(October 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 August 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


Loki, the God of Mischief!! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

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

Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief! (Table of Contents)

Thor the Mighty / 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]; Loki (introduction); Jane Foster; Heimdall (introduction, cameo)
Synopsis:
Loki escapes from his prison in Asgard and comes to Earth to get revenge on Thor. The trickster hypnotizes him to help make mischief, but Thor’s transformation into Donald Blake frees him from hypnosis, allowing him to defeat Loki and return him to Asgard.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is divided into two parts: an unmarked first part (5 pp) and part two—"The Vengeance of Loki!" (8 pp).
This is the first appearance of Asgard. Heimdall looks nothing like his later appearances. Odin's name is mentioned for the first time.
The first part is expanded and retold in Thor: First Thunder (Marvel, 2010 series) #2.

The Clock (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[K-9]

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Franz Ammergau; Gerda; Dr. Schmitt
Synopsis:
An old clockmaker nearly dies from the cold, but is saved by the wooden figures adorning his clocks, which he has given parts of his own soul.
Reprints:

Filbert's Frightful Future! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Don Heck (signed)
Inks:
Don Heck (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Filbert Phelps
Synopsis:
A greedy scientist builds a time machine to visit the future and make money, but he finds himself stranded in a void, since the future does not yet exist.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Off-Limits! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek ?
Job Number:
V-867

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rip van Winkle
Synopsis:
This story casts the character of Rip Van Winkle as a humanoid alien who visits planet Earth in violation of galactic travel guidelines which have declared the planet off limits due to its dormitive effect.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Loki, the God of Mischief!!
    The Mighty Thor
  2. 1. Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief!
    Thor the Mighty
  3. 2. The Clock
  4. 3. Filbert's Frightful Future!
  5. 4. Off-Limits!
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