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  • Issue #451
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 451

    Cover pencils by Ron Frenz, inks by Al Milgrom. "Beware the Bloodaxe," script by Tom DeFalco, pencils by Gary Hartle, inks by Al Milgrom and Yates; Thor and Code Blue return to Earth from Asgard and are joined by Balder and Sif; Bloodaxe kills two gang members. Brief appearances by Odin, Fandral, Volstagg, Sif, and Mephisto. Tales of Asgard back-up, "Enter The Nameless Dimension," script by Tom DeFalco, art by Geof Isherwood; Enchantress escapes Karnilla's dungeon to rescue Heimdall and ends up trapped by Nightmare. Bullpen Bulletins. 36 pgs., full color. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #452
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 452

    Cover pencils by Ron Frenz, inks by Al Milgrom. "With This Axe, I Thee Kill!", script by Tom DeFalco, pencils by Gary Hartle, inks by Al Milgrom, Ray Kryssing, Steve Alexandrov, and Ariane Lenshoek; Bloodaxe defeats Thor with the help of Karnilla's sorcery; Sif agrees to pledge allegiance to Mephisto. Appearances by Balder and Odin. Bullpen Bulletins. Tales of Asgard back-up, "If The Enchantress Should Fall...!", script by Tom DeFalco, pencils by Geof Isherwood, inks by Geof Isherwood; Enchantress battles Nightmare. 36 pgs., full color. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #453
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 453
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.50) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Label #2003143017

    Cover pencils by Ron Frenz, inks by Al Milgrom. "When Mephisto Commands...!", script by Ron Frenz (plot) and Tom DeFalco (plot; script), pencils by Ron Frenz (layouts), inks by Al Milgrom (finished art); Thor and Balder battle Sif, who is working for Mephisto in hopes of trading her soul for the return of the original Thor. Appearances by Odin, Karnilla, Hogun, Fandral, and Volstagg. Tales of Asgard backup, "Betrayed!", script by Tom DeFalco, pencils by Geof Isherwood, inks by Danny Bulanadi; The Warriors Three confront Odin on his treachery and are defeated. Encantress returns to Asgard with Heimdall. Bullpen Bulletins. 36 pgs., full color. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #454
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 454
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #2003143018

    Cover pencils by Ron Frenz, inks by Al Milgrom. "The Warriors Three Die At Dawn," script by Ron Frenz (plot) and Tom DeFalco (plot; script), pencils by Ron Frenz (layouts), inks by Al Milgrom (finished art); Odin attempts to execute the Warriors Three for treason but Enchantress helps them escape; Mephisto reveals who's soul he has trapped in his realm and who is really on the throne of Asgard. Appearances by Karnilla, Loki, Hogun, Fandral, and Volstagg. Beta Ray Bill cameo. Tales of Asgard back-up, "As My Dreams Lay A' Dying," script by Tom DeFalco, art by Geof Isherwood; Enchantress informs the Warriors Three who's soul is in the body of Odin and they plan to free Asgard from his grip. 36 pgs., full color. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #455
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 455
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #1248992024

    Cover pencils by Ron Frenz (rough pencils) and Pat Olliffe (finished pencils), inks by Al Milgrom. "Odin Unleashed!", script by Tom DeFalco, pencils by M.C. Wyman, inks by Al Milgrom; Loki is revealed to be disguised as Odin and the soul shroud that Sif and Balder won from Mephisto allows Odin to return to his body and Mephisto to capture the soul of Loki. Appearances by the Enchantress, Karnilla, Loki, Hogun, Fandral, and Volstagg. "Strange Encounter," script by Tom DeFalco, pencils by Geof Isherwood, inks by Hector Collazo; Dr. Strange tries to discover the truth behind Bloodaxe, whom he battles. Bullpen Bulletins. 36 pgs., full color. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #456
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 456

    Cover pencils by Ron Frenz, inks by Al Milgrom. "The Choice and the Challenge!", script by Ron Frenz (plot) and Tom DeFalco (plot and script), pencils by Ron Frenz (layouts), inks by Al Milgrom (finished art); Eric Masterson decides to find the true Thor while Code Blue, Earth Force and Dr. Strange battle Bloodaxe. Brief appearances by Odin, Balder, Sif, Hogun, Fandral, and Volstagg. The Enchantress stars in the Tales of Asgard back-up, "Healing Hands And Poisoned Tongue!", script by Tom DeFalco, pencils by Geof Isherwood, inks by Ariane Lenshoek; Heimdall is returned from death's door by Odin's power. Bullpen Bulletins. 36 pgs., full color. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #457
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 457

