Thor #450 [Direct Edition]
(August 1992)

Marvel, 1966 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
2.50 USD; 2.95 CAD; 1.65 GBP
Pages:
64
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Brand:
Marvel Comics
Editing:
Ralph Macchio (Editor); Pat Garrahy (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.

Flip book; both front and back covers have single page gatefolds.


What Can One Man Do When Gods Make War! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor

Introducing... the Mighty Thor! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Full-page reprint of the cover on gatefold of front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby; John Buscema; John Romita
Inks:
Dick Ayers; Sol Brodsky; Vince Colletta; Joe Sinnott; John Buscema?; John Romita?; Mike Esposito?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover reprints printed four to a page on the back of the gatefold front cover.

When Gods Make War (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script:
Ron Frenz (plot); Tom DeFalco (plot; script)
Pencils:
Ron Frenz
Inks:
Al Milgrom
Colors:
Mike Thomas; Rob Tokar
Letters:
Rick Parker

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Eric Masterson]; Code Blue [Lt. Marcus Stone; Julius Anthony "Mad Dog" Rassitano; Jock Jackson; Margarita "Rigger" Ruiz; Daniel "Fireworks" Fielstein]; Odin; Ulik; Enchantress; Mephisto; Marcy Masterson; Captain Conklin; Kai-Ra (Rime Giant); Glump (Rime Giant); Heimdall; Grand Vizier; Karnilla; Skoll (wolf god; cameo); Uroc; The Warriors Three [Fandral; Volstagg; Hogun]
Synopsis:
Thor and Code Blue travel to Asgard to help them fight off their enemies. Code Blue battles Ulik at the Well of Eternal Tears, and rescues Volstagg and Hogun in the process. Thor confronts Heimdall, whom he thinks has betrayed the trust that Odin has placed in him.

The End of Ego! (Table of Contents)

Tales of Asgard / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom DeFalco
Pencils:
Patrick Olliffe
Inks:
Patrick Olliffe
Colors:
Rob Tokar
Letters:
Rick Parker

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Ego the Living Planet; Count Tagar; Sif; Balder; High Evolutionary; Analyzer; Celestials; Nobilus
Synopsis:
Sif and Balder rescue the High Evolutionary and Analyzer from the surface of Ego the Living Planet shortly before it is destroyed.

And They Shall Call Thee... Bloodaxe (Table of Contents)

Bloodaxe / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom DeFalco
Pencils:
Gary Hartle
Inks:
Ray Kryssing
Colors:
Sarra Mossoff
Letters:
Dave Sharpe

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bloodaxe (introduction)
Synopsis:
Bloodaxe found a mystical ax and begins to fight crime.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from James Bailey, Francois Morel, Richard K. Koslowski, Randy O. Saluga, James Evans and Donald Loverock.

"Trapped by Loki, God of Mischief! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Loki (Introduction); Heimdall (Introduction); Odin (Introduciton); Don Blake; Jane Foster; Balder (Introduction); Tyr (Introduction)
Synopsis:
Loki travels to Earth to confront Thor for the first time.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearances of Odin, Heimdall, Tyr, Balder, and Loki.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema; Keith Pollard; Bill Sienkiewicz; Walt Simonson; Ron Frenz
Inks:
Tom Palmer; Keith Pollard; Bill Sienkiewicz; Walt Simonson; Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover reprints printed four to a page on the back of the gatefold back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ron Frenz
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Full-page reprint of the cover on the gatefold of the back cover.

Never Before Has the Mighty Thor Faced a Foe as Dangerous as Loki, the God of Mischief!! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Loki
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. What Can One Man Do When Gods Make War!
    Thor
  2. 1. Introducing... the Mighty Thor!
    Thor
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  4. 3. When Gods Make War
    Thor
  5. 4. The End of Ego!
    Tales of Asgard
  6. 5. And They Shall Call Thee... Bloodaxe
    Bloodaxe
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    The Hammer Strikes!
  8. 7. "Trapped by Loki, God of Mischief!
    Thor
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  11. 10. Never Before Has the Mighty Thor Faced a Foe as Dangerous as Loki, the God of Mischief!!
    Thor
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