(February 1965)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1964-12-03
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.
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
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At last! The Thunder God reveals his true identity to Jane...
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Don Blake]; Grey Gargoyle [Professor Paul Duval]; Jane Foster
Reprints

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

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A World Gone Mad! (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
When imperious Odin commands, Thor must obey!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Don Blake]; Jane Foster; Odin (guest star); Balder (guest star); Loki (villain); Grey Gargoyle [Professor Paul Duval] (villain); Heimdall; Honir the Hunter (introduction)
Synopsis
Thor upsets Odin again by declaring his love for Jane Foster. Don Blake reveals his secret identity to Jane, but she doesn't believe him. He stamps his cane and nothing happens because, unknown to him, Odin has removed the enchantment which allows him to become the God of Thunder. The Grey Gargoyle appears and attacks Don and Jane. They flee. Odin sends Honir the Hunter to aid Blake. Honir distracts the Gargoyle and grants Blake the ability to become Thor for 30 seconds, long enough to defeat the Gargoyle. Blake assists Jane and retracts his earlier admission saying the madness has left him.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Honir the Hunter.

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

Commercial Trades Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Wayne School / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

More Triumphs For Marvel..! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

The Avengers [superhero]; Daredevil [Marvel]; Tales of Suspense; Tales to Astonish / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Atlas Tool Co. Race Car Kits / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Stamps; Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

4 More Marvel Masterpieces (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

The Boyhood of Loki! (Table of Contents: 12)

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
Throughout the ages, the immortals of Asgard have thrilled to athletic contests, even as mortals do today!
Feature Logo
Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor (guest star); Loki (origin); Uller (introduction); Volsak (introduction)
Synopsis
Thor defends Loki after Loki is caught engaging in mystical mischief. Loki resents Thor's popularity and physical superiority vowing that, one day, Thor must be destroyed!
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Indexer Notes

Part 2 of Loki's origin. Second biographical Loki story, the first appearances of Uller and Volsak. During the story, Thor is ten years old.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Yubiwaza System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Merry Marvel Marching Society (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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, Jack, who ever told you that you could draw?
Feature Logo
The Hammer Strikes
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Dick Froese, Loren Sandiford, Philip Cohen, Charles Nemiroff, and Neil Brin; includes Special Announcements Section and The Mighty Marvel Checklist.

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

Palmer-Jones Books / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

My Secret New Dynaflex Method (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["At last! The Thunder God reveals his true identity to Jane..."]
    Thor
  2. 1. ["Friend, dare you risk a dime 10¢?"]
    American Body Building Club
  3. 2. A World Gone Mad!
    Thor
  4. 3. ["This free book shows how you can make big money as an auto mechanic even while you're learning!"]
    Commercial Trades Institute
  5. 4. ["Sorry, we only hire high school graduates."]
    Wayne School
  6. 5. More Triumphs For Marvel..!
    The Avengers [superhero]; Daredevil [Marvel]; Tales of Suspense; Tales to Astonish
  7. 6. ["Car racing fans! Until you race these 2-inch (plus) streaks of lightning… “you ain’t seen nuthin!’"]
    Atlas Tool Co. Race Car Kits
  8. 7. ["Monster fans: see living "skeletons" with these mystery "x-ray" glasses"]
  9. 8. ["Grow 2 living monsters in your own room"]
  10. 9. ["Look! Boys wanted to sell Grit"]
    Grit
  11. 10. [Stamps; Shop by Mail]
  12. 11. 4 More Marvel Masterpieces
    The Fantastic Four; Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos; Spider-Man; Strange Tales
  13. 12. The Boyhood of Loki!
    Tales of Asgard
  14. 13. ["Boys! Men! I'll help you master Yubiwaza"]
    Yubiwaza System
  15. 14. The Merry Marvel Marching Society
  16. 15. ["Dear Stan and Jack, Jack, who ever told you that you could draw?"]
    The Hammer Strikes [Thor]
  17. 16. ["Give me just one evening and I'll teach you to hypnotize easily!"]
    Palmer-Jones Books
  18. 17. ["Make $3 to $5 an hour starting soon"]
  19. 18. My Secret New Dynaflex Method
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