    Cover pencils by Ron Frenz, inks by Al Milgrom. "Final Gauntlet!", script by Tom DeFalco (plot; script) and Ron Frenz (plot), pencils by Ron Frenz, inks by Al Milgrom (finisher); Eric undertakes the Gauntlet of the Grim Guardian; He enters his own subconscious, and faces past foes as well as past loves; Sparky guides him though, and he faces the Grim Guardian; The Guardian is himself, who represents his anger, and wants to keep the power of Thor; Eric embarrasses him and accepts him, and the Guardian vanishes; He finally finds Thor trapped in a castle, and when he touches him, there is a brilliant flash of light and they are both free; Thor gives Eric Mjolnir so that he can protect Earth, while Thor will stay in Asgard, and asks Sif to marry him, which she accepts. "To Love No More," script by Tom DeFalco, art by Geof Isherwood; Heimdall asks the Enchantress to marry him. Bullpen Bulletins. 36 pgs., full color. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #458
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 458
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.40) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Label #2003143019

    Cover pencils by Ron Frenz, inks by Al Milgrom. "To The Victor...!", script by Tom DeFalco (plot and script) and Ron Frenz (plot), pencils by Ron Frenz, inks by Al Milgrom; With the true Thor residing in Asgard and engaged to Sif, Eric returns to earth as Thor to continue his heroic exploits; Eric encounters Shatterfist and is plagued by the thought that now he can be killed (he met the villain in the future circa Thor #440 and learned that he would not die until after he met his foe in the present); Eric goes to the Avengers for advice; He meets Sif at the Mansion and she professes her love for him but he does not know that she is really the Enchantress in disguise; Amora sends Eric to Asgard to "rescue' the real Sif from Thor; Thor and Eric battle. Bullpen Bulletins. 'When Odin Commands!", script by Tom DeFalco, art by Geof Isherwood; Odin goes to the dwarves and has them make a new weapon for Eric. 36 pgs., full color. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #459
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 459

    Cover pencils by Ron Frenz, inks by Al Milgrom. "What Price Victory?", script by Ron Frenz (plot) and Tom DeFalco (plot, script), pencils by Ron Frenz, inks by Al Milgrom; Eric Masterson and Thor battle until they regain their reason; Eric gives up the Thor identity but Odin arranges for him to become Thunderstrike. Continued in Thunderstrike #1. Bullpen Bulletins. Ad for Thunderstrike #1. Code: Blue pinup, pencils by Frenz, inks by Milgrom. Tales of Asgard, Leading Ladies, and Mephisto pinups by Geof Isherwood. 36 pgs., full color. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #460
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 460

    Painted cover by Lou Harrison. "Fragments," script by Jim Starlin and Ron Marz, pencils by Bruce Zick, inks by Steve Montano; Thor is restless after being trapped inside Eric Masterson for so long; Odin gives him a ship and tells him to voyage the cosmos. Bullpen Bulletins. Thor/Warlock/Silver Surfer pin-up, pencils by Bruce Zick, inks by Steve Montano. This issue contains a statement of ownership: average print run 274,500; average paid circulation 188,342. 36 pgs., full color. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #461
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 461

    Cover pencils by Bruce Zick, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Beta Ray Bill battles Thor in "Friends and Lovers," script by Jim Starlin and Ron Marz, pencils by Bruce Zick, inks by Mike DeCarlo; The Dark Valkyrie has convinced Thor that he has always been Odins pawn, but no more; In Asgard, Sif senses that something is amiss, and seeks out Beta Ray Bill; They both use the Norn Stones and locate Thor, but he is no longer himself; He mercilessly beats on Bill until he is defeated, and Sif escapes; Thor declares that from now on, the only will he will follow, is his own. Bullpen Bulletins. 36 pgs., full color. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #462
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 462
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    • Label #1248992025

    Cover pencils by Bruce Zick, inks by Mike DeCarlo. "Payments," script by Jim Starlin and Ron Marz, pencils by Bruce Zick, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Pluto has learned of Thors madness, and he and Ares decide to attack Thor in revenge for past defeats; But they have sorely underestimated his anger and madness, and beats them easily; Odin asks Sif if she knows of anything that might help Thor, and she answers no, hiding his madness and assault on Bill; Pluto and Ares return to Olympus and tell Zeus that Thor is mad and attacked them without provocation. Bullpen Bulletins. 36 pgs., full color. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #463
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 463

    Cover pencils by Bruce Zick, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Infinity Crusade crossover, "Devotions," script by Ron Marz, pencils by Bruce Zick, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Thor and Valkyrie finally get off on their own when their romantic interlude is interrupted by the Goddess who wants Thor to join her Infinity Crusade; Valkyrie battles the Goddess and is destroyed; Thor joins the Crusade. Bullpen Bulletins. 36 pgs., full color. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #464
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 464

    Cover pencils by Bruce Zick, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Infinity Crusade crossover, "Blessed Obedience," script by Ron Marz, pencils by Bruce Zick, inks by Mike DeCarlo; The Goddess brings Thor to Paradise Omega to join her heroes but he ends up trading blows with his old pal Hercules; The Goddess sends him for some meditation time where he has a surreal encounter with Loki. Appearances by Pluto, Valkyrie, and Loki. Cameos by Spider-Man, Daredevil, the X-Men, Captain America, Doctor Strange, Moondragon, the Silver Surfer, Moon Knight, Captain America, Wonder Man, and the Black Knight. Bullpen Bulletins. 36 pgs., full color. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #465
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 465

    Cover pencils by Bruce Zick, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Infinity Crusade crossover, "Holy Sacrifice," script by Ron Marz, pencils by Bruce Zick, inks by Mike DeCarlo; The Super Skrull is enraged that the Skrulls have fallen under the Goddess sway and goes to stop her; But the Goddess sends Thor to stop him which he does easily; But in space, he sees the Dark Valkyrie again, and she is determined to regain her control over Thor; In Olympus, Zeus decides he will confront Thor himself. Bullpen Bulletins. 36 pgs., full color. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #466
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 466

    Cover pencils by Bruce Zick, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Infinity Crusade crossover (follows Infinity Crusade #4), "Odin's Tale," script by Ron Marz, pencils by Bruce Zick, inks by Mike DeCarlo; In space, Thor fights Drax the Destroyer. In Asgard, Odin tells a tale of Thors youth; He crossed the Plains of Ida, traversed Alfheim, paused by the Sea of Marmora where he met Undine, skirted the Forests of Enchantment and Sigurd, crossed the Boiling Plain, passed into Nidavellir, into the Skornheim Mountains, saw Skornheim Stronghold, to the roots of Yggdrasil, cut through a pass in the Mountains of Vanaheim, where he met Garrg; Garrg thought the lake was his and wanted to fight Thor for possession of it; Thor tried to teach the Troll that no one can possess the lake, and it wasnt until he insulted Odin that Thor lost his temper; In Olympus, Zeus prepares to head to Asgard to petition for Thors surrender, when Sif appears before him asking for his help. Bullpen Bulletins. 36 pgs., full color. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #467
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 467

    Cover pencils by Bruce Zick, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Infinity Crusade crossover, "Descent," script by Ron Marz, pencils by Bruce Zick, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Sif arrives in Olympus and voices her fears to Zeus that Thor may be suffering from madness but has to battle Pluto in the arena to prove her point; Thor is reunited with Valkyrie who shows her true colors by getting the confused thunder god to agree to kill his father. Bullpen Bulletins. 36 pgs., full color. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #468
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 468

    Cover pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Blood and Thunder part 1 of 13, "Distant Thunder," script by Ron Marz, pencils by Bruce Zick, inks by Mike DeCarlo; In Asgard, Odin muses on Thor being absent from Asgard and his state of mind; Thor, meanwhile, is being persuaded by the Mind Valkyrie to raze not only Asgard, but all the Nine Worlds; While Thor rages, Sif and Beta Ray Bill look on, determined to try to talk sense into Thor; Thor strikes Sif down, when Bill appears; Thor easily defeats the both of them; Bill pleads for Sif to leave to gather more allies, or warn Odin if necessary; Sif leaves via the Norn Stones, and Thor strikes Bill with enough force to shatter the asteroid they were fighting upon; Before Thor can deliver the killing stroke though, the Silver Surfer arrives. 16-page insert on the Midnight Sons. Bullpen Bulletins. 52 pgs., full color. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #469
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 469

