([July] 2005)

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Volume
2
Price
16.99 USD; 27.25 CAD
Pages
592
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel Comics
ISBN
978-0-7851-1591-5; 0-7851-1591-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780785115915 51699
Editing
Mark D. Beazley (collection editor); Jennifer Grünwald (assistant editor); Jeff Youngquist (senior editor, special projects)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Chris Sotomayor
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Hercules;
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Essential Thor Vol.2 (Table of Contents: 2)

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typeset

At Last! The Thunder God Reveals His True Identity to Jane... (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Grey Gargoyle; Jane Foster; Don Blake
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A World Gone Mad! (Table of Contents: 4)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Chic Stone (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When imperious Odin commands, Thor must obey!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Don Blake]; Jane Foster; Odin (guest star); Balder (guest star); Loki (villain); Grey Gargoyle [Professor Paul Duval] (villain); Heimdall; Honir the Hunter (introduction)
Synopsis
Thor upsets Odin again by declaring his love for Jane Foster. Don Blake reveals his secret identity to Jane, but she doesn't believe him. He stamps his cane and nothing happens because, unknown to him, Odin has removed the enchantment which allows him to become the God of Thunder. The Grey Gargoyle appears and attacks Don and Jane. They flee. Odin sends Honir the Hunter to aid Blake. Honir distracts the Gargoyle and grants Blake the ability to become Thor for 30 seconds, long enough to defeat the Gargoyle. Blake assists Jane and retracts his earlier admission saying the madness has left him.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Honir the Hunter.

The Boyhood of Loki! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Throughout the ages, the immortals of Asgard have thrilled to athletic contests, even as mortals do today!
Feature Logo
Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Loki; Uller; Volsak
Synopsis
Thor defends Loki after Loki is caught engaging in mystical mischief. Loki resents Thor's popularity and physical superiority vowing that, one day, Thor must be destroyed!
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Indexer Notes

Part 2 of Loki's origin. Second biographical Loki story, the first appearances of Uller and Volsak. During the story, Thor is ten years old.

The Stronger I am, The Sooner I Die! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]
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The Stronger I Am, the Sooner I Die! (Table of Contents: 7)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Chic Stone (credited)
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Escape from Thor is inconceivable!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Balder; Harris Hobbs; Jane Foster; Don Blake; Loki; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]
Synopsis
Loki uses his magic to turn Crusher Creel into the Absorbing Man. A patient of Blake's, reporter Harris Hobbs, alerts him the the existense of the Absorbing Man. Blake breaks a dinner date with Jane in order to investigate as Thor. Thor and Creel meet and fight. Hobbs witnesses the battle and is injured. Thor tends to Hobbs before resuming his battle. Balder then interrupts the fight by transporting Thor to Asgard. It seems that Loki has abducted Jane and brought her to the Golden Realm. Thor and Balder ride off to save her. Back on Earth, Creel believes he has defeated the Thunder God.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Harris Hobbs, first appearance and origin of The Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel].

The Golden Apples! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited as Vince Coletta)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I give thee greetings, lovely goddess Iduna!
Feature Logo
Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Iduna; Haakun the Hunter; Fenris the Wolf God
Synopsis
The goddess Iduna is taking some golden apples to Odin as a gift. She is menaced by Fenris Wolf who is eventually driven away by Haakun the Hunter.
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Indexer Notes

Asgardian version of Little Red Riding Hood. First appearances of Iduna, Haakun the Hunter and Fenris the Wolf God. First appearance of the land of Varinheim.

The Vengeance of the Thunder God! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Loki; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]
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The Vengeance of the Thunder God (Table of Contents: 10)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (credited as Frankie Ray)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The evil Loki has captured Jane Foster!!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Odin; Harris Hobbs; Loki; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]; Jane Foster; Ann; John
Synopsis
Thor rescues Jane from Loki. Odin appears and accuses Thor of bringing Jane to Asgard. Loki denies all involvement and Thor calls him a liar. Odin orders -- the Trial of the Gods, but first Thor is granted 48 hours in which to defeat the Absorbing Man. Aided by reporter Harris Hobbs and a courageous police unit, Thor tricks Creel into absorbing some helium gas. A gaseous, lighter-than-air Creel floats off into space. Thor returns to New York to gaze upon a sleeping Jane before returning to Asgard to face his trial.
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A Viper In Our Midst! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ghan, most deadly of the storm giants, is about to attack Asgard, as young Thor leads a task force to battle the titanic invader!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Loki; Ghan
Synopsis
Loki aids the giant, Ghan, in escaping from the Asgardians. Ghan owes Loki a debt of gratitude. Loki plans to ask him to repay the favor when he makes his bid to claim the throne of Asgard.
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Indexer Notes

Part 3 of Loki's origin. First appearance of Ghan.

