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

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


Prisoner of the Reds! (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]
Reprints:

Prisoner of the Reds! (Table of Contents)

The Mighty Thor / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Art Simek
Job Number:
V-947

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Colonel Edward Harrison (introduction); John Blandings (introduction)
Synopsis:
In order to solve the mystery of a rash of defecting American scientists, Dr. Blake uses himself as bait and is abducted by communists. He is imprisoned with the other missing scientists, but is able to transform into Thor and free them all.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Comic (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[J-214]

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Stan Wepp
Synopsis:
A bored television comedian is mysteriously transported back to the small mining town and small theatres that he loves.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

I Know the Secret of the Sea-Monster! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rogers
Synopsis:
A sea serpent is sighted and causes panic, drawing a military response culminating in a nuclear strike. The serpent retreats beneath the surface, but a reporter that communicated with it explains that it was a harmless lost alien child. And if that's the child, how big will the parents be?

The Man on the Endless Stairway (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Carl Cragg
Synopsis:
A fugitive runs up a staircase to hide from police, but when he runs back down the staircase descends into hell.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Prisoner of the Reds!
    The Mighty Thor!
  2. 1. Prisoner of the Reds!
    The Mighty Thor
  3. 2. The Comic
  4. 3. I Know the Secret of the Sea-Monster!
  5. 4. The Man on the Endless Stairway
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