John Buscema (breakdowns); Tom Palmer (finished art)
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)
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.