(November 1963)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1963-09-03
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 September 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.
This issue has variants:

The Human Cobra! / Odin Battles the Ice Giants ! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Even a thunder god cannot match my great power... as you are now about to learn!!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Cobra [Klaus Vorhees]; Jane Foster
Reprints

Challenged by the Human Cobra! (Table of Contents: 1)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Don Heck (credited)
Inks
Don Heck (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Art Simek)

Job Number
X-451
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It isn't fair!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Cobra [Klaus Vorhees] (introduction, origin); Jane Foster; Doctor Bruce Andrews; Odin; Professor Shecktor (introduction, death)
Synopsis
While visiting India, Don Blake finds that one of his old teachers has been murdered by a villain who gained the power of a snake. Thor fights the Cobra in New York and defeats him, after Jane Foster sees her new boss's cowardice and goes back to Doctor Blake.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Snowstorm (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[J-866]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The snowstorm had come up suddenly.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dawson; Mr. Manfredy
Synopsis
A hiker lost in the snow meets a scientist who discovered how to transform other metals into gold but lives in isolation so his discovery will not cause turmoil.
Reprints
Keywords
transmutation

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Purple Planet! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Larry Lieber
Inks
Matt Fox
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The time is five hundred years in the future!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dunstan Dirk
Synopsis
A criminal in the future travels to a rich but primitive world, hoping to exploit the simple people. Unfortunately they don't understand the universal language, and lock him in a zoo as an animal.
Reprints
Keywords
spaceships

Odin Battles Ymir, King of the Ice Giants (Table of Contents: 4)

Tales of Asgard / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Don Heck (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Art Simek)

Job Number
X-452
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the days of the gods, when the world was young, Asgard was menaced by the rampaging ice giants...
Feature Logo
Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Odin; Ymir; Ice Giants (introduction)
Synopsis
The ice giants, led by Ymir, attack Asgard but Odin defends it and traps Ymir inside a ring of fire.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Human Cobra! / Odin Battles the Ice Giants !
    Thor
  2. 1. Challenged by the Human Cobra!
    Thor
  3. 2. Snowstorm
  4. 3. The Purple Planet!
  5. 4. Odin Battles Ymir, King of the Ice Giants
    Tales of Asgard
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