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Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition comic books

  • Issue #201UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 201UK

    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Vince Colletta. Odin is resurrected in "Resurrection!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Jim Mooney; Odin has sent Heimdall and Kamorr on a quest; Meanwhile, Hela helps revive Odin, who casts Pluto from Asgard; On Blackworld, Tana Nile tells of how Ego Prime came to be; The origin of Blackworld. Appearances by Sif, Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, Balder, Hela, Karnilla, Pluto, and Hildegard. Ego cameo. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #202UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 202UK

    UK Edition. Cover pencils by John Buscema, John Romita (alterations), and Marie Severin (alterations), inks by John Romita (alterations) and Marie Severin (alterations). "And None Dare Stand 'Gainst Ego-Prime!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Vince Colletta; Ego-Prime has come to Earth, and not all the Asgardian's power can stop him; Meanwhile, Heimdall finds one of the people in his quest - Jackson Kimbal. Appearances by Sif, Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, Karnilla, Hildegarde, Heimdall, and Odin. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #203UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 203UK

    UK Edition. Cover by John Buscema. "They Walk Like Gods!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Vince Colletta; Odin's plan comes to fruition, as the power of Ego-Prime is sacrificed to transform three people into Young Gods; But Thor is upset about being a piece in Odin's game, believing that he did not care if pieces were sacrificed. Appearances by Sif, Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, Balder, Karnilla, Hildegarde, and Heimdall. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #204UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 204UK

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    UK Edition. Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott. "Exiled on Earth!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Jim Mooney (finished art); Odin condemns the heroes to Earth for daring to question him; Tana Nile uses her control pack to disguise herself as an Earthling, accepting the fact that she and Silas Grant are marooned on Earth; Doctor Donald Blake discovers that his office has been closed in his absence due to a change in building ownership; Slowly but surely, the exiled and marooned are separated and all fall prey to Mephisto. Appearances by Iron Man, Sif, Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, Balder, Hildegarde, Karnilla, Heimdall, Mephisto, and Odin. Letter to the editor from comics artist Bill Blyberg. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #205UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 205UK

    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. "A World Gone Mad!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Vince Colletta; The Thunder God vs. Mephisto - in the haunted halls of the Sub-World!; And the demon's allies are none other than Thor's most trusted friends - including the lady Sif! Get it! Appearances by Sif, Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, Hildegarde, Balder, and Adolf Hitler. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #206UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 206UK

    UK Edition. Cover by John Buscema. "Rebirth!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Vince Colletta; The Absorbing Man returns, heeding a mysterious summons that he can't ignore; Unfortunately, he crosses Sif and Hildegarde's path, knocking them both out, which just angers Thor all the more; Creel follows the summons to a small house, and discovers Loki. Appearances by Sif, Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, Balder, Hildegarde, and Karnilla. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #207UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 207UK

    UK Edition. Loki attacks in "Fire Sword!" Script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema and Marie Severin, inks by Vince Colletta. Appearances by Sif, Hildegarde, Karnilla, the Absorbing Man, Steve Englehart, Gerry Conway, Len Wein, and Glynis Wein. Cameos by Captain America, the Vision, the Scarlet Witch, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Dr. Doom, Superman, Batman, the Black Panther, Quicksilver, and Hawkeye (costumes in the Rutland Halloween Parade). Plot crossover with Rutland stories in Amazing Adventures 16 and the Justice League of America 103 (DC Comics). The Bullpen staff was pencilled by Marie Severin from John Buscema layouts; finished art by Vince Colletta. Gil Kane/Joe Sinnott cover.

