([August] 1965)

Marvel, 1965 Series
 
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
76
Indicia Frequency
annually
On-sale Date
1965-06-01
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 1965 Books and Pamphlets, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:

Clash of Titans! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Hercules; Loki; Radioactive Man [Chen Lu]; Duplicate Thor; Lava Man
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Brodsky credits per Nick Caputo, July 2012. Original indexer credited Vince Colletta. Cover includes four vignettes from reprinted stories by Kirby/Ayers and Joe Sinnott.

He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

When Titans Clash! (Table of Contents: 2)

Thor / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Hercules [Alcaeus of Thebes] (introduction); Loki; Zeus (introduction); VILLAINS: Storm Giants
Synopsis
Thor and Loki come across a pair of storm giants attacking the gateway from Asgard to Olympus. During the ensuing battle, Thor is accidentally transported to the fabled land and finds himself in combat with the mighty Hercules with neither party willing to back down. After a titanic battle, Zeus stops the conflict and proclaims them both worthy allies and friends. Thor is sent back to Asgard and Zeus closes the passage forever.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story introduced the Marvel Universe version of Olympus and the Greek gods.

A Thor Bonus Feature [Map of Asgard] (Table of Contents: 3)

Thor / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A pin-up of a "typical Asgard street scene", majestic with monuments, temples and the like.

Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief! (Table of Contents: 4)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Loki (introduction); Jane Foster; Heimdall (introduction, cameo); Odin (introduction, cameo); Balder (introduction, cameo); Tyr (introduction, cameo)
Synopsis
Loki escapes from his prison in Asgard and comes to Earth to get revenge on Thor. The trickster hypnotizes him to help make mischief, but Thor’s transformation into Donald Blake frees him from hypnosis, allowing him to defeat Loki and return him to Asgard.
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Indexer Notes

This story is divided into two parts: an unmarked first part (5 pp) and part two—"The Vengeance of Loki!" (8 pp). This is the first appearance of Asgard. Balder, Tyr and Odin only appear from behind, and Heimdall looks nothing like his later appearances.

Now Hear This! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Mysterious Radio-Active Man! (Table of Contents: 6)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein ((script) [as R. Berns])
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway

Job Number
X-202
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Radio-Active Man [Chen Lu] (introduction, origin); Jane Foster; General Fu; Chairman Mao Zedong (cameo)
Synopsis
While on a medical mission to India, Dr. Blake becomes Thor to repel a Chinese attack. In order to fight Thor, a Chinese scientist irradiates himself to gain great power. He fights Thor in New York, and nearly defeats him, but Thor blows him back to China, creating a nuclear explosion.
Reprints

The Merry Marvel Bullpen Page (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

The Demon Duplicators! (Table of Contents: 8)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein ((script) [as R. Berns])
Pencils
Joe Sinnott
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Duplicate Thor; Odin; Professor Zaxton (introduction, death); Jane Foster; Duplicate Professor Zaxton
Synopsis
An evil scientist forces Dr. Blake to help him with a duplicating machine by kidnapping Jane. The device duplicates Thor, but cannot duplicate his magic hammer, allowing Thor to defeat the duplicate. Dr. Zaxton accidentally duplicates himself and falls to his death, leaving his good duplicate to take his place.
Reprints

Marvel's Fast-Moving Line-Up of Annuals for----1965 (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

The Lava Man (Table of Contents: 10)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Lava Man (introduction); Jane Foster; Odin; Loki; Dr. Bruce Andrews (introduction)
Synopsis
Thor battles the Lava Man, a monster created by Loki who claims all the dry surface of Earth for his people. Odin forbids Thor to love Jane Foster, leading to her leaving her job as Dr. Blake's nurse.
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Indexer Notes

Dr. Andrews is first called Basil by Jane Foster on page 6 but then is called Bruce by Dr. Blake on the last page.

Boys! Men! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Amazing X-Ray Vision Instantly!/Reward $11,750.00 (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Clash of Titans!
    Thor
  2. 1. He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw
  3. 2. When Titans Clash!
    Thor
  4. 3. A Thor Bonus Feature [Map of Asgard]
    Thor
  5. 4. Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief!
    Thor
  6. 5. Now Hear This!
  7. 6. The Mysterious Radio-Active Man!
    Thor
  8. 7. The Merry Marvel Bullpen Page
  9. 8. The Demon Duplicators!
    Thor
  10. 9. Marvel's Fast-Moving Line-Up of Annuals for----1965
  11. 10. The Lava Man
    Thor
  12. 11. Boys! Men!
  13. 12. Amazing X-Ray Vision Instantly!/Reward $11,750.00
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