Thor #396 [Direct]
(October 1988)

Marvel, 1966 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD; 0.50 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Brand:
Marvel [black, no background]
Editing:
Ralph Macchio
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.


Into the Realm of Death! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ron Frenz (signed)
Inks:
Brett Breeding (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Black Knight

We'd Like to Shed a Little Light on Our Upcoming Hits (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Ultragames / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Into the Realm of Death (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom DeFalco
Pencils:
Ron Frenz
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Christie Scheele [as Max Scheele]
Letters:
John Workman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; the Earth Force [Earth-Lord; Skyhawk; Wind-Warrior]; The Warriors Three [Volstagg; Fandral; Hogun]; Seth; Sif; Balder; Grand Vizier; Black Knight; Grog the God-Crusher; Heimdall
Synopsis:
Thor, the Black Knight and the Earth Force trick Grog the God-Crusher into taking them to Seth's lands where they attack Seth while he invades Asgard.
Reprints:

"Look Ma, no more wires." (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Camerica / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[New England Comics Catalog - October 1988] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

New England Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

America's Finest Discount Comics Subscription Service (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

The Westfield Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

East Coast Comics (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

East Coast Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Marvels 1965-1979 Stocked in Depth (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Koch Dolgoff Koch / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Miscellaneous small ads] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Prizes or Cash (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Olympic / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

"We know your startled sensibilities are still reeling…" (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Miscellaneous small ads] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Mutants and Mayhem and Cloak and Dagger (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

We're Sinking Really Low!! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Marvel Comics Subscription Dept. / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Territorial Expansion (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

TSR Inc.; Forgotten Realms / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bigger Than You Figure (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Candilicious / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Into the Realm of Death!
    Thor
  2. 1. We'd Like to Shed a Little Light on Our Upcoming Hits
    Ultragames
  3. 2. Into the Realm of Death
    Thor
  4. 3. "Look Ma, no more wires."
    Camerica
  5. 4. [New England Comics Catalog - October 1988]
    New England Comics
  6. 5. America's Finest Discount Comics Subscription Service
    The Westfield Company
  7. 6. East Coast Comics
    East Coast Comics
  8. 7. Marvels 1965-1979 Stocked in Depth
    Koch Dolgoff Koch
  9. 8. [Miscellaneous small ads]
  10. 9. Prizes or Cash
    Olympic
  11. 10. "We know your startled sensibilities are still reeling…"
    Bullpen Bulletins
  12. 11. [Miscellaneous small ads]
  13. 12. Mutants and Mayhem and Cloak and Dagger
    Cloak and Dagger
  14. 13. We're Sinking Really Low!!
    Marvel Comics Subscription Dept.
  15. 14. Territorial Expansion
    TSR Inc.; Forgotten Realms
  16. 15. Bigger Than You Figure
    Candilicious
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Per Sandell
  • Douglas Sederberg
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
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  • Tony R. Rose
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