  • Issue #208UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 208UK

    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. First appearance of the Fourth-Dimensional Man in "The Fourth-Dimensional Man!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Vince Colletta; Thor and Hildegarde return to Avengers Mansion to think on what they must do; Meanwhile, Mr. Sarron returns to Don Blake's office and transforms himself into Mercurio by absorbing the ambient energy leftover from all of his transformations into Thor; But there is not enough energy, and he partly materializes; Passing over his old office, Thor notices a light inside and investigates, only to be attacked by Mercurio; While in Avengers Mansion, the Warriors Three notice on a monitor the battle, and go to help Thor; When they arrive, they begin to attack, but don't notice that Thor is gone. Appearances by the Vision, Hildegarde, Hogun, Fandral, and Volstagg. Cameos by Ego-Prime, Loki, the Absorbing Man, Odin, Sif, Karnilla, and Balder. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #209UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 209UK

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    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Joe Sinnott. First appearance of the Demon Druid in "Warriors in the Night!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Vince Colletta; Thor is in England searching for Sif, when the Demon Druid awakens, and begins tearing a path through the town; Thor tries to stop him, but the Druid is too powerful; One of the police officers discovers that the Druid is not attacking anyone, he is only acting in self-defense; When the Druid gets to Stonehenge, he is transported home. Cameos by Sif, Hildegarde, Karnilla, and Loki. The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 374,159; average paid circulation 207,179. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #210UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 210UK

    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Joe Sinnott. "The Hammer and the Hellfire!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema (layout) and Don Perlin (finished art), inks by Vince Colletta; In the caves of Geirrodur, he and Ulik look on with anger at Thor, who is in Korea; Thor finds a deserted cliff and falls asleep. While so, Trolls steal him back to their caverns, but before they get very far, Thor wakes up; But before he can do anything, Ulik strikes; During the battle, other Trolls bring up a large chunk of magnetized Uru ore, which pulls Mjolnir free from Thor, and holds it tight while the Trolls carry it off; Thor races after them, but before his eyes, they hurl it all into the flaming foundry; But before he changes back to Blake, Thor lunges into the foundry after it. Cameos by Sif, Hildegarde, Karnilla, Balder, and Loki. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #211UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 211UK

    UK Edition. Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by John Romita Sr. and Marie Severin cover. "The End of the Battle!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema (layout) and Don Perlin (finished art), inks by Vince Colletta; Thor manages to grab Mjolnir before 60 seconds are up; Meanwhile, Ulik and his army of trolls attack the surface; Thor and the other earth-bound heroes try to stop them; They manage to defeat them and send them back to their caves, but Fandral tells Thor that Balder has gone mad. Appearances by Hogun and Volstagg. Letter to the editor from comics artist Matt Howarth. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #212UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 212UK

    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. First appearance of Sssthgar and the Lizard People in "Journey to the Golden Star!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema and Don Perlin, inks by Vince Colletta; Thor returns to Avengers Mansion to find Balder gone mad; So he and the rest of his party, save Volstagg, return to Asgard to confront Odin; They arrive in Asgard, only to find the Asgardians gone, and it overrun with lizardmen; They tell Thor a tale of them being former slaves of the Vrellnexians, but after the Asgardians travel to the Golden Star and defeat them, the lizardmen turn on them. Appearances by Hogun, Fandral, Hildegarde, and Balder. Heimdall cameo. Letter to the editor from comics writer J.M. DeMatteis. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #213UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 213UK

    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Jim Starlin, inks by Frank Giacoia. "The Demon Brigade!!", script by Gerry Conway (Plot) and Len Wein (Script), pencils by John Buscema and Don Perlin, inks by Vince Colletta; The battle is great, but the Asgardians are defeated; Thor awakens in a dungeon, and discovers that the food is drugged, keeping the rest of the Asgardians enthralled; Thor breaks free, and frees Hildegarde and Tana Nile who have yet to be drugged; They meet up with Gregor and his resistance and agree to help them overthrow Sssthgar and the Vrellnexians; They destroy the drug factories and abandon Sssthgar to the former slaves of Golden Star, but not before he tells Thor that Sif was sold to some miners in the Dark Nebula. Full page cover reproduction ad for the classic Amazing Spider-Man #122. Ad for Tales of the Zombie Vol 1. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #214UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 214UK

