(January 1964)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1963-11-05
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

Includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. On-sale date from 1963 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:

Thor's Showdown with Mr. Hyde! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Gaycraft All-Transistor Radio / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Master Plan of Mr. 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
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited as S. Rosen)

Job Number
X-513
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Last issue, we met Mr. Hyde, one of the most sinister menaces of all time!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Mister Hyde [Calvin Zabo]; Jane Foster; Odin
Synopsis
Mister Hyde kidnaps Don Blake and Jane Foster and then tries to steal a submarine using Jane as a hostage. Jane stops Thor from catching Hyde because she thinks that Don is still in danger. The police realize that Hyde framed Thor for the bank robbery, but Jane's actions convince Odin that she is unworthy of immortality.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Tricky Travel (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[K-19]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was unbelievable to hear Eli Twiddle tell his customers at the Travel bureau about the wonders of vacationlands the world over...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Eli Twiddle; Mr. Hardy
Synopsis
A travel agent has the ability to travel in his dreams, but eventually he grows out of it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. The 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 / 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) /

Hypno-Coin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Best Values Coins and Currency / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Unreal! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-506
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sometimes it's hard to tell the real from the unreal!
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A man recounts a dream to a psychiatrist, in which he meets and fights an alien on an expedition. The psychiatrist dismisses the importance of the dream, since the alien "human" that he describes couldn't exist.
Reprints
Keywords
spaceships; time warp

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Hit Records / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Sell Grit (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Grit Newspaper / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Storm Giants [The Boyhood of Thor!] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Paul Reinman (credited as P. Reinman)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Art Simek)

Job Number
X-520
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, Loki! There are the two sons of the storm giant!
Feature Logo
Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Loki; Odin; Agnar, King of the Eagles; Storm Giants
Synopsis
Thor and Loki (as children) defeat three Storm Giants and return the Golden Apples of Iduna.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. First in "The Boyhood of Thor!" series.

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

Blackstone's Mysteries of Magic / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

My Secret New Dynaflex Method (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Mike Marvel Scientific Isometric Dynaflex System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

National Radio Institute Home Study Course / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Guide to Hypnotism / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Thor's Showdown with Mr. Hyde!
    Thor
  2. 1. ["You've heard about it! You've read about it!"]
    Gaycraft All-Transistor Radio
  3. 2. The Master Plan of Mr. Hyde!
    Thor
  4. 3. Tricky Travel
  5. 4. ["An amazing invention - "Magic Art Reproducer" draw any person in one minute!"]
    Magic Art Reproducer
  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
    Hypno-Coin
  9. 8. ["Reward $11,750.00 for this coin!"]
    Best Values Coins and Currency
  10. 9. The Unreal!
  11. 10. ["Record Riot 102 smash songs $3.49"]
    Hit Records
  12. 11. Sell Grit
    Grit Newspaper
  13. 12. [Stamps; Shop by Mail]
  14. 13. The Storm Giants [The Boyhood of Thor!]
    Tales of Asgard
  15. 14. ["A lifetime of fun, money, and friends - from amateur magic!"]
    Blackstone's Mysteries of Magic
  16. 15. My Secret New Dynaflex Method
    Mike Marvel Scientific Isometric Dynaflex System
  17. 16. ["Learn radio-television electronics by practicing at home in your spare time"]
    National Radio Institute Home Study Course
  18. 17. ["Give me just one evening and I'll teach you to hypnotize easily!"]
    Guide to Hypnotism
This issue was modified by, among others
  • David Bruce
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Coates
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
  • Del Gruber
  • Matthew Head
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Hunter Johnson
  • Darrel McCann
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mark Q
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore