(March 1965)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1965-01-05
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 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

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; fantasy-supernatural
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 (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Chic Stone (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Escape from Thor is inconceivable!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
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

[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)

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Shares page with Fantastic Four #37 promo ad between pages 13 and 14 of previous story sequence.

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

Atlas Tool Co. Race Car Kits / 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) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Grit Newspaper / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Stamps; Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Spider-Man; X-Men; Strange Tales / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Golden Apples! (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 as Vince Coletta)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I give thee greetings, lovely goddess Iduna!
Feature Logo
Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Iduna (introduction); Haakun the Hunter (introduction); Fenris the Wolf God (introduction)
Synopsis
The goddess Iduna is taking some golden apples to Odin as a gift. She is menaced by Fenris Wolf who is eventually driven away by Haakun the Hunter.
Reprints
Keywords
Varinheim

Indexer Notes

Asgardian version of Little Red Riding Hood. First appearance of the land of Varinheim.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Yubiwaza System / advertisement / 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, We have an idea for an accessory to Thor's costume.
Feature Logo
The Hammer Strikes
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Who Says This Isn't the Marvel Age of Comics?! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

The Merry Marvel Marching Society / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

NRI Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

My Secret New Dynaflex Method (Table of Contents: 19) (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. ["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. Another Marvel Masterpiece
    The Fantastic Four
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. ["Car racing fans! Until you race these 2-inch (plus) streaks of lightning… ‘you ain’t seen nuthin!’"]
    Atlas Tool Co. Race Car Kits
  9. 8. ["Monster fans: see living ‘skeletons’ with these mystery ‘x-ray’ glasses"]
  10. 9. ["Grow 2 living monsters in your own room"]
  11. 10. ["Look! Boys wanted to sell Grit"]
    Grit Newspaper
  12. 11. [Stamps; Shop by Mail]
  13. 12. More Triumphs for Marvel..!
    Spider-Man; X-Men; Strange Tales
  14. 13. The Golden Apples!
    Tales of Asgard
  15. 14. ["Boys! Men! I'll help you master Yubiwaza"]
    Yubiwaza System
  16. 15. ["Dear Stan and Jack, We have an idea for an accessory to Thor's costume."]
    The Hammer Strikes [Thor]
  17. 16. Who Says This Isn't the Marvel Age of Comics?!
    The Merry Marvel Marching Society
  18. 17. ["Give me just one evening and I'll teach you to hypnotize easily!"]
    Palmer-Jones Books
  19. 18. ["Make $3 to $5 an hour starting soon"]
    NRI Training
  20. 19. My Secret New Dynaflex Method
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