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  • Issue #251
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 251

    First 30-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott. "To Hela and Back," script by Len Wein, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tony DeZuniga (finished art), inks by Tony DeZuniga; Thor confronts the Vizier about the missing Odin's whereabouts; Vizier tells him that he has scanned everywhere, except the Dimension of Death, because he cannot see into it; Thor decides to ride there to look for Odin; Once there, Thor is confronted by the legions of the Einherjar; Thor sees a shadowy figure that looks like Odin; He fights his way to him, only to find it is Grombar, not Odin. Appearances by Sif, Balder, Karnilla, Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, and Hela. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #252
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 252

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby and John Romita (alterations), inks by John Verpoorten and John Romita (alterations). "A Dragon at the Gates!", script by Len Wein, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tony DeZuniga (finished art), inks by Tony DeZuniga; Thor goes to Mimir to find the missing Odin; Mimir tells him that before he answers, Thor must bring him the Ruby Eye of the Dragon that guards the golden gates to the Realm Below; Thor finds the dragon, but before he can attack it, Ulik arrives and fights Thor for the eye; They battle across a rock bridge surrounded by a sea of flames, until Ulik manages to knock Thor off. Tale of Asgard: The Weapon and the Warrior!, script by David Kraft, art by Pablo Marcos; A young Thor, confident after recently earning Mjolnir, challenges a Storm Giant he meets in his path. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #253
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 253

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby and John Romita (alterations), inks by John Verpoorten and John Romita. "Chaos in the Kingdom of the Trolls," script by Len Wein, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns), inks by Tony DeZuniga (finished art); Ulik, thinking Thor dead, goes to attack the dragon; Ulik defeats it and takes its eye, only to find Thor standing in his path; Thor manages to get the ruby from Ulik; Ulik tells Thor why he needs the ruby; The Trolls have accidentally dug through to another dimension, where lives the bestial Trogg; Trogg who has killed many trolls before they could seal the portal, but they need the ruby to seal it permanently; Thor agrees to help Ulik defeat Trogg if he can keep the ruby. Tale of Asgard: the conclusion of "The Weapon and the Warrior!", script by David Kraft, art by Pablo Marcos; Thor and the Storm Giant fight to a standstill, realize they have no real reason to fight, and part ways amicably. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #254
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 254

    This issue reprints Thor 159, "The Answer at Last!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Vince Colletta. After completing a surgery successfully, Dr. Donald Blake returns to his apartment where he begins to ponder about the secrets of his double identity; Namely, is he really Thor or Donald Blake?; And if he is the latter, what happened to the original Thor?; Drifting to sleep, he dreams about going to Asgard in his godly form and asking Odin for the answers that have been plaguing him; Hearing this request from Asgard, Odin decrees that Blake shall be told the truth, and when Blake awakens, Odin appears before him and tells him the fate of what happened to Thor many years ago; Odin tells of a time when Thor was brash, arrogant, and reckless. Pages 3 and 14 of original story omitted. New cover by Rich Buckler/Joe Sinnott. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #255
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 255

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby and John Romita (alterations), inks by John Verpoorten and John Romita (alterations). The Stone Men of Saturn (marooned since Thor 83!) return in "Lo, The Quest Begins!", script by Len Wein, pencils by Tony DeZuniga; Thor returns to Asgard empty handed, but that was what Mimir was expecting; He did not want the eye, just to test Thor's honor; Mimir tells Thor that the answers he seeks lie with the Doomsday Star; They leave in the Starjammer, but get caught in a meteor storm and their sail is damaged; They land on an asteroid for repairs and come across a crashed spaceship and a group of dust covered statues; It turns out they are not statues, but the Stone Men from Saturn that Thor fought way back when, and they want the Starjammer. Appearances by Sif, Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, Balder, and Karnilla. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #256
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 256

    Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Frank Giacoia. "Lurker in the Dark!", script by Len Wein, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Tony Dezuniga; The Recorder arrives to aid the Asgardians in their quest; They come across a monstrous derelict starship and decide to investigate; Inside, they are attacked by Securitrons, but after a thorough thrashing and a lucky shot at Sif, they are called off by Relstor; After they disappear, Sif collapses; Back in Asgard, Brokar brings Balder grim news; After the nurses have cared for Sif and left, Sporr's tentacles carry her off, and the Asgardians cannot stop it. Appearances by Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, the Recorder, and Karnilla. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #257
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 257

