Two vignettes from the reprinted stories in this issue are featured on the cover.
Contents page includes credits, titles and original publication date of reprinted stories, along with scenes from interior stories and Thor figure from the cover of Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #105. Grey tones added by Marie Severin.
First appearances of the land of Gymirsgard and the Tournament of Champions.
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.