The Trial of the Gods! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Loki; Odin
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The Trial of the Gods! (Table of Contents: 13)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited); Carl Hubbell (see notes)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited); Carl Hubbell (see notes)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At last, Thor and his evil arch-enemy Loki, are about to undergo the most dangerous test of all time, to determine which of them has lied to regal Odin, immortal monarch of Asgard!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Odin; Balder; Jane Foster; Loki; Enchantress; Executioner; Yagg; CAMEOS: The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp]; Rick Jones; Daredevil; Frightful Four [Wizard; Medusa; Trapster; Sandman]
Synopsis
Odin sends Thor and Loki to Skornheim to endure a trial which will show which one of his sons is lying to him. Against Odin's decree, Loki uses magic to escape the traps of the enchanted land while Thor has to rely on brawn and sheer will.
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Indexer Notes

This story takes place at the same time as Daredevil #7 and Fantastic Four #38. First appearance of the land of Skornheim.

Nick Caputo suspects that Carl Hubbell provided alterations on the figures of the Executioner, the Enchantress and Daredevil on pages 11-13, per his blog:

http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-unknown-art-of-carl-hubbell.ht…

The Challenge! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In Thor #63, we saw how Loki won himself an ally in preparation for his eventual battle with the thunder god! (see notes)
Feature Logo
Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Princess Rinda; King Hymir; Loki
Synopsis
On a diplomatic mission, Loki convinces King Hymir to put Thor to a deadly test where failure means slavery to the evil king. Thor, of course, passes the test, much to the annoyance of Hymir who strikes Loki and accuses him of betrayal.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Princess Rinda and King Hymir.

The "first line" sequence mentions Thor #63, but it is likely meant to refer to Journey Into Mystery #115 when Loki made an alliance with Ghan, the storm giant.

Into the Blaze of Battle! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor
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Into the Blaze of Battle! (Table of Contents: 16)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited); Carl Hubbell (see notes)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited); Carl Hubbell (see notes)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
By sheer trickery, the evil Loki has managed to return to Asgard, seconds ahead of Thor, thus winning the awesome 'trial of the gods'...
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Odin; Balder; Norn Queen [Karnilla]; Don Blake; Loki; Enchantress; Executioner; Hu Sak; Viet Cong; Cho and Cho's and Hu Sak's mother; Kim (Cho's and Hu Sak's sister); Jane Foster
Synopsis
Loki wins the Trial of the Gods through deceit and trickery. He broke the rules by using enchanted Norn Stones, which he now discards through a dimensional portal. Odin gives Thor 24 hours to prove Loki's dishonesty. On Earth, Balder has been battling the Enchantress and the Executioner who were tormenting Jane Foster. Thor arrives and the two villains flee. Thor flies to Vietnam in search of the Norn Stones. There he becomes involved in that country's war. He rescues a Vietnamese girl named Kim after her the rest of her family is killed as a result of their opposing ideologies.
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Indexer Notes

Nick Caputo suspects that Carl Hubbell drew panel two on page thirteen, as discussed in blog:

http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-unknown-art-of-carl-hubbell.ht…

The Sword In the Scabbard! (Table of Contents: 17)

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Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Asgard has been at peace too long
Feature Logo
Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Loki; Odin; Warriors of Asgard
Synopsis
The warriors of Asgard are bored and Loki has been able to stir up trouble among their ranks. Odin is furious and intervenes when Thor and Loki face each other in combat. Odin then shows them the state of the Odinsword. According to legend, the universe will perish if the sword is ever drawn from its scabbard. Now, an evil force has broken the scabbard. Odin sends his sons on a quest to find this unknown enemy and put an end to this evil scheme.
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Keywords
The Odinsword (aka the Oversword)

Indexer Notes

Odinsword Quest Prologue, first appearance of the Odinsword (aka the Oversword).

To Kill a Thunder God! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Destroyer
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To Kill a Thunder God! (Table of Contents: 19)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Remember last ish?
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Kim; Loki; the Destroyer (Odin's robot); a hunter
Synopsis
Thor seeks Loki's Norn Stones in Vietnam. A cruel hunter, aided from afar by Loki, shoots Thor with an anesthetic projectile and brings him down. The hunter then discovers the hidden temple of the Destroyer. The hunter's consciousness enters the Destroyer. It awakens and engages Thor in battle. Loki realizes he has made a mistake-- the Destroyer is too powerful! He tries to warn Odin. Unfortunately, this is the day of the Odinsleep and he may not be disturbed. The gods throw Loki into the "Dungeon of No Escape". The destroyer fires a bolt of elemental force at Thor which will surely kill him
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Destroyer and the Odinsleep.