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott. "Death, Thou Shalt Die!", script by Len Wein, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tony DeZuniga (finished art), inks by Tony DeZuniga; As the heroes seek Sporr, Relstor tells the Asgardians the history of Levianon; They finally come across one of Sporr's tentacles, only to have it collapse the hallway again; Back in Asgard, Balder and Karnilla look upon a mysterious army that has appeared on the outskirts of Asgard; Back on Levianon, Thor holds up the ceiling to save everyone; They then manage to track down the monstrous Sporr; The Asgardians battle against it, but it takes Thor to bring it down; But before he can stop them, the men of Levianon kill Sporr while it is knocked out. Appearances by Sif, Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, the Recorder, and Karnilla. Grey Gargoyle cameo. The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 349,366; average paid circulation 172,389. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #258
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 258

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby and John Romita (alterations), inks by John Verpoorten and John Romita (alterations). "If the Stars Be Made of Stone!", script by Len Wein, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tony DeZuniga (finished art), inks by Tony DeZuniga; The Grey Gargoyle's pirate ship has come across the Asgardians; The Asgardians begin to quickly go through the pirates, until the Grey Gargoyle enters the fray; He quickly turns everyone but Thor to stone, and before Thor can move, the Grey Gargoyle grabs the petrified Sif, and threatens to smash her unless Thor surrenders; Back in Asgard, the council of war is planning their moves when Karnilla calls Balder to the gate; Just then, the Enchantress and the Executioner break down the door; Back in space, the Asgardians wake from the Grey Gargoyle's spell to find themselves in slave collars. Appearances by Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, and the Recorder. Hostess snack cakes ad with Spider-Man. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #259
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 259

    Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Frank Giacoia. "Escape into Oblivion!", script by Len Wein, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tony DeZuniga (finished art), inks by Tony DeZuniga; The Grey Gargoyle has come to free the Asgardians because he needs their help; He tells how he became captain after killing the prior captain; The Grey Gargoyle is tired of the aliens and just wants to go home; In Asgard, the Enchantress and the Executioner tell Balder to surrender or be destroyed; Back on the Bird of Prey, the Grey Gargoyle has the Asgardian prisoners brought up and then calls upon them to attack, but the pirate crew is ready for them; But then, Gormok leads the rest of the slaves in an attack; During the battle, the Grey Gargoyle attempts to sneak off in a shuttle, but Fee-Lon follows him. Appearances by Sif, Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, the Recorder, Balder, Karnilla, the Enchantress, and the Executioner. Cameos by Captain America, Spider-Man, and AIM. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #260
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 260

    Cover pencils by Walt Simonson, inks by Joe Sinnott. "The Vicious and the Valiant," script by Len Wein, pencils by Walt Simonson (breakdowns) and Tony DeZuniga (finished art), inks by Tony DeZuniga; On the Phoenix of Freedom, the Recorder attempts to download any information about the Doomsday Star; Back in Asgard, Balder disguises himself to sneak out and try to determine the strength of the enemy army; He sneaks into their encampment and discovers that the suits of armor are empty, brought to life by the Enchantress; As Thor gets ready to leave the Phoenix, he discovers that the Warriors Three have mounted one of the ship's great cannons aboard the Starjammer; Back in Asgard, Balder is discovered by the Enchantress and Executioner; Balder fights the Executioner, but Enchantress secretly lends him sorcerous aid; Now having a map, Thor and the Asgardians come across a vast group of floating statues, one of which raises its hand and strikes. Appearances by Sif, Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, the Recorder, and Karnilla. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #261
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 261

    Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Frank Giacoia. "The Wall Around the World!", script by Len Wein, pencils by Walt Simonson (breakdowns) and Ernie Chan (finished art), inks by Ernie Chan; Thor and his comrades attempt to breach the enormous wall around the Doomsday Star, to no avail; Back in Asgard, a cloaked figure watches them, along with Balder and Karnilla with great interest; While he is watching, they vanish in the blink of an eye; The second Thor shows Balder that the Enchantress and Executioner where phantasms, but Karnilla senses something is wrong; When Thor and friends come to, the Starjammer is gone and they are standing in a city behind the wall they sought to breach; They are attacked by robotic Techno trackers, and during the battle, Hogun, Volstagg, and Recorder are separated from Thor, Sif, and Fandral. Cameos by the Enchantress and the Executioner. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #262
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 262

    Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott. Odin, discovered missing in issue 250, is found in "Even an Immortal Can Die!", script by Len Wein, pencils by Walt Simonson (breakdowns) and Tony DeZuniga (finished art), inks by Tony DeZuniga; Thor tries to free himself from his bonds, but cannot; The Soul Survivors tell him the origin of themselves and of the Doomsday Star; That they are the ones that intercepted Odin; They then take Thor's group to see him; They are using Odin as a battery and they have almost drained him dry; Back in Asgard, the second Thor leads Balder and Karnilla into Asgard, then assaults them; Thor is speaking to a very weak Odin, when Odin apparently dies; In his rage, Thor begins to tear through all the Techno-trackers with ease, as Hogun, Volstagg, and Recorder arrive; With nothing else to do, K'rll places himself in the Spirit Mold and gives form to the remaining Odinpower still in the batteries, creating a beast made of pure Odinforce. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #263
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 263

    Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott. "Holocaust and Homecoming!", script by Len Wein, pencils by Walt Simonson (breakdowns) and Tony DeZuniga (finished art), inks by Tony DeZuniga; K'rll begins attacking the Asgardians through the Odin beast. He knocks them all down, and all that's left is Volstagg; When the Odin beast moves towards him, a blast of pure force shoots from his hands, hurting the beast; Fighting Volstagg's new power, the beast uses itself up and dissipates, which causes feedback through the Soul Survivors systems, destroying them; Thor then has Volstagg apply his powers to try and revive Odin, to no avail; Then K'rll runs in screaming about how the Asgardians have destroyed everything and he will kill them all; Thor grabs him and is about to begin pounding on him, when Mjolnir suddenly flies into his hand; He then realizes that Odin is alive. Appearances by Sif, Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, the Recorder, and Odin. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #264
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 264

    Last 30-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Walt Simonson, inks by Joe Sinnott. "Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me!", script by Len Wein, pencils by Walt Simonson (breakdowns) and Tony DeZuniga (finished art), inks by Tony DeZuniga; Loki now rules Asgard in Odin's stead, by his own royal decree contained in the Cask of Sovereignty, and even Thor must obey him; Loki knows that he must dispose of Odin if he wants to keep the throne; Loki then reveals that he was behind the empty army, and that Kroda was the second Thor, and that the document from the Cask was a forgery; The Enchantress and Executioner steal the sleeping form of Odin; Sif, Thor, and Recorder head to Karnilla's domain to find Balder, while the Warriors Three are charged to protect Odin; Thor's group in then assaulted by two Storm Giants, and Thor defeats them both. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #265
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 265

    First 35-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Walt Simonson, inks by Joe Sinnott. "When Falls the God of Thunder...!", script by Len Wein, pencils by Walt Simonson (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finished art), inks by Joe Sinnott; An image of Loki reveals that he stole the Destroyer from Galactus' ship; The Destroyer then begins attacking Thor, and crash through walls and floors, then the Warriors Three arrive to help Thor; Thor sends them back out to find the sleeping Odin, and they come across Kroda, Magrat, and Snaykar, and they follow them silently; Karnilla and Sif arrive to help Thor, but Karnilla discovers that she cannot continue her mystical attack, because it is Balder that is inside the Destroyer. Appearances by Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, Sif, Balder, and the Recorder. Cameos by the Fantastic Four, Galactus, Odin, the Enchantress, and the Executioner. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #266
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 266

    Cover pencils by Walt Simonson, inks by Joe Sinnott. The Odin Quest concludes in "So Falls the Realm Eternal!", script by Len Wein, pencils by Walt Simonson (breakdowns) and Tony DeZuniga (finished art), inks by Tony DeZuniga; Balder, in the body of The Destroyer is beating Thor to death but Karnilla tries to break Loki's spell and retrieve her lover; The Warriors Three attempt to awaken Odin from his sleep; Balder is freed from The Destroyer and is inhabited by Thor to take on Loki. Appearances by Sif, Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, the Recorder, Loki, and the Destroyer. Hostess snack cakes ad with Spider-Man. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #267
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 267

