(August 1964)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
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
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 June 1964. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Grey Gargoyle! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Grey Gargoyle [Paul Duval]
Reprints

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

When the Grey Gargoyle Strikes! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Mighty Thor / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-725
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Settle back in a cozy comfortable chair...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Grey Gargoyle [Paul Duval] (introduction, origin); Jane Foster
Synopsis
A scientist accidentally gains the power to turn himself into living stone, and to turn others into stone statues. He comes to New York to attack Thor, hoping to gain the secret of immortality. As Don Blake, Thor tricks him into falling into the river, and his stone body sinks to the bottom.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Two More Triumphs for Marvel..! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Traveling Sam (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[J-850]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sam Craig was never happier than when he traveled.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sam Craig
Synopsis
A bookkeeper gives up his fantasies of travel and goes back to handball after a strange encounter with two Indian magicians.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continues in next issue. Printed between Thor and Tales of Asgard.

Balder Must Die! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-738
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Last issue, we saw Odin give brave Balder the gift of invulnerability!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Balder; Loki; Karnilla (introduction, un-named in this story); Haag (un-named in this story)
Synopsis
Loki forces the Norn Queen to tell him of Balder's weakness to mistletoe and tries to kill him with a mistletoe dart, but the Norn Queen herself stops him.
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Indexer Notes

Origin of Balder Part 2. Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Haag is not named until Thor (Marvel, 1965 series) #165 (June 1969).

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Grey Gargoyle!
    The Mighty Thor
  2. 1. ["3 complete fishing outfits"]
  3. 2. When the Grey Gargoyle Strikes!
    The Mighty Thor
  4. 3. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
  5. 4. Traveling Sam
  6. 5. Balder Must Die!
    Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods
  7. 6. ["Treasure chest of fun"]
  8. 7. ["Boys, girls, men, women"]
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