 new "finds" for coin collectors

Indexer Notes

Between story pages 9 and 10, on lower half of page.

Missile Tank (Table of Contents: 8)

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
? (background and lettering only)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Only $6.98

Indexer Notes

Located between story pages 15 and 16, on top half of page.

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
20 course home study program

Indexer Notes

Three small ads on lower half of page, between story pages 15 and 16.

[Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 10)

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?; ? (photographs)
Inks
?; ? (photographs)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
These 3 big drafting kits given to you!

Indexer Notes

Various thumbnail advertisements for various products including stamps, novelties and comic books, located between story pages 18 and 19.

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

Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited as Smiley); ? (promo copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fabulous facts and frivolous fables for frantic fans, faithful friends, and fiendish foes!
Feature Logo
Marvel Bullpen Bulletins [times three]
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]

Indexer Notes

Includes: Items; The Mighty Marvel Checklist; Stan's Soapbox

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

Centre Coin Co. Catalog / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We pay $100.00 for only 59 Lincoln pennies
Synopsis
Ad for U.S. coin catalog.

Indexer Notes

Occupies top half of page.

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

American Circle Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?; ? (photograph)
Inks
?; ? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Magic world of surprises & mystery
Synopsis
Advertisement for miscellaneous gag items, e.g., an exploding fountain pen.

Indexer Notes

Occupies lower half of page.

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

Sock It to Shell-Head / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Tuska (illustrations)
Inks
Johnny Craig (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Feature Logo
Sock It to Shell-Head
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Gladiator [Melvin Potts]

Indexer Notes

Letters from Todd Freeman, Peter Sanderson Jr., Brooke Howath, John Locke, Tom Mason, Gregory Platt and Tim Ryan.

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

Namor the Sub-Mariner / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (promo copy)
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
Mike Esposito ?
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor McKenzie]; Krustatos

Indexer Notes

Promo ad for Sub-Mariner (Marvel, 1968 series) #12

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

Wallace Brown Greeting Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you need extra money & you know just 10 people...

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Ad to earn money by selling greeting cards.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Famous Artists School / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're looking for people who like to draw
Characters
Norman Rockwell

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for the Famous Artists School.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Coming of the Controller!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. ["Look what's happening"]
    Joe Weider
  3. 2. The Coming of the Controller
    Iron Man
  4. 3. ["Be the one who “makes” every party!"]
    U.S. School of Music
  5. 4. ["It's brand new!! Marvel's swingin' inflatable plastic pillows!"]
    Marvel Plastic Pillows; Marvel T-Shirts; Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit
  6. 5. ["Second chance for high school drop-outs to get a diploma"]
    Academy for Home Study
  7. 6. ["Boys 12 or older sell Grit in your spare time"]
    Grit
  8. 7. ["4 new "finds" for coin collectors"]
    Littleton Coin Co. Catalog
  9. 8. Missile Tank
    Honor House Products
  10. 9. ["20 course home study program"]
  11. 10. [Shop by Mail]
  12. 11. ["Fabulous facts and frivolous fables for frantic fans, faithful friends, and fiendish foes!"]
    Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox
  13. 12. ["We pay $100.00 for only 59 Lincoln pennies"]
    Centre Coin Co. Catalog
  14. 13. ["Magic world of surprises & mystery"]
    American Circle Corp.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Sock It to Shell-Head
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Namor the Sub-Mariner
  17. 16. ["If you need extra money & you know just 10 people..."]
    Wallace Brown Greeting Cards
  18. 17. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists School
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