    Cover pencils by Walt Simonson (?), inks by Joe Sinnott. "Once More, To Midgard!", script by Len Wein, pencils by Walt Simonson (breakdowns) and Tony DeZuniga (finished art), inks by Tony DeZuniga; Balder is leading the construction of Odin's Pillar of Sovereignty, but one of the cables snaps, threatening to kill many; But Thor swiftly saves the day and finishes setting the pillar; In punishment, Loki is cast down to Earth without memory; All the heroes bid farewell, while Thor heads to Earth; Blake goes to see Jacob Wallaby, to get an idea of what he might do; Jacob suggests that he volunteer at a free clinic, if he needs freedom of movement; Then Damocles breaks in and steals a synthetic cobalt lent to the hospital by Stark International. Blake changes to Thor and gives pursuit, but Damocles launches a missile at the city. Appearances by Sif, Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, Karnilla, Balder, and the Recorder. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #268
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 268

    Cover pencils by Walt Simonson (?), inks by Tony DeZuniga. "Death, Thy Name is Brother!", script by Len Wein, pencils by Walt Simonson (breakdowns) and Tony DeZuniga (finished art), inks by Tony DeZuniga; Don Blake is walking through the rain, when a police officer pulls up and tells him that he needs to get in touch with Thor, that the Commissioner wants to see him. When Thor arrives, he meets Bennet Barlow, Damocles' brother; Bennet tells Thor their history; Meanwhile, Damocles oversees the final construction of his cobalt cannon; And in a prison, a mysterious figure is broken out by a monstrous inhuman creature; Bennet is leading Thor to his old home in hope of finding a clue to Damocles' current whereabouts; But Damocles is waiting with his completed cobalt cannon, and blasts Thor, then flies away. Hostess Cupcakes ad with Captain America. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #268PIZ
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 268PIZ

    Pizzazz Variant, has centerfold subscription offer for "Pizzazz" Magazine. Thor battles Damocles in "Death, Thy Name is Brother!" Script by Len Wein, layouts by Walt Simonson, finished art by Tony DeZuniga. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #269
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 269

    Cover pencils by Walt Simonson, inks by Joe Sinnott. "A Walk on the Wild Side!", script by Len Wein, pencils by Walt Simonson (breakdowns) and Tony DeZuniga (finished art), inks by Tony DeZuniga; A mysterious group has freed Stilt-Man from prison and send him to steal a mysterious package for them. Thor stops Stilt-Man but then realizes that Blastaar is also working for the same group. Spider-Man and Green Goblin cameos (they appear on the front page of the Daily Bugle newspaper). The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 364,827; average paid circulation 158,985. Hostess snack cakes ad with Spider-Man. Bullpen Bulletins. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #269PIZ
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 269PIZ

    Pizzazz Variant, has centerfold subscription offer for "Pizzazz" Magazine. The Stilt-Man and Blastaar are up to no good in "A Walk on the Wild Side!" Script by Len Wein, layouts by Walt Simonson, finished art by Tony DeZuniga. Spider-Man and Green Goblin cameos (they appear on the front page of the Daily Bugle newspaper). Simonson/Joe Sinnott cover. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #270
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 270

    Cover pencils by Walt Simonson, inks by Tony DeZuniga. "Minute of Madness - Dark Day of Doom!", script by Len Wein, pencils by Walt Simonson (breakdowns) and Tony DeZuniga (finished art), inks by Tony DeZuniga; Blastaar attacks Thor relentlessly, and blasts him into an alley, just as the 60th second passes; Blastaar enters the alley to find Don Blake, who tells him that Thor ran over the fence; After retrieving his cane from a street gang, and questioning Stilt-Man, Thor heads to see Tony Stark to get some help; Blastaar and his new master FAUST, recall their past, while Thor approaches after learning of them; Blastaar races out to fight Thor. Hostess snack cakes ad with Spider-Man. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #270PIZ
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 270PIZ

