(March 1964)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
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

Distributed to newstands in January 1964. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


Slave of the Tomorrow Man! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Tomorrow Man [Arthur Zarrko]
Reprints

Slave of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
Artie 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
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 favour.
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: 2)

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 Menace! (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
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.

"Death" Comes to Thor! [The Boyhood of Thor! Part 3 (At the Age of Eighteen!)] (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
Paul Reinman
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At last, I've found the three Fates!
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

Sif looks nothing like her later and more familiar Marvel appearance, but more like her traditional description.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Slave of the Tomorrow Man!
    The Mighty Thor!
  2. 1. Slave of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man!
    The Mighty Thor!
  3. 2. The Green Hat
  4. 3. The Menace!
  5. 4. "Death" Comes to Thor! [The Boyhood of Thor! Part 3 (At the Age of Eighteen!)]
    Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
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