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Volume
5
Price
19.99 USD; 21.99 CAD
Pages
540
On-sale Date
2011-04-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Worldwide, Inc.
Brand
Marvel [white on red]
ISBN
978-0-7851-5093-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
?
Editing
Nelson Ribeiro (collection editor); James Emmett (editorial assistant); Joe Hochstein (editorial assistant); Alex Starbuck (assistant editor); Axel Alonso (editor-in-chief)

The Power of the Absorbing Man! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Asgardians - - stand ye back whilst I do battle with Kartag!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Absorbing Man
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Kartag--the Keeper! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What ho! Milord, these noble eyes perceive a most uncanny sight - -
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Kartag
Reprints

Within the Realm of Kartag! (Table of Contents: 2)

Thor / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited as Jon Costa)
Editing
Stan Lee (credited) (original editor)

Job Number
798Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
What ho! Milord, these noble eyes perceive a most uncanny sight - -
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Kartag (Introduction); Kygar (Death); Satrina (Introduction); Odin; Hela; Mangog; Khan (Death); Sif; Hildegarde; Sir Glayn (Introduction); Redguard (Introduction); Whitemane; Rongor; Bulwar
Synopsis
Thor and The Warriors Three continue their quest. Meanwhile The Mangog wreaks havoc in Asgard.
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Indexer Notes

First appearances of Kartag, Satrina, Sir Glayn, Redguard, Darkhold and the Crimson Mist, deaths of Kygar and Khan.

Mangog Unleashed! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Odin is dead, Thunder God - - and you shall be next to die!!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Mangog
Reprints

The Well at the Edge of the World! (Table of Contents: 4)

Thor / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (credited) (original editor)

Job Number
814Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
My lord Thor - - this be madness!
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Warriors Three [Fandral; Hogun; Volstagg]; Odin; Sif; The Three Norn Fates [Klothos; Laecius; Atropos]; Hildegarde; Silas Grant (Introduction); Kartag; Mangog; Satrina; Loki; Hela
Synopsis
Thor and the Warriors Three battle Satrina and Kartag. They then befriend each other. Hildegarde and Sif battle together. The Mangog lays waste to Asgard. Thor and his new ally, Kartag, fight The Mangog. Odin’s efforts to save Asgard by transporting it to another dimension has weakened him to the point of death. Mangog prepares to deliver the death-blow.
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Indexer Notes

First appearances of Silas Grant and the Twilight Well.

When Dies the Immortal! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Odin is dead, Thunder God - - and you shall be next to die!!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Odin; Mangog
Reprints

--And Odin Dies! (Table of Contents: 6)

Thor / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited as Jon Costa)
Editing
Stan Lee (credited) (original editor)

Job Number
830Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Weakened by the strain of transporting Asgard out of normal space, all-father Odin hath fallen prey to the rampaging Mangog…
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Odin; Mangog; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Odin's Vizier; Whitemane; Rongor; Bulware; Sif; Hildegarde; Silas Grant; Tana Nile; Balder
Synopsis
Odin appears to be dead. Thor and his allies fight the Mangog. Wait - - Odin is alive! Mangog draws the Odinsword from its sheath, thus endangering the entire universe. Odin casts a spell to return the Odinsword to its sheath, but the effort kills him. Thor defeats the Mangog. Wait - - Odin may still possess a spark of life! Thor swings his hammer and freezes time around his father until a cure for his apparent death can be found.
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Death to the Legions of Pluto! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fight on, ye warriors of Asgard!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Hela; Pluto
Reprints

If This Be Death..! (Table of Contents: 8)

Thor / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited as Vinnie Colletta)
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (credited) (original editor)

Job Number
849Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
‘Midst victory dwells defeat!
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Kartag; Odin's Vizier; Odin; Hela; Pluto; Sif; Hildegarde; Silas Grant; Tana Nile; Ego; Ego Prime (Introduction); Balder; Karnilla; Gygather (Introduction); Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]
Synopsis
Thor and his allies battle against Pluto and his hordes from Hades. Thor tackles Pluto one-on-one and is felled. Pluto raises his axe to decapitate Thor - -
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The End of the World! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Loki; Midgard Serpent
Reprints

Beware! If This Be... Ragnarok! (Table of Contents: 10)

Thor / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited) (pages 1, 21); Stan Lee (credited) (pages 2-20)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited)
Inks
John Verpoorten (credited as J. Verpoorten)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Night: and beneath a starless sky, on a barren moor countless light-years from this world of gods and men, three grim sisters stare blindly into the still-born depths of the timeless Twilight Well…
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; The Three Norn Fates [Klothos; Laecius; Atropos]; Pluto; Heimdall; Balder; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Odin; Loki; Volla the Prophetess; Midgard Serpent; Surtur
Synopsis
As Thor lies prone at the mercy of Pluto, who wields his axe in preparation for the killing stroke, the Three Norn Fates summon a vision of Ragnarok. Realising that Thor has a role to play in the twilight of the gods, the sisters send forth an energy bolt which shatters Pluto’s axe.
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To Live Again! To Die Forever! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am Pluto! I am power!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Pluto
Reprints

Resurrection! (Table of Contents: 12)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited) (layouts)
Inks
Jim Mooney (credited) (finishes)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (credited) (original editor)

Job Number
922
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Morning mist wets the jagged Brooklyn skyline - -
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Heimdall; Kamorr the Small (Introduction); The Three Norn Fates [Klothos; Laecius; Atropos]; Pluto; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Karnilla; Odin's Vizier; Odin; Hela; Balder; Sif; Hildegarde; Tana Nile; Silas Grant; Ego-Prime (Origin); Grand Commissioner of Rigel; Recorder; Ego
Synopsis
As Thor continues to battle against Pluto, Hela tries to take Odin’s life. She cannot, thanks to the time-shield placed around his body by Thor. Odin wakes and appears on the battlefield, halting the fray and sending Pluto packing. The Asgardians give praise to Odin. Odin then sends Thor to Blackworld to give aid to Sif and her companions on her quest to stop a mad plan of Ego, the Living Planet.
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Indexer Notes

The origin of Blackworld.

Ego-Prime vs. the Earth! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Pencils
John Buscema; John Romita (alterations, see notes); Marie Severin ? (alterations, see notes)
Inks
Vince Colletta ?; John Romita (alterations, see notes); Marie Severin ? (alterations, see notes)
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Sif; Hogun; Ego-Prime
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits from Michel Maillot via the GCD Error List, 25 June 2006. Numerous corrections by John Romita and possibly Marie Severin per Nick Caputo, 2006. Possible Colletta inks also per Nick, March 2019

--And None Dare Stand 'Gainst Ego-Prime! (Table of Contents: 14)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited as Vinnie Colletta)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (credited) (original editor)

Job Number
937Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nay, speak for thyself, Rigellian - -
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Balder; Sif; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Hildegarde; Tana Nile; Silas Grant; Ego-Prime; Karnilla; Odin's Vizier; Odin; Heimdall; Kamorr the Small; Jackson Kimbal (Introduction); Waldo; Benjy; Leo; Wally
Synopsis
Thor and his allies battle against Ego Prime. Thor struggles to prevail and is buried beneath some rocks, seemingly killed!
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They Walk Like Gods! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto
Editing
Roy Thomas (original editor)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Sif; Balder; The Young Gods
Reprints

They Walk Like Gods! (Table of Contents: 16)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

Job Number
968Z?
First Line of Dialogue or Text
My lord, thou must rise - - thou must!
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Ego-Prime; Sif; Balder; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Hildegarde; Don Blake; Heimdall; Kamorr; The Young Gods [Jackson Kimbal; Carter Dyam (Introduction); Chi Lo (Introduction)] (Origin); Odin; Karnilla; Odin's Vizier; Silas Grant; Tana Nile
Synopsis
Thor and his allies continue to battle Ego-Prime. Meanwhile, Heimdall gathers together three mortals who are destined to become The Young Gods by story’s end. Ego-Prime dissolves into nothingness as he tries to destroy Earth and Odin reveals that this turn of events was part of his master plan. Thor, unimpressed, berates his father. Odin’s face wears a look of displeasure.
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Indexer Notes

Destruction of Ego-Prime.