    Pizzazz Variant, has centerfold subscription offer for "Pizzazz" Magazine. Thor battles Blastaar in "Minute of Madness, Dark Day of Doom!" Script by Len Wein, layouts by Walt Simonson, finished art by Tony DeZuniga. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #271
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 271
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    Cover pencils by Walt Simonson, inks by Joe Sinnott. Iron Man guest stars in "Like a Diamond in the Sky!", script by Len Wein, pencils by Walt Simonson (breakdowns) and Tony DeZuniga (finished art), inks by Tony DeZuniga; Thor, along with the Avengers and Nick Fury with SHIELD are planning to take out FAUST; Thor and Iron Man transport inside FAUST, while the rest of the heroes prepare Project 13 in case they fail; Thor and Iron Man begin to be assaulted by the multiple defenses of FAUST; FAUST reveals that it has absorbed the contents and properties of the chest that was stolen by Stilt-Man, and, if they attack, it will fire a laser designed to destroy New York; Then Iron Man has figured it out and attacks. Appearances by Nick Fury and the Avengers (Captain America, the Vision, the Scarlet Witch, Wonder Man, and the Beast). Cameos by Spider-Man, Doctor Doom, Daredevil, Captain Marvel, Nova, and Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu. Hostess snack cakes ad with Hulk. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #272
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 272

    Cover art by John Buscema. "The Day the Thunder Failed!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finished art), inks by Tom Palmer; Flying overhead, Thor sees a bully picking on a smaller child; After having run the bully off, Thor tells the children of the time he was bested in contests by Utgard; Utgard disguised himself as Skrymir, and led Thor and Loki into his castle Utgardhall in Jotunheim; There, he challenged the gods to a series of contests; Loki fought against Logi in an eating contest, and lost after Logi consumed not only the food but the plates, and table as well; Loki then is challenged to a footrace by Hugi, but loses before he even starts; Thor then accepts the challenge of emptying a drinking horn, but fails there, as the horn is just as full as when he started. Roy Thomas discusses the history of the Thor comic and his taking over of writing chores on the book. Hostess snack cakes ad with Hulk. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #273
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 273

    Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Tom Palmer. Thor battles the Midgard Serpent in "Somewhere - Over the Rainbow Bridge!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finished art), inks by Tom Palmer; Harris Hobbs asks Thor to take him to Asgard to film a special for his TV network; When Thor refuses, Loki agrees and conceals Hobbs and his crew inside a dangerous adamantium computer that Thor is transporting to Asgard for safe keeping. First appearance of Red Norvell. Appearances by Fandral, Hogun, Volstagg, and Balder. Bullpen Bulletins. "Spider-Man Meets the Home Wrecker" Hostess snack cakes ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #274
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 274

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    Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Tom Palmer. "The Eye - and the Arrow!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finished art), inks by Tom Palmer; Odin, Sif and Frigga return to Asgard to discover that Loki has regained his powers; Odin reveals that Ragnarok has been foretold to begin with the death of Balder the Brave; While displaying his invulnerability to Asgardian weapons, Balder is struck down by an enchanted weapon supplied by Loki. Bullpen Bulletins. "Spider-Man Meets the Home Wrecker" Hostess snack cakes ad. "Street Ball" Spalding basketball back cover ad with Dr. J and Rick Barry, art by Jack Davis. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #275
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 275

    Cover by John Buscema. Thor battles Loki in "A Balance is Struck!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finished art), inks by Tom Palmer; Loki has brought about the beginning of Ragnarok by causing the death of Balder; Odin uses part of his power to keep Balder in a state just above death, to prevent the start of Ragnarok. Appearances by Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, Hela, and Sif. Bullpen Bulletins. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #276
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 276

    Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott. Thor battles "the new, original Thor" (Red Norvell) in "Mine... This Hammer!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finished art), inks by Tom Palmer; Roger "Red" Norvell puts on Thor's belt of strength and his Iron Gloves and becomes a new Thor, as powerful as the old Thor and able to wield Thor's hammer; The new Thor forces Sif to leave with him or he will destroy all of Asgard. Appearances by Sif, Odin, Loki, Fandral, Hogun, Volstagg, and Balder. Bullpen Bulletins. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #277
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 277

    Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Bob McLeod. "Time of the Trolls!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finished art), inks by Tom Palmer; Loki is sentenced to the place of punishment for his role in starting Ragnarok; The new Thor takes Sif to a distant land to be his queen; Hela and her horde of Trolls prepare to storm the rainbow bridge. Appearances by Odin, Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, Loki, the Enchantress, the Executioner, and Balder. Bullpen Bulletins. "McBrain's Brain Drain" Hostess snack cakes ad with Daredevil. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #278
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 278

    Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Bob McLeod. "At Long Last - Ragnarok?!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Chic Stone (finished art), inks by Chic Stone; All of the prophecies of Ragnarok seem to be coming true; The new Thor is convinced by Sif to join the old Thor to protect Asgard and pays with his life. Bullpen Bulletins. Letter to the editor from writer Cat Yronwode. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #279
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 279

