(September 1966)

Marvel, 1966 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly except September, semi-monthly
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
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U.S., later Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched (#11); Squarebound (#16); 2-10,12-14, 17-19 ?
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is actually "Thor King Size".


Who Dares Defy... the Destroyer? (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Destroyer; Warriors Three [Fandral; Hogun; Volstagg]; Enchantress; Executioner; Mad Merlin
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Two vignettes from the reprinted stories in this issue are featured on the cover. Art by Kirby/Stone and Joe Sinnott.

[Credits Page/Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 1)

Thor / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Joe Sinnott; Marie Severin
Inks
Chic Stone; Joe Sinnott; Marie Severin
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Executioner; Mad Merlin

Indexer Notes

Contents page includes credits, titles and original publication date of reprinted stories, along with scenes from interior stories and Thor figure from the cover of Journey into Mystery #105. Grey tones added by Marie Severin.

If Asgard Falls.. (Table of Contents: 2)

Thor / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Odin; Balder; Heimdall; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Loki; Destroyer; Brok, the Crusher (introduction); Tyr, of the Blinding Blade (introduction); Galp, of the Steel Arm (introduction); Drom, the Spirit-Weaver (introduction); Absorbing Man (cameo)
Synopsis
Loki breaks up an Asgardian contest called by Odin by sending the Destroyer to wreak havoc.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearances of the land of Gymirsgard and the Tournament of Champions.

Defying the Magic of... Mad Merlin! (Table of Contents: 3)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein [as R. Berns] (script)
Pencils
Joe Sinnott
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Merlin [Maha Yogi] (introduction); Jane Foster; Loki (cameo); President John F. Kennedy (cameo); Caroline Kennedy (cameo); Pierre Salinger (cameo); King Arthur (cameo, flashback)
Synopsis
Merlin is awakened after a thousand years and immediately decides to try and take over the world. He battles Thor using familiar Washington D.C. monuments.
Reprints
Keywords
Washington D.C.

Indexer Notes

According to The Mighty Thor Comics Index #5 by George Olshevsky this is not the same Merlin that is in the Black Knight comics. This Merlin is a mutant who later became the Warlock and the Maha Yogi in X-Men #30 and #47.

The Enchantress and the Executioner! (Table of Contents: 4)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Enchantress (introduction); Executioner (introduction); Jane Foster; Loki; Odin; Tomorrow Man [Arthur Zarrko] (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
Loki and Odin conspire to end Thor's infatuation with Jane Foster by sending the Enchantress to seduce him away from his mortal love. The heavy handed Executioner fouls things up and the mission is unsuccessful.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

At this point, the stories take a turn to Asgardian themes and backdrops.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Who Dares Defy... the Destroyer?
    Thor
  2. 1. [Credits Page/Table of Contents]
    Thor
  3. 2. If Asgard Falls..
    Thor
  4. 3. Defying the Magic of... Mad Merlin!
    Thor
  5. 4. The Enchantress and the Executioner!
    Thor
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