The Crimson Hand (Table of Contents: 20)

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Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am almost finished with your map, Thunder God
Feature Logo
Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Loki; Odin; Morduk; Braggi
Synopsis
Wise Morduk helps Thor to plot a course for his mission and also bestows the Crimson Hand upon him, a magic glove that forces people to speak the truth. When Loki introduces Braggi, the commander he has handpicked, Braggi cannot help blurting out that the plans to kill Thor from behind once they have set sail.
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Indexer Notes

Odinsword Quest Part 1, first appearances of Braggi and Morduk.

The Day of the Destroyer! (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Destroyer; Loki; Odin
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Indexer Notes

Cover taken from four interior panels.

The Day of the Destroyer! (Table of Contents: 22)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Destroyer! The mind-staggering menace created countless ages ago by Odin himself
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Odin; Norn Queen [Karnilla]; Ularic; Loki; Destroyer; the hunter
Synopsis
Loki, fearful of the power of the Destroyer, has saved Thor from certain death. As Thor continues to battle for his life, Loki sends a message to Karnilla, the Norn Queen, urging her to wake Odin from the Odinsleep. Odin wakes and realizes that Thor is in danger. Odin tries to assist Thor, but Thor insists that he should wage his own battle. Thor prevails but damages his hammer, the Temple of Darkness is destroyed and Odin is consumed with pride at his son's gallantry. Odin summons Loki and berates him. Loki is punished by being bound in servitude to Ularic, Odin's Royal Warlock.
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Indexer Notes

The first appearance of Ularic (Odin's royal warlock).

Gather, Warriors! (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The mission of missions is about to begin!!
Feature Logo
Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
The Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Thor; Loki; Odin; Balder; Kroda; Magrat
Synopsis
A motley crew is assembled as Thor prepares to set sail. Odin fears that Ragnarök, the twilight of the gods, is upon them.
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Indexer Notes

Odinsword Quest Part 2, first appearances of Hogun, Fandral and Volstagg (the Warriors Three) and Kroda and Magrat.

In My Hand...This Hammer! (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Loki
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With My Hammer In Hand...! (Table of Contents: 25)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I knew that here in the great blast furnaces of Pittsburgh, I would find a giant forge to mend my hammer!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Odin; Ularic; Don Blake; Avengers [Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Hawkeye]; Hooded Man (Harris Hobbs); Jane Foster; Loki; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]
Synopsis
Thor repairs his damaged hammer in a furnace in Pittsburgh and then returns the enchanted Norn Stones to Odin in Asgard. Loki, in servitude to Ularic the Warlock, imprisons his new master. Thor returns to Earth to find Blake's surgery has closed and that Jane Foster is missing. He tries to enlist the aid of the Avengers to find her, but discovers that most of his old allies have left the group. Hawkeye's brash attitude offends Thor and he leaves too. Loki, meanwhile, has used Ularic's enchantments to reach into outer space and bring back Thor's old foe, the Absorbing Man. He's not happy
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Indexer Notes

Thor was absent during the events of The Avengers #16 in which a new team was assembled. He is therefore surprised to be greeted by new members Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch.

Set Sail! (Table of Contents: 26)

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Stan Lee (credited)
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Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The crew has been gathered..
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Odin; Loki; Volstagg; Hogun; Kroda; Magrat; Mrs. Volstagg
Synopsis
Thor and his companions set sail on a mission to defeat the forces of evil which threaten Asgard. They go with Odin's blessing but, within minutes, they are brawling amongst themselves. Loki defends Volstagg from Loki's cruelty. Magrat the Schemer wishes to be in favor with Loki and urges Kroda the Duellist to assassinate Thor. Kroda is prevented from doing so by Hogun the Grim and peace returns to the vessel and its crew. Back in Asgard, Odin reflects upon the wisdom of sanctioning such a quest.
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Indexer Notes

Odinsword Quest Part 3, first appearance of Volstagg's wife.

Clash of Titans! (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Hercules; Loki; Radioactive Man [Chen Lu]; Duplicate Thor; Lava Man
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Indexer Notes

Brodsky credits per Nick Caputo, July 2012. Original indexer credited Vince Colletta. Cover includes four vignettes from reprinted stories by Kirby/Ayers and Joe Sinnott.

When Titans Clash! (Table of Contents: 28)

The Mighty Thor! / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Hercules [Alcaeus of Thebes]; Loki; Zeus; Storm Giants
Synopsis
Thor and Loki come across a pair of storm giants attacking the gateway from Asgard to Olympus. During the ensuing battle, Thor is accidentally transported to the fabled land and finds himself in combat with the mighty Hercules with neither party willing to back down. After a titanic battle, Zeus stops the conflict and proclaims them both worthy allies and friends. Thor is sent back to Asgard and Zeus closes the passage forever.
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Indexer Notes

This story introduced the Marvel Universe version of Olympus and the Greek gods, including Hercules.

