(March 1965)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1964-12
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
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

The Stronger I Am, the Sooner I Die! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]
Reprints

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Stronger I Am, the Sooner I Die! (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
Escape from Thor is inconceivable!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Balder; Harris Hobbs (introduction); Jane Foster; Don Blake; Loki (villain); Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel] (villain; introduction; origin)
Synopsis
Loki uses his magic to turn Crusher Creel into the Absorbing Man. A patient of Blake's, reporter Harris Hobbs, alerts him the the existense of the Absorbing Man. Blake breaks a dinner date with Jane in order to investigate as Thor. Thor and Creel meet and fight. Hobbs witnesses the battle and is injured. Thor tends to Hobbs before resuming his battle. Balder then interrupts the fight by transporting Thor to Asgard. It seems that Loki has abducted Jane and brought her to the Golden Realm. Thor and Balder ride off to save her. Back on Earth, Creel believes he has defeated the Thunder God.
Reprints

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Fantastic Four / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.8 page (report information)

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

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
John F. Hayes
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Date of filing Oct 1 1964, Print run: Average monthly 312,000, single issue nearest to date 370,000

Subscribers 375, Average monthly sales 204,700, nearest to issue date 250,000

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

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

Who Says This Isn't the Marvel Age of Comics?! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

The Golden Apples! (Table of Contents: 7)

Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods! / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta [as Vince Coletta]
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I give thee greetings, lovely goddess Iduna!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Iduna (introduction); Haakun the Hunter (introduction); Fenris the Wolf God (introduction)
Synopsis
Asgardian version of Little Red Riding Hood.
Reprints
Keywords
Varinheim

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the land of Varinheim.

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

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, We have an idea for an accessory to Thor's costume.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Ronald Eisenstein, Tracy Harris, Jay Kinney, Mickey Schwaberow, and Belvey Payne; includes The Mighty Marvel Checklist.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Stronger I Am, the Sooner I Die!
    Thor
  2. 1. ["Friend, dare you risk a dime 10¢?"]
  3. 2. The Stronger I Am, the Sooner I Die!
    Thor
  4. 3. Another Marvel Masterpiece
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. More Triumphs for Marvel..!
  7. 6. Who Says This Isn't the Marvel Age of Comics?!
  8. 7. The Golden Apples!
    Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
  9. 8. ["Dear Stan and Jack, We have an idea for an accessory to Thor's costume."]
    The Hammer Strikes
  10. 9. ["Make $3 to $5 an hour starting soon"]
  11. 10. ["Boys! Men!"]
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