(September 1962)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1962-07-03
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

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

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

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


The Executioner (Table of Contents)

The Mighty Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How can I do what I must, without revealing my most precious secret??
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Comrade Executioner; Jane Foster (called "Jane Nelson" in this issue)
Reprints

The Mighty Thor vs. The Executioner (Table of Contents: 1)

The Mighty Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Only I and my hammer stand between the Executioner's legions and... disaster!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Jane Foster (introduction, called "Jane Nelson"); Mrs. Jones; Mrs. Jones son (Patient); American Doctors; Comrade Executioner (death, not to be confused with the later Thor villain Executioner); Executioner's Air Force; Executioner's Army; Democratic Fraction Army
Synopsis
Dr. Blake joins a medical mission to a South American country wracked with civil war. The leader of the communist faction — the Executioner — orders an attack on the doctors, and Blake must use the power of Thor to save his colleagues and defeat the communists.
Reprints
Keywords
revolution; San Diablo South America

Indexer Notes

In this story, Donald Blake is able to use his walking stick to conjure a storm without transforming into Thor.

The Recipe (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
[K-338]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Josie was a tomboy.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Josie; Miss White; Josie's mother
Synopsis
A tomboyish girl tries out cooking to appease her mother, but accidentally cooks a witch's brew, totally inappropriate for a fairy like her.
Reprints
Keywords
Fairyville

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Witching Hour! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Don Heck (signed)
Inks
Don Heck (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Terry Szenics

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Somewhere beyond the limits of our world, a lone figure rises!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Sam Jordan
Synopsis
A criminal flees to a foreign country, where people still believe in witches. He convinces a woman that he meets on the train to pretend to be a witch so that he can extort money from villagers as a fake witch hunter, but when he refuses to split the loot the woman reveals that she really is a witch and sends him floating into outer space.
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.

Somewhere Hides a...Thing! (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-833
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Was the old man simply imagining the whole story, or did a strange unearthly menace really exist in the far, frozen north????
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jacque
Synopsis
A dying man in the Arctic claims that he saw an alien land. His friends search for alien, but they don’t realize that an iceberg is its disguised space ship, and think it was a hallucination. The alien leaves, since humanity is too primitive for comment.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Timely/Atlas discussion group. Script and Letters credit is from The Mighty Thor Comics Index #5 by George Olshevsky.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Executioner
    The Mighty Thor
  2. 1. The Mighty Thor vs. The Executioner
    The Mighty Thor
  3. 2. The Recipe
  4. 3. The Witching Hour!
  5. 4. Somewhere Hides a...Thing!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Bill Borre
  • Nick Caputo
  • David Bruce
  • Matthew Head
  • Darrel McCann
  • Del Gruber
  • John Brichetto
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • R. S. Martin
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
  • Ted Watson
  • Steve Dasinger
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