(December 1963)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1963-10-01
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.

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

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


The Mysterious Mister Hyde! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is time for mighty Thor to become weak Doctor Blake again...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Mister Hyde [Calvin Zabo]
Reprints
Keywords
transformation

The Mysterious Mister Hyde! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-512
First Line of Dialogue or Text
A man would have to be mad to defy the mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Mister Hyde [Calvin Zabo] (introduction, origin); Jane Foster; Odin
Synopsis
Having been refused a job by Doctor Blake, Calvin Zabo becomes Mister Hyde and attacks the doctor. Meanwhile, Odin has agreed to let Thor marry Jane Foster if she proves worthy. After Mister Hyde learns that Blake survived ('saved' by Thor) it seems that Thor robs a bank, and the police issue a warrant for his arrest.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. This is the first Continued story to appear in the Thor series.

The Thread (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[A-786]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Red's Water Front Shack was the same tonight as any other, only for some reason there seemed to be a sort of suspension in the air as if something were about to happen.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Matt Anderson; Midget Morgan/Count Morgan; Dr. Waynne
Synopsis
The mysterious death of a scientist reveals a mystical device and leads to the death of a centuries-old Italian count.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. The events of this story are dated January 8, 1952.

Stroom's Strange Solution! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Larry Lieber
Inks
Matt Fox
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-486
First Line of Dialogue or Text
He was the only one who could save his world, but he was forbidden to act!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
King Kellu; Dr. Immanuel Stroom
Synopsis
An alien world is dangerously overpopulated, so a scientist releases a gas that shrinks the entire population, making the same amount of space accomodate more people.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Recycles in part the plot of Fantastic Four (1961 series) #7. Info by Bob Bailey, 2005-03-19 (Per Sandell ed.).

Surtur the Fire Demon! (Table of Contents: 4)

Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods! / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos (uncredited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-498
First Line of Dialogue or Text
There are no secrets from Odin, king of the gods!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Odin; Surtur; Trolls
Synopsis
The Trolls ally with Surtur against Asgard, but Odin conquers them. Surtur travels to Earth to destroy it, but again Odin defeats him and traps him in the center of the planet. Their battle creates the moon and starts the rotation of the Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
centrifugal force

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Inks: Uncredited info by Bob Bailey, 2005-03-19 (Per Sandell ed.)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mysterious Mister Hyde!
    The Mighty Thor!
  2. 1. The Mysterious Mister Hyde!
    The Mighty Thor!
  3. 2. The Thread
  4. 3. Stroom's Strange Solution!
  5. 4. Surtur the Fire Demon!
    Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
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