    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Frank Giacoia and Mike Esposito. "Into the Dark Nebula!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Jim Mooney; The Asgardians travel to the Dark Nebula, there they are attacked by the miners, who think that they are raiders coming to attack again; Once they are defeated and realize who they are, they offer to help; They begin to check with the Alterian miners who deal in slaves, when they are attacked by Mercurio and his army; While they are fighting, the three miners surrender themselves to a gigantic jewel in their mine; The jewel then erupts from the surface and Thor sees that Sif and Karnilla are trapped within the jewel; The voice of the jewel tells them that if they come any closer, they will die. Appearances by Sif, Hogun, Fandral, Hildegarde, Heimdall, and Odin. Letter to the editor from comics editor (and Thor scripter) Ralph Macchio. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #215UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 215UK

    UK Edition. Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott and Frank Giacoia. "The God in the Jewel," script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema (layouts) and Jim Mooney (finished art), inks by Jim Mooney; Xorr causes a vibration that knocks everyone out; When they awake, they are deep underground; Meanwhile, Xorr tells Sif and Karnilla his origin; It then blasts off the asteroid, with the Asgardians and Mercurians in hot pursuit; They board their vessel and defeat the miners, but when Thor goes to rescue Sif, he realizes he cannot free her from the jewel without killing her. Appearances by Hogun, Fandral, Hildegarde, Heimdall, and Odin. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #216UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 216UK

    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by John Romita. "Where Chaos Rules!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema (layouts) and Jim Mooney (finished art), inks by Jim Mooney; Thor tells everyone to back off, and the Mercurians are driven off; Back in Avengers Mansion on Earth, Balder has come to his senses, and he and Volstagg return to Asgard; Back in space, Xorr has begun consuming a star, but it is too much and he explodes, and the Mercurians begin collecting the debris. Appearances by Sif, Hogun, Fandral, Hildegarde, Karnilla, and Odin. Color cover reproduction ad for Avengers #116. Ad for summer crossover event the "Avengers-Defenders War." 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #217UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 217UK

    UK Edition. Cover by John Romita. "All Swords Against Them!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema (layouts) and Sal Buscema (finished art), inks by Sal Buscema; The Asgardians return home, only to find imposters in their place; As they battle, Thor knocks the false Heimdall from Bifrost, where he changes image to an unknown man, then vanishes; Thor returns to Asgard, where he and Sif are trapped by the false Balder, who then reveals himself as Igron; Balder comes from behind and knocks Igron out, and the spell fades, as does the false gods; After the true Asgardians are revealed, Odin tells Thor about a menace that approaches from space. Appearances by Sif, Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, Hildegarde, Heimdall, and Odin. Ulik cameo. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20.

  • Issue #218UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 218UK

    UK Edition. "Where Pass the Black Stars, There Also Passes Death!" Script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Jim Mooney. Appearances by Sif, Balder, and Odin; cameos by Hogun, Fandral, and Volstagg. Rich Buckler/Joe Sinnott cover.

  • Issue #219UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 219UK

    UK Edition. Cover by John Buscema. "A Galaxy Consumed!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Mike Esposito; Thor and his group go to the Black Stars, where they are attacked by Avalon, who then tells Thor that he was just testing them, that his people are robotic slaves to the masters of the Black Stars; They all begin to talk, when they are attacked by the Protector, but it is destroyed by Thor; They then see the masters of the Black Stars, against which, Thor is microscopic. Appearances by Sif, Balder, and Hildegarde. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #220UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 220UK

    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Dan Adkins. "Behold! The Land of Doom!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Mike Esposito; Thor goes to attack Kragonn, but is swatted away easily. Kragonn then orders Dracus to determine what is wrong, and he sends Exterminators; The Exterminators are defeated, while the Rigellian outcasts eavesdrop on the giant masters of the Black Stars; They learn that Rhun is the only living planet of the Black Stars, the other four have died off without Rhun's knowledge; When the truth is revealed, the Caretakers are free to go. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Appearances by Sif, Balder, Hildegarde, and Odin. Letter to the editor from comics editor (and Thor scripter) Ralph Macchio. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #221UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 221UK

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    UK Edition. Hercules guest stars in "Hercules Enraged!" Script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Mike Esposito. Appearances by Sif, Balder, Hildegarde, Zeus, Ares, Pluto, and Odin. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A # 1 (Spider-Man by John Romita Sr.). Buscema/John Romita Sr. cover.