A Thor Bonus Feature [Map of Asgard] (Table of Contents: 29)

Thor / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
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Indexer Notes

A pin-up of a "typical Asgard street scene", majestic with monuments, temples and the like.

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

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]
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The Power! The Passion! The Pride! (Table of Contents: 31)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Of all the foes he has ever battled, none came closer to defeating the mighty thunder god than he who is called the Absorbing Man
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Odin; Balder; Ularic; Hooded Man [Harris Hobbs]; Jane Foster; Loki; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]
Synopsis
Thor and Crusher Creel fight each other in the streets of New York. Thor is laid low when he turns his back on Creel because he paused in battle to save a small boy who had ventured too close to the conflict.
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Maelstrom! (Table of Contents: 32)

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Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hoping to postpone the day of Ragnarok (the end of the world, when even the gods shall perish), Thor leads his mighty crew of Argonauts into the dread Sea of Fear...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Loki; Balder; Asgardians
Synopsis
Thor’s ship approaches the deadly Pillars of Utgard where it is buffeted by strong waves. The Asgardians pull at the oars with all their might but to little avail. Meanwhile, Balder climbs to the top of the ship’s figurehead, dragging a mighty horn with him. The reason for this will be revealed in the next episode.
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Indexer Notes

Odinsword Quest Part 4.

Where Mortals Fear To Tread! (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Odin; Absorbing Man
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Indexer Notes

Wood inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors list, January 2009. Original indexer credited Joe Sinnott. E-mail received from Eddie Ooo, 10/15/2011 credits Vince Colletta, who we credit to both the surrounding issues.

Where Mortals Fear To Tread! (Table of Contents: 34)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Last issue, while battling the dreaded Absorbing Man, mighty Thor turned to aid a helpless child!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Odin; Harris Hobbs; Jane Foster; Don Blake; Loki; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]
Synopsis
Thor and Absorbing Man resume their battle from last issue. Thor gains the upper hand. Loki, fearful of Creel’s defeat, transports him to Asgard. Meanwhile, Thor rescues Jane Foster from a locked room filling with smoke. He transforms into Doctor Blake, but the transformation is witnessed by reporter Harris Hobbs who engineered the smoke-filled room scenario for the purpose of discovering Thor’s secret. Hobbs says he will destroy his evidence of Thor’s dual-identity if Thor will take him to Asgard. Meanwhile, in Asgard, Creel confronts Odin who blasts him with cosmic energy, which he absorbs!
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The Grim Specter of Mutiny! (Table of Contents: 35)

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Driven by your mad vanity, you are leading us to our doom!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Loki; Balder; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Asgardians; Kroda; Magrat
Synopsis
Fearful of their impending doom and spurred on by Loki, the Asgardian sailors turn on each other. With nobody manning the oars, the ship is drawn towards the deadly Pillars of Utgard. They hear a deafening sound. Looking up, they see Balder lashed to the ship’s figurehead and blowing a mighty horn.
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Odinsword Quest, part 5.

While a Universe Trembles! (Table of Contents: 36)

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Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Odin; Loki; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]; Demon
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images of Loki, Odin, Demon and the Absorbing Man taken from earlier stories. The unaltered art originally had Thor on the cover alone.

While a Universe Trembles! (Table of Contents: 37)

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Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Odin; Harris Hobbs; Loki; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]; Demon
Synopsis
Thor and reporter Harris Hobbs arrive in Asgard in time to witness Odin’s defeat of Loki and Absorbing Man, both of whom are banished into outer space. Hobbs wants to photograph the events but discovers that his camera has been broken. Meanwhile, in an Asian jungle, a tribal witch doctor discovers a Norn stone which grants him great power.
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First appearance of the Demon.

The Jaws of the Dragon! (Table of Contents: 38)

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Even as Thor's mutinous crew of argonauts heads into the dreaded Pillars of Utgard on the uncharted Sea of Fear...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Balder; Odin; Hogun; Volstagg; Asgardians; Utgard Dragon (introduction, dies)
Synopsis
In Asgard, Odin has a premonition concerning Ragnarok. Meanwhile, Balder saves his fellow crewmates from certain death by blowing his horn. The effects of his actions are that the Dragon of Utgard is destroyed and the ship had safe passage.
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Odinsword Quest Part 6

The Glory and the Grandeur! (Table of Contents: 39)

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superhero; fantasy-supernatural
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Thor; Hercules; Demon
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The Grandeur and the Glory! (Table of Contents: 40)

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Anybody can stop to read a newspaper on the streets of New York!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Hercules; Odin; Zeus; Jane Foster; Don Blake; Atlas; Demon
Synopsis
Thor finally reveals his secret identity to Jane Foster. This time she believes him. Thor then flies off to Asia to confront The Demon.
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First appearance of Atlas.

