([August] 2013)

Marvel, 2013 Series
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Volume
1
Price
24.99 USD
Pages
236
On-sale date
2013-08-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Worldwide, Inc.
Brand
Marvel [white on red]
ISBN
978-0-7851-8460-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780785184607 52499
Editing
Mark D. Beazley; Caitlin O'Connell (assistant editor); Kateri Woody (associate managing editor); Jennifer Gr├╝nwald (senior editor, special projects); Jeff Youngquist (VP production, special projects)
Color
Color
Dimensions
6.5" x 10.0"
Paper Stock
Glossy
Binding
Trade Paperback
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Simonson (signed)
Inks
Walt Simonson (signed)
Colors
Steve Oliff

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Beta Ray Bill
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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Of Gods and Their Skalds... (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Walt Simonson
Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Walt Simonson
Colors
Steve Oliff
Letters
typeset

Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Pencils
Walt Simonson (signed)
Inks
Walt Simonson (signed)
Colors
Steve Oliff

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Beta Ray Bill
Reprints

Doom! (Table of Contents: 3)

Thor / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Simonson
Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Walt Simonson
Colors
Steve Oliff
Letters
John Workman, Jr.

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
FEATURE: Thor; GUESTS: Beta Ray Bill (1st); Nick Fury; Jasper Sitwell; Sif; Heimdall; Balder; Volstagg; VILLAINS: Loki; Lorelei (1st); Surtur
Synopsis
Nick Fury asks Thor's aid in investigating an alien ship heading for earth. Thor arrives and triggers the awakening of an alien protector, Beta Ray Bill. Bill bests Thor and takes up his hammer only to be accidentally summoned to Asgard by Odin who thinks he is summoning Thor.
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Indexer Notes

Begins Walt Simonson's run on Thor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
Walt Simonson (signed)
Inks
Walt Simonson (signed)
Colors
Steve Oliff

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Beta Ray Bill
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

A Fool and His Hammer... (Table of Contents: 5)

Thor / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Simonson
Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Walt Simonson
Colors
Steve Oliff
Letters
John Workman

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
FEATURE: Thor; GUESTS: Nick Fury; Beta Ray Bill (origin in flashback); Odin; Sif; Balder; Volstagg; INTRODUCING: Agnar; VILLAINS: Loki; Lorelei; Alien Demons (introduction); Surtur
Synopsis
Bill and Thor fight in single combat for the honor of wielding Mjolner and the alien bests the god of thunder.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Pencils
Walt Simonson (signed)
Inks
Walt Simonson (signed)
Colors
Steve Oliff

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Beta Ray Bill; Odin; Sif
Reprints

Something Old, Something New... (Table of Contents: 7)

Thor / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Simonson
Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Walt Simonson
Colors
Steve Oliff
Letters
John Workman, Jr.

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
FEATURE: Thor; GUESTS: Beta Ray Bill; Odin; Sif; Volstagg; Agnar; INTRODUCING: Eitri (a dwarf); VILLAINS: Throgg (I; another dwarf); Lorelei; Surtur; Fafnir; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Loki; Garm
Synopsis
Odin has the dwarves create a hammer for Bill and sends the alien and his son into space to rescue Bill's people.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Pencils
Walt Simonson (signed)
Inks
Walt Simonson (signed)
Colors
Steve Oliff

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Beta Ray Bill; Alien Demons
Reprints

Though Hel Should Bar the Way! (Table of Contents: 9)

Thor / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Simonson
Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Walt Simonson
Colors
Steve Oliff
Letters
John Workman

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; GUESTS: Beta Ray Bill; Sif; Volstagg; Hogun; Agnar; Heimdall; VILLAINS: Loki; Lorelei; Alien Demons; Fafnir; Surtur
Synopsis
Thor, Sif and Bill save the latters people from alien demons. Odin gives Bill a civilian identity when he strikes his hammer on the ground.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Pencils
Walt Simonson (signed)
Inks
Walt Simonson (signed)
Colors
Steve Oliff

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Fafnir
Reprints

The Past Is a Bucket of Ashes (Table of Contents: 11)

Thor / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Simonson
Pencils
Walter Simonson
Inks
Walter Simonson
Colors
Steve Oliff
Letters
John Workman Jr.