    Cover pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Blood and Thunder part 5 of 13, "Absolute Power"; On Monster Isle, Pip is trying to convince the rest of the Infinity Watch that they should go rescue Adam Warlock from being pummeled by Thor; When Pip tells Drax about "Longhair", he forces Pip to transport them to Thor; While Adam Warlock and the Silver Surfer go off to find allies against Thor, the rest of the Watch appear and Drax immediately starts pounding on Thor; Moondragon tries to use her mind gem to free Thor from his madness, and winds up giving the Mind Valkyrie a life of her own, apart from Thor's shattered psyche; She and Thor then begin attacking the Watch with renewed vigor; During the battle, Drax loses his power gem, which Thor now claims. The story continues in Silver Surfer 87. 36 pgs., full color. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #470
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 470

    Cover pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Blood and Thunder part 9 of 13, "Ruins"; Thor and the Mind Valkyrie arrive in Nidgar Keep, before continuing on to the city of Asgard; The rest of the heroes arrive and try to stop Thor once again; Elsewhere, Sif and Beta Ray Bill decide to use the Norn stones to travel to Thor's side, once more in an attempt to stop him as well; Thor and the Mind Valkyrie easily dispatch the heroes, when Sif and Beta Ray Bill arrive; Pip and the Surfer fly towards Thor and the Mind Valkyrie and Pip teleports them to the sanctuary of Thanos, who is none too happy to have unexpected visitors. Appearances by Warlock, Dr. Strange, Moondragon, Gamora, and Drax the Destroyer. Cameo by Thanos. The story continues in Silver Surfer 88. 36 pgs., full color. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #471
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 471

    Cover pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Blood and Thunder part 13 (the finale), "Fathers and Sons," script by Ron Marz, pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Odin determines that Thor must die to save everything else; Doctor Strange and Adam Warlock stop him, telling him that he tries to pound the insanity out of Thor, when it should be cut away, like a surgeon; Odin agrees and re-enters Thor's psyche; Inside, Odin finds a gigantic mountain, which he climbs, and at the top, he finds Thor in chains; Thor tells Odin that he has been there for a long time, and cannot free himself because he is so weak; Odin tells him that he himself is to blame since he forged the chains out of his own righteousness; Odin breaks the chains, but before they can leave the Mind Valkyrie shows up; Odin and the Mind Valkyrie begin to fight for Thor, as she wants to return to the life that she was given by the mind gem. Cameos by Drax the Destroyer, Thanos, Warlock, Doctor Strange, the Silver Surfer, Beta Ray Bill, and Loki. The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 259,383; average paid circulation 170,917. 36 pgs., full color. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #472
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 472

    Cover pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo. First appearance of the Godlings: Blitzana, Loga, and Luminor in "If Twilight Falls," script by Roy Thomas, pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Thor wakes from his dream of Ragnarok, to find his friends and father around him; Thor tells them that he cannot stay in Asgard, his destiny is on Earth; Odin tells him no, and he is forced to fight his way through his friends, and leaves; He arrives on Earth and finds a battle between three powerful humans and three animal-like monsters; Thor interferes and helps take down the three monsters, but is stopped by the master of all six - the High Evolutionary. Appearances by Odin, Sif, and Balder; cameos by Beta Ray Bill, Fandral, and Volstagg. 36 pgs., full color. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #473
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 473

    Last $1.25 cover price. Cover pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo. "New Gods For Old!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo; During battle, some civilians get hurt and while Thor is distracted, High Evolutionary sucker punches him; They all then transport to the High Evolutionarys underground base; In Asgard, Vizier, Balder, and Sif are breaking Odins edict that Midgard is off limits, and viewing Thor; They then check on Ymir and Surtur in the Sea, and discover that they are both moving, and still fighting over Twilight; When Thor wakes up, High Evolutionary tells him of Nobilus and the New Mens and New Immortals treachery, and he escaped to Earth; There, he crashed into a prison vehicle, and recovered the bodies; He then went on to create more New Men, but decided to create Godlings to replace them. 36 pgs., full color. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #474
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 474

    First $1.50 cover price. Cover by Sandu Florea. Bonus Marvel Masterprints Spider-Man trading cards (Mark Bagley/Jimmy Palmiotti art) are bound into this issue. "When Mountains Walked," script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Sandu Florea, inks by Bob Petrecca; Thor remembers a battle between Asgard and Moguls monsters and demons and wonders if the Godpack can ever replace friends and home. Appearances by Volstagg, Sif, Fandral, and Hogun. High Evolutionary cameo. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #475
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 475

    52-page giant; collector's edition with embossed cover. Cover pencils by Lou Harrison. "Survival of the Fiercest," script by Roy Thomas, pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo; High Evolutionary, Thor, and the Godpack return to Wundagore, and are attacked by soldiers of Transia, who want Wundagore for themselves; They easily beat the soldiers and take them hostage against future attacks; Inside, High Evolutionary adds three more to the Godpack – Anak, Riger, and Zefra; But elsewhere, Karnivore is watching over a vicious battle among the Animutants, formerly the New Men, where savagery and brutality are prized; Thor begins to feel alienated from the Godpack and wanders off; He discovers a cave, and inside is an immobile Don Blake, in a pose of striking a cane against a rock; He awakens and sees Thor, thinking hes someone from a costume party; They hear a loud explosion, and going to investigate, discover the Animutants attacking. Guest starring the High Evolutionary. Thor gets a new costume. 52 pgs., full color. $2.00. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #475N
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 475N

    Newsstand edition with $2.00 cover price. NOTE: Direct Market edition has a $2.50 cover priced and an embossed cover. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #476
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 476

    Cover pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo. "Whom The Destroyer Would Destroy," script by Roy Thomas, pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Thor and Jane talk to Don, and try to convince him that years have passed, but to no avail; Jane accepts an offer from the High Evolutionary to teach the Animutants, while Thor takes Don back to the United States; There, hes finally convinced that it really has been years and hes angry at Thor for stealing his life; In Hel, Hela pulls Loreleis spirit from the Destroyer, and places Garm's inside, then sends it after Thor; The Destroyer beats Thor soundly and claims Mjolnir for his own. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #477
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 477

    Cover pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo. "Three Who Ride the Thunder," script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Stewart Johnson, inks by Don Hudson; Thor and Thunderstrike battle the Destroyer, and Mjolnir has been fragmented; In Asgard, Odin knows that Thor must be present during Ragnarok, and unveils a new Thor; Thor discovers that the Destroyers animating force is both Garm and Don Blake; Blake is tired of being used though, and begins to fight back; Together, they defeat the Destroyer, but Blake still resents Thor ruining his life; Thor swears to restore his hammer, then journeys to Asgard to get the truth about Blake from Odin. Brief Hela appearance. Cameos by Sif, Beta Ray Bill, Volstagg, Hogun, Fandral, and Balder. M.C. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #478
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 478

    Cover pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo. "Come The Lightning," script by Roy Thomas, pencils by M.C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Thor returns to Asgard, and seeks to force the truth of Don Blake from Odin; But Odin has a new son, Red Norvell; The two Thors battle, wrecking Asgard, and finally Odin relents and is willing to tell the truth. Appearances by Beta Ray Bill, Sif, and Balder. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #479
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 479

    Cover pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo. "This Mortal Coil," script by Roy Thomas, pencils by MC Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Odin tells Thor the full story of Don Blake; Odin had been given a vision by Volla, that if Thor remained in Asgard, he would die before Ragnarok; So he chose Don Blake and placed Thors essence in him; Then when the time came on that trip to Norway, Odin removed Thors essence and spirited Blake away to Wundagore; Thor now understands his fathers motives, and there is something of a reconciliation between father and son; Odin will no longer command him to go or stay, so Thor returns to Earth, while Beta Ray Bill and Red Norvell stay in Asgard. Appearances by Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, and Balder. Cameos by Loki, Hercules, and Jane Foster. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #480
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 480

    Cover pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo. "Blitzkrieg In the Balkans," script by Roy Thomas, pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Thor returns to Wundagore, and bristles at the way High Evolutionary commands him; Thor decides hes going to leave, but Blitziana wants to have it out with him; They stop fighting when Jimmy is endangered, and Thor leaves for good; In Asgard, Red Norvell fights alongside the Asgardians against some Trolls; After vanquishing them, he and Sif go off together to talk. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #481
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 481

    Cover pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo. "The Living Stone, I Presume?", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Thor goes to visit Blake, to see if there is anything he can do, but Don is still bitter towards him; But Grotesk is watching them and has plans; He holds Don hostage, while his enslaved Lava Men push the Living Rock to the surface, where it will explode and devastate the world; Thor is outnumbered until the Godpack arrive; With their help, Thor defeats Grotesk and destroy the Living Rock; High Evolutionary tells them that there is going to be a showdown between them and the New Immortals that betrayed him in space. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #482
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 482

    84-page giant; 400th issue of Thor. "Long Day's Journey Into Mystery." Script by Roy Thomas, pencils by M.C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo. High Evolutionary appearance. Sif stars in the second story, "A Match made in Asgard." Script by Thomas, art by Keith Pollard. "The Dark at the Top of the Stars." Script by Thomas, pencils by Wyman, inks by DeCarlo. "All the Gods at Once." Script by Thomas, pencils by Stewart Johnson, inks by Carmen Imperato. "While Mephisto's Away." Script by Thomas, art by Pollard. Volstagg, Hogun, and Fandral star in "As Shadow's Gather." Script by Glenn Greenberg, pencils by Robert Walker, inks by Jim Amash. Appearances by Loki and the High Evolutionary. Painted cover by Harrison. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #483
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 483

    Cover pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Don Hudson. "Armor and the Man-God I Sing...," script by Roy Thomas, pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Thor looks deeper into the mystery of the Don Blake construct; Riger finds Lokis wedding band inside the cave and goes to Asgard to ask him about it; He finds Sigyn standing in his way and an armored Loki who takes him to task for breaking his oath; Sigyn reveals that it was her that created the construct; She accidentally destroyed the real Don Blake when she sought to take him prisoner to force Odin to release Loki from the tree he had been imprisoned in; She replaced it with a construct so no one would know; When Thor and Blitziana go to leave, Sif decides she will go with him back to Earth. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #484
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 484

    Cover by Steve Epting. "The God In The War Machine," script by Roy Thomas, art by Sandu Florea; Thor and Sif go to New York to prepare the way for High Evolutionary and Wundagore, when they are attacked by War Machine possessed by Loki; Blitziana is accidentally hit by one of High Evolutionarys rays and remembers a fragment from her past; She had some relationship with Billy, and when he was killed by Bristle, she went crazy with grief; War Machine begins to fight back against Loki, and finally drives him out. The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 188,725; average paid circulation 108,792. Steven Epting cover. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #485
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 485

    Cover pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo. "Things Ain't What They Used To Be," script by Roy Thomas, pencils by MC Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo; The Thing is helping Thor and Sif clear up some rubble; He is visited by a vision of Lorelei, who is still in Hel; She tricks him into going to her old apartment and getting the enchanted mead that Thor never drank; But Malekith is there with her, and impersonating her, gets the Thing to drink the mead, then convinces him that it was Thor and Sif that killed her; He goes on a rampage against them both, but overcomes it when he tries to kill Sif and cant, because its not in his nature; Malekith realizes that he must send someone else after them – Kurse. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #486
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 486
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    Cover by Paul Ryan. "The Coming of Kurse!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Thor and Sif stop a bank robbery, and appear to be gaining celebrity status; In Asgard, Kurse beats his way past Heimdall, and plunges all the way down to Hel, where he demands Malekith; Hela tries to stop him but to no avail, and he beats her easily becoming the new master of Hel; Lorelei tells him that Malekith escaped to Earth, and he takes her there; Once there, Kurse sees Thor as Malekith and begins to attack him; As the new master of Hel and Niffleheim, Kurse calls forth dead monsters to destroy the one he believes to be Malekith. Cameos by the Midgard Serpent and the Ravagers. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #487
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 487

    Cover pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Scott Koblish. "Hel On Earth," script by Roy Thomas, pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo and Charles Barnett III; Thor and Sif battle Kurses monsters until they are joined by High Evolutionary and the Godpack; But they are still not making much progress, and Thor is swallowed by Jormungand; In Asgard, Odin watches the battle, then leaves; Vizier, Bill, Balder, and the Warriors Three come out of the shadows, and agree to go to Midgard to help; After Vizier sends them, Odin comes back and reveals that he knew they would go and planned it. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #488
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 488

    Cover pencils by Sandu Florea, inks by Charles Barnett III. "To Hela and Back," script by Roy Thomas, pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo; With the help of the Asgardians and the Godpack, Thor manages to free himself and start turning the tide again; Elsewhere, Jane sees Lorelei running away and follows her, and sees her change to Malekith; Jane sees Sif and goes to tell her what she saw, only to have a building fall on them; Hela arrives and proves her power by stopping them all; She reveals the entirety of Malekiths plan, and makes Kurse see Thor instead of Malekith; Hela orders her minions to find Malekith, but Thor tells her no; She agrees to return them all to Hel, if Thor goes with her; He agrees and makes the Asgardians and Godpack swear to not attempt a rescue; Fortunately, the newly arrived Hulk has made no such promise. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #489
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 489

