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

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


["How can I defeat the Tomorrow Man when he can fade into a different year before I reach him??"] (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]; Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man
Reprints:

On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man! (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:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino
Job Number:
[V-913]

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Tomorrow Man [Arthur Zarrko] (introduction, origin); Jane Foster; Odin (introduction, cameo)
Synopsis:
Zarrko of the year 2262 goes back in time and steals a cobalt bomb in 1962, but Thor chases him forward in time and defeats him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

D'Agostino credit per Nick Caputo, May 2014. Previous indexer credited Artie Simek.

This story is divided into two parts: an unmarked first part (5 pp) and part two—"Flight to the Future" (8 pp). The Tomorrow Man next appears in issue #101 (February 1964). Job number not listed in comic, came from the splash page of the original art.

Weather Man (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[G-931]

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Chuck; Harry Davis; Dr. Ramsay
Synopsis:
The weather reporter at a newspaper realizes that the weather is being manipulated somehow in an effort to destroy Earth's crops and helps the government stop the attack.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Story title is from The Mighty Thor Comics Index #5 by George Olshevsky.

Humans, Keep Out! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
[V-914 ?]

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ezra Grumley
Synopsis:
Humans are distressed to discover that the Venusians believe them to be hostile and have built robots to destroy any expedition that lands. A humble janitor thinks of building identical robots, reasoning that the Venusian's robots will not attack things like themselves, allowing peaceful contact to be made.
Reprints:

The Changeling! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-915

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
An ugly king threatens a sorcerer with death unless he makes the king "the most handsome male" so the sorcerer turns him into a swan.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["How can I defeat the Tomorrow Man when he can fade into a different year before I reach him??"]
    The Mighty Thor!
  2. 1. On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man!
    Thor the Mighty
  3. 2. Weather Man
  4. 3. Humans, Keep Out!
  5. 4. The Changeling!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Andrews
  • 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