    Cover pencils by Dave Cockrum, inks by Joe Sinnott. "A Hammer in Hades!", script by Don Glut, pencils by Alan Kupperberg (breakdowns) and Pablo Marcos (finished art), inks by Pablo Marcos; Pluto kidnaps Jane Foster and brings her to Hades, which leads Thor to Hades to rescue her; Pluto and Loki conspire to use Ulik to kill Thor. Bullpen Bulletins. Letter to the editor from writer Cat Yronwode. "Captain Marvel Meets the Dreadnought" Hostess snack cakes ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #280
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 280

    Cover by Joe Sinnott. "Crisis on Twin Earths!", script by Don Thompson (plot), Maggie Thompson (plot), and Roy Thomas (script), pencils by Wayne Boring (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finished art), inks by Tom Palmer; Thor travels to Hyperion's world at the request of Hyperion, where Thor and the Squadron Supreme battle against the evil Hyperion and Emil Burbank. Avengers cameo; brief Squadron Supreme appearance. Bullpen Bulletins. "An Irresistible Force!" Hostess snack cakes ad with Iron Man. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #281
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 281

    "This Hammer Lost!", script by Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio, Peter Gillis (plot assist), and Mike Catron (plot assist), pencils by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Pablo Marcos (finished art); Thor dwells upon what he has learned about the Eternals and the Celestials; He decides that he will travel back in time to when the Celestials first appeared on Earth; But once in the time stream, Mjolnir vanishes from his grasp and Thor is left in a land of fog and shadows; He is then confronted by the Space Phantom, who tells him he is in Limbo; He tells Thor of his planet, Phantus, and that his hammer is probably at its core; Thor agrees to help him save his planet, if he will help find Mjolnir. Once on the surface, they are repeatedly attacked by the warring Phantoms; The Phantom leads Thor to a complex containing a shaft that leads to the core. Thor leaps in, but it was a trap. Cameo appearances by the original Avengers. The letters page has a statement of ownership: average print run 346,479; average paid circulation 135,599. Pages 16 and 17 are reversed. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #282
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 282

    Last 35-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Ron Wilson(?), inks by Pablo Marcos. "Rites of Passage," script by Mark Gruenwald and Ralph Macchio, pencils by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Pablo Marcos (finished art), inks by Pablo Marcos; The Space Phantom realizes that his plan is not working and checks on Thor; He discovers that he is losing his godly attributes and transports him out; Thor returns to normal and confronts the Phantom; He tells Thor that he does not know where Mjolnir is but he thinks he can find it; He leads Thor to the castle of Immortus, where they are confronted by Tempus; Thor and Tempus battle back and forth, until finally, using Tempus' own club, he is defeated by Thor; Thor and the Phantom enter the castle and find Immortus holding Mjolnir. Bullpen Bulletins. "Spider-Man Puts Himself in the Picture!" ad for Hostess snack cakes. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #283
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 283

    First 40-cent cover price. The Eternals Saga: Part 2 of 20 - "Suddenly - The Celestials!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Chic Stone (finished art), inks by Chic Stone; Story continued from Thor Annual #7. Thor confronts Odin, asking questions about the false Ragnarok, the identity of Thor's mother, and Odin's knowledge of the Celestials, all of which Odin refuses to answer; Thor flies to Peru where he discovers the newest host of the Celestials has arrived. Bullpen Bulletins. "Brains Over Brawn!" Hostess snack cakes ad with Iron Man. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #284
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 284

    The Eternals Saga: Part 3 of 20 - Cover pencils by Dave Cockrum, inks by Bob McLeod. "The City of the Space Gods!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Chic Stone (finished art), inks by Chic Stone; The passengers are horrified inside a plane at seeing Thor obliterated, and inside that plane, a young man questions the passenger he doesn't remember seeing before - Dr. Don Blake; Gammenon sets the plane down and goes about his own tasks; The passengers begin to get out of the plane and are greeting by Dr Damian and Ajak; Blake tricks Ajak into giving him and Damian privacy when Damian almost collapses; Ajak leaves and Damian reveals that he had been faking; Damian then tells Blake about how Ikaris helped him and his daughter, Margo, discover the dome; Blake changes to Thor in front of Damian. Bullpen Bulletins. "Hotshot on the Block" Hostess snack cakes ad with Spider-Man. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #285
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 285

