([July] 2005)

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Volume:
2
Price:
16.99 USD; 27.25 CAD
Pages:
592
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Brand:
Marvel Comics
ISBN:
9780785115915; 0-7851-1591-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978078511591551699
Editing:
Mark D. Beazley (collection editor); Jennifer GrĂ¼nwald (assistant editor); Jeff Youngquist (senior editor, special projects)
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound Trade Paperback

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Chris Sotomayor
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Hercules;
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Herb Trimpe; Barry Smith; Neal Adams
Inks:
Joe Sinnott; Dan Adkins
Colors:
Chris Sotomayor
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Advertisement for Essential Thor Vol.1, Essential Hulk Vol.3, Essential Doctor Strange Vol.2 & Essential Defenders Vol.1

Essential Thor Vol.2 (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 5 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

At Last! The Thunder God Reveals His True Identity to Jane... (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Grey Gargoyle; Jane Foster; Don Blake
Reprints:

A World Gone Mad! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Art Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Jane Foster; Odin; Don Blake; Balder; Loki; Grey Gargoyle; Heimdall; Honir the Hunter
Synopsis:
Thor reveals his secret identity to Jane Foster, but she doesn't believe him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Honir the Hunter.

The Boyhood of Loki! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Art Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Uller; Volsak
Synopsis:
Thor defends Loki after Loki is caught engaging in mystical mischief.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of Loki's origin. First appearances of Uller and Volsak.

"The Stronger I am, The Sooner I Die!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]
Reprints:

The Stronger I Am, the Sooner I Die! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Balder; Harris Hobbs; Jane Foster; Don Blake; Loki; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]
Synopsis:
Loki uses his magic to turn Crusher Creel into the Absorbing Man.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Harris Hobbs, first appearance and origin of The Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel].

The Golden Apples! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta [as Vince Coletta]
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Iduna; Haakun the Hunter; Fenris the Wolf God
Synopsis:
Asgardian version of Little Red Riding Hood.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearances of Iduna, Haakun the Hunter and Fenris the Wolf God, first appearance of the land of Varinheim.

"The Vengeance of the Thunder God!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]
Reprints:

The Vengeance of the Thunder God (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Frank Giacoia [as Frankie Ray]
Letters:
Art Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Odin; Harris Hobbs; Loki; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]; Jane Foster; Ann; John
Synopsis:
Thor battles the Absorbing Man.
Reprints:

A Viper In Our Midst! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Art Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Ghan
Synopsis:
Loki aids a giant in escaping from the Asgardians.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of Loki's origin. First appearance of Ghan.

"The Trial of the Gods!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Odin
Reprints:

The Trial of the Gods! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Carl Hubbell (see notes)
Inks:
Vince Colletta; Carl Hubbell (see notes)
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Odin; Balder; Jane Foster; Loki; Enchantress; Executioner; Yagg; CAMEOS: The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp]; Rick Jones; Daredevil; Frightful Four [Wizard; Medusa; Trapster; Sandman]
Synopsis:
Odin sends Thor and Loki to Skornheim to endure a trial which will show which one of his sons is lying to him; Against Odin's decree, Loki uses magic to escape the traps of the enchanted land while Thor has to rely on brawn and sheer will.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story takes place at the same time as Daredevil #7 and Fantastic Four #38. First appearance of the land of Skornheim. Nick Caputo suspects that Carl Hubbell provided alterations on the figures of the Executioner, the Enchantress and Daredevil on pages 11-13, per his blog:

http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-unknown-art-of-carl-hubbell....

The Challenge! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Princess Rinda; King Hymir; Loki
Synopsis:
On a diplomatic mission, Loki convinces King Hymir to put Thor to a deadly test where failure means slavery to the evil king.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Princess Rinda and King Hymir.

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

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor
Reprints:

Into the Blaze of Battle! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Carl Hubbell (see notes)
Inks:
Vince Colletta; Carl Hubbell (see notes)
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Odin; Balder; Norn Queen [Karnilla]; Don Blake; Loki; Enchantress; Executioner; Hu Sak; Viet Cong; Cho and Cho's and Hu Sak's mother; Kim (Cho's and Hu Sak's sister); Jane Foster
Reprints:

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....

The Sword In the Scabbard! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Odin;
Reprints:
Keywords:
The Odinsword (aka the Oversword)

Indexer Notes

Odinsword Quest Prologue, first appearance of the Odinsword (aka the Oversword).

