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

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


Giants Walk the Earth! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Surtur; Skagg
Reprints:

Giants Walk the Earth! (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
Job Number:
X-636

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Skagg; Surtur; Balder; Heimdall; Jane Foster; Loki; Odin; Enchantress [Amora] (cameo); Executioner [Skurge] (cameo)
Synopsis:
Odin comes to Earth to settle the matter of Thor's love for Jane Foster. At the same time, Loki frees Skagg, the Storm Giant and Surtur so that he never has relinquish the power over Asgard. Thor, Balder and Odin defeat the giants and Loki is punished.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Two More Triumphs for Marvel..! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advertises Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #5 (May 1964) and X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #5 (May 1964).

Revenge! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Al Hartley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dorr Rathko; Kirn; Lycia Welles
Synopsis:
When an asteroid miner's partner marries the girl he loves, he tries to get revenge by stealing their asteroid, but is killed in a freak meteor shower.

Poor Oscar!--(Continued From Last Issue) (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 from last issue. Announces that only feature-length Thor stories and the Tales of Asgard stories will appear in Journey Into Myster, starting next issue.

Heimdall Guardian of the Mystic Rainbow Bridge! [Origin of Heimdall Part 1] (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:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Heimdall (origin); Odin; Agnar the Fierce (introduction); Gotron, the Agile (introduction); Brimer (introduction); Trolls; Storm Giants
Synopsis:
Odin has decided to appoint a sentry to the Rainbow Bridge. Agnar, Gotron and Heimdall try out for the appointment but Heimdall gets it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First in the Heimdall biography series.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Giants Walk the Earth!
    The Mighty Thor
  2. 1. Giants Walk the Earth!
    The Mighty Thor
  3. 2. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
  4. 3. Revenge!
  5. 4. Poor Oscar!--(Continued From Last Issue)
  6. 5. Heimdall Guardian of the Mystic Rainbow Bridge! [Origin of Heimdall Part 1]
    Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
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