  • Issue #222UK
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    UK Edition. 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.

  • Issue #223UK
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    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. "Hellfire Across the World!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Mike Esposito; Thor and Hercules enter Hades and are attacked by demon-bats, and snake women; They fight their way past, only to find that Pluto has fled with Krista; They go to Asgard, where Odin reveals that Pluto has gone to Manhattan; Thor and Hercules follow him there; Thor defeats Pluto and drives him away; He then discovers that Krista is dying, and only Don Blake can save her. Appearances by Sif and Hildegarde. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A #12 (Daredevil by Jack Kirby), plus a statement of ownership: average print run 405,894; average paid circulation 195,239. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #224UK
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    UK Edition. Cover by John Romita. "No One Can Stop...The Destroyer!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Mike Esposito; Hercules and Thor have taken Krista to a hospital, and Thor changes to Don Blake; He then reveals to Hercules that he is Thor; On another street in Manhattan, Holmes reactivates the Destroyer, which he discovered in Peru, and begins to go on a rampage, to which Hercules responds; After the operation Thor flies to help Hercules; Thor manages to fight him off while Hercules goes to find the mortal body; After he is gone though, the Destroyer manages to wrench Mjolnir from Thor's grasp, so Thor only has sixty seconds to get it back. Letter to the editor from comics editor (and Thor scripter) Ralph Macchio. The letters page also contains Marvel Value Stamp series A #87 (J. Jonah Jameson). 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #225UK
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    UK Edition. Cover by John Buscema. First appearance of Firelord in "The Coming of the Firelord!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott; Thor commands Mjolnir to return to him, and so it must; Hercules returns with the body of Holmes, and in drawing close, the spirit returns to his body; While Thor changes back to Blake to check on Krista, Firelord arrives on Earth, and at the selfsame hospital; Hercules and Firelord begin to battle, and Blake's cane is knocked out a window; Blake races to the ground and changes to Thor, and then he stops the battle, realizing who Firelord is - herald to Galactus; Firelord then summons Galactus, and Galactus plans to feast this day. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp #17 (Black Bolt by Jack Kirby). Bullpen Bulletins. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #226UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 226UK

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    UK Edition. Firelord, Hercules, and Galactus guest stars in "The Battle Beyond!" Script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Mike Esposito and Dave Hunt. Cameos by the Silver Surfer, the Watcher, the Fantastic Four, and Ego (in flashbacks). The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A # 58 (The Mandarin). John Romita Sr. cover.

  • Issue #227UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 227UK

    UK Edition. Cover by John Romita. "In Search of...Ego!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Joe Sinnott; Odin looks on, as Galactus, Thor, Hercules, and Firelord begin to attack the mad planet Ego; Meanwhile, in Asgard, Odin has a plan in mind; Odin will not interfere in Thor and Galactus' quest, but if Thor dies in battle with the Living Planet, Ego will be slain in turn; Back on Ego, Firelord, Thor, and Hercules fight their way through Ego's humanoid constructs to Ego's mind; Thor throws Mjolnir and strikes Ego's brain. Appearances by Sif, Hildegarde, and Odin. Cameo by Heimdall. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A #76 (Dormammu). 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #228UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 228UK

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    UK Edition.Hercules, Firelord, Galactus, and Ego guest star in "Ego: Beginning and End!" Script by Gerry Conway; pencils by Rich Buckler with Arvell Jones and Keith Pollard; inks by Joe Sinnott. Ego origin. The Destoyer takes Firelord's place as the herald of Galactus. Cameos by Sif and Odin. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A # 40 (Loki by Gil Kane). Buckler/Frank Giacoia cover.

