(April 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 February 1964. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Enchantress and the Executioner! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Enchantress [Amora]; Executioner [Skurge]
Reprints:

The Enchantress and the Executioner! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Enchantress (introduction); Executioner (introduction); Jane Foster; Loki; Odin; Tomorrow Man [Arthur Zarrko] (cameo flashback)
Synopsis:
Loki and Odin conspire to end Thor's infatuation with Jane Foster by sending the Enchantress to seduce him away from his mortal love; The heavy handed Executioner fouls things up and the mission is unsuccessful.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

At this point, the stories take a turn to Asgardian themes and backdrops.

Poor Oscar (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
H-367

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Oscar Meeker; Mathilda Meeker
Synopsis:
A long-suffering pushover is stuck with a battered suitcase, but finds that the case magically fills with money and spends it for him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continues in next issue.

To Live Forever! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-596

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Luther Gorr
Synopsis:
In a future where capital punishment has been abolished, the maximum sentence is 90 years imprisonment. A brilliant scientist decides to find a way to make himself immortal, so he may commit crimes with impunity, but turns himself into a rock.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is a retelling of "I Can Live Forever!", drawn by John Forte, from Journey Into Mystery #55 (November 1959). Most earlier versions of the story made the principal character turn into a redwood tree instead of a rock, and he is not always a criminal. Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Another Triumph For Marvel..! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.85 page (report information)

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advertises Daredevil (Marvel, 1964 series) using the logo portion of the cover. The page is split with the statement of ownership.

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.15 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average monthly paid circulation/print run October 1962–September 1963 (issues #87–98): 188,070/318,212. Paid circulation/print run for issue #115: 186,380/315,101. This shares the page with the promo.

Thor's Mission to Mirmir! (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:
Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-625

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Thor; Sindri (introduction); Skord; Gullin (introduction); King Mirmir; Aske; Embla
Synopsis:
Thor must reach Mirmir to tell him that Odin has decided it is time to create the human race.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Enchantress and the Executioner!
    The Mighty Thor!
  2. 1. The Enchantress and the Executioner!
    The Mighty Thor!
  3. 2. Poor Oscar
  4. 3. To Live Forever!
  5. 4. Another Triumph For Marvel..!
  6. 5. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  7. 6. Thor's Mission to Mirmir!
    Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
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