(January 1965)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1964-11-03
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.

The Mighty Thunder God! Vs. the Incredible Hulk! (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; Hulk
Reprints

[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 (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Chic Stone (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited as S. Rosen)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Those youngsters seem to be arguing about who is... stronger... the Hulk... or myself!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
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).

[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)

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

The Fantastic Four; Spider-Man; X-Men / 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)

More Triumphs For Marvel..! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos; Tales to Astonish; Tales of Suspense / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Coming of Loki! (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
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

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!
Feature Logo
Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
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.

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)

The Merry Marvel Marching Society (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

The Hammer Strikes [Thor] / 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!
Feature Logo
The Hammer Strikes
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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: 18) (Expand) /

Yubiwaza System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

National Radio Institute / 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. 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. ["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. More Triumphs For Marvel..!
    The Fantastic Four; Spider-Man; X-Men
  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. More Triumphs For Marvel..!
    Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos; Tales to Astonish; Tales of Suspense
  14. 13. The Coming of Loki!
    Tales of Asgard
  15. 14. Order by Mail Specials
  16. 15. Hypno-Coin
    Hypnotic Aids Supply Co.
  17. 16. The Merry Marvel Marching Society
  18. 17. ["Dear Stan and Jack, Gee, gosh!"]
    The Hammer Strikes [Thor]
  19. 18. ["Boys! Men! I'll help you master Yubiwaza"]
    Yubiwaza System
  20. 19. ["Learn radio-television electronics"]
    National Radio Institute
  21. 20. ["Give me just one evening and I'll teach you to hypnotize easily!"]
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