(January 1963)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1962-11-01
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 November 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Terrible Vengeance of Loki! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Heed my words, Thor!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Loki; Odin
Reprints
Keywords
Bifrost

The Vengeance of Loki! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once again, Loki, most dangerous of the Norse gods, returns to give the mighty Thor his greatest challenge!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Loki; Jane Foster; Odin (cameo); Heimdall (cameo)
Synopsis
Loki discovers Thor’s secret identity and separates him from his hammer, forcing him to remain a human. Loki torments humanity, but Dr. Blake tricks him into allowing him to regain the hammer and become Thor, defeating Loki and returning him to Asgard.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 13 of this story, seen at Heritage Auctions, revealed a stat under panel 5 with Jack Kirby's original drawing. Stan Lee likely requested a correction which was drawn by Steve Ditko. Information per Nick Caputo's blog: https://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2012/01/journey-into-minutiae-undocumen...

Masquerade (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
[G-750]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tommy used to be the fellow from Missouri...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tommy; Kitty Blake; Old King Cole
Synopsis
A man with no imagination is invited to a costume party by his girlfriend, but stumbles across real fairy-tale folk instead.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Behind Locked Doors! (Table of Contents: 3)

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-1000
First Line of Dialogue or Text
He is merely a worker, inside of a typical American factory!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A Soviet spy attempts to get American factory workers to strike by acts of sabotage and by convincing them that working conditions are unsafe. He doesn't reckon with the machines, which are "Made in America", coming to life with a mind of their own and taking matters in their own hands in order to deal with him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Long Live the Queen! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-999
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Soon, Phareeta will be dead!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Phareeta; Asmara
Synopsis
An impatient successor in ancient Egypt attempts to poison the queen, but is caught and sentenced to death. She bribes a sorceror to cast a spell to reincarnate her as a queen, and she is reborn as a queen bee.
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.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Terrible Vengeance of Loki!
    The Mighty Thor!
  2. 1. The Vengeance of Loki!
    The Mighty Thor!
  3. 2. Masquerade
  4. 3. Behind Locked Doors!
  5. 4. Long Live the Queen!
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