(October 1968)

Marvel, 1968 Series
 
Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Published one-shot
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Leading Magazine Corp.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee; Roy Thomas (associate editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
one-shot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tales of Asgard; Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Giacoia; John Verpoorten
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen (logo)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Odin; Loki; Balder; Heimdall; Hela; Ulfrin the Dragon; Ymir; Geirrodur
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Giacoia and Verpoorten credits per Nick Caputo, April 2011. Previous indexer listed Jack Kirby. Nick adds: "There appears to be reinking on the Thor figure, possibly by John Verpoorten."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Tales of Asgard / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone; Don Heck; George Roussos
Letters
Sam Rosen; ?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Odin; Skoll the Wolf God

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover, includes a spot illustration from an unknown story, two from Odin Battles Ymir, King of the Ice Giants and one from "The Invasion of Asgard!". Credits include Sol Brodsky, Roy Thomas, John Verpoorten, Stan Goldberg and Gary Freidrich.

Tales of..... Asgard! Home of the Mighty Norse Gods (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos [as George Bell]
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Odin; Surtur (introduction); Ymir (introduction, origin); Buri (introduction, origin); Borr (introduction)
Synopsis
Story about how Odin and his brothers protected the Earth while waiting for the coming of man.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin and first appearance of Ymir and Buri, first appearance of Surtur and Borr.

Odin Battles Ymir, King of the Ice Giants (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-452
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Odin; Ymir
Synopsis
Story of Odin defeating Ymir.
Reprints

Surtur The Fire Demon! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-498
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Odin; Surtur
Synopsis
Story of how Odin trapped Surtur in the center of the Earth.
Reprints

The Storm Giants (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-520
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Loki; Odin; Agnar, King of the Eagles (introduction)
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 Invasion of Asgard! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos [as George Bell]
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-568
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Loki; Heimdall; Norn Hag; Ulfrin the Dragon (introduction); Skoll (introduction); Hati (introduction); Rime Giants (introduction); Geirrodur (introduction); Odin
Synopsis
Thor holds off the enemies of Asgard until help arrives.
Reprints

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.

"Death" Comes to Thor! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

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

Indexer Notes

Third in the Boyhood of Thor series, first appearances of Hela, Goddess of Death, The Three Norn Fates, King Rugga and Sif.

It's Brand New!! Marvel's Swingin' Inflatable Plastic Pillows! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Marvel Plastic Pillows / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Marvel Super-Hero T-Shirts (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Marvel Super-Hero T-Shirts; Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Thor's Mission to Mirmir! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-625
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Sindri, King of the Dwarfs (introduction); Skord (introduction); Gullin, the Boar God (introduction); King Mirmir (introduction); Aske (first male human) (introduction); Embla (first female human) (introduction); Skipbladner (ship) (introduction)
Synopsis
Story of how Odin created the first humans.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fourth in the Boyhood of Thor series, next story in this series is in Thor #252.

Heimdall Guardian of the Mystic Rainbow Bridge! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Heimdall; Odin; Agnar the Fierce (introduction); Gotron, the Agile (introduction); King of the Storm Giants (name Brimer is revealed in the next issue) (introduction)
Synopsis
Story of how Heimdall earned the right to guard the Rainbow Bridge.
Reprints

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).

When Heimdall Failed! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos [as George Bell]
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-682
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Heimdall; King Brimer; Queen Nedra (introduction); Odin; a Vanna (an air-sprite) (introduction)
Synopsis
Story of how an Air Spirit snuck past Heimdall.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Second in the Heimdall Biography series, first appearances of Queen Nedra and a Vanna (an air-sprite).

Balder "The Brave" (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Job Number
X-718
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Balder; Odin; Thor; Tyr (introduction); Honir (introduction)
Synopsis
Story of how Balder gained his invincibility.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First in the Balder Biography series, first appearances of Tyr and Honir.

Two More Triumphs For Marvel..! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tales of Asgard; Thor
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Tales of Asgard
  3. 2. Tales of..... Asgard! Home of the Mighty Norse Gods
    Tales of Asgard
  4. 3. Odin Battles Ymir, King of the Ice Giants
    Tales of Asgard
  5. 4. Surtur The Fire Demon!
    Tales of Asgard
  6. 5. The Storm Giants
    Tales of Asgard
  7. 6. The Invasion of Asgard!
    Tales of Asgard
  8. 7. "Death" Comes to Thor!
    Tales of Asgard
  9. 8. It's Brand New!! Marvel's Swingin' Inflatable Plastic Pillows!
    Marvel Plastic Pillows
  10. 9. Marvel Super-Hero T-Shirts
    Marvel Super-Hero T-Shirts; Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit
  11. 10. Thor's Mission to Mirmir!
    Tales of Asgard
  12. 11. Heimdall Guardian of the Mystic Rainbow Bridge!
    Tales of Asgard
  13. 12. When Heimdall Failed!
    Tales of Asgard
  14. 13. Balder "The Brave"
    Tales of Asgard
  15. 14. Two More Triumphs For Marvel..!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Darrel McCann
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Darrel McCann