(February 2001)

Marvel, 2001 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
14.95 USD
Pages:
548
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Brand:
Marvel Comics
ISBN:
0-7851-0761-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
9780785107613 51495; 759606107612 00111
Editing:
Ben Abernathy
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound Trade Paperback
Publishing Format:
Collected Editions

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Collects the Thor and Tales of Asgard stories from Journey Into Mystery #83-112.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Steve Buccellato

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

The cover art is reprinted from the splash page of the Thor story from Journey Into Mystery #83.

Introducing... the Mighty Thor! The Most Exciting Super-Hero of All Time!! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor
Reprints:

"The Stone Men from Saturn!" (Table of Contents: 2)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (Plot); Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
V-786

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor (Intro; Origin); Don Blake (Intro); Gorr (Intro)
Synopsis:
A lame doctor vacationing in Norway runs across an alien invasion. While hiding from the aliens in a cave he finds an old cane that transforms him into the god Thor. Thor drives back the alien invasion.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Thor, Don Blake and Gorr, origin of Thor.

Featuring: the Mighty Thor, Captured by "The Executioner" (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Don Blake; Jane Foster
Reprints:

The Mighty Thor vs. the Executioner (Table of Contents: 4)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (Plot); Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Jane Foster (introduction, called "Jane Nelson"); Comrade Executioner (death, not to be confused with the later Thor villain Executioner)
Synopsis:
Dr. Blake joins a medical mission to a South American country wracked with civil war. The leader of the communist faction — the Executioner — orders an attack on the doctors, and Blake must use the power of Thor to save his colleagues and defeat the communists.
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Indexer Notes

In this story, Donald Blake is able to use his walking stick to conjure a storm without transforming into Thor.

Never Before Has the Mighty Thor Faced a Foe as Dangerous as Loki, the God of Mischief!! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Loki
Reprints:

"Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief!" (Table of Contents: 6)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (Plot); Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Loki (Intro); Heimdall (Intro); Odin (Intro); Don Blake; Jane Foster; Balder (Intro); Tyr (Intro)
Synopsis:
Loki escapes from his prison in Asgard and comes to Earth to get revenge on Thor. The trickster hypnotizes him to help make mischief, but Thor’s transformation into Donald Blake frees him from hypnosis, allowing him to defeat Loki and return him to Asgard.
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Indexer Notes

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

["How can I defeat the Tomorrow Man when he can fade into a different year before I reach him??"] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

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

"On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man!" (Table of Contents: 8)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (Plot); Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
V-913

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Tomorrow Man [Arthur Zarrko] (introduction, origin); Jane Foster; Odin (introduction, cameo)
Synopsis:
Zarrko of the year 2262 goes back in time and steals a cobalt bomb in 1962, but Thor chases him forward in time and defeats him.
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Indexer Notes

Job number not listed in comic, came from the splash page of the original art. Presented in two parts; Part 2 is titled "Flight To The Future."

"Prisoner of the Reds!" (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor
Reprints:

"Prisoner of the Reds!" (Table of Contents: 10)

Thor / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (Plot); Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
V-947

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Colonel Edward Harrison (introduction); John Blandings (introduction)
Synopsis:
In order to solve the mystery of a rash of defecting American scientists, Dr. Blake uses himself as bait and is abducted by communists. He is imprisoned with the other missing scientists, but is able to transform into Thor and free them all.
Reprints:

See Thor, the Mightiest Hero of All, as He Dares Face "The Terrible Vengeance of Loki!" (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Odin
Reprints:

"The Vengeance of Loki!" (Table of Contents: 12)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (Plot); Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Loki; Jane Foster; Odin (cameo); Heimdall (cameo)
Synopsis:
Loki discovers Thor’s secret identity and separates him from his hammer, forcing him to remain a human. Loki torments humanity, but Dr. Blake tricks him into allowing him to regain the hammer and become Thor, defeating Loki and returning him to Asgard.
Reprints:

Starring the Mighty... Thor! The Most Colorful Super Hero of All!!! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor
Reprints:

The Thunder God and the Thug! (Table of Contents: 14)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (Plot); Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Ray Holloway
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Thug Thatcher (introduction); Vince (introduction); Max (introduction); Ruby (introduction); Odin (cameo)
Synopsis:
A gangster, wounded in an escape, has his men kidnap Dr. Blake to operate on his gunshot wound. Blake transforms himself into Thor and brings the gang to justice and rescues Jane as well.
Reprints:

Starring the Mighty Thor -- Battling the Super-Creature from Space... the Carbon Copy Man! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Carbon-Copy Man [Zano]
Reprints:

"Trapped By the Carbon-Copy Man!" (Table of Contents: 16)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (Plot); Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils:
Al Hartley
Inks:
Al Hartley
Letters:
Terry Szenics
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; the Carbon-Copy Man [Zano] (introduction); Jane Foster; War Lord Ugarth [Old Ugarth] (introduction); Mayor Harris (introduction); Odin (cameo)
Synopsis:
The heir to the throne of a race of shape-shifting aliens leads an attack on Earth as his rite of passage. The aliens replace officials in New York and disrupt the government, but Thor discovers their plan and defeats them.
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Indexer Notes

The Carbon-Copy Man next appears in X-Factor (Marvel, 1986 series) #32 (September 1988).

"Sandu, Master of the Supernatural" Was Only a Mortal... but, His Powers Were the Powers of Loki Himself! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Sandu
Reprints:

"Sandu, Master of the Supernatural!" (Table of Contents: 18)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (Plot); Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Terry Szenics
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Loki; Sandu (introduction); Jane Foster; Odin; Valkyries (introduction)
Synopsis:
Loki gives a greedy carnival mystic magical powers in order to use him to attack Thor. Thor is overcome in their first battle, but with the help of Odin and his belt of strength he defeats Loki's pawn.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is retold and expanded in Thor: First Thunder (Marvel, 2010 series) #3

The Mighty Thor Cannot Reach His Enchanted Hammer! Is This to Be Loki's Final Victory?? (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Loki
Reprints:

The Day Loki Stole Thor's Magic Hammer (Table of Contents: 20)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (Plot); Robert Bernstein (Script; as R. Berns)
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Martine Epp
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Loki; Heimdall; Jane Foster; Odin; Frigga [called "Fricka"] (introduction, cameo); Neri (introduction, cameo)
Synopsis:
Loki magically diverts Thor's hammer to free himself from his chains. Thor returns to Asgard to find the hammer, and Loki tries to kill him with magical traps, but Thor overcomes them all to find his hammer and catch Loki.
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Indexer Notes

Neri's only other known appearance is in an alternate reality story in What If? (Marvel, 1977 series) #47 (October 1984).

Even the Mighty Thor Is Forced to Obey the Sinister Commands of the Awesome "Radio-Active Man!" (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Radio-Active Man [Chen Lu]
Reprints:

"The Mysterious Radio-Active Man!" (Table of Contents: 22)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (Plot); Robert Bernstein (Script; as R. Berns)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Ray Holloway
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-202

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; the Radio-Active Man [Chen Lu] (introduction, origin); Jane Foster; General Fu (introduction); Chairman Mao Zedong (cameo)
Synopsis:
While on a medical mission to India, Dr. Blake becomes Thor to repel a Chinese attack. In order to fight Thor, a Chinese scientist irradiates himself to gain great power. He fights Thor in New York, and nearly defeats him, but Thor blows him back to China, creating a nuclear explosion.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is retold and expanded in Thor: First Thunder (Marvel, 2010 series) #4

See Mighty Thor and Evil Loki Unite, to Battle the Human Race, as the Marvel Comics Group Ushers in the Marvel Age of Comics! (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Loki
Reprints:

"Thor and Loki Attack the Human Race!" (Table of Contents: 24)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (Plot); Robert Bernstein (Script; as R. Berns)
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-228

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Loki; Heimdall; Odin
Synopsis:
Loki uses his magic to cause Thor's hammer to hit his head, turning him evil. Thor frees Loki, and the two terrorize Earth until the other Asgardians arrange for another blow to the head to reverse the change.
Reprints:

["You have finally met the one enemy you can never defeat, Thor!"] [Journey Into Mystery #95] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Duplicate Thor
Reprints:

"The Demon Duplicators!" (Table of Contents: 26)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (Plot); Robert Bernstein (Script; as R. Berns)
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Duplicate Thor; Odin; Professor Zaxton (introduction, death); Jane Foster; Duplicate Professor Zaxton
Synopsis:
An evil scientist forces Dr. Blake to help him with a duplicating machine by kidnapping Jane. The device duplicates Thor, but cannot duplicate his magic hammer, allowing Thor to defeat the duplicate. Dr. Zaxton accidentally duplicates himself and falls to his death, leaving his good duplicate to take his place.
Reprints:

