(January 1963)

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

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


The Terrible Vengeance of Loki! (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

The Vengeance of Loki! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko (see notes)
Inks:
Dick Ayers; Steve Ditko (see notes)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Art Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Loki; Jane Foster; Odin (cameo); Heimdall (cameo)
Synopsis:
Loki discovers Thor’s secret identity and separates him from his hammer, forcing him to remain a human. Loki torments humanity, but Dr. Blake tricks him into allowing him to regain the hammer and become Thor, defeating Loki and returning him to Asgard.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Page 13 of this story, seen at Heritage Auctions, revealed a stat under panel 5 with Jack Kirby's original drawing. Stan Lee reqested a correction, but it was done by Steve Ditko, not Kirby, who was likely not in the office when the correction was needed. Information provided by Nick Caputo, Jan 2012.

Masquerade (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[G-750]

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Tommy; Kitty Blake; Old King Cole
Synopsis:
A man with no imagination is invited to a costume party by his girlfriend, but stumbles across real fairy-tale folk instead.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Behind Locked Doors! (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-1000

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A Soviet spy attempts to get American factory workers to strike by acts of sabotage and by convincing them that working conditions are unsafe. He doesn't reckon with the machines, which are "Made in America", coming to life with a mind of their own and taking matters in their own hands in order to deal with him.

Indexer Notes

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

Long Live the Queen! (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:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-999

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Phareeta; Asmara
Synopsis:
An impatient successor in ancient Egypt attempts to poison the queen, but is caught and sentenced to death. She bribes a sorceror to cast a spell to reincarnate her as a queen, and she is reborn as a queen bee.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Terrible Vengeance of Loki!
    The Mighty Thor!
  2. 1. The Vengeance of Loki!
    The Mighty Thor!
  3. 2. Masquerade
  4. 3. Behind Locked Doors!
  5. 4. Long Live the Queen!
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