([July] 1965)

Marvel, 1965 Series
 
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
annually
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Format:
4 Color; Squarebound; Standard Silver Age US; Newsprint

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in July 1965 (at the same time as issues cover-dated September and October 1965). Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Clash of Titans! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
Fantasy; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Hercules; Loki; Radioactive Man [Chen Lu]; Duplicate Thor; Lava Man
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Brodsky credits per Nick Caputo, July 2012. Original indexer credited Vince Colletta. Cover includes four vignettes from reprinted stories by Kirby/Ayers and Joe Sinnott.

He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

When Titans Clash! (Table of Contents)

The Mighty Thor! / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Hercules [Alcaeus of Thebes] (introduction) Loki; Zeus (introduction); VILLAINS: Storm Giants
Synopsis:
Thor and Loki come across a pair of storm giants attacking the gateway from Asgard to Olympus; During the ensuing battle, Thor is accidentally transported to the fabled land and finds himself in combat with the mighty Hercules with neither party willing to back down; After a titanic battle, Zeus stops the conflict and proclaims them both worthy allies and friends; Thor is sent back to Asgard and Zeus closes the passage forever.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story introduced the Marvel Universe version of Olympus and the Greek gods.

A Thor Bonus Feature [Map of Asgard] (Table of Contents)

Thor / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
Fantasy
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A pin-up of a "typical Asgard street scene", majestic with monuments, temples and the like.

Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Holloway

Genre:
fantasy; superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Loki (introduction); Jane Foster; Heimdall (introduction, cameo); Odin (introduction, cameo); Balder (introduction, cameo); Tyr (introduction, cameo)
Synopsis:
Loki escapes from his prison in Asgard and comes to Earth to get revenge on Thor. The trickster hypnotizes him to help make mischief, but Thor’s transformation into Donald Blake frees him from hypnosis, allowing him to defeat Loki and return him to Asgard.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is divided into two parts: an unmarked first part (5 pp) and part two—"The Vengeance of Loki!" (8 pp). This is the first appearance of Asgard. Balder, Tyr and Odin only appear from behind, and Heimdall looks nothing like his later appearances.

Now Hear This! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Marie Severin
Inks:
Chic Stone; Marie Severin
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advertises the thirteen ongoing books in Marvel's superhero, western and war lines.

The Mysterious Radio-Active Man! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein (script) [as R. Berns]
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Holloway
Job Number:
X-202

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Radio-Active Man [Chen Lu] (introduction, origin); Jane Foster; General Fu; Chairman Mao Zedong (cameo)
Synopsis:
While on a medical mission to India, Dr. Blake becomes Thor to repel a Chinese attack. In order to fight Thor, a Chinese scientist irradiates himself to gain great power. He fights Thor in New York, and nearly defeats him, but Thor blows him back to China, creating a nuclear explosion.
Reprints:

The Merry Marvel Bullpen Page (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Includes order forms for Marvel stationary and Thor t-shirts.

The Demon Duplicators! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein (script) [as R. Berns]
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Duplicate Thor; Odin; Professor Zaxton (introduction, death); Jane Foster; Duplicate Professor Zaxton
Synopsis:
An evil scientist forces Dr. Blake to help him with a duplicating machine by kidnapping Jane. The device duplicates Thor, but cannot duplicate his magic hammer, allowing Thor to defeat the duplicate. Dr. Zaxton accidentally duplicates himself and falls to his death, leaving his good duplicate to take his place.
Reprints:

Marvel's Fast-Moving Line-Up of Annuals for----1965 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Advertises Fantastic Four Annual (Marvel, 1963 series) #3 (1965), Sgt. Fury Annual (Marvel, 1965 series) #1 (1965), Amazing Spider-Man Annual (Marvel, 1964 series) #2 (1965) and Marvel Tales Annual (Marvel, 1964 series) #2 (1965).

The Lava Man (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
Fantasy; superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Lava Man (introduction); Jane Foster; Odin; Loki; Dr. Bruce Andrews (introduction)
Synopsis:
Thor battles the Lava Man, a monster created by Loki who claims all the dry surface of Earth for his people. Odin forbids Thor to love Jane Foster, leading to her leaving her job as Dr. Blake's nurse.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dr. Andrews is first called Basil by Jane Foster on page 6 but then is called Bruce by Dr. Blake on the last page.

Boys! Men! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

Amazing X-Ray Vision Instantly!/Reward $11,750.00 (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henri LaMothe (X-Ray specs)
Inks:
Henri LaMothe (X-Ray specs)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Clash of Titans!
    The Mighty Thor
  2. 1. He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw
  3. 2. When Titans Clash!
    The Mighty Thor!
  4. 3. A Thor Bonus Feature [Map of Asgard]
    Thor
  5. 4. Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief!
    The Mighty Thor!
  6. 5. Now Hear This!
  7. 6. The Mysterious Radio-Active Man!
    The Mighty Thor!
  8. 7. The Merry Marvel Bullpen Page
  9. 8. The Demon Duplicators!
    The Mighty Thor!
  10. 9. Marvel's Fast-Moving Line-Up of Annuals for----1965
  11. 10. The Lava Man
    The Mighty Thor!
  12. 11. Boys! Men!
  13. 12. Amazing X-Ray Vision Instantly!/Reward $11,750.00
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Frank Plowright
  • Merlin Haas
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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