Thor #169
(October 1969)

Marvel, 1966 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1969-08-05
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1969 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress with a correction factor of plus 28 days.
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Monster and the Man-God! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Romita; Jack Kirby (see notes)
Inks
John Romita; George Klein (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Galactus; Watcher
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Central Thor image identified as by John Romita Sr. from Mark Elstob on January 16, 2005 error report.
Background scenes by Kirby/Klein taken from interior panels, per Nick Caputo, January 2011.

The Awesome Answer! (Table of Contents: 1)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
George Klein (credited); Bill Everett ? (pages 6-10 & 18-20, uncredited)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the deepest reach of endless space, Galactus and the God of Thunder face each other at last, in a fearful truce - - as the brooding giant slowly tells the secret of his past - -
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Galactus (Origin); Watcher; Odin; Balder; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Thermal Man
Synopsis
Galactus tells Thor the story of his origin. Odin then appears and transports Thor to Earth. A new menace had emerged and is terrorising mankind. It seems that only Thor stands a chance of defeating The Thermal Man.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The origin of Galactus concludes. First appearance of the World of Taa.

Possible Everett inks per Grant Windsor. Nick Caputo concurs and suspects Klein may have begun inking some of those pages but since this was his final work before his untimely death in September, 1969, Everett may have been called in to complete the job.

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

Bullpen Bulletins / in-house column / 0.4 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Hammer Strikes [Thor] / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Bud Plant (noted comic book dealer), Cliff Carson, Richard Palmer, Dennis Parker, and Sgt. Michael Kunne.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Monster and the Man-God!
    Thor
  2. 1. The Awesome Answer!
    Thor
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    The Hammer Strikes [Thor]
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