(June 1965)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1965-04-01
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:

Into the Blaze of Battle! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor
Reprints

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

The Mason Shoe Mfg. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Into the Blaze of Battle! (Table of Contents: 2)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
By sheer trickery, the evil Loki has managed to return to Asgard, seconds ahead of Thor, thus winning the awesome 'trial of the gods'...
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Odin; Balder; Norn Queen [Karnilla]; Don Blake; Loki (villain); Enchantress (villain); Executioner (villain); Hu Sak (villain, introduction, death); Viet Cong (villain); Cho (introduction, death); Cho's and Hu Sak's mother (introduction, death); Kim (Cho's and Hu Sak's sister, introduction); Jane Foster
Synopsis
Loki wins the Trial of the Gods through deceit and trickery. He broke the rules by using enchanted Norn Stones, which he now discards through a dimensional portal. Odin gives Thor 24 hours to prove Loki's dishonesty. On Earth, Balder has been battling the Enchantress and the Executioner who were tormenting Jane Foster. Thor arrives and the two villains flee. Thor flies to Vietnam in search of the Norn Stones. There he becomes involved in that country's war. He rescues a Vietnamese girl named Kim after her the rest of her family is killed as a result of their opposing ideologies.
Reprints
Keywords
Norn Stones; Vietnam

Indexer Notes

Nick Caputo suspects that Carl Hubbell drew panel two on page thirteen, as discussed in blog:

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

U.S. Gov't Surplus (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Surplus Bargains / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Strat-O-Matic Baseball Game / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Two More Triumphs for Marvel..! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Daredevil [Marvel]; Spider-Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Hypno-Coin (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Hypnotic Aids Supply Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Stamps; Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Two More Triumphs for Marvel..! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

The Fantastic Four; Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Sword In the Scabbard! (Table of Contents: 11)

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
Asgard has been at peace too long!
Feature Logo
Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Loki; Odin; Warriors of Asgard
Synopsis
The warriors of Asgard are bored and Loki has been able to stir up trouble among their ranks. Odin is furious and intervenes when Thor and Loki face each other in combat. Odin then shows them the state of the Odinsword. According to legend, the universe will perish if the sword is ever drawn from its scabbard. Now, an evil force has broken the scabbard. Odin sends his sons on a quest to find this unknown enemy and put an end to this evil scheme.
Reprints
Keywords
The Odinsword (aka the Oversword)

Indexer Notes

Odinsword Quest Prologue, first appearance of the Odinsword (aka the Oversword).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

The Hammer Strikes [Thor] / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Colors
? (logo only)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ready for the biggest announcement yet?
Feature Logo
The Hammer Strikes
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters section includes Mighty Marvel Checklist. Letters from William Brown, Vic Salazar and John Wooley.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Niresk Industries, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Famous Artists Schools Studio / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Into the Blaze of Battle!
    Thor
  2. 1. ["Men! Join my "$100-a-week" club!"]
    The Mason Shoe Mfg. Co.
  3. 2. Into the Blaze of Battle!
    Thor
  4. 3. U.S. Gov't Surplus
    Surplus Bargains
  5. 4. ["Play 1965 big league baseball games"]
    Strat-O-Matic Baseball Game
  6. 5. ["Boys! Men! I'll help you master Yubiwaza"]
  7. 6. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
    Daredevil [Marvel]; Spider-Man
  8. 7. Hypno-Coin
    Hypnotic Aids Supply Co.
  9. 8. ["Come on, fella grab this chance to make $1 to $5 weekly and win dandy prizes, too"]
    Grit
  10. 9. [Stamps; Shop by Mail]
  11. 10. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
    The Fantastic Four; Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos
  12. 11. The Sword In the Scabbard!
    Tales of Asgard
  13. 12. ["Are you proud of your paycheck?"]
  14. 13. ["If you haven't joined yet, here's another chance!"]
    The Merry Marvel Marching Society
  15. 14. ["Ready for the biggest announcement yet?"]
    The Hammer Strikes [Thor]
  16. 15. ["Monster s-i-z-e monsters"]
  17. 16. ["3 complete fishing outfits"]
    Niresk Industries, Inc.
  18. 17. ["He's looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists Schools Studio
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