(November 1962)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1962-09-04
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 September 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (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
How can I defeat the Tomorrow Man when he can fade into a different year before I reach him??
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man
Reprints

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

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

On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man! (Table of Contents: 2)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
[V-913]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Behold, Thunder God... you pursued me into the future, only to meet your doom at the hands of my steel slaves!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Tomorrow Man [Arthur Zarrko] (introduction, origin); Jane Foster; Odin (introduction, cameo)
Synopsis
Zarrko of the year 2262 goes back in time and steals a cobalt bomb in 1962, but Thor chases him forward in time and defeats him.
Reprints
Keywords
time travel

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—"Flight to the Future" (8 pp). The Tomorrow Man next appears in issue #101 (February 1964). Job number not listed in comic, came from the splash page of the original art.

Weather Man (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely
Inks
Joe Maneely (signed as M.)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[G-931]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
There was trouble in the air.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Chuck; Harry Davis; Dr. Ramsay
Synopsis
The weather reporter at a newspaper realizes that the weather is being manipulated somehow in an effort to destroy Earth's crops and helps the government stop the attack.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Story title is from The Mighty Thor Comics Index #5 by George Olshevsky.
First page is located between pages 5 and 6 of previous story sequence.
Second page appears between the comic stories “Humans, Keep Out!” and “The Changeling”.

[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)

Humans, Keep Out! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Don Heck (signed)
Inks
Don Heck (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen ?

Job Number
[V-914 ?]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Even in the scientifically advanced year of 1975, there are still people who perform menial tasks!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ezra Grumley
Synopsis
Humans are distressed to discover that the Venusians believe them to be hostile and have built robots to destroy any expedition that lands. A humble janitor thinks of building identical robots, reasoning that the Venusian's robots will not attack things like themselves, allowing peaceful contact to be made.
Reprints

[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. Coin Catalogue / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Changeling! (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-915
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sometimes a change can be a good thing... sometimes it can be disastrous!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
An ugly king threatens a sorcerer with death unless he makes the king "the most handsome male" so the sorcerer turns him into a swan.
Reprints

[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)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["How can I defeat the Tomorrow Man when he can fade into a different year before I reach him??"]
    Thor
  2. 1. ["Are you skinny like I was?"]
    American Body Building Club
  3. 2. On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man!
    Thor
  4. 3. Weather Man
  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. Humans, Keep Out!
  10. 9. ["Look! Boys wanted to sell Grit"]
    Grit
  11. 10. ["Reward $9,985.50 for this coin!"]
    Best Values Co. Coin Catalogue
  12. 11. [Stamps; Shop by Mail]
  13. 12. The Changeling!
  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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