The Demon from the Depths! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
John Costanza; Morrie Kuramoto
Editing
Roy Thomas (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My lord - - the demon drags us down - - down - -
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Sif
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits from Michel Maillot via the GCD Error List, 25 June 2006.

Giacoia inks per Nick Caputo, January 2011. Joe Sinnott's personal records erroneously credit him with inks.

Exiled on Earth! (Table of Contents: 18)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited); Jim Mooney (credited) (finished art)
Inks
Jim Mooney (credited)
Letters
Shelly Leferman (credited); John Costanza (splash page)
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

Job Number
1023Z?
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ingracious upstart! Thou dost dare to question thine own father?
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Sif; Odin; Balder; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Hildegarde; Odin's Vizier; Karnilla; Heimdall; Kamorr; Silas Grant; Tana Nile; Edwin Jarvis; Iron Man; Don Blake; Karl Sarron (Introduction); Mephisto
Synopsis
Odin is angry with Thor because he shouted at him last issue. Nevertheless, Odin repairs the damage to buildings and restores creatures mutated by Ego-Prime to their human forms, clothing and all. Thor and his comrades relax at Avengers Mansion and in popular tourist spots around New York. However, one-by-one, they are abducted by… Mephisto.
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The Mark of Mephisto! (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Roy Thomas (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Slay him, my children! This day Thor dies - -
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Sif; Balder; Hogun; Fandral; Mephisto
Reprints

A World Gone Mad! (Table of Contents: 20)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

Job Number
1024Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
That is what you’re thinking, isn’t it, Thor?
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Mephisto; Sif; Balder; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Hildegarde; Hykos (Introduction); Sykos (Introduction); Adolf Hitler; The Legions of the Lost
Synopsis
Thor battles Mephisto and wins!
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The Power of the Absorbing Man! (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your own strength will destroy you, Thunder God!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Absorbing Man
Reprints

Rebirth! (Table of Contents: 22)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited as J. Costanza)
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rutland, Vermont: latitude 43.36’ N, longitude 72.59’ W.
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]; Edwin Jarvis; Sif; Hildegarde; Balder; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Tom Fagan; Satan (dog); Diablo (dog); Odin's Vizier; Karnilla; Loki; Jack; Hank; Mr. Whimple; Mrs. Carpenter
Synopsis
The Absorbing Man returns to Earth. Loki’s voice, in his head, urges him to seek out and attack Thor. Absorbing Man first attacks and defeats Hildegarde and Sif. Then Thor fights him and gets the better of him, causing him to flee. He is drawn to Tom Fagan’s house, where Loki awaits.
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Where Demons Dwell! (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Roy Thomas (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Satan! Diablo! Strike - - in the name of Loki!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Loki; Satan (dog); Diablo (dog)
Reprints

Firesword! (Table of Contents: 24)

Thor / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited); Marie Severin (credited as M. Severin) (see notes)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited as Vinnie Colletta); Marie Severin (credited as M. Severin) (see notes)
Letters
Denise Wohl (credited as D. Vladimer)
Editing
Roy Thomas (original editor)

Job Number
1169Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once, they called it, All Hallows’ Eve… the night of All Saints, All Souls.
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]; Loki; Sif; Hildegarde; Karnilla; Tom Fagan; Steve Englehart; Gerard Conway; Len Wein; Glynis Wein; Satan (dog); Diablo (dog)
Synopsis
While the comics creators take part in Tom Fagan’s Halloween costume parade, Thor battles firstly The Absorbing Man, and then Loki. Sif persuades Karnilla to assist Thor in his fight with Loki, in return for which she agrees to accompany Karnilla on a quest. Thor summons a storm and Loki is rendered blind. Stumbling, he falls over the edge of a cliff!
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Indexer Notes

First credited colorist.
Marie Severin credited for 'good works'. This is probably for caricatures of DC and Marvel staff who appear in the story.
This is part of a three-way crossover set at the Annual Rutland, VT. Halloween parade. First off, it crosses over with the Beast story in Amazing Adventures #16, and it crosses over (with the same Marvel and DC guys, only the names of the heroes have been changed) into Justice League of America #103 at DC! The creators doing the crossing are Steve Englehart, Gerry Conway, and Len and Glynis Wein.

