(May 1965)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
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 Trial of the Gods!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Odin
Reprints:

"The Trial of the Gods!" (Table of Contents: 1)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Carl Hubbell (see notes)
Inks:
Vince Colletta; Carl Hubbell (see notes)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Odin; Balder; Jane Foster; VILLAINS: Loki; Enchantress; Executioner; Yagg (introduction, death); CAMEOS: The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp]; Rick Jones; Daredevil; Frightful Four [Wizard; Medusa; Trapster; Sandman]
Synopsis:
Odin sends Thor and Loki to Skornheim to endure the Trial of the Gods which will show which one of his sons is lying to him. Against Odin's decree, Loki uses magic to escape the traps of the enchanted land while Thor has to rely on brawn and sheer will. Meanwhile, the Enchantress and the Executioner set about tormenting Jane Foster in a bid to influence the outcome of the trial. Odin sends Balder to deal with them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story takes place at the same time as Daredevil #7 and Fantastic Four #38. First appearance of the land of Skornheim. Nick Caputo suspects that Carl Hubbell provided alterations on the figures of the Executioner, the Enchantress and Daredevil on pages 11-13, per his blog:

http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-unknown-art-of-carl-hubbell....

"The Challenge!" (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: Thor; GUEST: Princess Rinda (I); VILLAINS: King Hymir (I); Loki
Synopsis:
On a diplomatic mission, Loki convinces King Hymir to put Thor to a deadly test where failure means slavery to the evil king. Thor, of course, passes the test, much to the annoyance of Hymir who strikes Loki and accuses him of betrayal.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Princess Rinda and King Hymir.

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

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

The Hammer Strikes (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
Typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

letters page includes The Mighty Marvel Checklist.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. "The Trial of the Gods!"
    Thor
  2. 1. "The Trial of the Gods!"
    Thor
  3. 2. "The Challenge!"
    Tales of Asgard
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. The Hammer Strikes
    The Hammer Strikes
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Frank Plowright
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • David Bruce
  • Katie
  • Darrel McCann
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Heer
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Darrel McCann