([November] 2006)

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Volume:
3
Price:
16.99 USD; 27.25 CAD
Pages:
622
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Brand:
Marvel Comics
ISBN:
9780785121497; 0-7851-2149-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978078512149751699
Editing:
Mark D. Beazley (collection editor); Jennifer Gr├╝nwald (assistant editor); Jeff Youngquist (senior editor, special projects)
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound Trade Paperback

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Chris Sotomayor
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Galactus
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott; Vince Colletta; George Roussos
Colors:
Chris Sotomayor
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Advertisement for Essential Thor Vols.1 & 2, Essential Hulk Vol.1 & Eternals by Jack Kirby Omnibus

Essential Thor Vol.3 (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 3 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

The Thunder God and the Troll! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Ulik
Reprints:

The Thunder God and the Troll! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Sif; Ulik (introduction); Geirrodur, King of the Rock Trolls; Grak
Synopsis:
Geirrodur's trolls capture Sif and lure Thor after her. Thor must battle Ulik, mightiest of the Rock Trolls.
Reprints:

The Tragedy of Hogun! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Thor; Warriors Three [Hogun; Volstagg; Fandral]; Saguta (introduction)(death); Mogul (introduction); Jinni Devil (introduction)
Synopsis:
Thor and his companions find the dying Saguta who is a countryman of Hogun's. Hogun swears vengeance on Mogul, lord of the Mystic Mountain, who did this.
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Indexer Notes

Mystic Mountain Part 1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Rock Trolls

The Flames of Battle! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor (Donald Blake}; Ulik; Geirrodur; Orikal (introduction); Sif; Odin
Synopsis:
The Trolls steal Thor's hammer while he's on earth using the Orb of Orikal which they have stolen from its owner.
Reprints:

The Quest for the Mystic Mountain! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Thor; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Wazir, the Prophet (introduction); Ogur (introduction)
Synopsis:
Thor and companions defeat the one-eyed Ogur to speak with Wazir, the prophet.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mystic Mountain Part 2.

To Die Like a God! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Sif; Orikal
Reprints:

To Die Like a God! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Sif; Odin; Ulik; Geirrodur; Orikal
Synopsis:
Thor is taken by Sif to Trollheim to recover his hammer. He fights Ulik, releases Orikal, and wins the troll war.
Reprints:

The Secret of the Mystic Mountain (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Mogul; Jinni Devil; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]
Synopsis:
Thor and companions find the Mystic Mountain of Mogul.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mystic Mountain Part 3.

The Growing Man (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Growing Man
Reprints:

The Growing Man! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Odin; Growing Man (introduction); Sif; Olson (Blake's janitor); Kang
Synopsis:
Thor defeats Kang and his creature, the Growing Man.
Reprints:

The Battle Begins! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Jinni Devil; Mogul
Synopsis:
Thor and companions defeat the Jinni Devil.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mystic Mountain Part 4.

Who Is... Replicus? (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta (vignettes); Frank Giacoia (main figure)
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Replicus
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Vignettes and main figure taken from interior story; Giacoia (re-)inking credit from Nick Caputo via GCD Errors list, January 2009.

The Wrath of Replicus (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Slugger Sykes (introduction)(death); Chuda (introduction)(death); Replicus (introduction); Granny Gardenia (introduction); Blackie
Synopsis:
Slugger Sykes joins Chuda to use the cybernetic Replicus for crime. Replicus fights Thor as Sykes turns on Chuda's plans for world domination. Chuda and Sykes die. Replicus is destroyed.
Reprints:

Alibar and the Forty Demons! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Mogul; Alibar, the Thief (introduction); Satan's Forty Horsemen (introduction)
Synopsis:
Thor and his companions invade Mogul's stronghold.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mystic Mountain Part 5.