God of Thunder Versus Mercurio! The Man from the Death Dimension (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Roy Thomas (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When my left hand touches you, you freeze!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Mercurio
Reprints

The Fourth-Dimensional Man! (Table of Contents: 26)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited as Vinnie Colletta)
Letters
Charlotte Jetter (credited as C. Jetter)
Editing
Roy Thomas (original editor)

Job Number
1243Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
‘…and if men are gods, then what are gods…?’ …19th Century saying
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Mercurio, the Fourth-Dimensional Man [Karl Sarron] (Introduction); Hildegarde; Edwin Jarvis; Karl Sarron (Death); The Ruler of Gramos (Introduction); Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Vision; Ego-Prime (Cameo); Loki (Cameo); Absorbing Man (Cameo); Odin (Cameo); Sif (Cameo); Karnilla (Cameo); Balder (Cameo)
Synopsis
Thor is upset over Sif’s disappearance. He snaps at Jarvis but later offers him a heartfelt apology. Thor battles and defeats Mercurio.
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The Day of the Deadly Druid! (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Roy Thomas (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Keep back, mates!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Demon Druid
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit from Sinnott's personal records.

Warriors in the Night! (Table of Contents: 28)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited as Vinnie Colletta)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

Job Number
1244Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
London: city by The Thames - - once, the seat of empire - -
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Demon Druid (Introduction); Don Blake; Odin's Vizier; Lieutenant Prichard (Introduction); Hawkins; Loki (flashback); Sif (flashback); Karnilla (flashback); Hildegarde (flashback)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The British dialogue in this story seems to have been inspired by Dick Van Dyke’s over-the-top Cockney accent in the film Mary Poppins.

Hellfire--and the Hammer! (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto
Editing
Roy Thomas (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Never shall such as thee prevail - - ‘gainst the God of Thunder!!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Ulik; trolls
Reprints

The Hammer and the Hellfire! (Table of Contents: 30)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited) (layout); Don Perlin (credited) (finished art)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited as V. Colletta)
Letters
John Costanza (credited as J. Costanza)
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, Gierrodur!
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Ulik; Gierrodur; Tremmidur (Introduction); Muthos (Introduction); Ulla the Troll-Queen (Introduction); Karnilla (cameo); Demon Druid (cameo); Loki (cameo); Balder (cameo); Sif (cameo); Hildegarde (cameo)
Synopsis
Thor is still searching for Sif. He is attacked by Ulik. Ulik succeeds in separating Thor from his hammer. Ulik’ s minions manage to drop the hammer into a flaming pit. Thor dives into the flames, hoping to retrieve it before he transforms into Dr. Blake.
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Ulik Invades the Surface World! (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto
Editing
Roy Thomas (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stay away, Thunder God - - or else you perish, with all mankind!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Ulik; trolls
Reprints

Indexer Notes

GCD entry for Thor #211 lists Buscema as inker with no ?

The End of the Battle! (Table of Contents: 32)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited) (layout); Don Perlin (credited) (finished art)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited as Vinnie Colletta)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

Job Number
1296Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Like a madman - - he dives!
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Ulik; Ulla; Geirrodur; U-Slyn (Introduction); Tyborr (Introduction); Tyg'r (Introduction); Edwin Jarvis; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Silas Grant; Tana Nile
Synopsis
Thor successfully retrieves Mjnolnir from the fiery pit. Ulik leads a troll army to attack mankind. Thor and his allies defeat them and send Ulik’s unconscious body back to King Geirrodur. Fandral brings news of the absent Balder - - he has returned but has gone mad!
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The Secret of Sssthgar! (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Roy Thomas (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hear ye! Hear ye!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Odin; Sssthgar
Synopsis
Odin auctioned on an alien slave block as Thor flies in.
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Indexer Notes

Giacoia inks per Nick Caputo, 2006.