Thrill to the Battle of Titans -- as Mighty Thor Faces the Awesome Power of Merlin the Mad! (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Merlin
Reprints:

Defying the Magic of... Mad Merlin! (Table of Contents: 28)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (Plot); Robert Bernstein (Script; as R. Berns)
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Merlin [Maha Yogi] (introduction); Jane Foster; Loki (cameo); President John F. Kennedy (cameo); Caroline Kennedy (cameo); Pierre Salinger (cameo); King Arthur (cameo, flashback)
Synopsis:
Merlin is awakened after a thousand years and immediately decides to try and take over the world. He battles Thor using familiar Washington D.C. monuments. Thor defeats Merlin and forces him to return to sleep.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Washington D.C.

Indexer Notes

According to The Mighty Thor Comics Index #5 by George Olshevsky this is not the same Merlin that is in the Black Knight comics. This Merlin is a mutant who later became the Warlock and the Maha Yogi in X-Men #30 and #47.

Lee and Kirby Combine Talents to Bring You Mighty Thor Battling the Amazing Lava Man! (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Lava Man; Odin
Reprints:

The Mighty Thor Battles... the Lava Man (Table of Contents: 30)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Don Heck
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; the Lava Man (introduction); Jane Foster; Odin; Loki; Doctor Bruce Andrews (introduction)
Synopsis:
Thor battles the Lava Man, a monster brought to the surface by Loki, who claims all the dry surface of Earth for his people. Odin forbids Thor to love Jane Foster, leading to her leaving her job as Dr. Blake's nurse.
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Indexer Notes

Dr. Andrews is first called Basil by Jane Foster on page 6 but then is called Bruce by Dr. Blake on the last page.

Tales of..... Asgard! Home of the Mighty Norse Gods (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script:
Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos [as George Bell]
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Odin (origin); Surtur (introduction); Ymir (introduction, origin); Buri (introduction, origin, cameo); Borr (introduction, origin, cameo); Audhumbla (called "Magic Cow"); Vili (unnamed, origin, cameo); Vé (unnamed, origin, cameo); Bestla (unnamed, cameo)
Synopsis:
Story about how Odin and his brothers protected the Earth while waiting for the coming of man.
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Indexer Notes

This is the first "Tales of Asgard" story and the only segment to be told only in captions and without dialogue balloons, copying the style of Hal Foster's Prince Valiant.

Think You Got Troubles Wait Till You See What Happens to... Thor When He Meets... the Human Cobra! (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Cobra [Klaus Vorhees]; Jane Foster
Reprints:

"Challenged by the Human Cobra!" (Table of Contents: 33)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-451

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Cobra [Klaus Vorhees] (introduction, origin); Jane Foster; Doctor Bruce Andrews; Odin; Professor Shecktor (introduction, death)
Synopsis:
While visiting India, Don Blake finds that one of his old teachers has been murdered by a villain who gained the power of a snake. Thor fights the Cobra in New York and defeats him, after Jane Foster sees her new boss's cowardice and goes back to Doctor Blake.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin and first appearance of the Cobra.

Odin Battles Ymir, King of the Ice Giants (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Script:
Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Don Heck
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-452

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Odin; Ymir; Ice Giants (introduction)
Synopsis:
The ice giants, led by Ymir, attack Asgard but Odin defends it and traps Ymir inside a ring of fire.
Reprints:

The Mighty Thor Meets the Most Dramatic Super-Foe of the Year... the Mysterious Mister Hyde! (Table of Contents: 35)

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

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

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

"The Mysterious Mister Hyde!" (Table of Contents: 36)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-512

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Mister Hyde [Calvin Zabo] (introduction, origin); Jane Foster; Odin
Synopsis:
Having been refused a job by Doctor Blake, Calvin Zabo becomes Mister Hyde and attacks the doctor. Meanwhile, Odin has agreed to let Thor marry Jane Foster if she proves worthy. After Mister Hyde learns that Blake survived ('saved' by Thor) it seems that Thor robs a bank, and the police issue a warrant for his arrest.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin and first appearance of Mr. Hyde, story continues in Journey Into Mystery #100.

