Iron Man #53 [Regular Edition]
(December 1972)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.20 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing:
Roy Thomas
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched; squarebound (#43)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


Fate is the Black Lama! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Raga, Son of Fire; Black Lama

The Black Lama! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
George Tuska (pages 1-17, 19-25, 28); Jim Starlin (pages 18, 26-27)
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
1074 Z

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Black Lama [King Jerald] (first appearance, villain); Raga, Son of Fire; Black Lama (villain, death); MacKenzie Davies; Jeff Baker; Cynthia
Reprints:

Dramatic Data, Dynamic Dispatches, and Death-Defying Declarations of Decidedly Dubious Distinction! (Table of Contents: 2)

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed); ?
Pencils:
Mike Ploog (signed)
Inks:
Mike Ploog (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Sock It to Shell-Head / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Garnet H. G. Barcelo, John Anderson and Lynette Eliton.

How I Got the Tip of My Life (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Universal Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Fate is the Black Lama!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. The Black Lama!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. Dramatic Data, Dynamic Dispatches, and Death-Defying Declarations of Decidedly Dubious Distinction!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Sock It to Shell-Head
  5. 4. How I Got the Tip of My Life
    Universal Schools
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