(February 1964)

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

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


The Return of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Tomorrow Man [Arthur Zarrko]
Reprints:

The Return of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos [as G. Bell]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Tomorrow Man [Arthur Zarrko]; Odin; Loki; Heimdall; Avengers [Giant-Man [Hank Pym] (cameo); Wasp [Janet Van Dyne] (cameo); Iron Man [Tony Stark] (cameo)]; Haag (cameo, introduction) [called "Norn Hag" in this story]; Mister Hyde [Calvin Zabo] (flashback); Jane Foster (flashback)
Synopsis:
Loki convinces Odin to reduce Thor's power in punishment for loving Jane Foster, and then restores the memory of the Tomorrow Man so that he can come back in time and defeat Thor. He builds a powerful robot, and when Thor cannot defeat it he agrees to help the Tomorrow Man conquer the 23rd century.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continues in next issue. This is the first appearance of the Well of Centuries. Haag is not named until Thor (Marvel, 1965 series) #165 (June 1969).

The Flying Saucer That Was (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[C-486]

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
George Ridley; Monroe Marks; Dr. Willard Seldin; Harry Landau
Synopsis:
A teacher frantically tries to convince people that he saw aliens, but it turns out that they are friendly and make him their ambassador.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Enemies! (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-560

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Prince Sunor; Rakku the Terrible
Synopsis:
The barbaric Vulcans plan to invade the world of the pacifist Idylicans. Instead of fighting, the Idylicans abandon their world, altering the gravity of their world to trap the invaders, and settling the Vulcan's abandoned homes as their own.
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Indexer Notes

These Vulcans predate Star Trek by several years. Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Invasion of Asgard! [The Boyhood of Thor! Part 2] (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 [as G. Bell]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-568

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Haag [called only "Norn Hag" in this story]; Hati; Heimdall; Geirrodur (introduction); Odin; Skoll (introduction); Ulfrin the Dragon
Synopsis:
Loki makes a hole in Asgard's defenses and lures Thor there to face an attack alone. Thor holds off the enemies of Asgard until help arrives.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Geirrodur next appears in Thor (Marvel, 1965 series) #137 (February 1967), Skoll next appears in Thor (Marvel, 1965 series) #448 (June 1992), Haag is not named until Thor (Marvel, 1965 series) #165 (June 1969).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Return of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man!
    The Mighty Thor
  2. 1. The Return of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man!
    The Mighty Thor
  3. 2. The Flying Saucer That Was
  4. 3. The Enemies!
  5. 4. The Invasion of Asgard! [The Boyhood of Thor! Part 2]
    Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
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