(August 1963)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1963-06-04
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.

Distributed to newstands in June 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.
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
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You have finally met the one enemy you can never defeat, Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Duplicate Thor
Reprints

Boys! Men! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Demon Duplicators! (Table of Contents: 2)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited) (plot); Robert Bernstein (credited as R. Berns)
Pencils
Joe Sinnott (credited) (signed) [as JS])
Inks
Joe Sinnott (credited) (signed) [as JS])
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited as S. Rosen)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It can't be!!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Duplicate Thor; Odin; Professor Zaxton (introduction, death); Jane Foster; Duplicate Professor Zaxton
Synopsis
An evil scientist forces Dr. Blake to help him with a duplicating machine by kidnapping Jane. The device duplicates Thor, but cannot duplicate his magic hammer, allowing Thor to defeat the duplicate. Dr. Zaxton accidentally duplicates himself and falls to his death, leaving his good duplicate to take his place.
Reprints
Keywords
android

Time Machine (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
[G-85]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think the first time I really began to think seriously about the mysteries of Time was when I was about fourteen years old.
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A man's fascination with history leads him to build a time machine and travel to the past, but when he sees the dangers of time travel he destroys the machine and blueprints.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Narrated in the first person. Story title is from The Mighty Thor Comics Index #5 by George Olshevsky.

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) /

Centre Coin Company Catalog / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

King-Size Latex Toys / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

The Tomb of Tut-Amm-Tut! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-331
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Some people will wait a long, long time to get revenge!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tut-Amm-Tut; Ammen
Synopsis
An evil pharaoh has himself placed in stasis for centuries to escape his rival, only to find that his rival went into stasis in order to meet him when he awakes.
Reprints
Keywords
Egypt

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

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

Western World Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Stamps; Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Save Me From the Lizard Men! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-330
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Like space yarns? Okay!
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A human crashlands on an alien planet, and the inhabitants believe that he is a spy from the shape-shifting people of a nearby world. He alerts an Earth ship to rescue him, but he steals one of their life pods and escapes without thanking them, since he really was a shape-shifting alien.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boys, Girls, Men, Women (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown Greeting Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["You have finally met the one enemy you can never defeat, Thor!"]
    Thor
  2. 1. Boys! Men!
    Mike Marvel System
  3. 2. The Demon Duplicators!
    Thor
  4. 3. Time Machine
  5. 4. ["Free with any purchase"]
    Centre Coin Company Catalog
  6. 5. ["Record your voice at home"]
  7. 6. ["Curious coins! Odd paper money!"]
  8. 7. ["Instant live sea animals"]
  9. 8. ["America's most lovable characters from ...Walt Disney's wonderful world"]
    King-Size Latex Toys
  10. 9. ["Reward $11, 750.00 for this coin!"]
    Best Values Co. Catalog
  11. 10. The Tomb of Tut-Amm-Tut!
  12. 11. ["Grog grows own tail"]
    Western World Products
  13. 12. ["Boys 12 or older make $1 to $5 weekly in your spare time"]
  14. 13. [Stamps; Shop by Mail]
  15. 14. Save Me From the Lizard Men!
  16. 15. ["Give me just one evening and I'll teach you to hypnotize easily!"]
  17. 16. ["Amazing new home training plan in auto repairing"]
    Commercial Trades Institute Booklets
  18. 17. ["100 toy soldiers"]
  19. 18. Boys, Girls, Men, Women
    Wallace Brown Greeting Cards
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