(May 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 Trial of the Gods!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Odin
Reprints:

"The Trial of the Gods!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Carl Hubbell (see notes)
Inks:
Vince Colletta; Carl Hubbell (see notes)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: Thor; GUESTS: Odin; Balder; Jane Foster; VILLAINS: Loki; Enchantress; Executioner; Yagg (I)(D); CAMEOS: The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp]; Rick Jones; Daredevil; Frightful Four [Wizard; Medusa; Trapster; Sandman]
Synopsis:
Odin sends Thor and Loki to Skornheim to endure a trial which will show which one of his sons is lying to him; Against Odin's decree, Loki uses magic to escape the traps of the enchanted land while Thor has to rely on brawn and sheer will.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story takes place at the same time as Daredevil #7 and Fantastic Four #38. First appearance of the land of Skornheim. Nick Caputo suspects that Carl Hubbell provided alterations on the figures of the Executioner, the Enchantress and Daredevil on pages 11-13, per his blog:

http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-unknown-art-of-carl-hubbell....

"The Challenge!" (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: Thor; GUEST: Princess Rinda (I); VILLAINS: King Hymir (I); Loki
Synopsis:
On a diplomatic mission, Loki convinces King Hymir to put Thor to a deadly test where failure means slavery to the evil king.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Princess Rinda and King Hymir.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Carl Hubbell ?
Inks:
Carl Hubbell ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen; typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for the MMMS includes an illo of Thor possibly drawn by Carl Hubbell. Info per Nick Caputo, May 2014.

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 The Mighty Marvel Checklist.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. "The Trial of the Gods!"
    Thor
  2. 1. "The Trial of the Gods!"
    Thor
  3. 2. "The Challenge!"
    Tales of Asgard
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. The Hammer Strikes
    The Hammer Strikes
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Frank Plowright
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Heer
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Darrel McCann