Journey to the Golden Star! (Table of Contents: 34)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited) (layouts); Don Perlin (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited as Vinnie Colletta)
Letters
Denise Wohl (credited as D. Vladimer)
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

Job Number
1351 Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Milord Thor - - thou must not enter!
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Odin; Sssthgar (Introduction); Lizard people (Introduction); Vrellnexians (Introduction); Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Balder; Hildegarde; Silas Grant; Tana Nile; Gorney
Synopsis
Thor and his companions return to Asgard only to find it occupied by Lizard people. After a brief skirmish, the lizards portray themselves as victims of another alien race, the Vrellnexians, and claim that they can help Thor to find the missing Odin. This aspect of their story is true. Odin is found, drugged and bound as a slave. Once freed by Thor, Odin tries to warn Thor, too late, that his lizard allies are the true villains.
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The Demon Brigade! (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto
Editing
Roy Thomas (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stop him! If he escapes - - he’ll slay us all!!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Sssthgar
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The Demon Brigade!! (Table of Contents: 36)

Thor / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited) (plot); Len Wein (credited) (script)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited as J. Buscema) (layouts); Don Perlin (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
Charlotte Jetter (credited as C. Jetter)
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

Job Number
1410Z?
First Line of Dialogue or Text
My son - - I beseech thee - - surrender they selves - -
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor; Odin; Fandral; Hogun; Hildegarde; Tana Nile; Silas Grant; Gregor (Introduction); Sssthgar; Higila; Vrellnexians
Synopsis
Thor and his companions try to release the captive Odin from their lizard captors, but Odin urges them to surrender and they are overwhelmed and imprisoned. Thor ponders Odin’s weakness and concludes that the slaves are being fed drugged food. Thor escapes and turns the tables, freeing the slaves and leaving Sssthgar no choice but to reveal to Thor the whereabouts of Sif. The Asgardians set sail to find her.
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Into the Dark Nebula (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Frank Giacoia; Mike Esposito
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Roy Thomas (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Not all the gods of Asgard may stand against the 4-D man - -
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Mercurio; Hogun; Fandral; Hildegarde
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Into the Dark Nebula! (Table of Contents: 38)

Thor / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited)
Inks
Jim Mooney (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

Job Number
1521Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Dark Nebula: words whispered by Sssthgar the Sly, telling Thor and his fellow Asgardians the whereabouts of the Lady Sif, and the Norn-Queen Karnilla!
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Mercurio; Odin; Heimdall; Hogun; Fandral; Hildegarde; Sif; Karnilla; Silas Grant; Tana Nile; Loki (flashback); Sssthgar (flashback); Kagg (Introduction); Rothgar (Introduction); Quellor (Introduction); Ruler of Gramos
Synopsis
Thor and his crew search for Sif and Karnilla, but first they must battle Mercurio and his army. Thor discovers that Sif and Karnilla are trapped within a giant crystal, providing life-energy to the Cosmic-All.
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Xorr, Spawner of Worlds! (Table of Contents: 39)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Roy Thomas (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Despair not, my Lady Sif!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Sif; Xorr
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Indexer Notes

Giacoia inks per Nick Caputo. Joe Sinnott's personal records erroneously credit him as inker.

