(August 1962)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
MC
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in June 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


Introducing... the Mighty Thor! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Kronans
Reprints:

The Stone Men from Saturn! (Table of Contents)

Thor the Mighty! / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-786

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake] (introduction, origin); Gorr; Kronans; Korg
Synopsis:
A lame doctor vacationing in Norway runs across an alien invasion. While hiding from the aliens in a cave he finds an old cane that transforms him into the god Thor. Thor drives back the alien invasion.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is the first Thor story published by Marvel. This story is divided into three parts:
part one—Untitled (5 pp),
part two—"The Power of Thor!" (5 pp) and
part three—"Thor the Mighty Strikes Back!"(3 pp).
Job number from the Golden Record reprint (was incorrectly listed as V-788; changed 2008-08-18). The story is expanded and retold in Thor: First Thunder (Marvel, 2010 series) #1

Discovery (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[K-479]

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Chauncey; Zeke; Muscles Magee
Synopsis:
A scrawny man is given a magic candy bar that confers great strength, but he discovers that he already posesses more strength than he suspects.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. The first page of this story is printed between the pages of the Thor story, while the second page is printed between the two back-up stories.

The Perfect Crime (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
[V-787 ?]

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A crook tries to kill and rob a man by pushing him off a cliff, but finds that he is a flying man from Mercury.

Indexer Notes

Script credit is from The Mighty Thor Comics Index #5 by George Olshevsky.

When the Jungle Sleeps (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek ?
Job Number:
V-788

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A lion is given superhuman intelligence by a nuclear test. It plans to attack humanity, but quickly loses its enhanced intelligence.

Indexer Notes

This story is a retelling of "I Am...Gorilla!" drawn by Paul Reinman in Strange Worlds (Marvel, 1958 series) #5 (August 1959). Job number from Tom Lammers' index. This number was originally on the first story; but verified that it is on this sequence instead (2008-08-18). Script and Letters credit is from The Mighty Thor Comics Index #5 by George Olshevsky.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Introducing... the Mighty Thor!
    Thor
  2. 1. The Stone Men from Saturn!
    Thor the Mighty!
  3. 2. Discovery
  4. 3. The Perfect Crime
  5. 4. When the Jungle Sleeps
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