Marvel, 1952 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
First Issue Cover
Publication Dates:
June 1952 - February 1966
Number of Issues Published:
125 (#1 - #125)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series
Series Details:
Publisher's Brands:
Indicia Publishers:
Tracking
Numbering continued in Thor (Marvel, 1966 series).
Notes
Accompanied from 1965 by Journey Into Mystery Annual (Marvel, 1966 series).

This series was launched as one of five SF/Horror anthologies launched in a six-month period (cover dates January 1952–June 1952), increasing Atlas's SF line from seven to twelve books. Journey Into Mystery was cancelled at the collapse of Atlas's distributor and the subsequent restructuring known as the "Atlas Implosion", but was relaunched a year later along with the new series Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series), Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) and Strange Worlds (Marvel, 1958 series) to expand and revamp Marvel's SF line following Jack Kirby's return to the company. It included Thor lead feature from issue #83 (August 1962). Contained only Thor and Asgard stories from issue #105 (June 1964). This series introduced Thor and the Warriors Three.

Scripts were generally not credited before the superhero days. However, it is well known that Stan Lee (sometimes assisted by Larry Lieber, or Lieber on his own) wrote the overwhelming majority of these stories from 1959 to 1963. Where there is no positive confirmation, credits may be listed as "Stan Lee ?; Larry Lieber ?", or either person individually, or simply "?", according to the indexer's best information.
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