Thor #458 [Direct]
(Late January 1993)

Marvel, 1966 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.25 USD; 1.60 CAD; 0.85 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly except semi-monthly November, December and January
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Brand:
Marvel Comics
Editing:
Ralph Macchio; Pat Garrahy (Assistant)
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 Mighty Thor vs. the Mighty Thor! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Thor [Eric Masterson]; Sif; Balder

Indexer Notes

Cover is an homage to the cover of Thor (Marvel, 1966 series) #126 (March 1966).

To The Victor...! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
FEATURE: Thor; Thor [Eric Masterson]; GUESTS: Odin; Sif; Balder; Kevin Masterson; Susan Austin; Marcy Masterson; VILLAINS: Enchantress; Shatterfist; CAMEOS: Jarvis; Captain America; Hercules; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Heimdall
Synopsis:
With the true Thor residing in Asgard and engaged to Sif, Eric returns to earth as Thor to continue his heroic exploits; Eric encounters Shatterfist and is plagued by the thought that now he can be killed (he met the villain in the future circa Thor #440 and learned that he would not die until after he met his foe in the present); Eric goes to the Avengers for advice; He meets Sif at the Mansion and she professes her love for him but he does not know that she is really the Enchantress in disguise; Amora sends Eric to Asgard to "rescue" the real Sif from Thor; Thor and Eric battle and Sif is injured in the conflict which makes Thor very, very angry.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee; ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

When Odin Commands! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Tom DeFalco
Pencils:
Geof Isherwood
Inks:
Geof Isherwood
Colors:
Mike Rockwitz
Letters:
Rick Parker

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Odin; Balder; Eitri
Synopsis:
Odin goes to the dwarves and has them make a new weapon for Eric.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Dave Rocca, Aaron Kaufman, Jonathan Tompson and Erin Johnson.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Mighty Thor vs. the Mighty Thor!
    Thor
  2. 1. To The Victor...!
    Thor
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. When Odin Commands!
    Tales of Asgard
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Hammer Strikes!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Dwayne Best
  • Howard Kinyon
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Carl Gafford
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