The Scourge of the Super-Skrull! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Super-Skrull
Reprints:

The Scourge of the Super-Skrull! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Loki; Super-Skrull; Balder; Sif; Odin
Synopsis:
The Super-Skrull, influenced by Loki, attacks and is beaten by Thor. Meanwhile, Odin sends Sif and Balder to find the evil Enchanters in the land of Ringsfjord.
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We, Who Are About to Die...! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Thor; Hogun; Fandral; Mogul; Sulibeg (introduction); Alibar; Satan's Forty Horsemen
Synopsis:
Mogul's Demon Riders attack Thor and his companions.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mystic Mountain Part 6.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Balder; Sif; Brona; Magnir
Reprints:

--And, Soon Shall Come: the Enchanters! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Bill Everett
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Heimdall; Mr. Markham; Balder; Sif; Enchanters Three [Magnir; Forsung; Brona] (introduction); Living Talisman (introduction)
Synopsis:
Thor, Sif and Balder face the Enchanters Three and the Living Talisman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearances of the land of Ringsfjord.

To The Death! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Bill Everett
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Mutaurus (introduction)(death); Mogul's sister (introduction); Satan's Forty Horsemen
Synopsis:
Volstagg finds the Idol of the Mystic Mountain and the Rod of Wondrous Wizard Power. Thor faces the Demon Riders.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mystic Mountain Part 7.

This Battleground Earth! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]
Reprints:

This Battleground Earth! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Sif; Balder; Enchanters Three [Magnir; Brona; Forsung]; The Living Talisman; Odin
Synopsis:
Thor, Sif and Balder defeat Magnir and Brona while Odin faces Forsung.
Reprints:

The Beginning of the End! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Alibar; Satan's Forty Horsemen; Mogul
Synopsis:
Volstagg saves the day with the Rod of Wizard Power he found.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mystic Mountain Part 8.

Abandoned On Earth! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby; John Romita (alterations)
Inks:
Vince Colletta; John Romita (alterations)
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Romita credit per Nick Caputo, Jan 2011.

Abandoned on Earth! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Sif; Balder; Enchanters Three [Magnir; Brona; Forsung (death)]; Odin; Living Talisman (death); Circus of Crime [Ringmaster [Maynard Tiboldt]; Princess Python [Zelda DuBois]; Clown [Eliot Franklin]; Luigi Bambonno; Ernesto Gambonno; Human Cannonball [Jack Pulvar]; Bruto]
Synopsis:
Odin defeats Forsung and demands all Asgardians return. Thor refuses and his powers are removed (except Asgardian Strength). The Ringmaster hypnotizes Thor into joining the Circus of Crime.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Destruction of Forsung and the Living Talisman.

The End! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Alibar (made Prince); Mogul (death)
Synopsis:
Alibar and Hogun defeat Mogul's spotted plague.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mystic Mountain Part 9 (conclusion). Tales of Asgard feature comes to an end for now.

-- If the Thunder Be Gone! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Circus of Crime [Ringmaster [Maynard Tiboldt]; Princess Python [Zelda DuBois]; Human Cannonball [Jack Pulvar]]
Reprints:

-- If the Thunder Be Gone! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Circus of Crime [Ringmaster [Maynard Tiboldt]; Princess Python [Zelda DuBois]; Clown [Eliot Franklin]; Luigi Bambonno; Ernesto Gambonno; Human Cannonball [Jack Pulvar]]; Sif; Balder; Odin (cameo); Jane Foster (cameo); Dr. Keith Kincaid (cameo)
Synopsis:
The weakened and hypnotized Thor helps the Circus of Crime to steal the Golden Bull. Sif and Balder watch from Asgard as the police confront Thor.
Reprints:

The Wrath of Odin! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Loki; Odin
Reprints:

The Wrath of Odin! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Circus of Crime [Ringmaster [Maynard Tiboldt]; Princess Python [Zelda DuBois]; Clown [Eliot Franklin]; Luigi Bambonno; Ernesto Gambonno; Human Cannonball [Jack Pulvar]]; Loki; Odin; Sif; Balder
Synopsis:
Thor surrenders to the police, Loki posts his bail and attacks him when alone. Sif and Balder intervene.
Reprints:

The Pounding Power of the Wrecker! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby; John Romita ? (alterations; see notes)
Inks:
Vince Colletta; John Verpoorten ? (alterations; see notes)
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Sif; Balder; Wrecker [Dirk Garthwaite]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Per Nick Caputo: Thor is repositioned and Asgardians altered, likely by John Romita and John Verpoorten. Original stat of cover was used in an Italian reprint, as seen here

http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/kirby/archives/216

Let There Be... Chaos! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Loki; Balder; Sif; Odin; Wrecker [Dirk Garthwaite] (introduction)(origin); Norn Queen [Karnilla]; Spider-Man (cameo on television)
Synopsis:
All the Asgardians on earth have their powers removed by Odin. Loki, trying to get power from Karnilla, accidentally creates the Wrecker who attacks Thor.
Reprints:

When Falls a Hero! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Wrecker [Dirk Garthwaite]
Reprints:

When Falls a Hero! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Wrecker [Dirk Garthwaite]; Sif; Balder; Loki; Odin
Synopsis:
Thor, still at half strength, is defeated by the Wrecker.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Plot crossover with Fantastic Four #73.

Even in Death -- (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Loki; Hela
Synopsis:
Thor's spirit leaves his body by Hela's command as Loki gloats in the background.
Reprints:

Even in Death... (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Wrecker [Dirk Garthwaite]; Hela; Loki; Norn Queen [Karnilla]; Balder; Sif; Giant Barbaric (introduction); Forest Trolls (introduction); Destroyer [Sif]
Synopsis:
The Wrecker leaves Thor for dead. Thor, rebuffing Hela, returns to his body to face the enemy. Sif and Baldur face Karnilla and Loki. Sif is tricked into entering the Destroyer which takes out the Wrecker but now faces the weakened Thor.
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--To Rise Again! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Destroyer [Sif]
Reprints:

--To Rise Again! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Destroyer [Sif]; Norn Queen [Karnilla]; Loki; Balder; Odin; Ulik
Synopsis:
Thor battles the Destroyer to a standstill, not knowing that it is Sif's life force that animates the creature. Odin decides that Thor has been punished long enough and restores his full power. Meanwhile, Ulik and a Troll army attack Karnilla's castle, and she releases Balder from her thrall so that he can fight for her.
Reprints:

The Wrath of the Warrior! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Ulik; Sif; Balder; Norn Queen [Karnilla]; Loki
Synopsis:
Thor vs Ulik.
Reprints:

The Dilemma of Dr. Blake! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Destroyer [Sif]; Odin; Balder; Norn Queen [Karnilla]; Loki; Ulik
Synopsis:
Karnilla releases Sif and the Destroyer falls unconscious. Thor is then transported to the land of the Norns to battle Ulik. Odin goes to Midgard to retrieve the inert Destroyer.
Reprints:

--But Dr. Blake Can Die! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Don Blake; Loki; Sif
Synopsis:
Loki vs. Donald Blake
Reprints:

--But Dr. Blake Can Die! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Sif; Karnilla; Balder; Loki; Don Blake; Ulik; Odin
Synopsis:
Loki has stolen Thor's hammer and fled to Midgard. Thor and Sif pursue him, but without the hammer Thor changes into Don Blake as Loki attacks them. Loki escapes, but Sif is injured in the fight, and Dr. Blake must operate to save her life.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Ulik; Mangog; Hela; Don Blake; Sif; Toag; Balder; Karnilla; The Legion of the Lost
Reprints:

...To Wake the Mangog! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Sif; Hela; Harokin; Ulik; Mangog (introduction); Don Blake; Toag, Elder of the Council Supreme (introduction); Odin; Muggers, Inc. (introduction); Balder; Karnilla; The Legion of the Lost (introduction)
Synopsis:
While Sif recovers, Hela shows Thor the glory of eternal battle he can enter if he surrenders to her. Loki takes the throne of Asgard while Odin undergoes the Odinsleep. Ulik frees Mangog from captivity.
Reprints:

Now Ends... the Universe! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Mangog
Synopsis:
Thor vs. Mangog
Reprints:

Now Ends the Universe! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Sif; Karnilla; Odin; Toag; Balder; Legion of the Lost; Mangog; Loki; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Ego; Recorder
Synopsis:
Thor and Sif return to Asgard, and Loki sends Thor and the Warriors Three to battle Mangog, who is approaching Asgard in order to draw the Odinsword and bring about Ragnarok.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Balder; Sif; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Recorder
Reprints:

The Hammer and the Holocaust! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Mangog; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Loki; Toag; Heimdall; Recorder; Karnilla; Balder; The Legion of the Lost; Odin; Sif
Synopsis:
While Asgard waits in fear, Thor and the Warriors Three battle Mangog but cannot stop his advance.
Reprints:

Behind Him... Ragnarok! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Mangog
Synopsis:
Thor in grasp of Mangog.
Reprints:

Behind Him...Ragnarok! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Mangog; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Balder; Karnilla; The Legion of the Lost; Guntharr (introduction); Loki; Toag; Recorder; Odin; Sif
Synopsis:
Balder and the Legion of the Lost escape Karnilla and join the battle against Mangog. Odin awakens in time to stop Mangog from drawing the Odinsword.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Marie Severin; Jack Kirby (paste-ups)
Inks:
Marie Severin; Vince Colletta (paste-ups)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor
Reprints:
Keywords:
mythology

The Way It Was! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Don Blake; Heimdall (flashback); Odin (flashback); Jane Foster (flashback); Sif (flashback); Karnilla (flashback); Loki (flashback); Balder (flashback); Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg] (flashback); Hercules (flashback); Pluto (flashback); Ulik (flashback); Toag (flashback); Cobra (flashback); Destroyer (flashback)
Synopsis:
Don Blake reflects on his life since finding the walking stick that tranformed him into Thor.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pages 1-3 and 17-20 surrounding a reprint of the first Thor story from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #83.

The Answer At Last! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta; John Romita (alterations to Thor's arm)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Storm Giant
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Romita credit based on stat of original cover seen by Nick Caputo; correction sent via GCD Errors list, January 2009.

The Answer At Last! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Don Blake (origin); Heimdall; Odin; Storm Giants of Niffelheim (flashback); Balder (flashback); Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg] (flashback); Gondolff (introduction) (flashback)
Synopsis:
Odin reveals that he created the identity of Dr. Don Blake when he exiled Thor to Midgard years ago.
Reprints:

And Now.. Galactus! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Galactus
Reprints:

And Now... Galactus! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Tana Nile; Recorder; Odin; Sif; Galactus; Ego; Wanderers
Synopsis:
Tana Nile asks Thor to travel with her to Rigel to challenge Galactus, who is approaching their galaxy.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the race of Wanderers.

Shall A God Prevail! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Galactus; Ego
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ego vs Galactus with Thor in the middle.

Shall a God Prevail? (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Recorder; Galactus; Ego; Wanderers
Synopsis:
Thor drives Galactus away from Ego, the Living Planet. Ego then allows the homeless race of Wanderers to settle there.
Reprints:

Galactus A'borning! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Galactus; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Thor and Asgardians watch origin of Galactus

Galactus is Born! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Recorder; High Commissioner of Rigel; Tana Nile; Heimdall; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Odin; Torger (Cosmic Counselor of Asgard); Galactus; Balder; Karnilla
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Origin of Galactus begins, it continues in Thor #168. First appearance of Torger, the Cosmic Counselor of Asgard.

Where Dwell the Demons! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Sif; Pluto; Mutates
Reprints:

Where Dwell the Demons! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Sif; Odin; Pluto; Mutates; The Keeper of the Antiquities of Asgard; Him (in cocoon)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story continues from Fantastic Four #67, first appearances of Mutates and the Keeper of the Antiquities of Asgard.

Lest Mankind Fall! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Zeus; Pluto
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Thor vs Pluto as Zeus intervenes

Lest Mankind Fall! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Sif; Pluto; Mutates; Balder; Karnilla; Odin; Zeus; Athena; Him (not named, still in cocoon)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Athena.

Him! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Sif; Him [Adam Warlock]
Synopsis:
Thor vs Him over Sif
Reprints:

Him! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Sif; Balder; Him [Adam Warlock]; Odin; The Watcher; The Astrologer Royal of Asgard; Karnilla; Haag
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Him appears for the 3rd time here from Fantastic Four #66 and 67, the first appearance of the Astrologer Royal of Asgard.

A God Berserk! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby; John Romita (alterations)
Inks:
Vince Colletta; John Romita (alterations)
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Him [Adam Warlock]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Romita credit added by Nick Caputo via GCD Errors list, January 2009.