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

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Destroyer
Reprints:

To Kill a Thunder God! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Kim; Loki; the Destroyer (Odin's robot); a hunter
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Destroyer and the Odinsleep.

The Crimson Hand (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Odin; Morduk; Braggi
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

"The Day of the Destroyer!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Destroyer; Loki; Odin
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover taken from four interior panels.

The Day of the Destroyer! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Odin; Norn Queen [Karnilla]; Ularic; Loki; Destroyer; the hunter
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The first appearance of Ularic (Odin's royal warlock).

Gather, Warriors! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Hogun; Fandral; and Volstagg (the Warriors Three); Thor; Loki; Odin; Balder; Kroda; Magrat
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Odinsword Quest Part 2, first appearances of Hogun, Fandral and Volstagg (the Warriors Three) and Kroda and Magrat.

"In My Hand...This Hammer!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Loki
Reprints:

With My Hammer In Hand...! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Odin; Ularic; Don Blake; Avengers [Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Hawkeye]; Hooded Man (Harris Hobbs); Jane Foster; Loki; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]
Reprints:

Set Sail! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Odin; Loki; Volstagg; Hogun; Kroda; Magrat; Mrs. Volstagg
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Odinsword Quest Part 3, first appearance of Volstagg's wife.

Clash of Titans! (Table of Contents)

The Mighty Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Hercules; Loki; Radioactive Man [Chen Lu]; Duplicate Thor; Lava Man
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Brodsky credits per Nick Caputo, July 2012. Original indexer credited Vince Colletta. Cover includes four vignettes from reprinted stories by Kirby/Ayers and Joe Sinnott.

When Titans Clash! (Table of Contents)

The Mighty Thor! / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Hercules [Alcaeus of Thebes]; Loki; Zeus; Storm Giants
Synopsis:
Thor and Loki come across a pair of storm giants attacking the gateway from Asgard to Olympus; During the ensuing battle, Thor is accidentally transported to the fabled land and finds himself in combat with the mighty Hercules with neither party willing to back down; After a titanic battle, Zeus stops the conflict and proclaims them both worthy allies and friends; Thor is sent back to Asgard and Zeus closes the passage forever.
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Indexer Notes

This story introduced the Marvel Universe version of Olympus and the Greek gods, including Hercules.

A Thor Bonus Feature [Map of Asgard] (Table of Contents)

Thor / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A pin-up of a "typical Asgard street scene", majestic with monuments, temples and the like.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]
Reprints:

The Power! The Passion! The Pride! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Odin; Balder; Ularic; Hooded Man [Harris Hobbs]; Jane Foster; Loki; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]
Reprints:

Maelstrom! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Balder; Asgardians
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Odinsword Quest Part 4.

"Where Mortals Fear To Tread!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Odin; Absorbing Man
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Wood inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors list, January 2009. Original indexer credited Joe Sinnott. E-mail received from Eddie Ooo, 10/15/2011 credits Vince Colletta, who we credit to both the surrounding issues.

Where Mortals Fear To Tread! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Odin; Harris Hobbs; Jane Foster; Don Blake; Loki; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]
Reprints:

The Grim Specter of Mutiny! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Balder; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Asgardians; Kroda; Magrat
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Odinsword Quest, part 5.

While a Universe Trembles! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Odin; Loki; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]; Demon
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

images of Loki, Odin, Demon and the Absorbing Man taken from earlier stories. The unaltered art originally had Thor on the cover alone.

While a Universe Trembles! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Odin; Harris Hobbs; Loki; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]; Demon
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Demon.

The Jaws of the Dragon! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Thor; Balder; Odin; Hogun; Volstagg; Asgardians; Utgard Dragon (introduction, dies)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Odinsword Quest Part 6

"The Grandeur and the Glory!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Hercules; Demon
Reprints:

The Grandeur and the Glory! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Hercules; Odin; Zeus; Jane Foster; Don Blake; Atlas; Demon
Synopsis:
Thor reveals his secret i.d. to Jane Foster (she believes him this time).
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Atlas.

Closer Comes the Swarm! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Balder; Queen Ula; Flying Trolls of Thryheim; Kroda; Magrat; Asgardians
Synopsis:
While the Asgardians are licking their wounds after a battle with a dragon, Queen Ula sends out the Flying Trolls of Thryheim to finish them off.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Odinquest Part 7, first appearance of the land of Thryheim.