Surtur the Fire Demon! (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Script:
Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-498

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Odin; Surtur; Trolls
Synopsis:
The Trolls ally with Surtur against Asgard, but Odin conquers them. Surtur travels to Earth to destroy it, but again Odin defeats him and traps him in the center of the planet. Their battle creates the moon and starts the rotation of the Earth.
Reprints:

You Will Never Forget "Thor's Showdown with Mr. Hyde!" (Table of Contents: 38)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Mr. Hyde; Jane Foster
Reprints:

"The Master Plan of Mr. Hyde!" (Table of Contents: 39)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-513

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Mister Hyde [Calvin Zabo]; Jane Foster; Odin
Synopsis:
Mister Hyde kidnaps Don Blake and Jane Foster and then tries to steal a submarine using Jane as a hostage. Jane stops Thor from catching Hyde because she thinks that Don is still in danger. The police realize that Hyde framed Thor for the bank robbery, but Jane's actions convince Odin that she is unworthy of immortality.
Reprints:

"The Storm Giants" (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Script:
Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-520

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Odin; Agnar, King of the Eagles (Intro)
Synopsis:
Thor and Loki (as children) defeat three Storm Giants and return the Golden Apples of Iduna.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First in the Boyhood of Thor series.

The Mighty Thor Thrills You as Never Before in... "The Return of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man!" (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos
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: 42)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos [as George Bell]
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Tomorrow Man [Arthur Zarrko]; Odin; Loki; Heimdall; Avengers [Giant-Man [Hank Pym] (cameo); Wasp [Janet Van Dyne] (cameo); Iron Man [Tony Stark] (cameo)]; Haag (cameo, introduction) [called "Norn Hag" in this story]; Mister Hyde [Calvin Zabo] (flashback); Jane Foster (flashback)
Synopsis:
Loki convinces Odin to reduce Thor's power in punishment for loving Jane Foster, and then restores the memory of the Tomorrow Man so that he can come back in time and defeat Thor. He builds a powerful robot, and when Thor cannot defeat it he agrees to help the Tomorrow Man conquer the 23rd century.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Norn Hag and the Well of Centures, story continued in Journey Into Mystery #102. Haag is not named until Thor (Marvel, 1965 series) #165 (June 1969).

"The Invasion of Asgard!" (Table of Contents: 43)

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Script:
Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos [as George Bell]
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-568

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Heimdall; Norn Hag; Ulfrin the Dragon (Intro); Skoll (Intro); Hati (Intro); Rime Giants (Intro); Geirrodur (Intro); Odin
Synopsis:
Loki makes a hole in Asgard's defenses and lures Thor there to face an attack alone. Thor holds off the enemies of Asgard until help arrives.
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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: 44)

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Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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

"Slave of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man!" (Table of Contents: 45)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-573

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Tomorrow Man [Arthur Zarrko]; Loki; Odin
Synopsis:
Thor helps Zarrko conquer the 23rd century world, but then turns on him and defeats him, winning back Odin's favor.
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"Death" Comes to Thor! (Table of Contents: 46)

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Script:
Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Hela, Goddess of Death (Intro); The Three Norn Fates (Intro); Balder; Sif (Intro); King Rugga (Intro)
Synopsis:
Thor (at the age of 18) rescues Sif from Hela, goddess of Death, and earns the right to carry the Hammer of Odin.
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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: 47)

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

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

"The Enchantress and the Executioner!" (Table of Contents: 48)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Odin; Enchantress (introduction, villain); Executioner (introduction, villain); Loki (villain); Tomorrow Man [Arthur Zarrko] (cameo flashback)
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.
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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: 49)

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Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-625

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Sindri, King of the Dwarfs (Intro); Skord (Intro); Gullin, the Boar God (Intro); King Mirmir (Intro); Aske (Intro); Embla (Intro)
Synopsis:
Story of how Odin created the first humans.
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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.