    The Eternals Saga: Part 4 of 20 - Cover pencils by Keith Pollard, inks by Bob Layton. "Deviants and Doormen!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Chic Stone (finished art), inks by Chic Stone; Thor learns of the capture of Ikaris, Margo and Thena by the Deviants and joins with Karkas and Sersi to head into the Deviant's secret city to rescue them. Bullpen Bulletins. "The Thing and the Ultimate Weapon!" Hostess snack cakes ad with the Thing. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #286
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 286

    The Eternals Saga: Part 5 of 20 - Cover pencils by Keith Pollard, inks by Al Milgrom. "Mayhem under Manhattan!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Chic Stone (finished art), inks by Chic Stone; Thor, Sersi, and Karkas are sneaking into the Deviant City, but are detected and attacked; Sersi flees and Karkas is assaulted by some Deviant device that knocks him out; Kro then reveals himself and demands Thor surrender his hammer or he will kill Karkas, and Thor has no choice; In Asgard, Mimir is showing Odin Thor's defeat, and Sif and the Warriors Three want to fly to his aid; Odin tells them no and sends them on missions for Asgard; Back on Earth, Brother Tode is about to put all the prisoners in the Atom Displacer, and is talking to Thor, when "he" suddenly changes into Sersi, and reveals that Thor's hammer is really a cane; Then Blake comes from behind a curtain, knocks Kro over, and is transformed into Thor when the cane hits the ground; Thor and Sersi free Karkas and the rest and they begin to attack the Deviants. Bullpen Bulletins. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #287
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 287

    The Eternals Saga: Part 6 of 20 - Cover pencils by Keith Pollard, inks by Bob Layton. "Assault on Olympia!", script by Roy Thomas, Mark Gruenwald (suggestions and concepts), and Ralph Macchio (suggestions and concepts), pencils by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Chic Stone (finished art), inks by Chic Stone; Thor travels to Olympus with the other Eternals; While there, The Forgotten One is sent by the Celestials to warn the Eternals to not interfere with the 50 year judgement of the Earth. Bullpen Bulletins. Letter to the editor from comics writer Kurt Busiek. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #288
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 288

    The Eternals Saga: Part 7 of 20 - Cover pencils by Keith Pollard (?), inks by Bob Layton. The Eternals guest star in "Fury of the Forgotten Hero!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Chic Stone (finished art), inks by Chic Stone; Thor battles first The Forgotten One and then the Celestial known as The One Above All on the Celestial's ship; Thor is shown an image by the Celestials of Odin bowing to them in the past. Appearances by Sif, Balder, Karnilla, Odin, Hogun, Fandral, and Volstagg. Extensive letters page discussion of Kirby's Eternals by Roy Thomas in reply to a letter from Jonathan Hochberg. Bullpen Bulletins. "The Ultimate Weapon!" Hostess snack cakes ad with Hulk. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #289
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 289

    The Eternals Saga: Part 8 of 20 - Cover pencils by Keith Pollard, inks by Chic Stone. "Look Homeward, Asgardian!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Keith Pollard, inks by Chic Stone; The Eternals give Thor one day to try to stop the Celestials before they attack; Thor tries to return to Asgard but is stopped by the combined might of the Asgardians on the Rainbow Bridge and thrown back down to Midgard. Bullpen Bulletins. "Captain Marvel vs. Professor Sneer" Hostess snack cakes ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #290
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 290

    The Eternals Saga: Part 9 of 20 - Cover pencils by Keith Pollard, inks by Bob Layton. "Ring Around the Red Bull!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Arvell Jones, inks by Chic Stone; On his way to the land of the Eternals, Thor encounters the Eternal Vampiro above Hollywood; Vampiro is a masked wrestler, and has been attacked by the Deviant El Toro Rojo, posing as another masked wrestler. Bullpen Bulletins. "Spider-Man meets June Jitsu!" Hostess snack cakes ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #291
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 291

    The Eternals Saga: Part 10 of 20 - Cover pencils by Keith Pollard, inks by Bob Layton. "When Gods Have Joined Together!" script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Chic Stone (finished art), inks by Chic Stone; The Eternals form the Uni-Mind to try to attack the Celestials; They never get the chance as the might of the Greek Gods, lead by Zeus and accompanied by Odin, attack the home city of the Eternals, forcing them to return. Bullpen Bulletins "The Icemaster Cometh" Hostess snack cakes ad with the Human Torch. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #292
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 292