Closer Comes the Swarm! (Table of Contents: 41)

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From the giant stone hive of Thryheim, to the noble Odinship of Thor, is a long and dangerous distance...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Loki; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Balder; Queen Ula; Flying Trolls of Thryheim; Kroda; Magrat; Asgardians
Synopsis
While the Asgardians are licking their wounds after a battle with a dragon, Queen Ula sends out the Flying Trolls of Thryheim to finish them off.
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Odinquest Part 7, first appearance of the land of Thryheim.

When Meet the Immortals! (Table of Contents: 42)

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superhero; fantasy-supernatural
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Thor
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When Meet the Immortals! (Table of Contents: 43)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Did you ever sample an instant analysis?
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Hercules; Odin; Balder; Heimdall; Jane Foster; Demon
Synopsis
Thor fights the Demon to recover a Norn Stone. Afterwards, Thor returns to Asgard, only to face the wrath of Odin who has learned that Thor has revealed his secret identity to Jane Foster.
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The Queen Commands (Table of Contents: 44)

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The Flying Trolls of Thryheim attack!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Loki; Balder; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Queen Ula; Flying Trolls of Thryheim; Kroda; Magrat; Asgardians
Synopsis
The Flying Trolls of Thryheim confront Thor and his crew of Argonauts.
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Odinsword Quest Part 8.

Whom the Gods Would Destroy! (Table of Contents: 45)

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Morrie Kuramoto ?
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superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Hercules; Jane Foster
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Whom the Gods Would Destroy! (Table of Contents: 46)

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Not even Hercules, son of Zeus, may strike Thor with impunity!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Hercules; Odin; Heimdall; Balder; Seidring the Merciless (introduction); Jane Foster
Synopsis
Thor and Hercules fight over Jane Foster. Odin, still angry because Thor revealed his identity to Jane, removes half Thor's powers by giving 'Odin Power' to Seidring. Hercules defeats Thor.
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The Summons! (Table of Contents: 47)

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Know you, Queen Ula, my men and I are on a royal quest under orders of lordly Odin himself!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Loki; Queen Ula; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Balder; Odin; Kroda
Synopsis
The Argonauts are called home to Asgard by Odin.
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Keywords
Asgardians; Flying Trolls

Indexer Notes

Odinsword Quest Part 9.

The Hammer and the Holocaust! (Table of Contents: 48)

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Sam Rosen
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Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Odin
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The Hammer and the Holocaust! (Table of Contents: 49)

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Thor… wait! Even though Hercules has defeated you in battle… nothing has changed between us!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Pluto (introduction); Odin; Seidring; Balder; Heimdall; Hyppolita (introduction)
Synopsis
The weakened and defeated Thor returns to Asgard where he finds Seidring has taken over. He battles the 'Odin power' and defeats Seidring only to collapse himself.
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The Meaning of... "Ragnarok!" (Table of Contents: 50)

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Mighty Thor and his hardy band of Argonauts have been summoned back to Asgard by imperial order of the all-wise Odin!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Loki; Odin; Balder; Heimdall; Warriors Three [Fandral; Hogun; Volstagg]; Kroda; Magrat; Volla the Prophetess (introduction); Midgard Serpent (introduction)
Synopsis
Volla reveals the events of the day of Ragnarok.
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Keywords
Asgardians

Indexer Notes

Odinsword Quest Part 10

The Power of Pluto! (Table of Contents: 51)

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superhero; fantasy-supernatural
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Thor [Donald Blake]; Hercules
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The Power of Pluto! (Table of Contents: 52)

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At last, mighty Thor has redeemed himself in the eyes of his royal father, Odin, by defeating the evil Seidring!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Odin; Seidring; Hercules; Pluto; Balder; Hyppolita; Volstagg
Synopsis
Thor recovers from his injuries last issue and goes looking for a rematch with Hercules who has been tricked into signing a contract with Pluto.
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Aftermath! (Table of Contents: 53)

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According to Volla, the prophetess, the day of Ragnarok is almost at hand!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Midgard Serpent (in prophecy only); Surtur (in prophecy only); Odin; Warriors Three [Volstagg; Fandral; Hogun]; Balder; Loki
Synopsis
The tale of Ragnarok reveals Loki as the cause.
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Odinsword Quest Part 11

The Verdict of Zeus! (Table of Contents: 54)