  • Issue #229UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 229UK

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    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Ron Wilson, inks by Mike Esposito. "Where Darkness Dwells, Dwell I!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Chic Stone; Both Thor and Hercules have returned to Earth, but while Thor flies overhead, Hercules hears a cry for help; He rushes to it, only to see an old man attacked by a robber; Hercules chases him down, only to return just in time to see the old man kill himself; A police detective tells Thor and Hercules about how several people have gone insane lately and killed themselves; Hercules storms off by himself, but is captured by a mysterious shadowy figure; He later manages to barely return to Thor, only to collapse in front of him. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp #80 (Ghost Rider), and also an ad for Wolverine's debut in Incredible Hulk #181. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #230UK
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    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Joe Sinnott. "The Sky Above...The Pits Below!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Joe Sinnott; Thor flies Hercules to Avengers Mansion, where he has Iron Man try to probe his mind to find out what happened to him, but Hercules comes to and lashes out smashing everything around him until Krista calms him down; Back in Asgard, Hildegarde forces her way into Odin's chambers, only to find it empty; She searches until she finds the Vizier, who tells her that Odin has vanished, and no one knows where he is; Thor had Hercules make their way back to the tunnels where he was attacked; Hercules opens up a piece of the tunnel, letting in the light, and causing the demons to flee. Appearances by Iron Man and Sif. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #231UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 231UK

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    UK Edition. Cover by Gil Kane and John Romita (alterations). "A Spectre From the Past!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema (layouts/breakdowns), Dick Giordano, and Terry Austin (finished art), inks by Dick Giordano (figures) and Terry Austin (backgrounds, uncredited); Thor and Hercules return to the surface and fix the hole in the ground they created; After they are done, Blumkenn tells Thor that one of the people stopped from killing themselves has been asking for him - Jane Foster; Elsewhere, during a séance, the spirit of Armak is channeled into Arnold Nicolson. Back in a Midtown Hospital, Sif sees Thor with Jane Foster and realizes just how much he still loves her; The doctor tells Sif that there's not much hope, and that Jane has a week or two at the most; Sif returns to Asgard seeking Odin, only to find him gone; Thor flies off to fight Armak. The story pages were printed out of order; they should be 1-13, 15, 16, 14, 17, 18. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A #83 (Dragon Man). 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #232UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 232UK

    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Ron Wilson, inks by Tom Palmer. "Lo, The Raging Battle!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema (layouts/breakdowns), Dick Giordano (finished art), and Terry Austin (finished art), inks by Dick Giordano (figures) and Terry Austin (backgrounds); On Earth, Firelord discovers a mysterious cube; When he enters, he is confronted by a gigantic ominous being; Hercules and Sif go on a quest for the Runestaff of Kamo Tharnn; Later, Firelord attacks Thor, but during the battle Firelord comes to his senses and tells him of Loki's attack on him. Appearances by Iron Man, Hildegarde, and Jane Foster. Letter to the editor from comics publisher Dean Mullaney. The letters page also contains Marvel Value Stamp series A #85 (Lilith, Dracula's Daughter by John Romita Sr.). 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #233UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 233UK

    UK Edition Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Al Milgrom. "One Life to Give!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott; The Absorbing Man, using the strength of Mjolnir, manages to beat down Thor; Elsewhere, Orrin accompanies Judith to get groceries; While she is inside, some thugs attack him, but he casually swats them all, but then is shocked by its implications; Thor gets up and attacks Absorbing Man again, then runs away; Absorbing Man follows him into a department store, where the Absorbing Man grabs Thor's hammer, trying to absorb the rest of its power; But when he goes to punch Thor, his arm collapses like cardboard, which it now is; It wasn't really Mjolnir, but a toy; The police keep Absorbing Man trapped inside a cardboard box, so he can't get out. He really can't punch his way out of a paper bag; When Thor gets back to the hospital, he finds Jane alive and OK, but Sif is gone. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #234UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 234UK

