Thor #421 [Direct]
(Late August 1990)

Marvel, 1966 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly except semi-monthly in August, September and October.
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Brand:
Marvel Comics
Editing:
Ralph Macchio (Editor); Michael Heisler (Assistant Editor); Tom DeFalco (Editor-in-Chief)
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.


The Black Galaxy Saga: The Secret of Stellaris! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ron Frenz (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Thor; Stellaris

... And If Men Are Gods... [The Black Galaxy Saga] (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Ron Frenz (Co-plot); Tom DeFalco (plot & script)
Pencils:
Ron Frenz (layouts)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (finished art)
Colors:
George Roussos
Letters:
Mike Heisler

Genre:
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Thor; Hercules; Avengers [Captain America; Quasar; She-Hulk; Sersi]; Stellaris; Hercules; Kevin Masterson; Susan Austin; Samantha Joyce; Marcy
Synopsis:
Thor and the Avengers battle Stellaris. Kevin learns that his father's friend is really Hercules, and Erick Masterson comes to a decision on the custody of his child.
Reprints:

When Winter Comes, It Kills (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Tom DeFalco
Pencils:
Gary Hartle
Inks:
Mike DeCarlo
Colors:
Nel Yomtov
Letters:
Jim Novak

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Warriors Three [Fandral; Hogun; Volstagg]; Frost Giants; Ymir; Odin; Heimdall
Synopsis:
The Warriors Three discover that Ymir has been freed from the Crack of Doom.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee; ?
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Paul Coate, Brandy Russell, Michael Leon, Jeff Wilson, Tony Humenik, Michael Gregg and Mike Davidson.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Black Galaxy Saga: The Secret of Stellaris!
    Thor
  2. 1. ... And If Men Are Gods... [The Black Galaxy Saga]
    Thor
  3. 2. When Winter Comes, It Kills
    Tales of Asgard
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Hammer Strikes!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Per Sandell
  • Mike Nielsen
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