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superhero; fantasy-supernatural
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Thor [Donald Blake]; Hercules; Zeus
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The Verdict of Zeus! (Table of Contents: 55)

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No matter how sophisticated New Yorkers may be, when the noble figure of the God of Thunder hurtles down from the skies above, you can be somewhat certain he’ll receive more than a passing glance - -!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Hercules; Zeus; Dionysius (introduction); Pluto; Jane Foster; Tana Nile (introduction); Odin; Balder; Ares (introduction); Hermes (introduction)
Synopsis
Thor agrees to fight Pluto's minions in Hades on behalf of Hercules.
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The Hordes of Harokin! (Table of Contents: 56)

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No! No! I am innocent!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Loki; Odin; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Harokin of Muspelheim (introduction)
Synopsis
Thor and companions set out to get the Warlock's Eye that Harokin has seized.
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Indexer Notes

Odinsword Quest Part 12, Warlock's Eye Part 1; first appearances of the land of Muspelheim, the Well of Eternal Sleep and the Warlock's Eye.

Thunder in the Netherworld! (Table of Contents: 57)

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Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Hercules; Pluto
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Thunder in the Netherworld! (Table of Contents: 58)

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Pluto! Let thy warriors gather!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Hercules; Pluto; Jane Foster; Tana Nile; Cerberus (introduction); The Crusher (introduction)
Synopsis
Thor does so much damage to Hades that Pluto gives in and releases Hercules from the contract. Tana Nile sends Jane away on a long journey from which, says Tana, she must never return.
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The Fateful Change! (Table of Contents: 59)

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My glorious record proves that Volstagg knows not the meaning of fear!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Warriors Three [Fandral; Hogun; Volstagg]; Harokin
Synopsis
Thor defeats Harokin and discovers they are nearly identical in appearance. The Warriors Three free Asgard's defenders from Harokin's dungeons.
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Warlock's Eye Part 2.

They Strike From Space! (Table of Contents: 60)

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Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]
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They Strike From Space! (Table of Contents: 61)

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Rejoice, Ye Marvelites! Mighty Thor has won freedom for Hercules by defeating the forces of Pluto in deadly combat!
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Hercules; Ares; Jane Foster; Tana Nile; Odin; Rigel Colonizers (introduction)
Synopsis
Tana Nile stakes a claim on Earth. Thor starts to fight towards Rigel to rescue Earth.
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The Warlock's Eye! (Table of Contents: 62)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Asgard warriors do battle without their leader - - the princely Thor!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Warriors Three [Fandral; Hogun; Volstagg]
Synopsis
Thor impersonates Harokin in order to get the Warlock's Eye.
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Warlock's Eye Part 3

Where Gods May Fear to Tread! (Table of Contents: 63)

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?
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Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]
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Rigellians

Rigel: Where Gods May Fear to Tread! (Table of Contents: 64)

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I have over-powered the two alien creatures within this ship… but now we approach their home world… the mysterious Rigel!
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Tana Nile; Indestructible (introduction); Grand Commissioner of Rigel (introduction); Jane Foster; Sir Porga of Wundagore (named in the next issue) (introduction); Recorder (introduction); Ego (introduction)
Synopsis
Thor, battling to Rigel, is diverted by the menace of Ego.
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The Dark Horse of Death! (Table of Contents: 65)

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Now that we have defeated the hordes of Harokin, it is time for us to rest, warriors of Asgard!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Warriors Three [Volstagg; Hogun; Fandral]; Harokin; Black Stallion of Doom (introduction)
Synopsis
Thor and companions rest after defeating Harokin's Hordes. Harokin, mortally wounded, waits for the Black Stallion of Doom.
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Keywords
mythology

Indexer Notes

The Warlock's Eye Part 4.

Who Dares Defy... the Destroyer? (Table of Contents: 66)

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Vince Colletta; Joe Sinnott (Mad Merlin vignette); Chic Stone (Enchantress & Executioner vignette)
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Artie Simek
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Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Destroyer; Warriors Three [Fandral; Hogun; Volstagg]; Enchantress; Executioner; Mad Merlin
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Two vignettes from the reprinted stories in this issue are featured on the cover.

If Asgard Falls.. (Table of Contents: 67)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hear me, heroes of the realm!
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Odin; Balder; Heimdall; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Loki; Destroyer; Brok, the Crusher (introduction); Tyr, of the Blinding Blade (introduction); Galp, of the Steel Arm (introduction); Drom, the Spirit-Weaver (introduction); Absorbing Man (cameo)
Synopsis
Loki breaks up an Asgardian contest called by Odin by sending the Destroyer to wreak havoc.
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Indexer Notes

First appearances of the land of Gymirsgard and the Tournament of Champions.

