(September 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 July 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Executioner (Table of Contents)

The Mighty Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Comrade Executioner; Jane Foster (called "Jane Nelson" in this issue)
Reprints:

The Mighty Thor vs. The Executioner (Table of Contents)

The Mighty Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Jane Foster (introduction, called "Jane Nelson"); Comrade Executioner (death, not to be confused with the later Thor villain Executioner)
Synopsis:
Dr. Blake joins a medical mission to a South American country wracked with civil war. The leader of the communist faction — the Executioner — orders an attack on the doctors, and Blake must use the power of Thor to save his colleagues and defeat the communists.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In this story, Donald Blake is able to uses his walking stick to conjure a storm without transforming into Thor.

The Recipe (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[K-338]

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Josie
Synopsis:
A tomboyish girl tries out cooking to appease her mother, but accidentally cooks a witch's brew, totally inappropriate for a fairy like her.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Witching Hour! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Terry Szenics ?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Sam Jordan
Synopsis:
A criminal flees to a foreign country, where people still believe in witches. He convinces a woman that he meets on the train to pretend to be a witch so that he can extort money from villagers as a fake witch hunter, but when he refuses to split the loot the woman reveals that she really is a witch and sends him floating into outer space.
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Indexer Notes

Lee plot; Lieber script per Nick Caputo. The Mighty Thor Comics Index #5 by George Olshevsky credits Stan Lee solely.

Somewhere Hides a...Thing! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-833

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jacque
Synopsis:
A dying man in the Arctic claims that he saw an alien land. His friends search for alien, but they don’t realize that an iceberg is its disguised space ship, and think it was a hallucination. The alien leaves, since humanity is too primitive for comment.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Script and Letters credit is from The Mighty Thor Comics Index #5 by George Olshevsky.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Executioner
    The Mighty Thor
  2. 1. The Mighty Thor vs. The Executioner
    The Mighty Thor
  3. 2. The Recipe
  4. 3. The Witching Hour!
  5. 4. Somewhere Hides a...Thing!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Ted Watson
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Heer
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Darrel McCann