(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
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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.

This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.
This issue has variants:

Starring the Mighty...Thor! The Most Colorful Super Hero of All!!! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

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

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

Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Thunder God and the Thug! (Table of Contents: 2)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

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; fantasy-supernatural
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: 3)

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. First page is located between pages 5 and 6 of previous story sequence. Second page appears between the comic stories “Barker’s Body Shop!” and “When the Switch is Pulled…”

To Men who Want Big Money but Don’t Know How to Get Started (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[Draw the First Day] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Magic Art Reproducer / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Famous Dance Course / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Florida Sea Horses / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Barker's Body Shop! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Money-making ideas lists / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Stamps; Shop by Mail (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

When the Switch Is Pulled... (Table of Contents: 13)

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

104 Kings' Knights (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

104 Kings' Knights / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Starring the Mighty...Thor! The Most Colorful Super Hero of All!!!
    Thor
  2. 1. ["Fill the gaps in your family's education with the amazing Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia"]
    Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia
  3. 2. The Thunder God and the Thug!
    Thor
  4. 3. From Outer Space
  5. 4. To Men who Want Big Money but Don’t Know How to Get Started
    Commercial Trades Institute Booklets
  6. 5. [Draw the First Day]
    Magic Art Reproducer
  7. 6. ["Look! Boys wanted to sell Grit"]
    Grit
  8. 7. ["Learn any dance fast!"]
    Famous Dance Course
  9. 8. ["Live sea horses!"]
    Florida Sea Horses
  10. 9. Barker's Body Shop!
  11. 10. ["Reward $9,985.50 for this coin!"]
    Best Values Co.
  12. 11. ["1001 things you can get free"]
    Money-making ideas lists
  13. 12. Stamps; Shop by Mail
  14. 13. When the Switch Is Pulled...
  15. 14. 104 Kings' Knights
    104 Kings' Knights
  16. 15. ["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
  17. 16. ["Learn radio television electronics by practicing at home in your spare time"]
    National Radio Institute
  18. 17. ["Make $5.00 to $20.00 a week extra operating this ‘Saturday morning shoe store’"]
    Mr. Victor Mason
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