(January 1965)

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

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

Realtone Radio / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Mighty Thor Battles the Incredible Hulk! (Table of Contents: 2)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Those youngsters seem to be arguing about who is... stronger... the Hulk... or myself!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Don Blake]; Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp] (flashback); Sub-Mariner [Namor] (flashback); Odin; Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Synopsis
Two rival fan clubs are debating who is stronger, Thor or the Hulk? Thor happens to be passing by and drops in to offer his opinion. He relates the story of their epic battle (in Avengers #3) and describes a previously unseen scene in which he and the Hulk tussle. He goes into deep thought and when pressed, cannot say who is the stronger because he has insufficient proof! Days later, the Hulk gives thought to his meeting with Thor and vows that, next time, Thor will be smashed forever!
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Indexer Notes

The majority of this story is a flashback to the events of Avengers #3 (both previously shown and new scenes elaborated on).

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

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

More Triumphs For Marvel..! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

The Coming of Loki! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ages ago, when the universe was young, and Asgard was a'borning, noble Odin was compelled to battle a myriad host of foes in order to secure his rightful reign!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Loki (Origin); Odin; Laufey (Loki's father) (Introduction, Death, Villain)
Synopsis
The Asgardians battle the Giants. Laufey, King of the Giants of Jotenheim, is slain. A bundle of cloth is found. It contains a baby. Odin adopts the child and names him Loki.
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Indexer Notes

Part 1 of Loki's origin. First biographical Loki story. Chronologically first appearance of Loki.

The Merry Marvel Marching Society (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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

The Hammer Strikes / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan and Jack, Gee, gosh!
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Indexer Notes

Letters page includes Special Announcements Section and The Mighty Marvel Checklist.

Letters from Alan Smith, Martin Hicks, Jay Kinney, Patricia Martinko and Beth Baugh.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mighty Thunder God! Vs. the Incredible Hulk!
    Thor
  2. 1. ["Powerful 2-band AM shortwave radio licensed by... RCA"]
    Realtone Radio
  3. 2. The Mighty Thor Battles the Incredible Hulk!
    Thor
  4. 3. More Triumphs For Marvel..!
  5. 4. More Triumphs For Marvel..!
  6. 5. The Coming of Loki!
    Tales of Asgard
  7. 6. The Merry Marvel Marching Society
  8. 7. ["Dear Stan and Jack, Gee, gosh!"]
    The Hammer Strikes
  9. 8. ["Learn radio-television electronics"]
  10. 9. ["Give me just one evening and I'll teach you to hypnotize easily!"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Nick Caputo
  • David Bruce
  • Darrel McCann
  • Del Gruber
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Chris Boyko
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Darrel McCann