Thor #274 [Regular Edition]
(August 1978)

Marvel, 1966 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.35 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Barcode:
0714860245008
Editing:
Roy Thomas (editor); Jim Shooter (consulting editor); Mark Gruenwald (assistant editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


["Balder the Brave is dead!"] (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Tom Palmer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jim Novak ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Balder; Harris Hobbs (reporter); Roger "Red" Norvell (camera man); Joey (sound man); Loki; Warriors Three [Fandral; Hogun; Volstagg]
Synopsis:
The death of Balder.
Reprints:

The Eye -- and the Arrow! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema (breakdowns); Tom Palmer (finished art)
Inks:
Tom Palmer
Colors:
Bob Sharen
Letters:
Joe Rosen
Job Number:
C911

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Balder; Harris Hobbs (reporter); Roger "Red" Norvell (camera man); Joey (sound man); Loki; Warriors Three [Fandral; Hogun; Volstagg]; Odin; Sleipnir (Odin's eight-legged horse); Hugin (Odin's Raven); Munin (Odin's Raven); Mimir; Shade of Volla; Hela; Hoder; Heimdall; Sif; Frigga; Hjord (Lord of the Vanir)
Synopsis:
Odin, Sif and Frigga return to Asgard to discover that Loki has regained his powers. Odin reveals that Ragnarok has been foretold to begin with the death of Balder the Brave. While displaying his invulnerability to Asgardian weapons, Balder is struck down by an enchanted weapon supplied by Loki.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Roy Thomas ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Tad Taylor and Ned Cooney.

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

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

Spider-Man Meets the Home Wrecker (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Spider-Man; Hostess / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Street Ball (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Spalding / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Balder the Brave is dead!"]
    Thor
  2. 1. The Eye -- and the Arrow!
    Thor
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Hammer Strikes
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. Spider-Man Meets the Home Wrecker
    Spider-Man; Hostess
  6. 5. Street Ball
    Spalding
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Dwayne Best
  • Howard Kinyon
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Carl Gafford
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Max Capp
  • Darrel McCann