(February 1963)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1962-12-03
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.

This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.


The Thunder God and the Thug! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Job Number
X-29
First Line of Dialogue or Text
What happens when, aided by guns and goons, a mortal gangster dares to defy a thunder-god!??
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Thug Thatcher (Mob Leader, introduction); Vince (introduction); Max (introduction); Ruby (introduction); Thatcher Mob (introduction); Odin (cameo)
Synopsis
A gangster, wounded in an escape, has his men kidnap Dr. Blake to operate on his gunshot wound. Blake transforms himself into Thor and brings the gang to justice and rescues Jane as well.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Thor's origin is retold; Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

From Outer Space (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
[9498]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It had been expected for a long time, so it wasn't too much of a shock when the first visitors from outer space made contact with the world.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jonathan Ditmar
Synopsis
When hostile aliens come to Earth of the future they are persuaded not to enslave humanity because of Earth's music.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Barker's Body Shop! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Sol Brodsky (signed)
Inks
Sol Brodsky (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-30
First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you want to know how it feels to make the biggest mistake of your life, then mister, just ask Carl Barker!!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Carl Barker
Synopsis
A crooked mechanic hires a drifter to customize a car, promising enough money for him to get home. When he refuses to pay the man the drifter takes the car instead, which he converted to be able to fly him home to the stars.
Reprints

When the Switch Is Pulled... (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tell us honestly--do you believe it will ever be possible to travel in time??
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. von Richter; Ludvig
Synopsis
A time machine seems not to work, but actually travelled in a complete loop through time back to its point of origin.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Starring the Mighty...Thor! The Most Colorful Super Hero of All!!!
    The Mighty Thor!
  2. 1. The Thunder God and the Thug!
    The Mighty Thor!
  3. 2. From Outer Space
  4. 3. Barker's Body Shop!
  5. 4. When the Switch Is Pulled...
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