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

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


The Thunder God Strikes Back! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Mr. Hyde [Calvin Zabo]; The Cobra [Klaus Vorhees]
Reprints:

The Thunder God Strikes Back! (Table of Contents)

The Mighty Thor / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-704

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Mr. Hyde [Calvin Zabo]; Cobra [Klaus Vorhees]; Jane Foster
Synopsis:
Thor evades the villains and transforms back into Dr. Blake, then pretends to betray Thor in order to get his cane back. He becomes Thor and defeats the Cobra easily, though Hyde escapes by becoming Calvin Zabo and slipping away. Hyde attacks Thor later, but is defeated. When Blake returns to the office he discovers that Jane hates him because of his seeming betrayal of Thor.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Marauder! (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
H-584

Genre:
war
Characters:
KKpt. Karl Friedrich von Müller; Heinrich
Synopsis:
A successful German commerce raider meets its match in an Australian cruiser off Malaya.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continues from last issue. Printed between the pages of the Thor story. This page is split with an advertisement. This story is a reasonably accurate fictionalised account of the destruction of the Dresden-Class Light Cruiser SMS Emden in November 1914. In reality the Emden's second-in-command was Captain-Lieutenant Helmut von Mücke. Though his name is incorrect, he did survive his ship's destruction while commanding a landing party, as depicted.

The Mighty Thor Also Appears In.... The Avengers (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek; ?

Characters:
Avengers [Thor; Giant-Man; Wasp; Iron Man; Hulk]

Indexer Notes

Advertises the Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series). This shares the page with "Marauder!"

Who Says This Isn't the Marvel Age of Comics?! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko; Bill Everett; Al Hartley; Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Dick Ayers; Steve Ditko; Bill Everett; Al Hartley; Stan Goldberg
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; Artie Simek

Indexer Notes

Promotes entire Marvel line featuring every logo, including Fantastic Four, X-Men, Strange Tales, Kid Colt Outlaw, Patsy Walker, Sgt. Fury and the Howling Commandos, Avengers, Journey Into Mystery With The Mighty Thor, Tales to Astonish, Two-Gun Kid, Millie the Model, Patsy and Hedy, Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil, Tales of Suspense featuring "The Power of Iron Man", Rawhide Kid and Modeling With Millie. Printed between Thor and Tales of Asgard.

Balder "The Brave" [Origin of Balder 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:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-718

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Balder (origin); Odin; Thor; Tyr (introduction); Honir (introduction)
Synopsis:
Odin orders Balder executed for leaving a battle to rescue a fallen bird, but Balder is so beloved that the animals and plants keep any harm from coming to him, and Odin makes him invincible.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is loosely based on the legend of Balder's death, though without the deadly mistletow arrow shot by the blind god Hod. Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Thunder God Strikes Back!
    The Mighty Thor
  2. 1. The Thunder God Strikes Back!
    The Mighty Thor
  3. 2. Marauder!
  4. 3. The Mighty Thor Also Appears In.... The Avengers
  5. 4. Who Says This Isn't the Marvel Age of Comics?!
  6. 5. Balder "The Brave" [Origin of Balder Part 1]
    Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
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