(December 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 October 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Mysterious Mister Hyde! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Mister Hyde [Calvin Zabo]
Reprints:

The Mysterious Mister Hyde! (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-512

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Mister Hyde [Calvin Zabo] (introduction, origin); Jane Foster; Odin
Synopsis:
Having been refused a job by Doctor Blake, Calvin Zabo becomes Mister Hyde and attacks the doctor. Meanwhile, Odin has agreed to let Thor marry Jane Foster if she proves worthy. After Mister Hyde learns that Blake survived ('saved' by Thor) it seems that Thor robs a bank, and the police issue a warrant for his arrest.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Thread (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[A-786]

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Matt Anderson; Midget Morgan/Count Morgan; Dr. Waynne
Synopsis:
The mysterious death of a scientist reveals a mystical device and leads to the death of a centuries-old Italian count.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. The events of this story are dated January 8, 1952.

Stroom's Strange Solution! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Matt Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-486

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
King Kellu; Dr. Immanuel Stroom
Synopsis:
An alien world is dangerously overpopulated, so a scientist releases a gas that shrinks the entire population, making the same amount of space accomodate more people.

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Recycles in part the plot of Fantastic Four (1961 series) #7. Info by Bob Bailey, 2005-03-19 (Per Sandell ed.).

Surtur the Fire Demon! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos (uncredited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
X-498

Genre:
Fantasy
Characters:
Odin; Surtur; Trolls
Synopsis:
The Trolls ally with Surtur against Asgard, but Odin conquers them. Surtur travels to Earth to destroy it, but again Odin defeats him and traps him in the center of the planet. Their battle creates the moon and starts the rotation of the Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Inks: Uncredited info by Bob Bailey, 2005-03-19 (Per Sandell ed.)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Mysterious Mister Hyde!
    The Mighty Thor!
  2. 1. The Mysterious Mister Hyde!
    The Mighty Thor!
  3. 2. The Thread
  4. 3. Stroom's Strange Solution!
  5. 4. Surtur the Fire Demon!
    Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Steve Dasinger
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