(March 1964)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1964-01-03
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

Issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. On-sale date from 1964 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:

Slave of the Tomorrow Man! (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; Tomorrow Man [Arthur Zarrko]
Reprints

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Slave of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man! (Table of Contents: 2)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-573
First Line of Dialogue or Text
You are about to enter the world of the future, where the mighty Thor must do the bidding of a master villain!!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Tomorrow Man [Arthur Zarrko]; Loki; Odin
Synopsis
Thor helps Zarrko conquer the 23rd century world, but then turns on him and defeats him, winning back Odin's favor.
Reprints
Keywords
time travel

Indexer Notes

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

The Green Hat (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[G-537]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
George is a guy who knows more about flying saucers and Mars men than all the fellows who hang out at Pop's candy store.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Axtel; George; Chuck
Synopsis
A recent graduate meets a strange man and finds that they share a gift to commune with the Green Goddess.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. 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) /

Magic Art Reproducer / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

The Menace! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-589
First Line of Dialogue or Text
First, there is naught but the galaxy...
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
An alien lands in a central European village and restrains the villagers while he sets up a weapon. He uses the weapon to drive back an attacking space fleet, and the villagers realize he was actually trying to help them.
Reprints
Keywords
armada; spaceships

Indexer Notes

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

Sell Grit (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Stamps; Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Stamps; Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

"Death" Comes to Thor! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Job Number
[X-606]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
At last, I've found the three Fates!
Feature Logo
Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Hela (introduction); Balder; Norns [Skuld (introduction); Urd (introduction); Verdandi (introduction)]; Sif (introduction); King Rugga
Synopsis
Thor rescues Sif from Hela, goddess of Death, and earns the right to carry the Hammer of Odin.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Jon number revealed on original art. Info per Nick Caputo.

Part 3 in the "Boyhood of Thor" series. Sif looks nothing like her later and more familiar Marvel appearance, but more like her traditional description.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

My Secret New Dynaflex Method (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)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Slave of the Tomorrow Man!
    Thor
  2. 1. ["Now you can solve "tough" math problems like this!"]
  3. 2. Slave of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man!
    Thor
  4. 3. The Green Hat
  5. 4. ["Draw the first day"]
    Magic Art Reproducer
  6. 5. ["Are you proud of your paycheck?"]
  7. 6. ["Reward $11,750.00 for this coin!"]
  8. 7. Hypno-Coin
    Hypnotic Aids Supply Co.
  9. 8. The Menace!
  10. 9. Sell Grit
    Grit
  11. 10. [Stamps; Shop by Mail]
  12. 11. [Stamps; Shop by Mail]
  13. 12. "Death" Comes to Thor!
    Tales of Asgard
  14. 13. ["Give me just one evening and I'll teach you to hypnotize easily!"]
  15. 14. My Secret New Dynaflex Method
  16. 15. ["Make $3 to $5 an hour starting soon"]
  17. 16. ["Make $5.00 to $20.00 a week extra operating this "Saturday morning shoe store""]
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