Nothing You Have Ever Seen Before Can Equal the Breath-Taking Spectacle of "Giants Walk the Earth!" (Table of Contents: 50)

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

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

"Giants Walk the Earth!" (Table of Contents: 51)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-636

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Skagg; Surtur; Balder; Heimdall; Jane Foster; Loki; Odin; Enchantress [Amora] (cameo); Executioner [Skurge] (cameo)
Synopsis:
Odin comes to Earth to settle the matter of Thor's love for Jane Foster. At the same time, Loki frees Skagg, the Storm Giant and Surtur so that he never has relinquish the power over Asgard. Thor, Balder and Odin defeat the giants and Loki is punished.
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Heimdall Guardian of the Mystic Rainbow Bridge! (Table of Contents: 52)

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Script:
Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Don Heck
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Heimdall; Odin; Agnar the Fierce (Intro); Gotron, the Agile (Intro); King of the Storm Giants (name Brimer is revealed in the next issue) (Intro)
Synopsis:
Odin has decided to appoint a sentry to the Rainbow Bridge. Agnar, Gotron and Heimdall try out for the appointment but Heimdall is awarded the honor.
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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).

Back on the Rampage Again!! "The Cobra and Mr. Hyde!" (Table of Contents: 53)

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

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

"The Cobra and Mr. Hyde!" (Table of Contents: 54)

Thor / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-681

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Cobra [Klaus Vorhees]; Mister Hyde [Calvin Zabo]; Jane Foster; Avengers [Iron Man; Captain America; Giant-Man; Wasp] (cameo)
Synopsis:
The Cobra and Mr. Hyde team up, forming a long-standing team. Their aim is to defeat Thor. They track Thor to Dr. Blake's office, and demand that Blake help them find Thor. Blake becomes Thor while their backs are turned and fights the two villains until they manage to take his hammer from him.
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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: 55)

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Script:
Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-682

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Heimdall; King Brimer; Queen Nedra (Intro); Odin; a Vanna (an air-sprite) (Intro)
Synopsis:
Story of how an Air Spirit snuck past Heimdall.
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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: 56)

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

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

"The Thunder God Strikes Back!" (Table of Contents: 57)

Thor / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-704

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Mr. Hyde [Calvin Zabo]; Cobra [Klaus Vorhees]; Jane Foster
Synopsis:
Thor evades the villains and transforms back into Dr. Blake, then pretends to betray Thor in order to get his cane back. He becomes Thor and defeats the Cobra easily, though Hyde escapes by becoming Calvin Zabo and slipping away. Hyde attacks Thor later, but is defeated. When Blake returns to the office he discovers that Jane hates him because of his seeming betrayal of Thor.
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Indexer Notes

This story continues from Journey Into Mystery #105.

Balder "The Brave" (Table of Contents: 58)

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Script:
Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-718

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Balder; Odin; Thor; Tyr (Intro); Honir (Intro)
Synopsis:
Odin orders Balder executed for leaving a battle to rescue a fallen bird, but Balder is so beloved that the animals and plants keep any harm from coming to him, and Odin makes him invincible.
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Indexer Notes

First in the Balder Biography series, first appearances of Tyr and Honir. This story is loosely based on the legend of Balder's death, though without the deadly mistletoe arrow shot by the blind god Hod.

New! Different! Seemingly Unbeatable! You and Thor Are About to Meet: "The Grey Gargoyle!" (Table of Contents: 59)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Grey Gargoyle
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"When the Grey Gargoyle Strikes!" (Table of Contents: 60)

Thor / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-725

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Grey Gargoyle [Paul Duval] (introduction, origin); Jane Foster
Synopsis:
A scientist accidentally gains the power to turn himself into living stone, and to turn others into stone statues. He comes to New York to attack Thor, hoping to gain the secret of immortality. As Don Blake, Thor tricks him into falling into the river, and his stone body sinks to the bottom.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance and origin of the Grey Gargoyle.

"Balder Must Die!" (Table of Contents: 61)

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Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-738

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Balder; Loki; Karnilla (introduction, un-named in this story); Haag (un-named in this story)
Synopsis:
Loki forces the Norn Queen to tell him of Balder's weakness to mistletoe and tries to kill him with a mistletoe dart, but the Norn Queen herself stops him.
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Indexer Notes

Second in the Balder Biography series. First appearance of the Norn Queen (Karnilla) and her servant (Haag). Haag is not named until Thor (Marvel, 1965 series) #165 (June 1969).

