Thor #438 [Direct Edition]
(Early November 1991)

Marvel, 1966 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD; 0.65 GBP
Pages:
40
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Brand:
Marvel Comics
Editing:
Ralph Macchio (Editor); Len Kaminski (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.

Cover says Early November publication date, indicia says only November.
4 inner pages are printed on heavier paper.


The Thor War! Part 1 of 4 (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ron Frenz (signed)
Inks:
Al Milgrom (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Destroyer; Sif; Balder; Thor [Dargo Ktor]; Thor [Eric Masterson]; Zarrko

Indexer Notes

Cover in an homage to the cover of Thor Annual (Marvel, 1966 series) #6 (1977)

Yesterday Must Die! [The Thor War, Part 1 of 4] (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Ron Frenz (plot); Tom DeFalco (plot; script)
Pencils:
Ron Frenz (layouts)
Inks:
Al Milgrom (finished art)
Colors:
Mike Rockwitz
Letters:
Brad K. Joyce

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Eric Masterson]; Zarrko the Tomorrow Man (villain); Stellaris; Thor [Dargo Ktor]; The Servitor; Salla; Susan Austin; Kevin Masterson; Marcy Masterson; Bobby Steele
Synopsis:
Stellaris returns to Earth looking to destroy Thor for abandoning her in the Black Galaxy. Meanwhile, Zarrko brings the Thor from the future into the present and tricks him into battling Eric Masterson.

The Hel-Hounds and the Heroes (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Tom DeFalco
Pencils:
Patrick Olliffe
Inks:
Patrick Olliffe
Colors:
Mike Rockwitz
Letters:
Dave Sharpe

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
the Destroyer; Sif; Balder; Garm; Hela (flashback)
Synopsis:
Sif and Balder escape from the Destroyer and learn what the Destroyer did to Hela.

[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 Michael Stroeh, PFC Anita Schlosser, Joe Christiano, Bob Vinson, Michael Leon and Jeff Mara.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Thor War! Part 1 of 4
    Thor
  2. 1. Yesterday Must Die! [The Thor War, Part 1 of 4]
    Thor
  3. 2. The Hel-Hounds and the Heroes
    Tales of Asgard
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Hammer Strikes!
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