(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
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 October 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 Mysterious Mister Hyde! (Table of Contents)

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; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Mister Hyde [Calvin Zabo]
Reprints
Keywords
transformation

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Niresk Industries, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Mysterious Mister Hyde! (Table of Contents: 2)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Don Heck (credited)
Inks
Don Heck (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Art 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; fantasy-supernatural
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: 3)

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.

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) /

Magic Art Reproducer; Norton Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hypno-Coin (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Hypnotic Aids Supply Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Reward $11,750.00 (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Stroom's Strange Solution! (Table of Contents: 9)

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.).

Record Riot (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Hit Records / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Stamps; Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Surtur the Fire Demon! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
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!
Feature Logo
Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse 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.)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mysterious Mister Hyde!
    Thor
  2. 1. ["You've heard about it! You've read about it!"]
    Niresk Industries, Inc.
  3. 2. The Mysterious Mister Hyde!
    Thor
  4. 3. The Thread
  5. 4. ["Draw any person in one minute!"]
    Magic Art Reproducer; Norton Products
  6. 5. ["You’ll have fun & thrills as this 7 foot giant zooms 500 ft. in 3 minutes!"]
    Grayson Products’ Giant Kite
  7. 6. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Products
  8. 7. Hypno-Coin
    Hypnotic Aids Supply Co.
  9. 8. Reward $11,750.00
  10. 9. Stroom's Strange Solution!
  11. 10. Record Riot
    Hit Records
  12. 11. ["Come on, fella grab this chance to make $1 to $5 weekly and win dandy prizes, too"]
    Grit
  13. 12. [Stamps; Shop by Mail]
  14. 13. Surtur the Fire Demon!
    Tales of Asgard
  15. 14. ["A lifetime of fun, money, and friends - from amateur magic!"]
  16. 15. ["Boys! Men! My secret new Dynaflex method"]
  17. 16. ["Learn radio-television electronics by practicing at home in your spare time"]
  18. 17. ["Give me just one evening and I'll teach you to hypnotize easily!"]
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