(March 1965)

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

"The Stronger I am, The Sooner I Die!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]
Reprints:

"The Stronger I Am, the Sooner I Die!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Balder; Harris Hobbs (Introduction); Jane Foster; Don Blake; Loki (Villain); Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel] (villain; introduction; origin)
Synopsis:
Loki uses his magic to turn Crusher Creel into the Absorbing Man.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Crusher Creel and Harris Hobbs, first appearance and origin of The Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel].

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.4 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction; superhero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.1 page (report information)

Script:
John F. Hayes
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Date of filing Oct 1 1964, Print run: Average monthly 312,000, single issue nearest to date 370,000

Subscribers 375, Average monthly sales 204,700, nearest to issue date 250,000

More Triumphs For Marvel..! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko; Bob Powell
Inks:
Chic Stone; Steve Ditko; Mike Esposito
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen; typeset

Genre:
superhero

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:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
?; Artie Simek; typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes an ad for the Merry Marvel Marching Society along with all 17 title logos.

"The Golden Apples!" (Table of Contents)

Tales of Asgard / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta [as Vince Coletta]
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Iduna (Introduction); Haakun the Hunter (Introduction); Fenris the Wolf God (Introduction)
Synopsis:
Asgardian version of Little Red Riding Hood.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearances of Iduna, Haakun the Hunter and Fenris the Wolf God, first appearance of the land of Varinheim.

The Hammer Strikes (Table of Contents)

The Hammer Strikes / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
Typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

letters page includes a letter from Jay Kinney, Special Announcements Section and The Mighty Marvel Checklist.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. "The Stronger I am, The Sooner I Die!"
    Thor
  2. 1. "The Stronger I Am, the Sooner I Die!"
    Thor
  3. 2. Another Marvel Masterpiece
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. More Triumphs For Marvel..!
  6. 5. Who Says This Isn't the Marvel Age of Comics?!
  7. 6. "The Golden Apples!"
    Tales of Asgard
  8. 7. The Hammer Strikes
    The Hammer Strikes
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