Behold.. The Living Planet! (Table of Contents: 68)

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Vince Colletta; Marie Severin ? (see notes)
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Sam Rosen
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Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Recorder; Ego
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Indexer Notes

Ego's face altered, possibly by Marie Severin. An unaltered stat revealing Kirby's original drawing was used on the cover of Marvel Spectacular #4 and various foreign reprints. Info per Nick Caputo.

Behold... The Living Planet! (Table of Contents: 69)

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Vince Colletta (credited); Sol Brodsky ? (see notes)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can it be true?
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Recorder; Ego; Jane Foster; Count Tagar of Wundagore (introduction); Sir Porga of Wundagore; Tana Nile
Synopsis
Thor wins over Ego, the Living Planet and gets Earth's freedom from the colonizers. Jane wanders into the New Men and is offered a job as a teacher in Wundagore.
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Last panel appears to be redrawn by another artist, possibly Sol Brodsky. Info per Nick Caputo.

Valhalla! (Table of Contents: 70)

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Harokin, valiant leader of the barbarian hordes, has been defeated in battle by the legions of Thor and now, the fatally wounded chieftain prepares for his final journey…
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Hela; Harokin (death); Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Black Stallion of Doom
Synopsis
Harokin rides the Black Stallion of Doom to Valhalla.
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Warlock's Eye Part 5 (conclusion)

The People Breeders! (Table of Contents: 71)

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Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; High Evolutionary
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The People-Breeders! (Table of Contents: 72)

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As last issue revealed to all true believers, the God of Thunder fought Ego, the Living Planet, to a standstill within the mysterious Black Galaxy!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Recorder; Galactus; Tana Nile; Count Tagar of Wundagore; Sir Porga of Wundagore; Knights of Wundagore (introduction); New-Men [Sir Lepard; Sir Ossilot; Sir Liyan] (introduction); Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; High Evolutionary (introduction); Man-Beast (introduction)
Synopsis
Thor returns to earth and finds Jane Foster at the High Evolutionary's Wundagore.
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When Speaks the Dragon! (Table of Contents: 73)

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At the farthest reaches of Asgard, lies the forbidden domain of Nastrond… a land where nothing lives - - not a tree - - not a single blade of grass - - not the humblest insect!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Fafnir (introduction)
Synopsis
Thor and companions inspect Nastrond for Odin. Volstagg wanders off and finds Fafnir.
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Indexer Notes

Fafnir Part 1, first appearance of the land of Nastrond and the Cave of the Ancients.

The Maddening Menace of the Super-Beast (Table of Contents: 74)

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Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Man-Beast
Reprints

The Maddening Menace of the Super-Beast! (Table of Contents: 75)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited as Vincent Colletta)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I, who was once a mere wolf - - have been transformed!
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Man-Beast; Jane Foster; High Evolutionary; New-Men [Sir Lepard; Sir Ossilot; Sir Liyan]; The Knights of Wundagore; Count Tagar of Wundagore; Sir Porga of Wundagore; Odin; Balder; Evil New-Men (introduction)
Synopsis
Thor and the New Men defeat the Man-Beast. The High Evolutionary takes the spaceship part of Wundagore to the stars.
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Indexer Notes

The High Evolutionary/New-Men story continues in Tales to Astonish #94 (the Hulk story).

The Fiery Breath of Fafnir! (Table of Contents: 76)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Volstagg was to have stood guard this night… but now, the enormous one has vanished!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Fafnir; Hogun; Fandral; Odin
Synopsis
Thor and companions fight Fafnir to find Volstagg.
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Indexer Notes

Fafnir Part 2.

To Become An Immortal! (Table of Contents: 77)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Odin
Reprints

To Become An Immortal! (Table of Contents: 78)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The time is come, beloved!
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Heimdall; Odin; The Unknown (introduction); Dr. Keith Kincaid (introduction); Sif (introduction)
Synopsis
Jane fails Odin's test for immortality and is sent back to Earth with no memory of Thor or Asgard. Thor encounters the goddess Sif, Heimdall's sister, after many years.
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Indexer Notes

First appearances of the land of Gundershelm and the Glade of Crystals.

There Shall Come a Miracle! (Table of Contents: 79)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the royal court of Asgard, eternal domain of him who is the power… who is the judgement…him who is now and evermore Odin, the all-wise… the most awesomely heeded voice in all the cosmos shatters the silence, and another tale begins…
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Fafnir; Odin; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]
Synopsis
Thor and companions defeat Fafnir and return life to the land of Nastrond.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fafnir Part 3.

