(December 1962)

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

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


Prisoner of the Reds! (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
These chains are electronically treated!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]
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Prisoner of the Reds! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Mighty Thor / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-947
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Behold, God of Thunder--many have fought you!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Colonel Edward Harrison (introduction); John Blandings (Scientist) (introduction); Mrs. Silvia Blandings; Scientists; Photographer (Russian Spy); Russian Soldiers
Synopsis
In order to solve the mystery of a rash of defecting American scientists, Dr. Blake uses himself as bait and is abducted by communists. He is imprisoned with the other missing scientists, but is able to transform into Thor and free them all.
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Keywords
Famous Scientists

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Comic (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
[J-214]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stan Wepp stood before the lights, watched the teleprompter, the studio audience, the orchestra leader wearing the earphone headset.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Stan Wepp
Synopsis
A bored television comedian is mysteriously transported back to the small mining town and small theatres that he loves.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

I Know the Secret of the Sea-Monster! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The first one to make the nightmarish discovery was a fisherman...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rogers
Synopsis
A sea serpent is sighted and causes panic, drawing a military response culminating in a nuclear strike. The serpent retreats beneath the surface, but a reporter that communicated with it explains that it was a harmless lost alien child. And if that's the child, how big will the parents be?
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The Man on the Endless Stairway! (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The stairway had to end somewhere!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Carl Cragg
Synopsis
A fugitive runs up a staircase to hide from police, but when he runs back down the staircase descends into hell.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Prisoner of the Reds!
    The Mighty Thor!
  2. 1. Prisoner of the Reds!
    The Mighty Thor
  3. 2. The Comic
  4. 3. I Know the Secret of the Sea-Monster!
  5. 4. The Man on the Endless Stairway!
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