"When Meet the Immortals!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor
Reprints:

When Meet the Immortals! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Hercules; Odin; Balder; Heimdall; Jane Foster; Demon
Reprints:

The Queen Commands (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Balder; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Queen Ula; Flying Trolls of Thryheim; Kroda; Magrat; Asgardians
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Odinsword Quest Part 8.

Whom the Gods Would Destroy! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Morrie Kuramoto ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Hercules; Jane Foster
Reprints:

Whom the Gods Would Destroy! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Hercules; Odin; Heimdall; Balder; Seidring the Merciless (introduction); Jane Foster
Synopsis:
Thor and Hercules fight over Jane Foster. Odin, still angry because Thor revealed his identity to Jane, removes half Thor's powers by giving 'Odin Power' to Seidring. Hercules defeats Thor.
Reprints:

The Summons! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Queen Ula; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Balder; Odin; Kroda
Synopsis:
The Argonauts are called home to Asgard by Odin.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Asgardians; Flying Trolls

Indexer Notes

Odinsword Quest Part 9.

The Hammer and the Holocaust! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Odin
Reprints:

The Hammer and the Holocaust! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Pluto (introduction); Odin; Seidring; Balder; Heimdall; Hyppolita (introduction)
Synopsis:
The weakened and defeated Thor returns to Asgard where he finds Seidring has taken over. He battles the 'odin power' and defeats Seidring only to collapse himself.
Reprints:

The Meaning of... "Ragnarok!" (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Odin; Balder; Heimdall; Warriors Three [Fandral; Hogun; Volstagg]; Kroda; Magrat; Volla the Prophetess (introduction); Midgard Serpent (introduction)
Synopsis:
Volla reveals the events of the day of Ragnarok.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Asgardians

Indexer Notes

Odinsword Quest Part 10

The Power of Pluto! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Hercules
Reprints:

The Power of Pluto! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Odin; Seidring; Hercules; Pluto; Balder; Hyppolita; Volstagg
Synopsis:
Thor recovers from his injuries last issue and goes looking for a rematch with Hercules who has been tricked into signing a contract with Pluto.
Reprints:

Aftermath! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Thor; Midgard Serpent (in prophecy only); Surtur (in prophecy only); Odin; Warriors Three [Volstagg; Fandral; Hogun]; Balder; Loki
Synopsis:
The tale of Ragnarok reveals Loki as the cause.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Odinsword Quest Part 11

The Verdict of Zeus! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Hercules; Zeus
Reprints:

The Verdict of Zeus! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Hercules; Zeus; Dionysius (introduction); Pluto; Jane Foster; Tana Nile (introduction); Odin; Balder; Ares (introduction); Hermes (introduction)
Synopsis:
Thor agrees to fight Pluto's minions in Hades on behalf of Hercules.
Reprints:

The Hordes of Harokin! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Odin; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Harokin of Muspelheim (introduction)
Synopsis:
Thor and companions set out to get the Warlock's Eye that Harokin has seized.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Odinsword Quest Part 12, Warlock's Eye Part 1; first appearances of the land of Muspelheim, the Well of Eternal Sleep and the Warlock's Eye.

Thunder in the Netherworld! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Hercules; Pluto
Reprints:

Thunder in the Netherworld! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Hercules; Pluto; Jane Foster; Tana Nile; Cerberus (introduction); The Crusher (introduction)
Synopsis:
Thor does so much damage to Hades that Pluto gives in and releases Hercules from the contract. Tana sends Jane away wandering.
Reprints:

The Fateful Change! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Warriors Three [Fandral; Hogun; Volstagg]; Harokin
Synopsis:
Thor defeats Harokin and discovers they are nearly identical in appearance. The Warriors Three free Asgard's defenders from Harokin's dungeons.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Warlock's Eye Part 2.

They Strike From Space! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]
Reprints:

They Strike From Space! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Hercules; Ares; Jane Foster; Tana Nile; Odin; Rigel Colonizers (introduction)
Synopsis:
Tana Nile stakes a claim on Earth. Thor starts to fight towards Rigel to rescue Earth.
Reprints:

The Warlock's Eye! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Warriors Three [Fandral; Hogun; Volstagg]
Synopsis:
Thor impersonates Harokin in order to get the Warlock's Eye.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Warlock's Eye Part 3

Where Gods May Fear to Tread! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Rigellians

Rigel: Where Gods May Fear to Tread! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Tana Nile; Indestructible (introduction); Grand Commissioner of Rigel (introduction); Jane Foster; Sir Porga of Wundagore (named in the next issue) (introduction); Recorder (introduction); Ego (introduction)
Synopsis:
Thor, battling to Rigel, is diverted by the menace of Ego.
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The Dark Horse of Death! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Thor; Warriors Three [Volstagg; Hogun; Fandral]; Harokin; Black Stallion of Doom (introduction)
Synopsis:
Thor and companions rest after defeating Harokin's Hordes. Harokin, mortally wounded, waits for the Black Stallion of Doom.
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Keywords:
mythology

Indexer Notes

The Warlock's Eye Part 4.

