(October 1968)

Marvel, 1968 Series
 
Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Published one-shot
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Leading Magazine Corp.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Roy Thomas
Color:
color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
one-shot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tales of Asgard; Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Frank Giacoia; John Verpoorten
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen (logo)

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Odin; Loki; Balder; Heimdall; Hela; Ulfrin the Dragon; Ymir; Geirrodur
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Giacoia and Verpoorten credits per Nick Caputo, April 2011. Previous indexer listed Jack Kirby. Nick adds: "There appears to be reinking on the Thor figure, possibly by John Verpoorten."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tales of Asgard / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone; Don Heck; George Roussos [as George Bell]
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Odin; Skoll the Wolf God

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover, includes a spot illustration from an unknown story, two from Odin Battles Ymir, King of the Ice Giants and one from "The Invasion of Asgard!". Credits include Sol Brodsky, Roy Thomas, John Verpoorten, Stan Goldberg and Gary Freidrich.

Tales of..... Asgard! Home of the Mighty Norse Gods (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos [as George Bell]
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Odin; Surtur (introduction); Ymir (introduction, origin); Buri (introduction, origin); Borr (introduction)
Synopsis:
Story about how Odin and his brothers protected the Earth while waiting for the coming of man.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin and first appearance of Ymir and Buri, first appearance of Surtur and Borr.

Odin Battles Ymir, King of the Ice Giants (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-452

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Odin; Ymir
Synopsis:
Story of Odin defeating Ymir.
Reprints:

Surtur The Fire Demon! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-498

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Odin; Surtur
Synopsis:
Story of how Odin trapped Surtur in the center of the Earth.
Reprints:

The Storm Giants (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-520

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Odin; Agnar, King of the Eagles (introduction)
Synopsis:
Thor and Loki (as children) defeat three Storm Giants and return the Golden Apples of Iduna.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First in the Boyhood of Thor series.

The Invasion of Asgard! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos [as George Bell]
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-568

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Heimdall; Norn Hag; Ulfrin the Dragon (introduction); Skoll (introduction); Hati (introduction); Rime Giants (introduction); Geirrodur (introduction); Odin
Synopsis:
Thor holds off the enemies of Asgard until help arrives.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The second Boyhood of Thor story, first appearances of Skoll and Hati the Wolf Gods, Ulfrin the Dragon, Rime Giants and Geirrodur the Troll.

"Death" Comes to Thor! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Hela, Goddess of Death (introduction); The Three Norn Fates (introduction); Balder; Sif (introduction); King Rugga (introduction)
Synopsis:
Thor (at the age of 18) rescues Sif from Hela, goddess of Death, and earns the right to carry the Hammer of Odin.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Third in the Boyhood of Thor series, first appearances of Hela, Goddess of Death, The Three Norn Fates, King Rugga and Sif.

It's Brand New!! Marvel's Swingin' Inflatable Plastic Pillows! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Spider-Man; Thor

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Spider-Man and Thor plastic pillows for $1.50 each.

Marvel Super-Hero T-Shirts (Table of Contents)

Marvel Super-Hero T-Shirts; Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Captain Marvel; Spider-Man; Thor; Hulk

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Marvel Super-Hero T-Shirts ($2.00 each) and the Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit ($1.00 each).

Thor's Mission to Mirmir! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-625

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Sindri, King of the Dwarfs (introduction); Skord (introduction); Gullin, the Boar God (introduction); King Mirmir (introduction); Aske (first male human) (introduction); Embla (first female human) (introduction); Skipbladner (ship) (introduction)
Synopsis:
Story of how Odin created the first humans.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Fourth in the Boyhood of Thor series, next story in this series is in Thor #252.

Heimdall Guardian of the Mystic Rainbow Bridge! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Heimdall; Odin; Agnar the Fierce (introduction); Gotron, the Agile (introduction); King of the Storm Giants (name Brimer is revealed in the next issue) (introduction)
Synopsis:
Story of how Heimdall earned the right to guard the Rainbow Bridge.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First in the Heimdall Biography series, first appearances of Agnar the Fierce, Gotron, the Agile and the King of the Storm Giants (Brimer).

When Heimdall Failed! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos [as George Bell]
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-682

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Heimdall; King Brimer; Queen Nedra (introduction); Odin; a Vanna (an air-sprite) (introduction)
Synopsis:
Story of how an Air Spirit snuck past Heimdall.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Second in the Heimdall Biography series, first appearances of Queen Nedra and a Vanna (an air-sprite).

Balder "The Brave" (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
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-718

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Balder; Odin; Thor; Tyr (introduction); Honir (introduction)
Synopsis:
Story of how Balder gained his invincibility.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First in the Balder Biography series, first appearances of Tyr and Honir.

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

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

Pencils:
Dick Ayers; Herb Trimpe
Inks:
John Severin; Herb Trimpe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Sgt. Fury; Dum Dum Dugan; Phantom Eagle

Indexer Notes

Promos for Sgt. Fury Annual #4 and Marvel Super-Heroes #16 using a reprint of their front covers.

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tales of Asgard; Thor
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Tales of Asgard
  3. 2. Tales of..... Asgard! Home of the Mighty Norse Gods
    Tales of Asgard
  4. 3. Odin Battles Ymir, King of the Ice Giants
    Tales of Asgard
  5. 4. Surtur The Fire Demon!
    Tales of Asgard
  6. 5. The Storm Giants
    Tales of Asgard
  7. 6. The Invasion of Asgard!
    Tales of Asgard
  8. 7. "Death" Comes to Thor!
    Tales of Asgard
  9. 8. It's Brand New!! Marvel's Swingin' Inflatable Plastic Pillows!
    Marvel Plastic Pillows
  10. 9. Marvel Super-Hero T-Shirts
    Marvel Super-Hero T-Shirts; Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit
  11. 10. Thor's Mission to Mirmir!
    Tales of Asgard
  12. 11. Heimdall Guardian of the Mystic Rainbow Bridge!
    Tales of Asgard
  13. 12. When Heimdall Failed!
    Tales of Asgard
  14. 13. Balder "The Brave"
    Tales of Asgard
  15. 14. Two More Triumphs For Marvel..!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Darrel McCann
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Darrel McCann