A God Berserk! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Sif; Him [Adam Warlock]; Balder; Odin; The Astrologer Royal of Asgard; Karnilla; Haag
Reprints:

The Marvel Essentials Library (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Gil Kane
Inks:
Jim Mooney; Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Chris Sotomayor
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Advertisement for Marvel Essentials, features images of Essential Avengers vol.1, Essential Fantastic Four vol.1, Essential Ghost Rider vol.1 & Essential Thor vol.1
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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Essential Thor Vol.3
  4. 3. The Thunder God and the Troll!
    Thor
  5. 4. The Thunder God and the Troll!
    Thor
  6. 5. The Tragedy of Hogun!
    Tales of Asgard
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  8. 7. The Flames of Battle!
    Thor
  9. 8. The Quest for the Mystic Mountain!
    Tales of Asgard
  10. 9. To Die Like a God!
    Thor
  11. 10. To Die Like a God!
    Thor
  12. 11. The Secret of the Mystic Mountain
    Tales of Asgard
  13. 12. The Growing Man
    Thor
  14. 13. The Growing Man!
    Thor
  15. 14. The Battle Begins!
    Tales of Asgard
  16. 15. Who Is... Replicus?
    Thor
  17. 16. The Wrath of Replicus
    Thor
  18. 17. Alibar and the Forty Demons!
    Tales of Asgard
  19. 18. The Scourge of the Super-Skrull!
    Thor
  20. 19. The Scourge of the Super-Skrull!
    Thor
  21. 20. We, Who Are About to Die...!
    Tales of Asgard
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  23. 22. --And, Soon Shall Come: the Enchanters!
    Thor
  24. 23. To The Death!
    Tales of Asgard
  25. 24. This Battleground Earth!
    Thor
  26. 25. This Battleground Earth!
    Thor
  27. 26. The Beginning of the End!
    Tales of Asgard
  28. 27. Abandoned On Earth!
    Thor
  29. 28. Abandoned on Earth!
    Thor
  30. 29. The End!
    Tales of Asgard
  31. 30. -- If the Thunder Be Gone!
    Thor
  32. 31. -- If the Thunder Be Gone!
    Thor
  33. 32. The Wrath of Odin!
    Thor
  34. 33. The Wrath of Odin!
    Thor
  35. 34. The Pounding Power of the Wrecker!
    Thor
  36. 35. Let There Be... Chaos!
    Thor
  37. 36. When Falls a Hero!
    Thor
  38. 37. When Falls a Hero!
    Thor
  39. 38. Even in Death --
    Thor
  40. 39. Even in Death...
    Thor
  41. 40. --To Rise Again!
    Thor
  42. 41. --To Rise Again!
    Thor
  43. 42. The Wrath of the Warrior!
    Thor
  44. 43. The Dilemma of Dr. Blake!
    Thor
  45. 44. --But Dr. Blake Can Die!
    Thor
  46. 45. --But Dr. Blake Can Die!
    Thor
  47. 46. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  48. 47. ...To Wake the Mangog!
    Thor
  49. 48. Now Ends... the Universe!
    Thor
  50. 49. Now Ends the Universe!
    Thor
  51. 50. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  52. 51. The Hammer and the Holocaust!
    Thor
  53. 52. Behind Him... Ragnarok!
    Thor
  54. 53. Behind Him...Ragnarok!
    Thor
  55. 54. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  56. 55. The Way It Was!
    Thor
  57. 56. The Answer At Last!
    Thor
  58. 57. The Answer At Last!
    Thor
  59. 58. And Now.. Galactus!
    Thor
  60. 59. And Now... Galactus!
    Thor
  61. 60. Shall A God Prevail!
    Thor
  62. 61. Shall a God Prevail?
    Thor
  63. 62. Galactus A'borning!
    Thor
  64. 63. Galactus is Born!
    Thor
  65. 64. Where Dwell the Demons!
    Thor
  66. 65. Where Dwell the Demons!
    Thor
  67. 66. Lest Mankind Fall!
    Thor
  68. 67. Lest Mankind Fall!
    Thor
  69. 68. Him!
    Thor
  70. 69. Him!
    Thor
  71. 70. A God Berserk!
    Thor
  72. 71. A God Berserk!
    Thor
  73. 72. The Marvel Essentials Library
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  • Ramon Schenk
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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