(August 1962)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1962-06-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Brand
MC
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.

Distributed to newstands in June 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


Introducing... the Mighty Thor! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Kronans
Reprints

The Stone Men from Saturn! (Table of Contents: 1)

Thor the Mighty! / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-786
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The legend has come true!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake] (introduction, origin); Gorr; Kronans; Korg
Synopsis
A lame doctor vacationing in Norway runs across an alien invasion. While hiding from the aliens in a cave he finds an old cane that transforms him into the god Thor. Thor drives back the alien invasion.
Reprints
Keywords
alien invasion

Indexer Notes

This is the first Thor story published by Marvel. Story is divided into three parts: Part One—Untitled (5 pp), Part Two—"The Power of Thor!" (5 pp) and Part Three—"Thor the Mighty Strikes Back!"(3 pp).

The story is expanded and retold in Thor: First Thunder (Marvel, 2010 series) #1.

Kirby previously drew Easter Island-like stone-head aliens in DC's House of Mystery #85, April 1959, as "The Stone Sentinels of Giant Island!"

Discovery (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely (illustration)
Inks
Joe Maneely (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[K-479]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Before Chauncey set out for the Hotchkiss Fair, he took his rinky-dink car into the gas station.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Chauncey; Zeke; Muscles Magee
Synopsis
A scrawny man is given a magic candy bar that confers great strength, but he discovers that he already posesses more strength than he suspects.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. The first page of this story is printed between the pages of the Thor story, while the second page is printed between the two back-up stories.

The Perfect Crime! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
[V-787 ?]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our study in fantasy begins calmly enough!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mike Morgan
Synopsis
A crook tries to kill and rob a man by pushing him off a cliff, but finds that he is a flying man from Mercury.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Lee plot and Lieber script per Nick Caputo. The Mighty Thor Comics Index #5 by George Olshevsky only credits Stan Lee.

When the Jungle Sleeps (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-788
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the mysterious unknown jungle, who knows what fantastic secrets are hidden from the eyes of mortal men??
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A lion is given superhuman intelligence by a nuclear test. It plans to attack humanity, but quickly loses its enhanced intelligence.
Reprints
Keywords
atomic test

Indexer Notes

This story is a retelling of "I Am...Gorilla!" drawn by Paul Reinman in Strange Worlds (Marvel, 1958 series) #5 (August 1959).

Script and Letters credit is from The Mighty Thor Comics Index #5 by George Olshevsky.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Introducing... the Mighty Thor!
    Thor
  2. 1. The Stone Men from Saturn!
    Thor the Mighty!
  3. 2. Discovery
  4. 3. The Perfect Crime!
  5. 4. When the Jungle Sleeps
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