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

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


["You have finally met the one enemy you can never defeat, Thor!"] (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]; Duplicate Thor
Reprints:

The Demon Duplicators! (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 (signed) [as JS]
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed) [as JS]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Duplicate Thor; Odin; Professor Zaxton (introduction, death); Jane Foster; Duplicate Professor Zaxton
Synopsis:
An evil scientist forces Dr. Blake to help him with a duplicating machine by kidnapping Jane. The device duplicates Thor, but cannot duplicate his magic hammer, allowing Thor to defeat the duplicate. Dr. Zaxton accidentally duplicates himself and falls to his death, leaving his good duplicate to take his place.
Reprints:

Time Machine (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[G-85]

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A man's fascination with history leads him to build a time machine and travel to the past, but when he sees the dangers of time travel he destroys the machine and blueprints.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Narrated in the first person. Story title is from The Mighty Thor Comics Index #5 by George Olshevsky.

The Tomb of Tut-Amm-Tut! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
?
Job Number:
X-331

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Tut-Amm-Tut; Ammen
Synopsis:
An evil pharaoh has himself placed in stasis for centuries to escape his rival, only to find that his rival went into stasis in order to meet him when he awakes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Save Me From the Lizard Men! (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
Job Number:
X-330

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A human crashlands on an alien planet, and the inhabitants believe that he is a spy from the shape-shifting people of a nearby world. He alerts an Earth ship to rescue him, but he steals one of their life pods and escapes without thanking them, since he really was a shape-shifting alien.

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. ["You have finally met the one enemy you can never defeat, Thor!"]
    The Mighty Thor!
  2. 1. The Demon Duplicators!
    The Mighty Thor!
  3. 2. Time Machine
  4. 3. The Tomb of Tut-Amm-Tut!
  5. 4. Save Me From the Lizard Men!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Bill Borre
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
  • Steve Dasinger
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