(May 1963)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1963-03-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
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.


Loki's Final Victory?? (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've done it!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Loki
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Kirby cover inks per Nick Caputo who did a study of Kirby inking on his blog:

http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2011/09/kirby-inking-kirby.html

Dick Ayers credit per original indexer.

The Day Loki Stole Thor's Magic Hammer (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein [as R. Berns] (script)
Pencils
Joe Sinnott
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Martin Epp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Without his magic hammer, mighty Thor is as bereft of power as mighty Samson without his hair!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Mr. Jones; Heimdall; Neri (Handmaiden, introduction, cameo); Odin; Frigga [called "Fricka"] (introduction, cameo); Loki
Synopsis
Loki magically diverts Thor's hammer to free himself from his chains. Thor returns to Asgard to find the hammer, and Loki tries to kill him with magical traps, but Thor overcomes them all to find his hammer and catch Loki.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Neri's only other known appearance is in an alternate reality story in What If? (Marvel, 1977 series) #47 (October 1984).

The Remedy Oil (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Marie Severin
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[J-984]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
All of the fancy clothing stores on Main Street were doing a booming business at Easter time except old Mrs. Gerrity's.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mrs. Gerrity; Tom Gerrity; Officer O'Malley; Logarithm
Synopsis
An old-fashioned shopkeeper unwittingly saves the life of a boy from Mechanica when her remedy oil lubricates the gears in his brain.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations.

The Man Who Hated Monstro! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 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
You're huge and powerful, but somehow--someway--I shall destroy you!
Genre
animal; horror-suspense
Characters
Karl Krumm; Monstro
Synopsis
A star acrobat is jealous of a popular gorilla at his circus and torments it. Finally, he arranges for the gorilla to break free so that it will be shot, but it has enough strength left to swing out on the trapeze to get revenge.
Reprints

I Used to Be...Human! (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
Yes, once I too was human--just as you are!
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A space pilot is stranded on a planet where the only available food turns the eater into one of the planet's hideous natives. He eats the fruit in order to survive, but finds that the psychic communications of the creatures are so beautiful that he doesn't want to change back.
Reprints
Keywords
Rrorgo
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Loki's Final Victory??
    The Mighty Thor!
  2. 1. The Day Loki Stole Thor's Magic Hammer
    The Mighty Thor!
  3. 2. The Remedy Oil
  4. 3. The Man Who Hated Monstro!
  5. 4. I Used to Be...Human!
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