    UK Edition with identical material as the US edition. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Dick Giordano. "O, Bitter Victory!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott; Thor and a group of commandos sneak into Loki's camp at night, only to be captured; When General Sawyer realizes that they've been captured, he realizes the only option left is a nuclear strike; In California, Orrin saves Judith from a drunk driver by casually swatting his car aside; At Avengers Mansion, Iron Man and Firelord team up to break the barrier; Firelord flies to lead the army and rescue Thor; Thor challenges Loki to one-on-one combat with no weapons or spells, to which Thor wins. Guest appearances by Hercules and Sif. Jane Foster cameo. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #235UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 235UK

    UK Edition with identical material as the US edition. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. "Who Lurks Beyond the Labyrinth!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott; Thor is upset about Jane Foster's condition; But while he is sulking, the Absorbing Man is stalking him; Hercules and Sif find Kamo Tharnn, but he refuses to help and attacks; Back on Earth, the Absorbing Man sneaks up behind Thor while he is focused on Jane, and absorbs the power of Mjolnir, and begins mopping the floor with Thor; Hercules knocks out Kamo Tharnn and takes the Runestaff back to Earth. Appearance by Jane Foster. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A #23 (Sgt. Fury) and a statement of ownership: average print run 387,083; average paid circulation 205,838. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #236UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 236UK

    UK Edition Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Al Milgrom. "One Life to Give!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott; The Absorbing Man, using the strength of Mjolnir, manages to beat down Thor; Elsewhere, Orrin accompanies Judith to get groceries; While she is inside, some thugs attack him, but he casually swats them all, but then is shocked by its implications; Thor gets up and attacks Absorbing Man again, then runs away; Absorbing Man follows him into a department store, where the Absorbing Man grabs Thor's hammer, trying to absorb the rest of its power; But when he goes to punch Thor, his arm collapses like cardboard, which it now is; It wasn't really Mjolnir, but a toy; The police keep Absorbing Man trapped inside a cardboard box, so he can't get out. He really can't punch his way out of a paper bag; When Thor gets back to the hospital, he finds Jane alive and OK, but Sif is gone. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #237UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 237UK

    UK Edition Cover pencils by Gil Kane and John Romita (alterations), inks by Al Milgrom and John Romita (alterations). "Ulik Unchained," script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott; Thor helps the cops catch some crooks, while Ulik watches; Elsewhere, Judith and Mr Heath speak to Orrin about his power and responsibilities; Back in New York, the trolls begin attacking the surface; While Thor is distracted battling Ulik, other trolls capture Jane, and Thor is forced to surrender. Letters to the editor from comics publisher Dean Mullaney and writer Peter Sanderson. The letters page also contains Marvel Value Stamp series A #18 (Volstagg). 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #238UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 238UK

    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Gil Kane and John Romita (alterations), inks by Al Milgrom (signed) and John Romita (alterations). "Night of the Troll!", script by Gerry Conway, layouts by John Buscema, finished art by Joe Sinnott; Ulik leads Thor to an underground river; Elsewhere, Orrin gets involved in a grape picker's strike; Back in the caverns, Ulik tells Thor his plan; He wants Thor to take care of Zotarr, while he attacks Geirrodur; During the battle, it is Jane that sneaks up and captures Geirrodur, with his own spear. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp #94 (Electro by Steve Ditko). 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #239UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 239UK

    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Dan Adkins. "Time Quake!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott; With Geirrodur defeated, Ulik now sets his sights on the surface world; But Thor stands in his way and defeats him; Thor then causes the cave to collapse on the trolls, while he and Jane escape to the surface; Back in California, at a strike meeting, Orrin breaks up an attack by Conners and his men, when a gigantic pyramid bursts up from the ground; Orrin seems transfixed by it and begins heading for it; Thor leaves Jane to search for Odin, but after he leaves, Jane sees Orrin in California heading toward the pyramid; Osiris, Isis, and Horus appear in a doorway and Orrin follows them inside. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #240UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 240UK

    UK Edition. Thor battles the gods in "When the Gods Make War!" Plot by Roy Thomas, script by Bill Mantlo, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Klaus Janson. Appearances by Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, Heimdall, Osiris, Isis, Horus, and Jane Foster. Cameos by Sif, Surtur, and Loki. Gil Kane/Janson cover.