The Marvel Essentials Library (Table of Contents: 80) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Essential Thor Vol.2
  4. 3. At Last! The Thunder God Reveals His True Identity to Jane...
    Thor
  5. 4. A World Gone Mad!
    Thor
  6. 5. The Boyhood of Loki!
    Tales of Asgard
  7. 6. The Stronger I am, The Sooner I Die!
    Thor
  8. 7. The Stronger I Am, the Sooner I Die!
    Thor
  9. 8. The Golden Apples!
    Tales of Asgard
  10. 9. The Vengeance of the Thunder God!
    Thor
  11. 10. The Vengeance of the Thunder God
    Thor
  12. 11. A Viper In Our Midst!
    Tales of Asgard
  13. 12. The Trial of the Gods!
    Thor
  14. 13. The Trial of the Gods!
    Thor
  15. 14. The Challenge!
    Tales of Asgard
  16. 15. Into the Blaze of Battle!
    Thor
  17. 16. Into the Blaze of Battle!
    Thor
  18. 17. The Sword In the Scabbard!
    Tales of Asgard
  19. 18. To Kill a Thunder God!
    Thor
  20. 19. To Kill a Thunder God!
    Thor
  21. 20. The Crimson Hand
    Tales of Asgard
  22. 21. The Day of the Destroyer!
    Thor
  23. 22. The Day of the Destroyer!
    Thor
  24. 23. Gather, Warriors!
    Tales of Asgard
  25. 24. In My Hand...This Hammer!
    Thor
  26. 25. With My Hammer In Hand...!
    Thor
  27. 26. Set Sail!
    Tales of Asgard
  28. 27. Clash of Titans!
    Thor
  29. 28. When Titans Clash!
    The Mighty Thor!
  30. 29. A Thor Bonus Feature [Map of Asgard]
    Thor
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  32. 31. The Power! The Passion! The Pride!
    Thor
  33. 32. Maelstrom!
    Tales of Asgard
  34. 33. Where Mortals Fear To Tread!
    Thor
  35. 34. Where Mortals Fear To Tread!
    Thor
  36. 35. The Grim Specter of Mutiny!
    Tales of Asgard
  37. 36. While a Universe Trembles!
    Thor
  38. 37. While a Universe Trembles!
    Thor
  39. 38. The Jaws of the Dragon!
    Tales of Asgard
  40. 39. The Glory and the Grandeur!
    Thor
  41. 40. The Grandeur and the Glory!
    Thor
  42. 41. Closer Comes the Swarm!
    Tales of Asgard
  43. 42. When Meet the Immortals!
    Thor
  44. 43. When Meet the Immortals!
    Thor
  45. 44. The Queen Commands
    Tales of Asgard
  46. 45. Whom the Gods Would Destroy!
    Thor
  47. 46. Whom the Gods Would Destroy!
    Thor
  48. 47. The Summons!
    Tales of Asgard
  49. 48. The Hammer and the Holocaust!
    Thor
  50. 49. The Hammer and the Holocaust!
    Thor
  51. 50. The Meaning of... "Ragnarok!"
    Tales of Asgard
  52. 51. The Power of Pluto!
    Thor
  53. 52. The Power of Pluto!
    Thor
  54. 53. Aftermath!
    Tales of Asgard
  55. 54. The Verdict of Zeus!
    Thor
  56. 55. The Verdict of Zeus!
    Thor
  57. 56. The Hordes of Harokin!
    Tales of Asgard
  58. 57. Thunder in the Netherworld!
    Thor
  59. 58. Thunder in the Netherworld!
    Thor
  60. 59. The Fateful Change!
    Tales of Asgard
  61. 60. They Strike From Space!
    Thor
  62. 61. They Strike From Space!
    Thor
  63. 62. The Warlock's Eye!
    Tales of Asgard
  64. 63. Where Gods May Fear to Tread!
    Thor
  65. 64. Rigel: Where Gods May Fear to Tread!
    Thor
  66. 65. The Dark Horse of Death!
    Tales of Asgard
  67. 66. Who Dares Defy... the Destroyer?
    Thor
  68. 67. If Asgard Falls..
    Thor
  69. 68. Behold.. The Living Planet!
    Thor
  70. 69. Behold... The Living Planet!
    Thor
  71. 70. Valhalla!
    Tales of Asgard
  72. 71. The People Breeders!
    Thor
  73. 72. The People-Breeders!
    Thor
  74. 73. When Speaks the Dragon!
    Tales of Asgard
  75. 74. The Maddening Menace of the Super-Beast
    Thor
  76. 75. The Maddening Menace of the Super-Beast!
    Thor
  77. 76. The Fiery Breath of Fafnir!
    Tales of Asgard
  78. 77. To Become An Immortal!
    Thor
  79. 78. To Become An Immortal!
    Thor
  80. 79. There Shall Come a Miracle!
    Tales of Asgard
  81. 80. The Marvel Essentials Library
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