(September 1966)

Marvel, 1966 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly except September, semi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age U.S., later Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is actually "Thor King Size".


Who Dares Defy... the Destroyer? (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Destroyer; Warriors Three [Fandral; Hogun; Volstagg]; Enchantress; Executioner; Mad Merlin
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Two vignettes from the reprinted stories in this issue are featured on the cover. Art by Kirby/Stone and Joe Sinnott.

[Credits Page/Table of Contents] (Table of Contents)

Thor / credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Joe Sinnott; Marie Severin
Inks:
Chic Stone; Joe Sinnott; Marie Severin
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Executioner; Mad Merlin

Indexer Notes

Contents page includes credits, titles and original publication date of reprinted stories, along with scenes from interior stories and Thor figure from the cover of Journey into Mystery #105. Grey tones added by Marie Severin.

If Asgard Falls.. (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Odin; Balder; Heimdall; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Loki; Destroyer; Brok, the Crusher (introduction); Tyr, of the Blinding Blade (introduction); Galp, of the Steel Arm (introduction); Drom, the Spirit-Weaver (introduction); Absorbing Man (cameo)
Synopsis:
Loki breaks up an Asgardian contest called by Odin by sending the Destroyer to wreak havoc.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearances of the land of Gymirsgard and the Tournament of Champions.

Defying the Magic of... Mad Merlin! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy; superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Merlin [Maha Yogi] (introduction); Jane Foster; Loki (cameo); President John F. Kennedy (cameo); Caroline Kennedy (cameo); Pierre Salinger (cameo); King Arthur (cameo, flashback)
Synopsis:
Merlin is awakened after a thousand years and immediately decides to try and take over the world; He battles Thor using familiar Washington D.C. monuments.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

According to The Mighty Thor Comics Index #5 by George Olshevsky this is not the same Merlin that is in the Black Knight comics. This Merlin is a mutant who later became the Warlock and the Maha Yogi in X-Men #30 and #47.

The Enchantress and the Executioner! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy; superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Enchantress (introduction); Executioner (introduction); Jane Foster; Loki; Odin; Tomorrow Man [Arthur Zarrko] (cameo flashback)
Synopsis:
Loki and Odin conspire to end Thor's infatuation with Jane Foster by sending the Enchantress to seduce him away from his mortal love; The heavy handed Executioner fouls things up and the mission is unsuccessful.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

At this point, the stories take a turn to Asgardian themes and backdrops.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Who Dares Defy... the Destroyer?
    Thor
  2. 1. [Credits Page/Table of Contents]
    Thor
  3. 2. If Asgard Falls..
    Thor
  4. 3. Defying the Magic of... Mad Merlin!
    Thor
  5. 4. The Enchantress and the Executioner!
    Thor
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