Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 222
Last 20-cent cover price. Cover by Gil Kane and John Romita (alterations). "Before the Gates of Hell!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott; Thor and Hercules are having an arm wrestling match to determine who will face Pluto, when Zeus interrupts and tells them to fight together; They travel together to the gates of Hades and are attacked by Pluto's minions; They defeat the minions, then go to visit Chaga, to learn who it is that's against them; She tells them that it's Pluto and Ares; They fly to the gates of Hell and there meet Ares, whose power has been increased by Pluto. They manage to defeat him and then they enter Hell. Appearances by Sif, Hildegarde, and Odin. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A #41 (The Gladiator). 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.