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    Cover pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo. "Hel and High Water," script by Roy Thomas, pencils by MC Wyman, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Hulk agrees to enter Hel and return with Thor; On earth, Riger realizes that Jane is really Malekith, and he fills in the rest of his escape story, then flees; He thinks hes eluded them, but he can never escape Kurse; Kurse beats on him mercilessly, until he is stopped by Sif, who begs him to return Malekith to Hel in exchange for Thors freedom; In Hel, Hulk and Thor continue their battle, destroying much of Helas kingdom, until Kurse arrives with Malekith; Hela agrees to let them all go; After returning to Earth, Thor decides that he will stay on Earth, but will leave the Godpack and go his own way. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #490
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 490

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    Cover pencils by John Buscema and Ron Frenz, inks by Al Milgrom. "Against the Dying of the Light!", script by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Patrick Olliffe; Thor storms Asgard, demanding answers for the death of Eric Masterson; Odin hurls him to Earth to resume his exile; While unconscious, Thor recounts his adventures with Eric; He comes to and flies to Erics grave and finds Crusher Creel there, and he immediately attacks him; In Asgard, Sif grieves for the loss of Eric as well. Thor eventually spots the card on the grave from Creel, and stops fighting; Creel leaves and Thor begs Odin for an answer and is enlightened that Eric was as free as Thor himself and accepted his path; Thor flies off, remembering his friend fondly. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #491
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 491

    Cover by Mike Deodato, Jr. Worldengine Part One of Four, "Nailed Up," script by Warren Ellis, art by Mike Deodato, Jr.; Thor finds himself sick and dying, and is then attacked by animated corpses; Even weak, he manages to fight them off, and follows one of them back to an underground tunnel, where he finds Yggdrasil being tampered with, and is then struck from behind; Elsewhere, Amora is sending enthralled men in search of someone. Brief appearance by the Enchantress. 40 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #492
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 492

    Cover by Mike Deodato, Jr. Worldengine Part Two of Four, "Run Through," script by Warren Ellis, art by Mike Deodato, Jr.; Detective Curzon is in New York helping Code:Blue on an investigation; Thor has been brought to the Enchantress apartment to answer a question; In Asgard, Beta Ray Bill falls into a coma, and Odin notes that Ragnarok may be coming; Curzon begins to put the pieces together between the psychic reports of a giant ash tree dying, several people having dreams about fjords, and the robotic zombies found on a rooftop that all seem composed of ash wood. Comments from Ralph Macchio and Warren Ellis about the change in direction for Thor. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #493
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 493

    Cover by Mike Deodato, Jr. Worldengine Part Three, "Run Down," script by Warren Ellis, art by Mike Deodato; Curzon pursues his research into Norse myths as well as media accounts of Thor and Asgard; Thor and the Enchantress begin to fall in love and explore a relationship with each other; Amora has cast a spell around her apartment to protect Thor, as well as having a new costume provided for him; Both Thor and Curzon have reached the same conclusion, someone has convinced Yggdrasil that Ragnarok has already happened, so it is trying to erase him. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #494
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 494

    Cover by Mike Deodato, Jr. Worldengine Part Four, "Finished Off," script by Warren Ellis, art by Mike Deodato, Jr.; Thor and the Enchantress return to the Worldengine and meet Price, who tells them his story; But he didnt count on the world not being habitable to post Ragnarok humans; Thor destroys the Worldengine, and Price is killed in the collapse. The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 123,725; average paid circulation 70,125. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #495
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 495

    Cover by Tom Grindberg. "In Mortal Guise," script by William Messner-Loebs, art by Geof Isherwood; Thor and Amora decide to spend a night out on the town and wake up in Central Park as mortals, all their magic seemingly gone; Victor is awakened by a threatening phone call, saying they know he has it; Thor and Amora head back to her apartment to find it completely empty, and her servants gone; They are no longer under her spell and took everything for their years of enslavement; Thor is out for a walk, looking at construction sites for work when he comes across several men assaulting Annie; Thor manages to stop them even without his powers, and the Black Widow invites him to rejoin the Avengers. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #496
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 496

