(August 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 June 1964. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Grey Gargoyle! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Grey Gargoyle [Paul Duval]
Reprints:

When the Grey Gargoyle Strikes! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-725

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Grey Gargoyle [Paul Duval] (introduction, origin); Jane Foster
Synopsis:
A scientist accidentally gains the power to turn himself into living stone, and to turn others into stone statues. He comes to New York to attack Thor, hoping to gain the secret of immortality. As Don Blake, Thor tricks him into falling into the river, and his stone body sinks to the bottom.
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)

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

Indexer Notes

Advertises Amazing Spider-Man Annual (Marvel, 1964 series) #1 (1964) and Marvel Tales Annual (Marvel, 1964 series) #1 (1964). Printed between the pages of the Thor story.

Traveling Sam (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[J-850]

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Sam Craig
Synopsis:
A bookkeeper gives up his fantasies of travel and goes back to handball after a strange encounter with two Indian magicians.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continues in next issue. Printed between Thor and Tales of Asgard.

Balder Must Die! [Origin of Balder 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:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-738

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Balder; Loki; Karnilla (introduction, un-named in this story); Haag (un-named in this story)
Synopsis:
Loki forces the Norn Queen to tell him of Balder's weakness to mistletoe and tries to kill him with a mistletoe dart, but the Norn Queen herself stops him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Haag is not named until Thor (Marvel, 1965 series) #165 (June 1969).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Grey Gargoyle!
    The Mighty Thor
  2. 1. When the Grey Gargoyle Strikes!
    The Mighty Thor
  3. 2. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
  4. 3. Traveling Sam
  5. 4. Balder Must Die! [Origin of Balder Part 2]
    Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
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