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
FEATURE: Thor; GUESTS: Nick Fury; Dum Dum Dugan; Odin; Volstagg; Balder; Guido Sapristi (introduction); VILLAINS: Fafnir; Lorelei; Karnilla; Haag; Loki; Surtur; CAMEO: Clark Kent [Superman]; Lois Lane; Heimdall
Synopsis
Thor loses the Don Blake identity and gains secret identity of Sigurd Jarlson courtesy of Nick Fury. Sigurd gets a job as a construction worker but the site is wrecked by Fafnir looking for the god of thunder.
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Indexer Notes

SECRET WARS #1-12 takes place between pages 2 and 3; Three blank panels depict the event.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Pencils
Walt Simonson (signed)
Inks
Walt Simonson (signed)
Colors
Steve Oliff

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Eilif
Reprints

[The Last Viking!] (Table of Contents: 13)

Thor / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Simonson
Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
Steve Oliff
Letters
John Workman

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Odin; Balder; Surtur; Lorelei; Karnilla; Fafnir; Eilif the Lost; Saga
Synopsis
Thor is called to an old viking village in the arctic wastes where an old viking, last of his people, tries to trick the thunder god into killing him so he can enter Valhalla.
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Indexer Notes

Title from last issue blurb

The Hand of Death! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Pencils
Walter Simonson (signed)
Inks
Walter Simonson (signed)
Colors
Steve Oliff
Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Eilif; Fafnir
Reprints

If I Should Die Before I Wake...! (Table of Contents: 15)

Thor / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Simonson
Pencils
Walter Simonson
Inks
Walter Simonson
Colors
Steve Oliff
Letters
John Workman

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Heimdall; Fafnir; Lorelei; Karnilla; Haag; Surtur; Eilif; Greg Glenn (news reporter); Cloud-Rider (Valkyrie's horse); Toothgnasher (Thor's goat); Toothgrinder (Thor's goat); Munnin (Odin's Raven); Odin (disguised as an old wanderer); Chuck Cherkle (news reporter); Valkyries
Synopsis
Eilif is granted strength by Odin so he can assist Thor in fighting Fafnir.
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Balder -- The Brave? (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Pencils
Walt Simonson (signed)
Inks
Walt Simonson (signed)
Colors
Steve Oliff
Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Balder
Reprints
Keywords
demons

Whatever Happened to Balder the Brave? (Table of Contents: 17)

Thor / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Simonson
Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Walt Simonson
Colors
Steve Oliff
Letters
John Workman, Jr.

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor [Sigurd Jarlson]; Balder; GUESTS: Odin; Frigga; Heimdall; Geri (Odin's wolf); Muninn (Odin's raven); Silverhoof (Balder's horse); ; Jerry Sapristi; Huginn (Odin's other raven) (cameo flashback); VILLAINS: Loki; Malekith; Surtur; Karnilla; Haag; Lorelei [Melodi]
Synopsis
Balder is sent by Odin to make the perilous journey to Loki's realm to ask the god of mischief for aid in combating an ancient evil. Malekith makes it there first and sways Loki to his side. Balder, forced to break his vow of non-violence by a taunting Loki, cuts off the schemer's head and wanders into the desert to die. Loki, the trickster, retrieves his head and replaces it.
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Keywords
Asgard; beheading; demons; New York City; Nornkeep; trolls

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Pencils
Walt Simonson (signed)
Inks
Walt Simonson (signed)
Colors
Steve Oliff

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Malekith
Reprints

That Was No Lady (Table of Contents: 19)

Thor / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Simonson
Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Walt Simonson
Colors
Steve Oliff
Letters
John Workman, Jr.

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
FEATURE: Thor; GUESTS: Balder; Roger Willis (1st); Eric Willis (1st and Death); Jarvis; Sheila Ordway; Officer Grier; Strother; Miss Blum; Silverhoof (Balder's horse); VILLAINS: Malekith; Lorelei; Dark Elves; Surtur
Synopsis
Lorelei continues her seduction of Thor. Malekith and the Dark Elves try to capture the Casket of Ancient Winters from its keeper, but the Casket is passed on to his son for protection.
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Indexer Notes

Page 2 has three very blatant bondage/headlight panels.

The Destroyer (Table of Contents: 20)

Thor / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Walt Simonson
Colors
Walt Simonson

Genre
superhero
Characters
Destroyer

Indexer Notes

Fan art from 1966.

