Thor #450 [Direct]
(August 1992)

Marvel, 1966 Series
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Volume
1
Price
2.50 USD; 2.95 CAD; 1.65 GBP
Pages
64
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); Pat Garrahy (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.

Flip book; both front and back covers have single page gatefolds.


What Can One Man Do When Gods Make War! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor

Introducing... the Mighty Thor! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Full-page reprint of the cover on gatefold of front cover.

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

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby; John Buscema; John Romita
Inks
Dick Ayers; Sol Brodsky; Vince Colletta; Joe Sinnott; John Buscema?; John Romita?; Mike Esposito?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover reprints printed four to a page on the back of the gatefold front cover.

When Gods Make War (Table of Contents: 3)

Thor / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script
Ron Frenz (plot); Tom DeFalco (plot; script)
Pencils
Ron Frenz
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Mike Thomas; Rob Tokar
Letters
Rick Parker

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Eric Masterson]; Code Blue [Lt. Marcus Stone; Julius Anthony "Mad Dog" Rassitano; Jock Jackson; Margarita "Rigger" Ruiz; Daniel "Fireworks" Fielstein]; Odin; Ulik; Enchantress; Mephisto; Marcy Masterson; Captain Conklin; Kai-Ra (Rime Giant); Glump (Rime Giant); Heimdall; Grand Vizier; Karnilla; Skoll (wolf god; cameo); Uroc; The Warriors Three [Fandral; Volstagg; Hogun]
Synopsis
Thor and Code Blue travel to Asgard to help them fight off their enemies. Code Blue battles Ulik at the Well of Eternal Tears, and rescues Volstagg and Hogun in the process. Thor confronts Heimdall, whom he thinks has betrayed the trust that Odin has placed in him.

The End of Ego! (Table of Contents: 4)

Tales of Asgard / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Patrick Olliffe
Inks
Patrick Olliffe
Colors
Rob Tokar
Letters
Rick Parker

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Ego the Living Planet; Count Tagar; Sif; Balder; High Evolutionary; Analyzer; Celestials; Nobilus
Synopsis
Sif and Balder rescue the High Evolutionary and Analyzer from the surface of Ego the Living Planet shortly before it is destroyed.

And They Shall Call Thee... Bloodaxe (Table of Contents: 5)

Bloodaxe / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Gary Hartle
Inks
Ray Kryssing
Colors
Sarra Mossoff
Letters
Dave Sharpe

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bloodaxe (introduction)
Synopsis
Bloodaxe found a mystical ax and begins to fight crime.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from James Bailey, Francois Morel, Richard K. Koslowski, Randy O. Saluga, James Evans and Donald Loverock.

"Trapped by Loki, God of Mischief! (Table of Contents: 7)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Loki (Introduction); Heimdall (Introduction); Odin (Introduciton); Don Blake; Jane Foster; Balder (Introduction); Tyr (Introduction)
Synopsis
Loki travels to Earth to confront Thor for the first time.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearances of Odin, Heimdall, Tyr, Balder, and Loki.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema; Keith Pollard; Bill Sienkiewicz; Walt Simonson; Ron Frenz
Inks
Tom Palmer; Keith Pollard; Bill Sienkiewicz; Walt Simonson; Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover reprints printed four to a page on the back of the gatefold back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Pencils
Ron Frenz
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Full-page reprint of the cover on the gatefold of the back cover.

Never Before Has the Mighty Thor Faced a Foe as Dangerous as Loki, the God of Mischief!! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Loki
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. What Can One Man Do When Gods Make War!
    Thor
  2. 1. Introducing... the Mighty Thor!
    Thor
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  4. 3. When Gods Make War
    Thor
  5. 4. The End of Ego!
    Tales of Asgard
  6. 5. And They Shall Call Thee... Bloodaxe
    Bloodaxe
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    The Hammer Strikes!
  8. 7. "Trapped by Loki, God of Mischief!
    Thor
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  11. 10. Never Before Has the Mighty Thor Faced a Foe as Dangerous as Loki, the God of Mischief!!
    Thor
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