    Cover by Mike Deodato, Jr. First Sign Part Two, "Doin' the Zodiac Rag," script by William Messner-Loebs, art by Mike Deodato, Jr.; Captain America has led a group of killers to Thor in the hope that he could help deal with them, unaware that hes not a god anymore; Amora helps defeat them, and then Thor and Cap head across town to try and stop the transportal from transporting in more men; They barely manage to make it there, only to have the portal activate. Story continues in Iron Man 326. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #497
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 497

    Cover by Mike Deodato, Jr. "Thor Must Die," script by William Messner-Loebs, pencils by Luke Ross, Oclair Albert, and Frank Toscano, inks by Rene Micheletti, Eddie Wagner, Grant Nelson, and Alex Jubran; Razorfist and Spiral challenge Thor in a nutty plan to become Avengers, thinking that hes still powerless; He easily stops them and flies them both to a crack sweep gone bad, to prove themselves if they are truly worthy; During the fight, they actually help Thor out; Meanwhile, Victor and his family are hit by a drive-by shooting and Victor decides that he needs to hire Thor to help them; After the fighting has settled, Thor sees a drunk bum in an alley that looks exactly like Odin, but when he gets over there, the bum is gone. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #498
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 498

    Cover by Mike Deodato, Jr. "Life Preservation," script by William Messner-Loebs, pencils by Mike Deodato, Jr. (pp 1-11), Dante Bastianoni (pp 12-16), Pino Rinaldi (pp 17-22), inks by Mike Deodato, Jr. (pp 1-11), Brad Vancata (pp 12-16), and Andy Lanning (pp 17-22); Thor has agreed to help Victor until he can get the Ravens Eye turned over to a museum; Thor and the others are attacked by a helicopter, then by mechanical tentacles that drag them into the sewers, where they are followed by Wad; He keeps babbling about Thor and all the Asgardians being dead; Victor gets a phone call saying that they have his wife and daughter and to bring the sword to the sewers; They follow the sewers to where they see Loki, who apparently wants the sword for himself; But when Odin sees it, he makes a grab for it; In a bright flash, Thor, Odin, Kim, Silvia, and Annie are all transported somewhere else and are all dressed like Vikings. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #499
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 499

    Cover by Mike Deodato, Jr. "Ludwig's Children," script by William Messner-Loebs, art by Mike Deodato, Jr.; Thor and the others have been transported to a bizarre version of the world as interpreted by Richard Wagners Ring Cycle; Loki is kind and noble, while Balder, Wotan, and another Thor are all bloodthirsty and greedy of rhinegold; Victor frees himself from his bonds, and Loki just sits there staring, totally unresponsive; In New York State Prison, one of the prisoners asks the Mad Thinker about getting revenge on Thor long distance, but the Thinkers mind is apparently gone; Thor and the others manage to capture Balder, but while Thor is trying to tame his flying stallion, Balder escapes and captures the others bringing them to Wotan; They have killed all the dwarves, then kill Loki. Thor then kills Balder, but before he can kill the hostages, Thor hurls the sword, killing Wotan; Instantly, the world fades away, and Thor finds himself in his own Asgard, but it is burning and in ruins. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #500
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 500

    Giant-size issue; first Marvel Comic to reach 500th issue. Wraparound over by Mike Deodato, Jr. "Sunlight and Shadows," script by William Messner-Loebs, art by Mike Deodato, Jr.; Thor finds Asgard in ruins, overrun by Trolls and Ice Giants fighting for control of the city; Going on, he finds the human Aesir enslaved along with Doctor Strange; Thor frees them and tells Thor that the Loki he saw was really a robot controlled by the Mad Thinker, whose brain was fried when they were transported to Wagnerland; Elsewhere, the Enchantress has been captured by the Ice Giants and is helping them to try and take Asgard; Inside the city, Annie helps Silvia escape from the prison where she was being held, and Kim fights off some Ice Giants; They all make their separate ways to the palace, where Strange tells Thor that since Yggdrasil believes that there are no more gods, it cast them all down to Earth as mortals; At the palace, Thor finds the sword embedded in the wall; Thor grabs the sword, which turns to dust, and his full power is restored. Back-up features include a Thor quiz, a look at Thor's various costumes through the years, an Odin family tree, and information about Thor's hammer. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $2.50.