See Thor Battle Loki, Prince of Evil, for the Life of Lovely Jane Foster. (Table of Contents: 62)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Jane Foster; Dr. Strange
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"At the Mercy of Loki, Prince of Evil!" (Table of Contents: 63)

Thor / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-749

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Loki; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Odin; Jane Foster; Heimdall; Avengers [Iron Man; Giant-Man; Wasp] (cameo)
Synopsis:
Thor is called to the aid of Doctor Strange, and as Dr. Blake saves his life after a crippling mystic attack. Loki takes advantage of a misunderstanding between Thor and Odin to come to Earth and kidnap Jane Foster. Thor finds Loki and defeats him, while a grateful Doctor Strange saves Jane.
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"Trapped by the Trolls!" (Table of Contents: 64)

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Script:
Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-750

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; King Sindri of the Dwarfs (Villain); Dwarfs; Trolls
Synopsis:
The king of the dwarfs attempts to sell an incognito Thor to the trolls as a slave, and Thor frees all of their captives and destroys their mine.
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Featuring the Menace of... Magneto, Most Powerful of the Evil Mutants! (Table of Contents: 65)

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

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

"When Magneto Strikes!" (Table of Contents: 66)

Thor / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-789

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Magneto; Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Mastermind; Toad]; Don Blake; Jane Foster; X-Men (mostly unseen)
Synopsis:
Magneto is testing his powers in the city. He "attracts" Thor's attention. They battle aboard Magneto's submarine. Meanwhile, the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants are out looking for the X-Men. Magneto flees from Thor in his escape vessel and the X-Men's submarine is seen pursuing him. Thor turns back to Don Blake and visits Jane Foster. She makes him a snack and gives him a glass of milk.
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"Banished From Asgard!" (Table of Contents: 67)

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Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
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Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-781

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Odin; Arkin the Weak (Villain; Intro); Queen Knorda (Villain; Intro)
Synopsis:
Arkin the Weak betrays Asgard in an attempt to win the hand of Queen Knorda.
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Indexer Notes

First appearances of Arkin the Weak and Queen Knorda.

In Which the Desperate Thunder God Finds... "Every Hand Against Him!" (Table of Contents: 68)

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Chic Stone
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?
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Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Mr. Hyde; Cobra; Jane Foster
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"Every Hand Against Him!" (Table of Contents: 69)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-811

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Don Blake]; Odin; Heimdall; Jane Foster; Loki (Villain); Cobra (Villain); Mr. Hyde (Villain)
Synopsis:
Loki sends the Cobra and Mr. Hyde to kidnap Jane. Thor confronts them but is forced to back down and let them go after they threaten to hurt her. Odin, witnessing the scene, expresses his displeasure at Thor's "weakness" and banishes him from Asgard. Thor explains that his former actions were a result of Loki's trickery. Odin allows Thor to return to Earth where he battles the villains again. He rescues Jane but she is critically ill. Whirling his hammer, Thor creates a vortex around Jane in which time stands still. This will afford him the opportunity to finish his battle with Cobra and Hyde.
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The Defeat of Odin! (Table of Contents: 70)

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Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
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Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-814

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Odin; Prince Rivvak (Villain; Intro)
Synopsis:
Was Odin defeated by an army of men, or did he stage the battle to teach a lesson?
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Prince Rivvak.

[untitled] (Table of Contents: 71)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Mr. Hyde; Cobra; Balder
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"The Power of the Thunder God!" (Table of Contents: 72)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Odin; Balder; Hardol the Healer (Intro); Jane Foster; Loki (Villain); Cobra (Villain); Mr. Hyde (Villain)
Synopsis:
Thor battles the Cobra and Mr. Hyde while Jane Foster hovers close to death. Odin's heart begins to soften towards Jane, thanks to the intervention of Balder. Odin, in his infinite wisdom, commands Loki to deliver a message to Hardol, the mystic healer, who lives beyond the molten chasm. Loki has no choice but to obey but is waylaid by Balder and some other gods who, for some reason, distrust him. Balder delivers the message himself. Thor defeats the Cobra and Hyde. Balder finds Hardol, obtains the medicine needed for Jane's recovery and sends it to Thor in the nick of time. Jane will live!
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"The Secret of Sigurd!" (Table of Contents: 73)

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Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
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Jack Kirby
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Vince Colletta
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Thor; Loki; Balder; Sigurd (Villain; Intro)
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Sigurd.