The God in the Jewel (Table of Contents: 40)

Thor / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited) (layouts); Jim Mooney (credited) (finished art)
Inks
Jim Mooney (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)
Editing
Roy Thomas (original editor)

Job Number
1542Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Witness these faces of fear.
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Mercurio; Xorr, the God-Jewel (Introduction); Odin; Heimdall; Hogun; Fandral; Hildegarde; Silas Grant; Tana Nile; Sif; Karnilla; Kagg; Rothgar; Quellor
Synopsis
Thor is unable to liberate Sif and Karnilla from the God-Jewel by force, because it’s destruction would bring about the destruction of the universe.
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The Final Battle With the 4-D Man! (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
John Romita
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Danny Crespi ?; Roy Thomas (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The living God-Jewel must be mine - - mine!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Mercurio; Xorr
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Where Chaos Rules! (Table of Contents: 42)

Thor / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited) (layouts); Jim Mooney (credited) (finished art)
Inks
Jim Mooney (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

Job Number
1598Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Back, Ye lords and lady of Asgard!
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Xorr; Mercurio; Odin; Heimdall; Hogun; Fandral; Sif; Karnilla; Grand Commissioner of Rigel; Hildegarde; Silas Grant; Tana Nile; Ruler of Gramos; Volstagg; Balder
Synopsis
Thor and Mercurio team up to take down Xorr, the God-Jewel. Sif is freed, pleasing Thor. Mercurio is happy that he can harvest the shards of Xorr’s body to provide energy for his imperilled world. Thor steers the Asgardians ship home while embracing Sif.
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God vs. God! (Table of Contents: 43)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Romita ?; Rich Buckler ?
Inks
John Romita ?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Roy Thomas (original editor)

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

Possible Buckler cover credit provided 2006 by Nick Caputo.

All Swords Against Them! (Table of Contents: 44)

Thor / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited) (layouts); Sal Buscema (credited) (finished art)
Inks
Sal Buscema (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited as J. Costanza)
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

Job Number
1625Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lo, the golden gates of Asgard!
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Odin; Sif; Balder; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Heimdall; Hildegarde; Silas Grant; Tana Nile; Grand Commissioner of Rigel; Krista (Introduction); Igron the Invincible; Loki (flashback); Ulik (flashback)
Synopsis
Thor and his crew return to Asgard to find it populated and ruled by doppelgängers of themselves. Fighting ensues and the truth is revealed. Igron had used his magic to create the impostors in a scheme to elevate his position to Master of Asgard and Lord of the Dark Domain. The true Asgardians triumph just in time to learn of a new approaching menace.
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The 5 Planets of Death! (Table of Contents: 45)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Letters
Danny Crespi
Editing
Roy Thomas (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If Thor should fall - - a world must die!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor
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Indexer Notes

Cover credits per Nick Caputo, updated March 2019.

Where Pass the Black Stars, There Also Passes... Death! (Table of Contents: 46)

Thor / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited)
Inks
Jim Mooney (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Heads held high, they walk proudly from the castle-keep of the All-Father, Odin…
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Rigellians; Tana Nile; Silas Grant; Sif; Balder; Odin; Krista; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Heimdall; Odin's Vizier; Grand Commissioner of Rigel; Bolaa (Introduction, Rigellian mutant); Tryx (Introduction, Rigellian mutant); Jukka (Introduction, Rigellian mutant); The Five Black Stars (Introduction)
Synopsis
The Black Stars approach the Planet Rigel. The Rigellian upper classes flee in their spaceships. Thor and his crew arrive on Rigel just in time to evacuate the abandoned Rigellian mutant sub-classes. Rigel is destroyed. After a brief misunderstanding, the key characters meet up and gaze in awe at the encroaching menace.
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Indexer Notes

Destruction of the planet Rigel.

A Galaxy Consumed! (Table of Contents: 47)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Letters
Danny Crespi ?; ?
Editing
Roy Thomas (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No matter thy strength - - Thor is the mightier!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Protector
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A Galaxy Consumed! (Table of Contents: 48)

Thor / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited as M. Esposito)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (credited as L. P. Gregory)
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
By Bifrost’s golden span!
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Avalon (Introduction); Caretakers (Introduction); Kragonn (Introduction); The Protector (Introduction); The Masters of the Black Star(s) (Introduction); Sif; Balder; Tana Nile; Silas Grant; Bolaa; Tryx; Jukka; Hildegarde; Krista
Synopsis
The Black Stars threaten to consume all before them. But wait - - they are inhabited by warring factions. Battles are fought and strange alliances formed. Eventually Thor comes face-to-face with Karaganda, Dark Lord of the Outer Realm.
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Avalon--the Keeper of the Inner Cosmos! (Table of Contents: 49)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Dan Adkins
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Roy Thomas (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For my universe to live - - - - The God of Thunder must die!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Sif; Avalon
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Behold! The Land of Doom! (Table of Contents: 50)

