(October 1962)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1962-08-02
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 August 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


Loki, the God of Mischief!! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I challenge you to match your powers against mine, Thor!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Loki
Reprints

Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At last you've met your match, Thor!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Loki (introduction); Heimdall (introduction, cameo); Odin (introduction); Jane Foster; Balder (introduction); Tyr (introduction)
Synopsis
Loki escapes from his prison in Asgard and comes to Earth to get revenge on Thor. The trickster hypnotizes him to help make mischief, but Thor’s transformation into Donald Blake frees him from hypnosis, allowing him to defeat Loki and return him to Asgard.
Reprints
Keywords
Asgard; Bifrost; Empire State Building; uru

Indexer Notes

D'Agostino credit per Nick Caputo, May 2014. Previous indexer credited Artie Simek.

This story is divided into two parts: an unmarked first part (5 pp) and part two—"The Vengeance of Loki!" (8 pp). This is the first appearance of Asgard. Heimdall looks nothing like his later appearances. Odin's name is mentioned for the first time.

The first part is expanded and retold in Thor: First Thunder (Marvel, 2010 series) #2.

The Clock (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
[K-9]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The snow fell quietly in the little Alpine village, and Franz Ammergau sat at his candlelit workbench and worked far into the night.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Franz Ammergau; Gerda; Dr. Schmitt
Synopsis
An old clockmaker nearly dies from the cold, but is saved by the wooden figures adorning his clocks, which he has given parts of his own soul.
Reprints

Filbert's Frightful Future! (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
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is Filbert Phelps!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Filbert Phelps
Synopsis
A greedy scientist builds a time machine to visit the future and make money, but he finds himself stranded in a void, since the future does not yet exist.
Reprints
Keywords
time travel

Indexer Notes

Lee plot; Lieber script per Nick CAputo. The Mighty Thor Comics Index #5 by George Olshevsky credits Lee solely.

Off-Limits! (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-867
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Of all the planets in the known galaxy, this particular one was off-limits!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rip van Winkle
Synopsis
This story casts the character of Rip Van Winkle as a humanoid alien who visits planet Earth in violation of galactic travel guidelines which have declared the planet off limits due to its dormitive effect.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Loki, the God of Mischief!!
    The Mighty Thor
  2. 1. Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief!
    Thor the Mighty
  3. 2. The Clock
  4. 3. Filbert's Frightful Future!
  5. 4. Off-Limits!
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