[House Ad] (Table of Contents: 21)

Thor / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Walt Simonson
Colors
Steve Oliff

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor

Indexer Notes

Art from house ads for Simonson's Thor (text from advertisement all removed, art recolored).

Beta Ray Bill (Table of Contents: 22)

Thor / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Walt Simonson
Colors
Steve Oliff

Genre
superhero
Characters
Beta Ray Bill

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Thor / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Simonson
Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Walt Simonson
Colors
Steve Oliff
Letters
John Workman

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Three panels to replace the three white panels in Thor #341.

The Ballad of Beta Ray Bill (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Pencils
Walt Simonson (painted, signed)
Inks
Walt Simonson (painted, signed)
Colors
Walt Simonson (painted, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Sif; Beta Ray Bill; Toothgnasher; Toothgrinder
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover.

Thor: The Ballad of Beta Ray Bill TPB Introduction (Table of Contents: 25)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Simonson
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Thor Visionaries: Walter Simonson Introduction (Table of Contents: 26)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walter Simonson
Letters
typeset

Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Walt Simonson
Colors
Steve Buccellato

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Beta Ray Bill; Loki; Malekith; Lorelei
Reprints

[Beta Ray Bill] (Table of Contents: 28)

Thor / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Walt Simonson

Genre
superhero
Characters
Beta Ray Bill

[Thor and Beta Ray Bill versus Giants] (Table of Contents: 29)

Thor / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Walt Simonson

Genre
superhero
Characters
Beta Ray Bill; Thor; Giants

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Walt Simonson
Colors
Steve Oliff

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Balder
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Pencils
Walt Simonson (signed)
Inks
Walt Simonson (signed)
Colors
Steve Oliff

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Beta Ray Bill
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Simonson (signed)
Inks
Walt Simonson (signed)
Colors
Steve Oliff

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Beta Ray Bill
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The new logo that debuts on this issue's cover was created by Alex Jay per the letter column in this issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Simonson (signed)
Inks
Walt Simonson (signed)
Colors
Steve Oliff

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Beta Ray Bill; Odin; Sif
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Simonson (signed)
Inks
Walt Simonson (signed)
Colors
Steve Oliff

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Beta Ray Bill; Alien Demons
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Simonson (signed)
Inks
Walt Simonson (signed)
Colors
Steve Oliff

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Fafnir
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Simonson (signed)
Inks
Walt Simonson (signed)
Colors
Steve Oliff

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Eilif
Reprints

The Hand of Death! (Table of Contents: 37)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Walter Simonson (signed)
Inks
Walter Simonson (signed)
Colors
Steve Oliff
Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Eilif; Fafnir
Reprints

Balder -- The Brave? (Table of Contents: 38)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Simonson (signed)
Inks
Walt Simonson (signed)
Colors
Steve Oliff
Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Balder
Reprints
Keywords
demons

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Simonson (signed)
Inks
Walt Simonson (signed)
Colors
Steve Oliff

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Malekith
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  2. 1. Of Gods and Their Skalds...
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  4. 3. Doom!
    Thor
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  6. 5. A Fool and His Hammer...
    Thor
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  8. 7. Something Old, Something New...
    Thor
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  10. 9. Though Hel Should Bar the Way!
    Thor
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  12. 11. The Past Is a Bucket of Ashes
    Thor
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  14. 13. [The Last Viking!]
    Thor
  15. 14. The Hand of Death!
    Thor
  16. 15. If I Should Die Before I Wake...!
    Thor
  17. 16. Balder -- The Brave?
    Thor
  18. 17. Whatever Happened to Balder the Brave?
    Thor
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  20. 19. That Was No Lady
    Thor
  21. 20. The Destroyer
    Thor
  22. 21. [House Ad]
    Thor
  23. 22. Beta Ray Bill
    Thor
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  25. 24. The Ballad of Beta Ray Bill
    Thor
  26. 25. Thor: The Ballad of Beta Ray Bill TPB Introduction
  27. 26. Thor Visionaries: Walter Simonson Introduction
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  29. 28. [Beta Ray Bill]
    Thor
  30. 29. [Thor and Beta Ray Bill versus Giants]
    Thor
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  38. 37. The Hand of Death!
    Thor
  39. 38. Balder -- The Brave?
    Thor
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
    Thor
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