The Mighty Thunder God! Vs. the Incredible Hulk! (Table of Contents: 74)

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Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
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?
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Hulk
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The Mighty Thor Battles the Incredible Hulk! (Table of Contents: 75)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Don Blake]; Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp] (flashback); Sub-Mariner [Namor] (flashback); Odin; Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Synopsis:
Two rival fan clubs are debating who is stronger, Thor or the Hulk? Thor happens to be passing by and drops in to offer his opinion. He relates the story of their epic battle (in Avengers #3) and describes a previously unseen scene in which he and the Hulk tussle. He goes into deep thought and when pressed, cannot say who is the stronger because he has insufficient proof! Days later, the Hulk gives thought to his meeting with Thor and vows that, next time, Thor will be smashed forever!
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Indexer Notes

The majority of this story is a flashback to the events of Avengers #3 (both previously shown and new scenes elaborated on).

"The Coming of Loki!" (Table of Contents: 76)

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Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
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Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Loki (Origin part 1; 1st chron. app.); Odin; Laufey (Loki's father; Villain; Intro; Death)
Synopsis:
The Asgardians battle the Giants. Laufey, King of the Giants of Jotenheim, is slain. A bundle of cloth is found. It contains a baby. Odin adopts the child and names him Loki.
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Indexer Notes

Part 1 of Loki's origin. First biographical Loki story, the first appearance and death of Laufey. Chronologically first appearance of Loki.

A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 77)

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Jack Kirby
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Chic Stone
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Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-811

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor
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Signed: May the eyes of Asgard smile down on thee--- Thor

A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 78)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Loki
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Indexer Notes

Although the pin-up page itself is from Journey Into Mystery #111, the artwork used for this pin-up page, the picture of Loki, is from the cover of Journey Into Mystery #92. The writing on the pin-up reads: Loki the Evil One! Thor's Eternal Enemy!

Thor (Table of Contents: 79)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
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Walt Simonson
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero
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Indexer Notes

Pages accidentally printed out of sequence: 1, 3, 4, 2.

[untitled] (Table of Contents: 80)

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Jack Kirby
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Joe Sinnott
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Steve Buccellato
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superhero

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The illustration is a detail from pg. 6, panel 3 of the Thor story from Journey Into Mystery #83.

