Thor #438 [Direct]
(Early November 1991)

Marvel, 1966 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD; 0.65 GBP
Pages
40
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel Comics
Editing
Ralph Macchio (editor); Len Kaminski (assistant editor); Tom DeFalco (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.

Cover says Early November publication date, indicia says only November.

Indicia title is The Mighty Thor.

4 inner pages are printed on heavier paper.


The Thor War! Part 1 of 4 (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ron Frenz (signed)
Inks
Al Milgrom (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Destroyer; Sif; Balder; Thor [Dargo Ktor]; Thor [Eric Masterson]; Zarrko

Indexer Notes

Cover in an homage to the cover of Thor Annual (Marvel, 1966 series) #6 (1977)

Yesterday Must Die! [The Thor War, Part 1 of 4] (Table of Contents: 1)

Thor / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Ron Frenz (plot); Tom DeFalco (plot; script)
Pencils
Ron Frenz (layouts)
Inks
Al Milgrom (finished art)
Colors
Mike Rockwitz
Letters
Brad K. Joyce

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Eric Masterson]; Zarrko the Tomorrow Man (villain); Stellaris; Thor [Dargo Ktor]; The Servitor; Salla; Susan Austin; Kevin Masterson; Marcy Masterson; Bobby Steele
Synopsis
Stellaris returns to Earth looking to destroy Thor for abandoning her in the Black Galaxy. Meanwhile, Zarrko brings the Thor from the future into the present and tricks him into battling Eric Masterson.

The Hel-Hounds and the Heroes (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Patrick Olliffe
Inks
Patrick Olliffe
Colors
Mike Rockwitz
Letters
Dave Sharpe

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
the Destroyer; Sif; Balder; Garm; Hela (flashback)
Synopsis
Sif and Balder escape from the Destroyer and learn what the Destroyer did to Hela.

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

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

Script
Stan Lee; ?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Michael Stroeh, PFC Anita Schlosser, Joe Christiano, Bob Vinson, Michael Leon and Jeff Mara. Letters by Stroeh, Schlosser, and Christiano, along with their editorial responses, are reprinted in the following issue. Letters by Vinson and Leon, printed here without editorial response, are reprinted with responses in the following issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Thor War! Part 1 of 4
    Thor
  2. 1. Yesterday Must Die! [The Thor War, Part 1 of 4]
    Thor
  3. 2. The Hel-Hounds and the Heroes
    Tales of Asgard
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Hammer Strikes!
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