Thor #442 [Direct Edition]
(Early January 1992)

Marvel, 1966 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD; 0.65 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly except semi-monthly in November, December & January
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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.


A Hero...No More! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Eric Masterson]; Donald Blake; Beta Ray Bill; Sif

The Day of His Return! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom DeFalco (plot; script); Ron Frenz (plot)
Pencils:
Ron Frenz
Inks:
Al Milgrom
Colors:
Mike Rockwitz
Letters:
Mike Heisler

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Eric Masterson]; Jerry Sapristi; Leena Moran [Enchantress]; Doctor Paretsky; Donald Blake; Susan Austin
Synopsis:
Donald Blake operates on Susan Austin in an attempt to wake her from her coma.

The Trial of Beta Ray Bill (Table of Contents)

Tales of Asgard / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Sif; Balder; Beta Ray Bill; Ego; Myra Lee Sal; Jeter Kan Toon; Dar Mal Goth
Synopsis:
Beta Ray Bill's people place him on trial, believing he is no longer fit to be their champion.

A Hero... No More! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom DeFalco (plot; script); Ron Frenz (plot)
Pencils:
Ron Frenz
Inks:
Al Milgrom
Colors:
Mike Rockwitz
Letters:
Mike Heisler

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mephisto; Thor [Eric Masterson]; Ulik; Balder; Sif; Odin; Annihilus; Heimdall; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Absorbing Man; Donald Blake; Loki
Synopsis:
Eric Masterson is tricked into giving Mjolnir to Mephisto.

[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 Robert Kowalski, Chris Healy, Sterling E. McKinnon, Michael J. Barr and Keith Cardona.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. A Hero...No More!
    Thor
  2. 1. The Day of His Return!
    Thor
  3. 2. The Trial of Beta Ray Bill
    Tales of Asgard
  4. 3. A Hero... No More!
    Thor
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    The Hammer Strikes!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
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  • Mike Nielsen
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