(March 1965)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1965 ?
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:

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

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

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) (Expand) /

Fantastic Four / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.4 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.1 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) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

The Golden Apples! (Table of Contents)

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

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

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)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letter from reader Jay Kinney, Special Announcements Section and The Mighty Marvel Checklist.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Stronger I Am, the Sooner I Die!
    Thor
  2. 1. The Stronger I Am, the Sooner I Die!
    Thor
  3. 2. Another Marvel Masterpiece
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. More Triumphs for Marvel..!
  6. 5. Who Says This Isn't the Marvel Age of Comics?!
  7. 6. The Golden Apples!
    Tales of Asgard
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    The Hammer Strikes
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