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  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  2. 1. Introducing... the Mighty Thor! The Most Exciting Super-Hero of All Time!!
    Thor
  3. 2. "The Stone Men from Saturn!"
    Thor
  4. 3. Featuring: the Mighty Thor, Captured by "The Executioner"
    Thor
  5. 4. The Mighty Thor vs. the Executioner
    Thor
  6. 5. Never Before Has the Mighty Thor Faced a Foe as Dangerous as Loki, the God of Mischief!!
    Thor
  7. 6. "Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief!"
    Thor
  8. 7. ["How can I defeat the Tomorrow Man when he can fade into a different year before I reach him??"]
    Thor
  9. 8. "On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man!"
    Thor
  10. 9. "Prisoner of the Reds!"
    Thor
  11. 10. "Prisoner of the Reds!"
    Thor
  12. 11. See Thor, the Mightiest Hero of All, as He Dares Face "The Terrible Vengeance of Loki!"
    Thor
  13. 12. "The Vengeance of Loki!"
    Thor
  14. 13. Starring the Mighty... Thor! The Most Colorful Super Hero of All!!!
    Thor
  15. 14. The Thunder God and the Thug!
    Thor
  16. 15. Starring the Mighty Thor -- Battling the Super-Creature from Space... the Carbon Copy Man!
    Thor
  17. 16. "Trapped By the Carbon-Copy Man!"
    Thor
  18. 17. "Sandu, Master of the Supernatural" Was Only a Mortal... but, His Powers Were the Powers of Loki Himself!
    Thor
  19. 18. "Sandu, Master of the Supernatural!"
    Thor
  20. 19. The Mighty Thor Cannot Reach His Enchanted Hammer! Is This to Be Loki's Final Victory??
    Thor
  21. 20. The Day Loki Stole Thor's Magic Hammer
    Thor
  22. 21. Even the Mighty Thor Is Forced to Obey the Sinister Commands of the Awesome "Radio-Active Man!"
    Thor
  23. 22. "The Mysterious Radio-Active Man!"
    Thor
  24. 23. See Mighty Thor and Evil Loki Unite, to Battle the Human Race, as the Marvel Comics Group Ushers in the Marvel Age of Comics!
    Thor
  25. 24. "Thor and Loki Attack the Human Race!"
    Thor
  26. 25. ["You have finally met the one enemy you can never defeat, Thor!"] [Journey Into Mystery #95]
    Thor
  27. 26. "The Demon Duplicators!"
    Thor
  28. 27. Thrill to the Battle of Titans -- as Mighty Thor Faces the Awesome Power of Merlin the Mad!
    Thor
  29. 28. Defying the Magic of... Mad Merlin!
    Thor
  30. 29. Lee and Kirby Combine Talents to Bring You Mighty Thor Battling the Amazing Lava Man!
    Thor
  31. 30. The Mighty Thor Battles... the Lava Man
    Thor
  32. 31. Tales of..... Asgard! Home of the Mighty Norse Gods
    Tales of Asgard
  33. 32. Think You Got Troubles Wait Till You See What Happens to... Thor When He Meets... the Human Cobra!
    Thor
  34. 33. "Challenged by the Human Cobra!"
    Thor
  35. 34. Odin Battles Ymir, King of the Ice Giants
    Tales of Asgard
  36. 35. The Mighty Thor Meets the Most Dramatic Super-Foe of the Year... the Mysterious Mister Hyde!
    Thor
  37. 36. "The Mysterious Mister Hyde!"
    Thor
  38. 37. Surtur the Fire Demon!
    Tales of Asgard
  39. 38. You Will Never Forget "Thor's Showdown with Mr. Hyde!"
    Thor
  40. 39. "The Master Plan of Mr. Hyde!"
    Thor
  41. 40. "The Storm Giants"
    Tales of Asgard
  42. 41. The Mighty Thor Thrills You as Never Before in... "The Return of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man!"
    Thor
  43. 42. "The Return of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man!"
    Thor
  44. 43. "The Invasion of Asgard!"
    Tales of Asgard
  45. 44. Slave of "The Tomorrow Man!"
    Thor
  46. 45. "Slave of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man!"
    Thor
  47. 46. "Death" Comes to Thor!
    Tales of Asgard
  48. 47. The Enchantress and the Executioner!
    Thor
  49. 48. "The Enchantress and the Executioner!"
    Thor
  50. 49. "Thor's Mission to Mirmir!"
    Tales of Asgard
  51. 50. Nothing You Have Ever Seen Before Can Equal the Breath-Taking Spectacle of "Giants Walk the Earth!"
    Thor
  52. 51. "Giants Walk the Earth!"
    Thor
  53. 52. Heimdall Guardian of the Mystic Rainbow Bridge!
    Tales of Asgard
  54. 53. Back on the Rampage Again!! "The Cobra and Mr. Hyde!"
    Thor
  55. 54. "The Cobra and Mr. Hyde!"
    Thor
  56. 55. "When Heimdall Failed!"
    Tales of Asgard
  57. 56. The Thunder God Strikes Back!
    Thor
  58. 57. "The Thunder God Strikes Back!"
    Thor
  59. 58. Balder "The Brave"
    Tales of Asgard
  60. 59. New! Different! Seemingly Unbeatable! You and Thor Are About to Meet: "The Grey Gargoyle!"
    Thor
  61. 60. "When the Grey Gargoyle Strikes!"
    Thor
  62. 61. "Balder Must Die!"
    Tales of Asgard
  63. 62. See Thor Battle Loki, Prince of Evil, for the Life of Lovely Jane Foster.
    Thor
  64. 63. "At the Mercy of Loki, Prince of Evil!"
    Thor
  65. 64. "Trapped by the Trolls!"
    Tales of Asgard
  66. 65. Featuring the Menace of... Magneto, Most Powerful of the Evil Mutants!
    Thor
  67. 66. "When Magneto Strikes!"
    Thor
  68. 67. "Banished From Asgard!"
    Tales of Asgard
  69. 68. In Which the Desperate Thunder God Finds... "Every Hand Against Him!"
    Thor
  70. 69. "Every Hand Against Him!"
    Thor
  71. 70. The Defeat of Odin!
    Tales of Asgard
  72. 71. [untitled]
    Thor
  73. 72. "The Power of the Thunder God!"
    Thor
  74. 73. "The Secret of Sigurd!"
    Tales of Asgard
  75. 74. The Mighty Thunder God! Vs. the Incredible Hulk!
    Thor
  76. 75. The Mighty Thor Battles the Incredible Hulk!
    Thor
  77. 76. "The Coming of Loki!"
    Tales of Asgard
  78. 77. A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up
    Thor
  79. 78. A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up
    Loki
  80. 79. Thor
    Thor
  81. 80. [untitled]
    Thor
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