([December] 1993)

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Volume:
26
Price:
34.95 USD; 43.75 CAD
Pages:
248
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Brand:
Marvel [black, no background]
ISBN:
0-87135-992-8 Search at WorldCat
Editing:
Tom Brevoort; Mindy Newell (collection assistant editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy
Binding:
Hardcover
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Art Restoration by Dan Nakrosis, Mickey Ritter, Phil Lord, Gordon Robson. Recolored by Evelyn Stein and Glynis Oliver.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

A small reprint of the cover.

Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

"The Return of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man!" (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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

"The Return of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos [as George Bell]
Colors:
Tom Smith
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Thor; Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man; Hank Pym; Tony Stark; Avengers [Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Wasp; Iron Man [Tony Stark]]; Odin; Loki; Heimdall; Norn Hag (I); Don Blake; Mr. Hyde (flashback); Jane Foster (flashback)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Norn Hag and the Well of Centures, story continued in Journey Into Mystery #102.

"The Invasion of Asgard!" (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos [as George Bell]
Colors:
Evelyn Stein or Glynis Oliver
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee
Job Number:
X-568

Genre:
Superhero; Fantasy
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Heimdall; Norn Hag; Ulfrin the Dragon (I); Skoll (I); Hati (I); Rime Giants (I); Geirrodur (I); Odin
Synopsis:
Thor holds off the enemies of Asgard until help arrives.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The second Boyhood of Thor story, first appearances of Skoll and Hati the Wolf Gods, Ulfrin the Dragon, Rime Giants and Geirrodur the Troll.

Slave of "The Tomorrow Man!" (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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

"Slave of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Tom Smith
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-573

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Thor; Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man; Loki; Odin
Reprints:

"Death" Comes to Thor! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
Evelyn Stein or Glynis Oliver
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
Superhero; Fantasy
Characters:
Thor; Hela, Goddess of Death (I); The Three Norn Fates (I); Balder; Sif (I); King Rugga (I)
Synopsis:
Thor (at the age of 18) rescues Sif from Hela, goddess of Death, and earns the right to carry the Hammer of Odin.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Third in the Boyhood of Thor series, first appearances of Hela, Goddess of Death, The Three Norn Fates, King Rugga and Sif.

The Enchantress and the Executioner! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Thor; Enchantress; Executioner
Reprints:

"The Enchantress and the Executioner!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Tom Smith
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: Thor; GUESTS: Jane Foster; Odin; Don Blake; VILLAINS: Enchantress (I); Executioner (I); Loki; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man
Synopsis:
Loki and Odin conspire to end Thor's infatuation with Jane Foster by sending the Enchantress to seduce him away from his mortal love; The heavy handed Executioner fouls things up and the mission is unsuccessful.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

At this point, the stories take a turn to Asgardian themes and backdrops, first appearances of the Enchantress and the Executioner.

"Thor's Mission to Mirmir!" (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Evelyn Stein or Glynis Oliver
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-625

Genre:
Superhero; Fantasy
Characters:
Thor; Sindri, King of the Dwarfs (I); Skord (I); Gullin, the Boar God (I); King Mirmir (I); Aske (I); Embla (I)
Synopsis:
Story of how Odin created the first humans.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Fourth in the Boyhood of Thor series, next story in this series is in Thor #252. First appearances of Sindri, King of the Dwards, Skord, Gullin, the Boar God, King Mirmir, Aske (first male human); Embla (first female human) and the ship Skipbladner.

"Giants Walk the Earth!" (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Thor; Surtur; Skagg
Reprints:

"Giants Walk the Earth!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Tom Smith
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-636

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Thor; Odin; Balder; Heimdall; Surtur; Skagg; Loki; Enchantress; Executioner; Don Blake; Jane Foster
Reprints:

Heimdall Guardian of the Mystic Rainbow Bridge! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Evelyn Stein or Glynis Oliver
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
Superhero; Fantasy
Characters:
Heimdall; Odin; Agnar the Fierce (I); Gotron, the Agile (I); King of the Storm Giants (name Brimer is revealed in the next issue) (I)
Synopsis:
Story of how Heimdall earned the right to guard the Rainbow Bridge.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First in the Heimdall Biography series, first appearances of Agnar the Fierce, Gotron, the Agile and the King of the Storm Giants (Brimer).

"The Cobra and Mr. Hyde!" (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Thor; Cobra; Mr. Hyde
Reprints:

"The Cobra and Mr. Hyde!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Tom Smith
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-681

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Thor; Avengers [Thor; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp]; Calvin Zabo; Cobra; Mr. Hyde [Calvin Zabo]; Don Blake; Jane Foster
Synopsis:
The Cobra and Mr. Hyde team up, forming a long-standing team.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The customary back-up mystery story is dropped in favor of longer Thor stories. This story is continued in Journey Into Mystery #106.

"When Heimdall Failed!" (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos [as George Bell]
Colors:
Evelyn Stein or Glynis Oliver
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-682

Genre:
Superhero; Fantasy
Characters:
Heimdall; King Brimer; Queen Nedra (I); Odin; a Vanna (an air-sprite) (I)
Synopsis:
Story of how an Air Spirit snuck past Heimdall.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Second in the Heimdall Biography series, first appearances of Queen Nedra and a Vanna (an air-sprite).

The Thunder God Strikes Back! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Thor; Mr. Hyde; The Cobra
Reprints:

"The Thunder God Strikes Back!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Tom Smith
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-704

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Thor; Mr. Hyde [Calvin Zabo]; The Cobra; Don Blake; Calvin Zabo; Jane Foster
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story continues from Journey Into Mystery #105.

