(March 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 January 1964. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


Slave of the Tomorrow Man! (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Slave of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-573

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Tomorrow Man [Arthur Zarrko]; Loki; Odin
Synopsis:
Thor helps Zarrko conquer the 23rd century world, but then turns on him and defeats him, winning back Odin's favour.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Green Hat (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[G-537]

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Axtel; George; Chuck
Synopsis:
A recent graduate meets a strange man and finds that they share a gift to commune with the Green Goddess.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Menace! (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-589

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
An alien lands in a central European village and restrains the villagers while he sets up a weapon. He uses the weapon to drive back an attacking space fleet, and the villagers realize he was actually trying to help them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

"Death" Comes to Thor! [The Boyhood of Thor! Part 3 (At the Age of Eighteen!)] (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:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Thor; Hela (introduction); Balder; Norns [Skuld (introduction); Urd (introduction; Verdandi (introduction)]; Sif (introduction); King Rugga
Synopsis:
Thor rescues Sif from Hela, goddess of Death, and earns the right to carry the Hammer of Odin.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sif looks nothing like her later and more familiar Marvel appearance, but more like her traditional description.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Slave of the Tomorrow Man!
    The Mighty Thor!
  2. 1. Slave of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man!
    The Mighty Thor!
  3. 2. The Green Hat
  4. 3. The Menace!
  5. 4. "Death" Comes to Thor! [The Boyhood of Thor! Part 3 (At the Age of Eighteen!)]
    Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
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