(April 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:
Marvel Comics Group
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 February 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


Sandu, Master of the Supernatural (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; Sandu
Reprints:

Sandu, Master of the Supernatural! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics
Job Number:
[X-111 ?]

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Loki; Sandu (introduction); Jane Foster; Odin; Valkyries (introduction)
Synopsis:
Loki gives a greedy carnival mystic magical powers in order to use him to attack Thor. Thor is overcome in their first battle, but with the help of Odin and his belt of strength he defeats Loki's pawn.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Characters: Sandu added by Mark Combs, 2004-09-26 (Per Sandell ed.)
This story is retold and expanded in Thor: First Thunder (Marvel, 2010 series) #3

The Party (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[J-959]

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Braggle
Synopsis:
A salesman trying to unload some oil stocks thinks that he’s found a rich mark, but instead walks into a party of talking dogs.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Seedlings (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-112

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jeb Wilkens
Synopsis:
Alien spores land on Earth and bloom into telepathic plants that would have conquered the world had they not been eaten by crows.

Indexer Notes

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

The Manikins! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-113

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Selwin Simple
Synopsis:
An odd man works with the manikins in a department store, but becomes upset when one of the female manikins is to be put in a bridal display. The employee disappears and the groom is replaced with a manikin that looks just like him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Sandu, Master of the Supernatural
    The Mighty Thor!
  2. 1. Sandu, Master of the Supernatural!
    The Mighty Thor!
  3. 2. The Party
  4. 3. The Seedlings
  5. 4. The Manikins!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
  • Steve Dasinger
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