  • Issue #241UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 241UK

    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Frank Giacoia. "The Death-ship Sails the Stars!", script by Bill Mantlo, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott; Thor pleads to Odin to remember who he really is; Not Atum-Re, not Orrin, but Odin, All-Father of Asgard, but to no avail; The Egyptian gods agree to free Odin if Thor will help them fight Seth, and Thor has no choice but to agree; They all, along with Jane, travel to Heliopolis where they are attacked by Seth and his legions; During the battle, Jane's pleads to Odin, cause him to awake, and strike, causing Seth to lose his hand. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #242UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 242UK

    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. "When the Servitor Commands!", script by Len Wein, layouts by John Buscema, finished art by Joe Sinnott.; Thor, Odin, and Jane leave the pyramid, and Thor uses Mjolnir to send it elsewhere; With the pyramid gone, Odin's full memory returns; Odin is furious that Thor is still with Jane Foster, and he is not welcome in Asgard until he has forsworn her forever; Thor flies Jane back to her apartment, where they find the Warriors Three; Before long, a gigantic hand crashes through the wall and grabs Jane; The four warriors defeat the Servitor, but before Thor can finish him off, he is stopped by Zarrko - who needs Thor's help. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #243UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 243UK

    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Joe Sinnott. "Turmoil in the Time Stream!", script by Len Wein, layouts by John Buscema, finished art by Joe Sinnott; Zarrko tells Thor and the Asgardians about the Time Twisters, beings traveling back through time from the 80th Century; And every time they appear on Earth, it is destroyed; They agree to go with Zarrko, but once in the time stream, they are assaulted by dinosaurs, Mongol warriors, and soldiers from the future. Appearances by Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, Jane Foster, and Odin. The letters page contains a Marvel Value Stamp series B #7 (Thor). 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #244UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 244UK

    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Rich Buckler and John Romita (alterations), inks by Joe Sinnott and John Romita (alterations). "This Is the Way the World Ends!", script by Len Wein, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott; The Time Twisters have arrived. Zarrko sends his people to attack them to determine their strengths and weaknesses; In Asgard, Odin banishes the Vizier to the Tower of Solitude until he summons him again, he then sends Balder to retrieve Igron from the dungeon; The Time Twisters tell Thor that they cannot abandon their quest; Derek comes to and swears that Zarrko will pay; The Time Twisters summon forth more warriors from throughout time to battle the Asgardians; The Time Twisters depart, causing the destruction of the Earth. Appearances by Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, Jane Foster, Odin, and Balder. Sif cameo. The letters page contains a Marvel Value Stamp series B #24. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #245UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 245UK

    UK Edition. Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott. "The Temple at the End of Time!", script by Len Wein, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott; The five Asgardians have survived the holocaust, along with Zarrko, Servitor, and Derek; All of them, except for Derek, travel forward in time to try and stop the Time Twisters before they begin; Jane tells he who remains what the Time Twisters really do, so he terminates their life support; They all go back to 50th Century Earth; There, First Citizen Derek tells Zarrko that the world is no longer his; And since the Time Twisters are gone, the Asgardians return home. Appearances by Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, Jane Foster, and the Time-Twisters. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series B (Silver Surfer by Jack Kirby). 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #246UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 246UK

