(January 1971)

Marvel, 1966 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly except January, semi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co.
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

Enter the Grey Gargoyle! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Grey Gargoyle; Jane Foster; Don Blake
Reprints:

A World Gone Mad! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Jane Foster; Odin; Don Blake; Balder; Loki; Grey Gargoyle; Heimdall; Honir the Hunter (introduction)
Synopsis:
Thor reveals his secret identity to Jane Foster, but she doesn't believe him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Honir the Hunter.

A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up (Table of Contents)

Thor / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
X-811

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Signed: May the eyes of Asgard smile down on thee--- Thor

Balder Must Die! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-738

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Balder; Loki; Norn Queen (later known as Karnilla, introduction); Norn Queen's servant (later known as Haag, introduction)
Synopsis:
Loki forces the Norn Queen to tell him of Balder's weakness to mistletoe and tries to kill him with a mistletoe dart, but the Norn Queen herself stops him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Second in the Balder Biography series, first appearance of the Norn Queen (Karnilla) and her servant (Haag).

Trapped by the Trolls! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-750

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; King Sindri of the dwarfs; Dwarfs; Trolls
Synopsis:
The king of the dwarfs attempts to sell an incognito Thor to the trolls as a slave, and Thor frees all of their captives and destroys their mine.
Reprints:

Banished From Asgard! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-781

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Odin; Arkin the Weak (introduction); Queen Knorda (introduction)
Synopsis:
Arkin the Weak betrays Asgard in an attempt to win the hand of Queen Knorda.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearances of Arkin the Weak and Queen Knorda.

The Defeat of Odin! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-814

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Odin; Prince Rivvak (introduction)
Synopsis:
Was Odin is defeated by an army of men, or did he stage the battle to teach a lesson?
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:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Balder; Harris Hobbs (introduction); Jane Foster; Don Blake; Loki; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel] (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].

The Mighty Marvel Checklist (Table of Contents)

Mighty Marvel Checklist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.4 page (report information)

Script:
? (promo copy)
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Marvel checklist for comics on sale right now! Comics listed with a synopsis are Fantastic Four #104, Spider-Man #90, Avengers #81, Thor #181, Captain America #131, Hulk #133, Daredevil #69, Iron Man #31, Sub-Mariner #31, Amazing Adventures #3, Tower of Shadows #8, Sgt. Fury #81, Special Marvel Edition #1, Incredible Hulk King-Size #3, Avengers King-Size #4, Sub-Mariner King-Size #1, Captain America King-Size #1, Thor King-Size #3, Silver Surfer #18, Conan the Barbarian #1, Spoof #1, Astonishing Tales #2, and Chamber of Darkness #7.

Be A Marvel Expert! (Table of Contents)

Marvelmania / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.6 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Spider-Man; Hulk; Captain America

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Marvelmania magazine.

More Marvel Masterpieces... (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four; X-Men; Spider-Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
John Romita; Jack Kirby; John Romita
Inks:
John Verpoorten; Chic Stone; John Romita
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing]; Sub-Mariner; X-Men [Cyclops; Angel; Iceman; Marvel Girl; Beast]; Avengers [Thor; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Professor X; Lucifer; Spider-Man; Vulture; Chameleon

Indexer Notes

Promos for Fantastic Four Special #8, X-Men Special #1 and Amazing Spider-Man Special #7 using reprints of their covers.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Enter the Grey Gargoyle!
    Thor
  2. 1. A World Gone Mad!
    Thor
  3. 2. A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up
    Thor
  4. 3. Balder Must Die!
    Tales of Asgard
  5. 4. Trapped by the Trolls!
    Tales of Asgard
  6. 5. Banished From Asgard!
    Tales of Asgard
  7. 6. The Defeat of Odin!
    Tales of Asgard
  8. 7. The Stronger I Am, the Sooner I Die!
    Thor
  9. 8. The Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Mighty Marvel Checklist
  10. 9. Be A Marvel Expert!
    Marvelmania
  11. 10. More Marvel Masterpieces...
    Fantastic Four; X-Men; Spider-Man
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