(December 1964)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1964-10-01
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

On-sale date from 1964 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Mr. Hyde; Cobra; Balder
Reprints
Keywords
Rainbow Bridge

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

Realtone Radio / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Power of the Thunder God! (Table of Contents: 2)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We find it hard to believe that anyone would ever knowingly miss an issue of Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Odin; Balder; Hardol the Healer (introduction); Jane Foster; Loki; Cobra; Mr. Hyde
Synopsis
Thor battles the Cobra and Mr. Hyde while Jane Foster hovers close to death. Odin's heart begins to soften towards Jane, thanks to the intervention of Balder. Odin, in his infinite wisdom, commands Loki to deliver a message to Hardol, the mystic healer, who lives beyond the molten chasm. Loki has no choice but to obey but is waylaid by Balder and some other gods who, for some reason, distrust him. Balder delivers the message himself. Thor defeats the Cobra and Hyde. Balder finds Hardol, obtains the medicine needed for Jane's recovery and sends it to Thor in the nick of time. Jane will live!
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Art Directors' Course / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Two More Triumphs For Marvel..! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

The Fantastic Four; Strange Tales / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Atlas Tool Co. Layout Manual / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Stamps; Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Reward $11,750.00 (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Loki the Evil One! Thor's Eternal Enemy! (Table of Contents: 12)

Thor / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby; ?
Inks
Dick Ayers; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Loki
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Loki image is taken from the cover of Journey Into Mystery #92, with additions and alterations by an unknown artist.

The Secret of Sigurd! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stop! You may come no further!!
Feature Logo
Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Loki; Balder; Sigurd (introduction)
Synopsis
When out walking with Balder and Loki, Thor is challenged to a duel by Sigurd. They fight and Thor knocks Sigurd to the ground repeatedly. However, each time Sigurd gets up he is stronger than ever. Balder remembers the key to Sigurd's increasing strength. He is a son of the Earth Sprites; his strength comes from the very ground itself. Thor hooks his hammer under Sigurd's belt and flings him skywards where he will be stranded on a deserted asteroid. The three gods continue their way home, with Loki disappointed that Thor was not defeated.
Reprints

Order by Mail Specials (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Hypno-Coin (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

The Hammer Strikes [Thor] / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, all you Marvel madmen--remember our big no-prize contest about how Thor could be Dr. Blake as well as the immortal Thor at the same time?
Feature Logo
The Hammer Strikes
Reprints

Indexer Notes

letters page includes Special Announcements Section and The Mighty Marvel Checklist

Letters from Robert Galvanin, Bob Fuller, Bob Moore and Steve Zenuk.

Two More Triumphs For Marvel..! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos; Spider-Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Yubiwaza System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  2. 1. ["Powerful 2-band AM shortwave radio licensed by... RCA"]
    Realtone Radio
  3. 2. The Power of the Thunder God!
    Thor
  4. 3. ["Get ahead! Be an auto mechanic!"]
  5. 4. ["Let a panel of top cartoonists show you how to be a successful comic artist"]
    Art Directors' Course
  6. 5. ["Now! Exciting triangle and diamond sets included in Zenith's fabulous collection of 217 different stamps"]
    Zenith Company
  7. 6. Two More Triumphs For Marvel..!
    The Fantastic Four; Strange Tales
  8. 7. ["Zoom! This book makes you the dare-devil king of the road racing set"]
    Atlas Tool Co. Layout Manual
  9. 8. ["Come on, fella grab the chance to make $1 to $5 weekly and win dandy prizes, too"]
    Grit
  10. 9. [Stamps; Shop by Mail]
  11. 10. Reward $11,750.00
  12. 11. [Stamps; Shop by Mail]
  13. 12. Loki the Evil One! Thor's Eternal Enemy!
    Thor
  14. 13. The Secret of Sigurd!
    Tales of Asgard
  15. 14. Order by Mail Specials
  16. 15. Hypno-Coin
    Hypnotic Aids Supply Co.
  17. 16. ["Hey, all you Marvel madmen--remember our big no-prize contest about how Thor could be Dr. Blake as well as the immortal Thor at the same time?"]
    The Hammer Strikes [Thor]
  18. 17. Two More Triumphs For Marvel..!
    Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos; Spider-Man
  19. 18. ["Boys! Men! I'll help you master Yubiwaza"]
    Yubiwaza System
  20. 19. ["Learn radio-television electronics"]
  21. 20. ["Give me just one evening and I'll teach you to hypnotize easily!"]
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