(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
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
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:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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
The Mighty Thor cannot reach his enchanted hammer! Is this to be Loki's final victory??
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
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.

[All-Male He-Man] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Day Loki Stole Thor's Magic Hammer (Table of Contents: 2)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited) (plot); Robert Bernstein (credited as R. Berns) (script)
Pencils
Joe Sinnott (credited)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Marty Epp (as M. 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; fantasy-supernatural
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: 3)

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 first page of this story is printed between pages 5 and 6 of the Thor story, while the second page is printed between the two back-up comic stories.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Padell Book Co. Books / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

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

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

The Man Who Hated Monstro! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Grayson Products’ Giant Kite / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Stamps; Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I Used to Be... Human! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Live Squirrel Monkey / advertisement / 0.16 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Florida Sea Horse Co. / advertisement / 0.17 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Famous Dance Course / advertisement / 0.17 page (report information)

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

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Famous Artists Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The Mighty Thor cannot reach his enchanted hammer! Is this to be Loki's final victory??"]
    Thor
  2. 1. [All-Male He-Man]
    American Body Building Club
  3. 2. The Day Loki Stole Thor's Magic Hammer
    Thor
  4. 3. The Remedy Oil
  5. 4. ["You can have the secret weapon!"]
    Padell Book Co. Books
  6. 5. ["Great new idea from CTI"]
    Commercial Trades Institute
  7. 6. ["Learn radio television electronics by practicing at home in your spare time"]
    National Radio Institute
  8. 7. The Man Who Hated Monstro!
  9. 8. ["Reward $9,985.50 for this coin!"]
    Best Values Co. Catalog
  10. 9. ["Fly this exciting giant 7 foot windhooker!"]
    Grayson Products’ Giant Kite
  11. 10. [Stamps; Shop by Mail]
  12. 11. I Used to Be... Human!
  13. 12. ["Darling live pet monkey!"]
    Live Squirrel Monkey
  14. 13. ["Live sea horses!"]
    Florida Sea Horse Co.
  15. 14. ["Learn any dance fast!"]
    Famous Dance Course
  16. 15. ["Boys 12 or older make $1 to $5 weekly in your spare time"]
    Grit
  17. 16. ["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
  18. 17. ["Fill the gaps in your family's education with the amazing Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia"]
    Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia
  19. 18. ["He’s looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists Schools
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