(June 1963)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1963-04-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
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

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.

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.
Reprints:
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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