    The Eternals Saga: Part 11 of 20 - Cover pencils by Keith Pollard, inks by Bob Layton. "If an Eye Offend Thee...!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Keith Pollard, inks by Chic Stone; The battle between the Greek Gods and the Eternals comes to an end when Odin refuses to kill his son Thor; Thor leaves Olympia to find the mystic eye of Odin that he sacrificed to Mimir. Bullpen Bulletins. "A Passion for Gold" Hostess snack cakes ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #293
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 293

    The Eternals Saga: Part 12 of 20 - Cover pencils by Keith Pollard, inks by Bob Layton. "The Twilight of SOME Gods!", script by Roy Thomas;, Mark Gruenwald ("some multiversal bon mots"), and Ralph Macchio ("some multiversal bon mots"), pencils by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Chic Stone (finished art), inks by Chic Stone; The Eye of Odin tells Thor of how the current group of Asgardian Gods was created after the previous set experienced their own Ragnarok; The Ragnarok burned Asgard to brightly that it became the star that was followed by the three wise men in the bible. Cameos by the Avengers, Loki, Balder, Doctor Doom, Magneto, the Hulk, the Enchantress, Firelord, the Silver Surfer, Galactus, Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, and the baby Jesus (no kidding!). The letters page has a statement of ownership: average print run 366,580; average paid circulation 179,915. Bullpen Bulletins. "The Hungry Battleaxe!" Hostess snack cakes ad with Iron Man. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #294
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 294

    The Eternals Saga: Part 13 of 20 - Cover by Keith Pollard. Origin of Asgard and Odin in "New Asgards for Old!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Chic Stone (finished art), inks by Chic Stone; Odin creates Asgard and all the other Asgardian Gods from the remnants of the previous Asgard; Loki tricks Odin into promising Idunn to the Storm Giants Fafnir and Fasolt. Cameos by Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, Balder, and the Enchantress. Bullpen Bulletins. "A Hot Time in the Old Town" Hostess snack cakes ad with the Human Torch. The letters page is replaced by this two-page article by Mark Gruenwald on the nature of mythology and the Zodiac in the Marvel Universe. Roy Thomas writes a short introduction. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #295
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 295

    The Eternals Saga: Part 14 of 20 - Cover by Keith Pollard. Loki guest stars in "The Price - and the Pride!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Chic Stone (finished art), inks by Chic Stone; Thor, Odin and Loki travel to the land of the gnomes to retrieve the ring of power from Ablerich and use it to barter with Fafnir and Fasolt for the return of Idunn. Bullpen Bulletins. "A Hot Time in the Old Town" Hostess snack cakes ad with the Human Torch. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #296
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 296

    The Eternals Saga: Part 15 of 20 - Cover by Keith Pollard. The Valkyrie guest stars in "From Valhalla - A Valkyrie!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Keith Pollard (breakdowns), and Chic Stone (finished art), inks by Chic Stone (pages 1-16, 19-22) and Marie Severin (pages 17, 23-31, uncredited); The Eye of Odin continues to tell its tale to Thor; He sees a version of himself, but apparently mortal, fighting against a storm, until he sees a dwelling and seeks shelter within; A woman gets him some water when her husband comes home, and offers him his hospitality; Hunding asks for his story and this mortal Thor tells him his name is Woe-King, he had a twin sister and their father's name was Wulf; They had returned home one day to find his mother dead and his sister gone, apparently killed by their enemies, the Neidings. He has since wandered, until he recently came across a clan forcing a woman into a marriage she didn't want; He managed to slay them, but during the fray, the woman is accidentally killed. Bullpen Bulletins. "The Trap" Hostess snack cakes ad with Spider-Man. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #297
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 297

    The Eternals Saga: Part 16 of 20 - Cover by Keith Pollard. "The Sword of Siegfried!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Chic Stone (finished art), inks by Chic Stone; Siegfried, son of Siegmund and Sieglinda, is raised by Mime the gnome; Mime hopes to use Siegfried to steal the Ring of Nibelung. Roy Thomas announces that this will be the last issue written by him, though he has the book plotted thru #300. Bullpen Bulletins. "Sunday Punch!" Hostess snack cakes ad with the Thing. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.