Balder "The Brave" (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Evelyn Stein or Glynis Oliver
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-718

Genre:
Superhero; Fantasy
Characters:
Balder; Odin; Thor; Tyr (I); Honir (I)
Synopsis:
Story of how Balder gained his invincibility.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First in the Balder Biography series, first appearances of Tyr and Honir.

"The Grey Gargoyle!" (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Thor; Grey Gargoyle
Reprints:

"When the Grey Gargoyle Strikes!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Tom Smith
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-725

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Thor; Grey Gargoyle [Paul Duval] (I)(O); Don Blake; Jane Foster; Paul Duval (I)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance and origin of the Grey Gargoyle.

"Balder Must Die!" (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Evelyn Stein or Glynis Oliver
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-738

Genre:
Superhero; Fantasy
Characters:
Balder; Loki; Norn Queen (later known as Karnilla) (I); Norn Queen's servant (later known as Haag) (I)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Second in the Balder Biography series, first appearance of the Norn Queen (Karnilla) and her servant (Haag).

See Thor Battle Loki, Prince of Evil, for the Life of Lovely Jane Foster. (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Jane Foster; Dr. Strange
Reprints:

"At the Mercy of Loki, Prince of Evil!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Tom Smith
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-749

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
F: Thor; GS: Dr. Strange; Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp]; Odin; Don Blake; Jane Foster; Heimdall; V: Loki
Reprints:

"Trapped by the Trolls!" (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Evelyn Stein or Glynis Oliver
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-750

Genre:
Superhero; Fantasy
Characters:
GS: Thor; V: King Sindri of the Dwarvfs; Dwarfs; Trolls
Reprints:

Magneto, Most Powerful of the Evil Mutants! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-789

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Thor; Magneto; Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Mastermind; Scarlet Witch; Quicksilver; Toad]
Reprints:

"When Magneto Strikes!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Tom Smith
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-789

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
F: Thor; V: Magneto; Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Mastermind; Toad]; GA: Don Blake; Jane Foster; X-Men (mostly unseen)
Reprints:

"Banished From Asgard!" (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Evelyn Stein or Glynis Oliver
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-781

Genre:
Superhero; Fantasy
Characters:
GS: Thor; Odin; V: Arkin the Weak (I); Queen Knorda (I)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearances of Arkin the Weak and Queen Knorda.

"Every Hand Against Him!" (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Thor; Mr. Hyde; Cobra; Jane Foster
Reprints:

"Every Hand Against Him!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Tom Smith
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-811

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
F: Thor; GS: Odin; Heimdall; Jane Foster; Don Blake; V: Loki; Cobra; Mr. Hyde
Reprints:

The Defeat of Odin! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Evelyn Stein or Glynis Oliver
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-814

Genre:
Superhero; Fantasy
Characters:
GS: Thor; Odin; V: Prince Rivvak (I)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Prince Rivvak.

Surtur the Fire Demon! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
Evelyn Stein or Glynis Oliver
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-498

Genre:
Superhero; Fantasy
Characters:
Odin; Surtur
Synopsis:
Story of how Odin trapped Surtur in the center of the Earth.
Reprints:

"The Storm Giants" (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
Evelyn Stein or Glynis Oliver
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-520

Genre:
Superhero; Fantasy
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Odin; Agnar, King of the Eagles (I)
Synopsis:
First in the Boyhood of Thor series.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. Introduction
  4. 3. "The Return of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man!"
    Thor
  5. 4. "The Return of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man!"
    Thor
  6. 5. "The Invasion of Asgard!"
    Tales of Asgard
  7. 6. Slave of "The Tomorrow Man!"
    Thor
  8. 7. "Slave of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man!"
    Thor
  9. 8. "Death" Comes to Thor!
    Tales of Asgard
  10. 9. The Enchantress and the Executioner!
    Thor
  11. 10. "The Enchantress and the Executioner!"
    Thor
  12. 11. "Thor's Mission to Mirmir!"
    Tales of Asgard
  13. 12. "Giants Walk the Earth!"
    Thor
  14. 13. "Giants Walk the Earth!"
    Thor
  15. 14. Heimdall Guardian of the Mystic Rainbow Bridge!
    Tales of Asgard
  16. 15. "The Cobra and Mr. Hyde!"
    Thor
  17. 16. "The Cobra and Mr. Hyde!"
    Thor
  18. 17. "When Heimdall Failed!"
    Tales of Asgard
  19. 18. The Thunder God Strikes Back!
    Thor
  20. 19. "The Thunder God Strikes Back!"
    Thor
  21. 20. Balder "The Brave"
    Tales of Asgard
  22. 21. "The Grey Gargoyle!"
    Thor
  23. 22. "When the Grey Gargoyle Strikes!"
    Thor
  24. 23. "Balder Must Die!"
    Tales of Asgard
  25. 24. See Thor Battle Loki, Prince of Evil, for the Life of Lovely Jane Foster.
    Thor
  26. 25. "At the Mercy of Loki, Prince of Evil!"
    Thor
  27. 26. "Trapped by the Trolls!"
    Tales of Asgard
  28. 27. Magneto, Most Powerful of the Evil Mutants!
    Thor
  29. 28. "When Magneto Strikes!"
    Thor
  30. 29. "Banished From Asgard!"
    Tales of Asgard
  31. 30. "Every Hand Against Him!"
    Thor
  32. 31. "Every Hand Against Him!"
    Thor
  33. 32. The Defeat of Odin!
    Tales of Asgard
  34. 33. Surtur the Fire Demon!
    Tales of Asgard
  35. 34. "The Storm Giants"
    Tales of Asgard
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