    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Joe Sinnott. "The Fury of Firelord!", script by Len Wein, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns), inks by Joe Sinnott (finished art); Plot assist by Marv Wolfman; The Asgardians are in Jane's apartment, when news comes on of Firelord leading a rebellion in Costa Verde; In Asgard, Igron is now Odin's advisor, and Balder believes Odin to now be insane; Back on Earth, Thor and Jane Foster fight the rebels and Firelord, until Thor falls under the Gypsy's spell like Firelord. Appearances by Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, and Hildegarde. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp sereis B #73 (Dr. Strange) and a statement of ownership: average print run 388,446; average paid circulation 197,216. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #247UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 247UK

    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Joe Sinnott. "The Flame and the Hammer!", script by Len Wein, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finished art), inks by Joe Sinnott; Plot assist by Marv Wolfman; Thor and Firelord attack the armies of President Elmirez; In Asgard, Odin charges Balder with treason and orders him tossed in the dungeon; Balder calls him mad and fights his way free; Jane manages to free herself and challenges Gypsy for Thor's freedom; During their fight, the soldiers move to kill Jane, which frees Thor from his spell; Jane snags the Gypsy's gem from her brow, which also serves to free Firelord; They then easily capture El Lobo's forces and deposit them to President Elmirez's forces. Appearances by Hogun, Fandral, and Volstagg (story continues in Marvel Spotlight 30). Letter to the editor from comics historian Peter Sanderson. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #248UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 248UK

    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Joe Sinnott. "There Shall Come...Revolution!", script by Len Wein, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tony Dezuniga (finished art), inks by Tony Dezuniga; Plot assist by Marv Wolfman; Thor and Jane arrive home, only to find a sudden storm has sprung up. Thor tries to dispel it, but is struck by lightning instead; After forcing with all his might, it finally disperses; Back inside, Jane tells Thor that the Warriors Three have caused a traffic jam; Thor goes and "rescues" them, and when they return, they find Jane with Balder in tatters; He tells Thor of the madness that has gripped Odin; They travel to Asgard, only to be stopped by Heimdall and beset by the warriors of Asgard; They defeat the warriors and meet up with the rebellion in Asgard; They then go to free Vizier from the Tower of Solitude. Appearances by Hogun, Fandrall, and Volstagg (story continues from Marvel Spotlight 30). 36 pgs., full color. 10p.

  • Issue #249UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 249UK

    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott. "The Throne and the Fury!", script by Len Wein, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tony DeZuniga (finished art), inks by Tony DeZuniga; Plot assist by Marv Wolfman; Thor goes to try and talk to Odin, but is prevented by the palace guards and a mystic field that even Mjolnir cannot penetrate; Odin has his men move the Odinsword to the throne room, where he can pull it from the scabbard at a moment's notice; The group goes to seek Karnilla's help in breaching the mystic barrier; Thor barely manages to get through before it reseals itself; Thor then confronts Odin, only to have him reveal that it's not really Odin at all - it's Mangog sitting upon the Odinsword. Appearances by Balder, Hogun, Fandral, and Volstagg. 36 pgs., full color. 10p.

  • Issue #250UK
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) UK Edition 250UK

    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott. "If Asgard Should Perish...!", script by Len Wein, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tony DeZuniga (finished art), inks by Tony DeZuniga; Igron tells Thor how he came across a diminutive Mangog in the dungeon; Igron then stole a portion of each Asgardians life force to bring Mangog back to power, which explained their lethargic state; After Odin regained his memory and left Earth for Asgard, he disappeared and never arrived; Igron then cast a spell to make Mangog look like Odin, and thus their plan was born; The guards then attack Thor and while he is distracted, Mangog strikes him down; Elsewhere, the warriors rally the people to their cause, but when they arrive at the gates, they see Thor shackled up like a scarecrow; As they strike, Mangog (back in disguise), transforms them all to animals; He finally snaps and kills Igron as well, which ends his disguise and everyone knows it's really Mangog and not Odin; Thor manages to break himself free, and races Mangog to the Odinsword. Appearances by Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, Sif, Balder, Karnilla, and Hildegarde. 36 pgs., full color. 10p.