(July 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

"To Kill a Thunder God!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Destroyer
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

"To Kill a Thunder God!" (Table of Contents: 2)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Remember last ish?
Genre
superhero
Characters
F: Thor; GA: Kim; V: Loki; the Destroyer (I; Odin's robot); a hunter (I)
Synopsis
Thor seeks Loki's Norn Stones in Vietnam. A cruel hunter, aided from afar by Loki, shoots Thor with an anesthetic projectile and brings him down. The hunter then discovers the hidden temple of the Destroyer. The hunter's consciousness enters the Destroyer. It awakens and engages Thor in battle. Loki realizes he has made a mistake-- the Destroyer is too powerful! He tries to warn Odin. Unfortunately, this is the day of the Odinsleep and he may not be disturbed. The gods throw Loki into the "Dungeon of No Escape". The destroyer fires a bolt of elemental force at Thor which will surely kill him!
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Destroyer and the Odinsleep.

The Crimson Hand (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am almost finished with your map, Thunder God!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Loki; Morduk (first appearance); Braggi (vilain; first appearance)
Synopsis
Wise Morduk helps Thor to plot a course for his mission and also bestows the Crimson Hand upon him, a magic glove that forces people to speak the truth. When Loki introduces Braggi, the commander he has handpicked, Braggi cannot help blurting out that the plans to kill Thor from behind once they have set sail.
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Keywords
magic glove; The Crimson Hand

Indexer Notes

Odinsword Quest Part 1, first appearances of Braggi and Morduk.

The Hammer Strikes (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan and Jack; Thor has become the greatest mag out now.
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Indexer Notes

letters page includes Special Announcements Section and Mighty Marvel Checklist. Letters from Bill Bennett, Dana Simmons and Jimmy Meschwitz.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. "To Kill a Thunder God!"
    Thor
  2. 1. ["Men! Join my "$100-a-week" club!"]
  3. 2. "To Kill a Thunder God!"
    Thor
  4. 3. The Crimson Hand
    Tales of Asgard
  5. 4. The Hammer Strikes
    The Hammer Strikes
  6. 5. ["Monster s-i-z-e monsters"]
  7. 6. ["3 complete fishing outfits"]
  8. 7. ["He's looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists Schools
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