(April 1965)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1965-02-04
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.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Vengeance of the Thunder God! (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; Loki; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]
Reprints

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Vengeance of the Thunder God (Table of Contents: 2)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (credited as Frankie Ray)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The evil Loki has captured Jane Foster!!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Odin; Harris Hobbs; Loki; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]; Jane Foster; Ann; John
Synopsis
Thor rescues Jane from Loki. Odin appears and accuses Thor of bringing Jane to Asgard. Loki denies all involvement and Thor calls him a liar. Odin orders -- the Trial of the Gods, but first Thor is granted 48 hours in which to defeat the Absorbing Man. Aided by reporter Harris Hobbs and a courageous police unit, Thor tricks Creel into absorbing some helium gas. A gaseous, lighter-than-air Creel floats off into space. Thor returns to New York to gaze upon a sleeping Jane before returning to Asgard to face his trial.
Reprints

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Captain America; Iron Man; Spider-Man; Tales of Suspense / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

U.S. Gov't Surplus (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Surplus Bargains / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Christy Trades School / 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)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

A Viper In Our Midst! (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
Ghan, most deadly of the storm giants, is about to attack Asgard, as young Thor leads a task force to battle the titanic invader!
Feature Logo
Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Loki (villain; origin part 3); Ghan (villain; introduction)
Synopsis
Loki aids the giant, Ghan, in escaping from the Asgardians. Ghan owes Loki a debt of gratitude. Loki plans to ask him to repay the favor when he makes his bid to claim the throne of Asgard.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of Loki's origin. Third biographical Loki story, the first appearance of Ghan.

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

The Merry Marvel Marching Society / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

Another Marvel Masterpiece... (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Daredevil [Marvel] / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.75 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
--Poor Thor!
Feature Logo
The Hammer Strikes
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jerry Truitt, John Buccafusco, Jerry & Kenny Ginn, Mark Orsen; includes The Mighty Marvel Checklist.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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 Vengeance of the Thunder God!
    Thor
  2. 1. ["Exclusive fun products by mail"]
  3. 2. The Vengeance of the Thunder God
    Thor
  4. 3. ["Are you proud of your paycheck?"]
  5. 4. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Products
  6. 5. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
    Captain America; Iron Man; Spider-Man; Tales of Suspense
  7. 6. U.S. Gov't Surplus
    Surplus Bargains
  8. 7. ["Start your own business!"]
    Christy Trades School
  9. 8. ["225 stamps for only 10¢"]
  10. 9. ["Look! Boys wanted to sell Grit"]
    Grit
  11. 10. ["Aim for the space team"]
  12. 11. Another Marvel Masterpiece
    The Fantastic Four
  13. 12. A Viper In Our Midst!
    Tales of Asgard
  14. 13. ["Hatch and grow live sea-monkeys"]
  15. 14. ["Grow 2 living monsters in your own room"]
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    The Merry Marvel Marching Society
  17. 16. Another Marvel Masterpiece...
    Daredevil [Marvel]
  18. 17. ["--Poor Thor!"]
    The Hammer Strikes [Thor]
  19. 18. ["Make $5.00 to $20.00 a week extra operating this "Saturday morning shoe store""]
  20. 19. ["Boys! Men! I'll help you master Yubiwaza"]
  21. 20. ["He's looking for people who like to draw"]
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