(June 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 April 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


Radio-Active-Man! (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]; the Radio-Active Man [Chen Lu]
Reprints:

The Mysterious Radio-Active Man! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein (script) [as R. Berns]
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Holloway
Job Number:
X-202

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; the Radio-Active Man [Chen Lu] (introduction, origin); Jane Foster; General Fu (introduction); Chairman Mao Zedong (cameo)
Synopsis:
While on a medical mission to India, Dr. Blake becomes Thor to repel a Chinese attack. In order to fight Thor, a Chinese scientist irradiates himself to gain great power. He fights Thor in New York, and nearly defeats him, but Thor blows him back to China, creating a nuclear explosion.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number formerly incorrectly listed as X-211, from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. This story is retold and expanded in Thor: First Thunder (Marvel, 2010 series) #4

Over the Moon (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[J-884]

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mr. Collins; Jim
Synopsis:
A science fiction movie director gets some help from a real alien and flying saucer, but the film bombs when the footage of the saucer is dismissed as too phony-looking.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Man Who Wouldn't Die! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Matt Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-211

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Caleb Cartwright
Synopsis:
A selfish billionaire builds a fallout shelter deep beneath the Earth's surface, but when he insists on touring it alone he discovers a group of primitive humans that attack him and collapse the tunnel, trapping him.

Indexer Notes

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

I Saw a Martian! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A man cannot convince the police that he saw an alien ship land. He is really a Martian spy, making sure that they will be able to infiltrate safely.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Radio-Active-Man!
    The Mighty Thor!
  2. 1. The Mysterious Radio-Active Man!
    The Mighty Thor!
  3. 2. Over the Moon
  4. 3. The Man Who Wouldn't Die!
  5. 4. I Saw a Martian!
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