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

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
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.

If Asgard Falls.. (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
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.

Behold.. The Living Planet! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Recorder; Ego
Reprints:

Behold... The Living Planet! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Recorder; Ego; Jane Foster; Count Tagar of Wundagore (introduction); Sir Porga of Wundagore; Tana Nile
Synopsis:
Thor wins over Ego, the Living Planet and gets Earth's freedom from the colonizers. Jane wanders into the New Men and is offered a job as a teacher in Wundagore.
Reprints:

Valhalla! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Hela; Harokin (death); Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Black Stallion of Doom
Synopsis:
Harokin rides the Black Stallion of Doom to Valhalla.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Warlock's Eye Part 5 (conclusion)

The People Breeders! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; High Evolutionary
Reprints:

The People-Breeders! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Recorder; Galactus; Tana Nile; Count Tagar of Wundagore; Sir Porga of Wundagore; Knights of Wundagore (introduction); New-Men [Sir Lepard; Sir Ossilot; Sir Liyan] (introduction); Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; High Evolutionary (introduction); Man-Beast (introduction)
Synopsis:
Thor returns to earth and finds Jane Foster at the High Evolutionary's Wundagore.
Reprints:

When Speaks the Dragon! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Fafnir (introduction)
Synopsis:
Thor and companions inspect Nastrond for Odin. Volstagg wanders off and finds Fafnir.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Fafnir Part 1, first appearance of the land of Nastrond and the Cave of the Ancients.

The Maddening Menace of the Super-Beast (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Man-Beast
Reprints:

The Maddening Menace of the Super-Beast! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Man-Beast; Jane Foster; High Evolutionary; New-Men [Sir Lepard; Sir Ossilot; Sir Liyan]; The Knights of Wundagore; Count Tagar of Wundagore; Sir Porga of Wundagore; Odin; Balder; Evil New-Men (introduction)
Synopsis:
Thor and the New Men defeat the Man-Beast. The High Evolutionary takes the spaceship part of Wundagore to the stars.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The High Evolutionary/New-Men story continues in Tales to Astonish #94 (the Hulk story).

The Fiery Breath of Fafnir! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Fafnir; Hogun; Fandral; Odin
Synopsis:
Thor and companions fight Fafnir to find Volstagg.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Fafnir Part 2.

To Become An Immortal! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Odin
Reprints:

To Become An Immortal! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Heimdall; Odin; The Unknown (introduction); Dr. Keith Kincaid (introduction); Sif (introduction)
Synopsis:
Jane fails Odin's test for immortality and is sent back to Earth with no memory of Thor or Asgard. Thor encounters the goddess Sif, Heimdall's sister, after many years.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearances of the land of Gundershelm and the Glade of Crystals.

There Shall Come a Miracle! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Fafnir; Odin; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]
Synopsis:
Thor and companions defeat Fafnir and return life to the land of Nastrond.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Fafnir Part 3.

