Thor #344 [Direct]
(June 1984)

Marvel, 1966 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Mark Gruenwald; Michael Carlin (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)
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.


Balder -- The Brave? (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Simonson (signed)
Inks
Walt Simonson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Balder
Reprints
Keywords
demons

Whatever Happened to Balder the Brave? (Table of Contents: 1)

Thor / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Simonson
Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Walt Simonson
Colors
Christie Scheele
Letters
John Workman, Jr.

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor [Sigurd Jarlson]; Balder; GUESTS: Odin; Frigga; Heimdall; Geri (Odin's wolf); Muninn (Odin's raven); Silverhoof (Balder's horse); ; Jerry Sapristi; Huginn (Odin's other raven) (cameo flashback); VILLAINS: Loki; Malekith; Surtur; Karnilla; Haag; Lorelei [Melodi]
Synopsis
Balder is sent by Odin to make the perilous journey to Loki's realm to ask the god of mischief for aid in combating an ancient evil. Malekith makes it there first and sways Loki to his side. Balder, forced to break his vow of non-violence by a taunting Loki, cuts off the schemer's head and wanders into the desert to die. Loki, the trickster, retrieves his head and replaces it.
Reprints
Keywords
Asgard; beheading; demons; New York City; Nornkeep; trolls

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

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

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Tom Logue, Tony Palermo, Steve R. Bierly, Jeff Leuschen, Walter Bedecker, Mary Liz Frenn, John DiMaggio and Scott Lingle.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Balder -- The Brave?
    Thor
  2. 1. Whatever Happened to Balder the Brave?
    Thor
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    The Hammer Strikes!
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