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(November 1963)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1963-09-03
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 September 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Human Cobra! / Odin Battles the Ice Giants ! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Cobra [Klaus Vorhees]; Jane Foster
Reprints:

Challenged by the Human Cobra! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-451

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Cobra [Klaus Vorhees] (introduction, origin); Jane Foster; Doctor Bruce Andrews; Odin; Professor Shecktor (introduction, death)
Synopsis:
While visiting India, Don Blake finds that one of his old teachers has been murdered by a villain who gained the power of a snake. Thor fights the Cobra in New York and defeats him, after Jane Foster sees her new boss's cowardice and goes back to Docotr Blake.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Snowstorm (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[J-866]

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dawson; Mr. Manfredy
Synopsis:
A hiker lost in the snow meets a scientist who discovered how to transform other metals into gold but lives in isolation so his discovery will not cause turmoil.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Purple Planet (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Matt Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Holloway

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dunstan Dirk
Synopsis:
A criminal in the future travels to a rich but primitive world, hoping to exploit the simple people. Unfortunately they don't understand the universal language, and lock him in a zoo as an animal.
Reprints:

Odin Battles Ymir, King of the Ice Giants (Table of Contents)

Tales of Asgard, Home of the Gods! / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-452

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Odin; Ymir; Ice Giants (introduction)
Synopsis:
The ice giants, led by Ymir, attack Asgard but Odin defends it and traps Ymir inside a ring of fire.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Human Cobra! / Odin Battles the Ice Giants !
    The Mighty Thor!
  2. 1. Challenged by the Human Cobra!
    The Mighty Thor!
  3. 2. Snowstorm
  4. 3. The Purple Planet
  5. 4. Odin Battles Ymir, King of the Ice Giants
    Tales of Asgard, Home of the Gods!
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