The Marvel Essentials Library (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Stuart Immonen; Alan Davis; John Romita; Dave Cockrum; Gil Kane
Inks:
Wade Von Grawbadger
Colors:
Chris Sotomayor
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Advertisement for Marvel Essentials volumes, includes images of Essential Avengers Vol.1, Essential Fantastic Four Vol.1, Essential Spider-Man Vol.1 & Essential X-Men Vol.1
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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Essential Thor Vol.2
  4. 3. At Last! The Thunder God Reveals His True Identity to Jane...
    Thor
  5. 4. A World Gone Mad!
    Thor
  6. 5. The Boyhood of Loki!
    Tales of Asgard
  7. 6. "The Stronger I am, The Sooner I Die!"
    Thor
  8. 7. The Stronger I Am, the Sooner I Die!
    Thor
  9. 8. The Golden Apples!
    Tales of Asgard
  10. 9. "The Vengeance of the Thunder God!"
    Thor
  11. 10. The Vengeance of the Thunder God
    Thor
  12. 11. A Viper In Our Midst!
    Tales of Asgard
  13. 12. "The Trial of the Gods!"
    Thor
  14. 13. The Trial of the Gods!
    Thor
  15. 14. The Challenge!
    Tales of Asgard
  16. 15. "Into the Blaze of Battle!"
    Thor
  17. 16. Into the Blaze of Battle!
    Thor
  18. 17. The Sword In the Scabbard!
    Tales of Asgard
  19. 18. "To Kill a Thunder God!"
    Thor
  20. 19. To Kill a Thunder God!
    Thor
  21. 20. The Crimson Hand
    Tales of Asgard
  22. 21. "The Day of the Destroyer!"
    Thor
  23. 22. The Day of the Destroyer!
    Thor
  24. 23. Gather, Warriors!
    Tales of Asgard
  25. 24. "In My Hand...This Hammer!"
    Thor
  26. 25. With My Hammer In Hand...!
    Thor
  27. 26. Set Sail!
    Tales of Asgard
  28. 27. Clash of Titans!
    The Mighty Thor
  29. 28. When Titans Clash!
    The Mighty Thor!
  30. 29. A Thor Bonus Feature [Map of Asgard]
    Thor
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  32. 31. The Power! The Passion! The Pride!
    Thor
  33. 32. Maelstrom!
    Tales of Asgard
  34. 33. "Where Mortals Fear To Tread!"
    Thor
  35. 34. Where Mortals Fear To Tread!
    Thor
  36. 35. The Grim Specter of Mutiny!
    Tales of Asgard
  37. 36. While a Universe Trembles!
    Thor
  38. 37. While a Universe Trembles!
    Thor
  39. 38. The Jaws of the Dragon!
    Tales of Asgard
  40. 39. "The Grandeur and the Glory!"
    Thor
  41. 40. The Grandeur and the Glory!
    Thor
  42. 41. Closer Comes the Swarm!
    Tales of Asgard
  43. 42. "When Meet the Immortals!"
    Thor
  44. 43. When Meet the Immortals!
    Thor
  45. 44. The Queen Commands
    Tales of Asgard
  46. 45. Whom the Gods Would Destroy!
    Thor
  47. 46. Whom the Gods Would Destroy!
    Thor
  48. 47. The Summons!
    Tales of Asgard
  49. 48. The Hammer and the Holocaust!
    Thor
  50. 49. The Hammer and the Holocaust!
    Thor
  51. 50. The Meaning of... "Ragnarok!"
    Tales of Asgard
  52. 51. The Power of Pluto!
    Thor
  53. 52. The Power of Pluto!
    Thor
  54. 53. Aftermath!
    Tales of Asgard
  55. 54. The Verdict of Zeus!
    Thor
  56. 55. The Verdict of Zeus!
    Thor
  57. 56. The Hordes of Harokin!
    Tales of Asgard
  58. 57. Thunder in the Netherworld!
    Thor
  59. 58. Thunder in the Netherworld!
    Thor
  60. 59. The Fateful Change!
    Tales of Asgard
  61. 60. They Strike From Space!
    Thor
  62. 61. They Strike From Space!
    Thor
  63. 62. The Warlock's Eye!
    Tales of Asgard
  64. 63. Where Gods May Fear to Tread!
    Thor
  65. 64. Rigel: Where Gods May Fear to Tread!
    Thor
  66. 65. The Dark Horse of Death!
    Tales of Asgard
  67. 66. Who Dares Defy... the Destroyer?
    Thor
  68. 67. If Asgard Falls..
    Thor
  69. 68. Behold.. The Living Planet!
    Thor
  70. 69. Behold... The Living Planet!
    Thor
  71. 70. Valhalla!
    Tales of Asgard
  72. 71. The People Breeders!
    Thor
  73. 72. The People-Breeders!
    Thor
  74. 73. When Speaks the Dragon!
    Tales of Asgard
  75. 74. The Maddening Menace of the Super-Beast
    Thor
  76. 75. The Maddening Menace of the Super-Beast!
    Thor
  77. 76. The Fiery Breath of Fafnir!
    Tales of Asgard
  78. 77. To Become An Immortal!
    Thor
  79. 78. To Become An Immortal!
    Thor
  80. 79. There Shall Come a Miracle!
    Tales of Asgard
  81. 80. The Marvel Essentials Library
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Tom Hartley