(September 1966)

Marvel, 1966 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly except September, semi-monthly
On-sale Date
1966-06-30
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

Indicia title is "Thor King Size". On-sale date from 1966 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

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

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta; Joe Sinnott (Mad Merlin vignette); Chic Stone (Enchantress & Executioner vignette)
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.

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

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

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 (Marvel, 1952 series) #105. Grey tones added by Marie Severin.

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

Thor / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hear me, heroes of the realm!
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
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 (credited) (plot); Robert Bernstein (credited as R. Berns) (script)
Pencils
Joe Sinnott (credited)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Art Simek)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Behold, Thor... your power is nothing compared to the mystic arts at my command
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 (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Chic Stone (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited as S. Rosen)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Swinging his enchanted hammer at twice the speed of light, the mighty Thor leaves the future, where we left him last issue, and travels back through time!!
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
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Who Dares Defy... the Destroyer?
    Thor
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  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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