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

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


See Mighty Thor and Evil Loki Unite, to Battle the Human Race (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
Reprints:

Thor and Loki Attack the Human Race! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein (script) [as R. Berns]
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-228

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Loki; Heimdall; Odin
Synopsis:
Loki uses his magic to cause Thor's hammer to hit his head, turning him evil. Thor frees Loki, and the two terrorize Earth until the other Asgardians arrange for another blow to the head to reverse the change.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number formerly incorrectly listed at X-328 by Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Bird Talk (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[K-424]

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Tony Tipple; Skeets Mulligan; Toodles Murphy
Synopsis:
A meeting with a strange man gives a boy an unusual way of getting a pet bird, talking to birds.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Story title is from The Mighty Thor Comics Index #5 by George Olshevsky.

Dinner Time on Deimos! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Laird Benedict
Synopsis:
In the future, Earth is overpopulated, and even the very rich must work an hour on a farm each week to produce enough food. A rich man leaves Earth and finds a sparsely-populated and fertile planet to live on. He discovers that the plants are actually predatory, and that the few peaceful inhabitants are so short of food that he must work eight hours a day to feed himself.
Reprints:

The Gentle Old Man! (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-308

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Gregory "Greedy" Grundy
Synopsis:
A greedy landlord is captured by a time traveler who maintains a collection of 'dolls' consisting of miniaturized heartless people from different eras.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. See Mighty Thor and Evil Loki Unite, to Battle the Human Race
    The Mighty Thor!
  2. 1. Thor and Loki Attack the Human Race!
    The Mighty Thor!
  3. 2. Bird Talk
  4. 3. Dinner Time on Deimos!
  5. 4. The Gentle Old Man!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
  • Steve Dasinger
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  • Bob Klein
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