(September 1965)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1965
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Pop Art Productions
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

In My Hand... This Hammer! (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; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel] (villain)
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

With My Hammer in Hand...! (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
I knew that here in the great blast furnaces of Pittsburgh, I would find a giant forge to mend my hammer!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Odin; Ularic the Warlock; Don Blake; Avengers [Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Hawkeye]; Hooded Man (Harris Hobbs); Jane Foster; Loki (villain); Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel] (villain)
Synopsis
Thor repairs his damaged hammer in a furnace in Pittsburgh and then returns the enchanted Norn Stones to Odin in Asgard. Loki, in servitude to Ularic the Warlock, imprisons his new master. Thor returns to Earth to find Blake's surgery has closed and that Jane Foster is missing. He tries to enlist the aid of the Avengers to find her, but discovers that most of his old allies have left the group. Hawkeye's brash attitude offends Thor and he leaves too. Loki, meanwhile, has used Ularic's enchantments to reach into outer space and bring back Thor's old foe, the Absorbing Man. He's not happy!
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Keywords
Asgard; Norn Stones; Pittsburgh PA

Indexer Notes

Thor was absent during the events of The Avengers #16 in which a new team was assembled. He is therefore surprised to be greeted by new members Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch.

4 More Marvel Annual Masterpieces (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Fantastic Four; Spider-Man; Thor; Sgt. Fury / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Set Sail! (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
The crew has been gathered...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Odin; Loki; Volstagg; Hogun; Kroda the Duellist; Magrat the Schemer; Mrs. Volstagg (introduction)
Synopsis
Thor and his companions set sail on a mission to defeat the forces of evil which threaten Asgard. They go with Odin's blessing but, within minutes, they are brawling amongst themselves. Loki defends Volstagg from Loki's cruelty. Magrat the Schemer wishes to be in favor with Loki and urges Kroda the Duellist to assassinate Thor. Kroda is prevented from doing so by Hogun the Grim and peace returns to the vessel and its crew. Back in Asgard, Odin reflects upon the wisdom of sanctioning such a quest.
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Indexer Notes

Odinsword Quest Part 3.

The Merry Marvel Bullpen Page! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

M.M.M.S.; Official Marvel Stationery; Spider-Man T-Shirt / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan and Jack, I've had it!
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Indexer Notes

Letters from (and replies to) Mike Gable, Tom Johnston, Tommy Perkins and Steven Russell; includes an advertisement for Journey into Mystery Annual #1, the Thor t-shirt, Marvel Stationery Kit, M.M.M.S. membership form, next issue preview and the Mighty Marvel Checklist for comics on sale right now. Comics listed with a synopsis are Fantastic Four #43, Spider-Man #29, The Avengers #20, X-Men #13, Daredevil #9, Strange Tales #137, Tales of Suspense #70, Tales to Astonish #72, and Sgt. Fury #22.

[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) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. In My Hand... This Hammer!
    Thor
  2. 1. ["4 complete fishing outfits"]
  3. 2. With My Hammer in Hand...!
    Thor
  4. 3. 4 More Marvel Annual Masterpieces
    Fantastic Four; Spider-Man; Thor; Sgt. Fury
  5. 4. Set Sail!
    Tales of Asgard
  6. 5. The Merry Marvel Bullpen Page!
    M.M.M.S.; Official Marvel Stationery; Spider-Man T-Shirt
  7. 6. ["Dear Stan and Jack, I've had it!"]
    The Hammer Strikes
  8. 7. ["Record riot"]
  9. 8. ["U.S. government surplus"]
  10. 9. ["Boys, girls, men, women"]
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