(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 (editor)

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.
This issue has variants:

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

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; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Loki
Reprints

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

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief! (Table of Contents: 2)

Thor / 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; fantasy-supernatural
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: 3)

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

Indexer Notes

First page is between page 5 & 6 of previous story sequence.
Second page follows “Filbert’s Frightful Future” comic story and precedes “Off-Limits” comic story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Mr. Ned Mason / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Commercial Trades Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Filbert's Frightful Future! (Table of Contents: 8)

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Best Values Co. Catalog / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Stamps; Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Off-Limits! (Table of Contents: 12)

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Mike Marvel System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown Greeting Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Famous Artists Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Loki, the God of Mischief!!
    Thor
  2. 1. ["Are you skinny like I was?"]
    American Body Building Club
  3. 2. Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief!
    Thor
  4. 3. The Clock
  5. 4. ["Will you work Saturday mornings for $5.00 to $20.00 extra?"]
    Mr. Ned Mason
  6. 5. ["Amazing new home training plan"]
    Commercial Trades Institute
  7. 6. ["1001 things that you can get free"]
  8. 7. ["Bike bonanza of big buys"]
    Honor House Products
  9. 8. Filbert's Frightful Future!
  10. 9. ["Look! Boys wanted to sell Grit"]
    Grit
  11. 10. ["Reward $9,985.50 for this coin!"]
    Best Values Co. Catalog
  12. 11. [Stamps; Shop by Mail]
  13. 12. Off-Limits!
  14. 13. ["Boys! Men! My secret new Dynaflex method can build you a magnificent new he-man-muscled body in just ten minutes a day"]
    Mike Marvel System
  15. 14. ["Boys, girls, men, women if you know just 20 people…"]
    Wallace Brown Greeting Cards
  16. 15. ["Learn radio-television electronics by practising at home in your spare time"]
    National Radio Institute
  17. 16. ["He’s looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists Schools
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