Tor #3
(May 1954)

St. John, 1954 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Corp.
Brand
St John Approved Comics
Editing
Joe Kubert (edited by); Norman Maurer (edited by)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Kubert
Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Tor; Chee-Chee
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Isle of Fire! (Table of Contents: 2)

Tor / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Kubert (signed as Joe Kubert (small b))
Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed as Joe Kubert (small b))
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed as Joe Kubert (small b))
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All times and ages have their legends... and the world of a million years ago is no exception!
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Tor; Chee-Chee
Synopsis
Tor rescues a tribe from their captors on a volcanic island before the island itself collapses into the sea.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

St. John Publishing / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Snow Trap (Table of Contents: 4)

Tor / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Kubert
Pencils
Joe Kubert (illustrations)
Inks
Joe Kubert (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was the dead of winter.
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Tor; Chee-Chee; Kilu
Synopsis
Tor defends a village from the despotic Flatnoses by killing their leader, Kilu, on a snow-covered mountain.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Kubert
Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi - I'm Joe Kubert.. and this is Norman Maurer.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Joe Kubert; Norman Maurer
Synopsis
Series creators Joe Kubert and Norman Maurer respond to readers' letters questioning the science and historicity of the first issue.
Reprints

Black Valley (Table of Contents: 6)

Tor / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Kubert (signed as Joe Kubert (brush strokes))
Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed as Joe Kubert (brush strokes))
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed as Joe Kubert (brush strokes))
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the first of a series of double-page super-action pictures suitable for framing, appearing in future issues of Tor!
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Tor; Chee-Chee
Synopsis
Tor brings peace between one tribe and their neighbors, a tribe of women who had been exiled and are now demanding female child sacrifices to add to their numbers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Panel-Rama centerspread pin-up forms the first 2 pages.

#3: Pteranodon (Table of Contents: 7)

1,000,000 B.C. History of Prehistoric Animals / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Kubert (signed as Joe Kubert (brush strokes))
Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed as Joe Kubert (brush strokes))
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed as Joe Kubert (brush strokes))
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pteranodon was the giant among flying beasts.
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Information about the pteranodon.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A second #3 in this series.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Danny Dreams / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Kubert
Pencils
Alex Toth (signed as Alexander TOTH)
Inks
Alex Toth (signed as Alexander TOTH)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Did you ever realize that a human being spends one third of his lifetime sleeping?
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Danny Wakely; Uncle Jim; Lavv
Synopsis
Danny becomes trapped in a dream in which he has been transported back in time 1,000,000 into the body of a prehistoric boy named Bruk. While there, he shows how weaving can be used to catch fish. The story ends with him remaining trapped in the past.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First line supplied by Leonard Wolinsky via the GCD Errors list, February 2009.

#4: Tylosaurus (Table of Contents: 9)

1,000,000 B.C. History of Prehistoric Animals / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Kubert (signed as Joe Kubert (brush strokes))
Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed as Joe Kubert (brush strokes))
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed as Joe Kubert (brush strokes))
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is scientific theory that every beast in history comes from the sea -- the elements of the sea are found in the living cells of every living creature.
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Information about the tylosaurus.
Reprints

Buzz Baxter Rides Again! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Artistic Card Co. / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Kenmore Stamps / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co. / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tor
  2. 1. ["In 10 minutes of fun a day I changed myself"]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. Isle of Fire!
    Tor
  4. 3. ["Tops in any language!"]
    St. John Publishing
  5. 4. Snow Trap
    Tor
  6. 5. ["Hi - I'm Joe Kubert.. and this is Norman Maurer."]
  7. 6. Black Valley
    Tor
  8. 7. #3: Pteranodon
    1,000,000 B.C. History of Prehistoric Animals
  9. 8. ["Did you ever realize that a human being spends one third of his lifetime sleeping?"]
    Danny Dreams
  10. 9. #4: Tylosaurus
    1,000,000 B.C. History of Prehistoric Animals
  11. 10. Buzz Baxter Rides Again!
    Artistic Card Co.
  12. 11. ["Free to you!"]
    Kenmore Stamps
  13. 12. ["Hello, Bob - have you found that underseas treasure?"]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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