(June 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

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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
Characters
F: Thor; GS: Odin; Balder; Norn Queen [Karnilla]; Don Blake; V: Loki; Enchantress; Executioner; Hu Sak (I)(D); Viet Cong; I: Cho and Cho's and Hu Sak's mother (both D); Kim (Cho's and Hu Sak's sister); GA: 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.
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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....

Two More Triumphs for Marvel..! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

"The Sword In the Scabbard!" (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Asgard has been at peace too long!
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.
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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: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Hammer Strikes (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ready for the biggest announcement yet?
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Indexer Notes

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

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Famous Artists Schools / 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!"]
  3. 2. "Into the Blaze of Battle!"
    Thor
  4. 3. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
  5. 4. "The Sword In the Scabbard!"
    Tales of Asgard
  6. 5. ["If you haven't joined yet, here's another chance!"]
    The Merry Marvel Marching Society
  7. 6. The Hammer Strikes
    The Hammer Strikes
  8. 7. ["Monster s-i-z-e monsters"]
  9. 8. ["3 complete fishing outfits"]
  10. 9. ["He's looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists Schools
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Haglund
  • Nick Caputo
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  • Darrel McCann
  • Del Gruber
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Jim Van Dore
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