Thor / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited) (embelisher)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
By the gods of Rhun!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Avalon; Kragonn; Dracus (Introduction); Masters of the Black Star(s); Caretakers; Balder; Sif; Tana Nile; Silas Grant; Bolaa; Tryx; Jukka; Hildegarde; Odin; Odin's Vizier
Synopsis
Thor’s party face overwhelming odds as they battle the gigantic and immensely powerful Masters of the Black Stars. Things look bleak until a discovery is made. It seems that, over the years, the planets under the protection of Rhun have become lifeless husks. With this knowledge, the Black Stars’ mission is deemed futile and ends. Thor and company are allowed to depart.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Power of the Absorbing Man!
    Thor
  2. 1. Kartag--the Keeper!
    Thor
  3. 2. Within the Realm of Kartag!
    Thor
  4. 3. Mangog Unleashed!
    Thor
  5. 4. The Well at the Edge of the World!
    Thor
  6. 5. When Dies the Immortal!
    Thor
  7. 6. --And Odin Dies!
    Thor
  8. 7. Death to the Legions of Pluto!
    Thor
  9. 8. If This Be Death..!
    Thor
  10. 9. The End of the World!
    Thor
  11. 10. Beware! If This Be... Ragnarok!
    Thor
  12. 11. To Live Again! To Die Forever!
    Thor
  13. 12. Resurrection!
    Thor
  14. 13. Ego-Prime vs. the Earth!
    Thor
  15. 14. --And None Dare Stand 'Gainst Ego-Prime!
    Thor
  16. 15. They Walk Like Gods!
    Thor
  17. 16. They Walk Like Gods!
    Thor
  18. 17. The Demon from the Depths!
    Thor
  19. 18. Exiled on Earth!
    Thor
  20. 19. The Mark of Mephisto!
    Thor
  21. 20. A World Gone Mad!
    Thor
  22. 21. The Power of the Absorbing Man!
    Thor
  23. 22. Rebirth!
    Thor
  24. 23. Where Demons Dwell!
    Thor
  25. 24. Firesword!
    Thor
  26. 25. God of Thunder Versus Mercurio! The Man from the Death Dimension
    Thor
  27. 26. The Fourth-Dimensional Man!
    Thor
  28. 27. The Day of the Deadly Druid!
    Thor
  29. 28. Warriors in the Night!
    Thor
  30. 29. Hellfire--and the Hammer!
    Thor
  31. 30. The Hammer and the Hellfire!
    Thor
  32. 31. Ulik Invades the Surface World!
    Thor
  33. 32. The End of the Battle!
    Thor
  34. 33. The Secret of Sssthgar!
    Thor
  35. 34. Journey to the Golden Star!
    Thor
  36. 35. The Demon Brigade!
    Thor
  37. 36. The Demon Brigade!!
    Thor
  38. 37. Into the Dark Nebula
    Thor
  39. 38. Into the Dark Nebula!
    Thor
  40. 39. Xorr, Spawner of Worlds!
    Thor
  41. 40. The God in the Jewel
    Thor
  42. 41. The Final Battle With the 4-D Man!
    Thor
  43. 42. Where Chaos Rules!
    Thor
  44. 43. God vs. God!
    Thor
  45. 44. All Swords Against Them!
    Thor
  46. 45. The 5 Planets of Death!
    Thor
  47. 46. Where Pass the Black Stars, There Also Passes... Death!
    Thor
  48. 47. A Galaxy Consumed!
    Thor
  49. 48. A Galaxy Consumed!
    Thor
  50. 49. Avalon--the Keeper of the Inner Cosmos!
    Thor
  51. 50. Behold! The Land of Doom!
    Thor
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