(May 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 March 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


Loki's Final Victory?? (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Possible Kirby cover inks per Nick Caputo who did a study of Kirby inking on his blog:

http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2011/09/kirby-inking-kirby.html

Dick Ayers credit per original indexer.

The Day Loki Stole Thor's Magic Hammer (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein [as R. Berns] (script)
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Martin Epp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Loki; Heimdall; Jane Foster; Odin; Frigga [called "Fricka"] (introduction, cameo); Neri (introduction, cameo)
Synopsis:
Loki magically diverts Thor's hammer to free himself from his chains. Thor returns to Asgard to find the hammer, and Loki tries to kill him with magical traps, but Thor overcomes them all to find his hammer and catch Loki.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Neri's only other known appearance is in an alternate reality story in What If? (Marvel, 1977 series) #47 (October 1984).

The Remedy Oil (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
Marie Severin
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[J-984]

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mrs. Gerrity; Tom Gerrity; Officer O'Malley; Logarithm
Synopsis:
An old-fashioned shopkeeper unwittingly saves the life of a boy from Mechanica when her remedy oil lubricates the gears in his brain.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations.

The Man Who Hated Monstro! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
animal; horror-suspense
Characters:
Karl Krumm; Monstro
Synopsis:
A star acrobat is jealous of a popular gorilla at his circus and torments it. Finally, he arranges for the gorilla to break free so that it will be shot, but it has enough strength left to swing out on the trapeze to get revenge.
Reprints:

I Used to Be...Human! (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:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A space pilot is stranded on a planet where the only available food turns the eater into one of the planet's hideous natives. He eats the fruit in order to survive, but finds that the psychic communications of the creatures are so beautiful that he doesn't want to change back.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Loki's Final Victory??
    The Mighty Thor!
  2. 1. The Day Loki Stole Thor's Magic Hammer
    The Mighty Thor!
  3. 2. The Remedy Oil
  4. 3. The Man Who Hated Monstro!
  5. 4. I Used to Be...Human!
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