Thor #274 [Regular Edition]
(August 1978)

Marvel, 1966 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.35 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Barcode
0714860245008
Editing
Roy Thomas (editor); Jim Shooter (consulting editor); Mark Gruenwald (assistant editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Tom Palmer
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Novak ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Balder the Brave is dead!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Balder; Harris Hobbs (reporter); Roger "Red" Norvell (camera man); Joey (sound man); Loki; Warriors Three [Fandral; Hogun; Volstagg]
Synopsis
The death of Balder.
Reprints

The Eye -- and the Arrow! (Table of Contents: 1)

Thor / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema (breakdowns); Tom Palmer (finished art)
Inks
Tom Palmer
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Joe Rosen

Job Number
C911
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Balder; Harris Hobbs (reporter); Roger "Red" Norvell (camera man); Joey (sound man); Loki; Warriors Three [Fandral; Hogun; Volstagg]; Odin; Sleipnir (Odin's eight-legged horse); Hugin (Odin's Raven); Munin (Odin's Raven); Mimir; Shade of Volla; Hela; Hoder; Heimdall; Sif; Frigga; Hjord (Lord of the Vanir)
Synopsis
Odin, Sif and Frigga return to Asgard to discover that Loki has regained his powers. Odin reveals that Ragnarok has been foretold to begin with the death of Balder the Brave. While displaying his invulnerability to Asgardian weapons, Balder is struck down by an enchanted weapon supplied by Loki.
Reprints

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

The Hammer Strikes / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Tad Taylor and Ned Cooney.

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

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

Spider-Man Meets the Home Wrecker (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Spider-Man; Hostess / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Street Ball (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Spalding / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Balder the Brave is dead!"]
    Thor
  2. 1. The Eye -- and the Arrow!
    Thor
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Hammer Strikes
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. Spider-Man Meets the Home Wrecker
    Spider-Man; Hostess
  6. 5. Street Ball
    Spalding
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