The Mighty Thor #3

Published
October 1978
Page count
68
Cover price
0.60 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Magazine size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/1104936

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover Untitled [Starring the Mighty...Thor! The Most Colorful Super Hero of All!!!] (Thor) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Thor
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]

Credits

Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Dick Ayers, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Artie Simek, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #89 (February 1963)
Starring the Mighty...Thor! The Most Colorful Super Hero of All!!!
Also printed
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
Starring the Mighty... Thor! The Most Colorful Super Hero of All!!! [Journey into Mystery #89]
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
Starring the Mighty... Thor! The Most Colorful Super Hero of All!!!  (black and white)
Adapted
Australia
Marvel Tales (Yaffa/Page, 1977? series) #3 ([February 1982?])
Untitled

Notes

The colouring on this cover does not match the original colouring by Stan Goldberg.

Show/hide 1. New! Look for This Exciting Adventure at Your Newsagent! (The Incredible Hulk) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Incredible Hulk
Show/hide 2. The Thunder-God and the Thug! (The Mighty Thor) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Mighty Thor
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-29
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Thug Thatcher (Mob Leader, introduction); Vince (introduction); Max (introduction); Ruby (introduction); Thatcher Mob (introduction); Odin (cameo)

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, plotter [credited]
 
Larry Lieber, scripter [credited] (script)
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller [credited]
 
Dick Ayers, inker [credited]
Text
Ray Holloway, letterer [credited]
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #89 (February 1963)
The Thunder God and the Thug!
Also printed
United States
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1949 series) #7 (March 1967)
The Thunder God and the Thug
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
The Thunder God and the Thug
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
The Thunder God and the Thug!  (black and white)

Synopsis

A gangster, wounded in an escape, has his men kidnap Dr. Blake to operate on his gunshot wound. Blake transforms himself into Thor and brings the gang to justice and rescues Jane as well.

Show/hide 3. Barker's Body Shop Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
X-30
Characters
Carl Barker

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, plotter [credited]
 
Larry Lieber, scripter [credited] (script)
Art
Sol Brodsky, line art [signed as Brod]
Text
Artie Simek, letterer [credited]
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #89 (February 1963)
Barker's Body Shop!

Synopsis

A crooked mechanic hires a drifter to customize a car, promising enough money for him to get home. When he refuses to pay the man the drifter takes the car instead, which he converted to be able to fly him home to the stars.

Show/hide 4. When the Switch is Pulled… Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Dr. von Richter; Ludvig

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [credited]
Art
Steve Ditko, line art [credited]
Text
Artie Simek, letterer [credited]
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #89 (February 1963)
When the Switch Is Pulled...

Synopsis

A time machine seems not to work, but actually travelled in a complete loop through time back to its point of origin.

Show/hide 5. Trapped by the Carbon-Copy Man! (The Mighty Thor) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Mighty Thor
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Odin (cameo); Mayor Harris (introduction); Police Commissioner; Police Officers; War Lord Ugarth [Old Ugarth] (introduction); The Carbon-Copy Man [Warlord's Son Zano] (introduction); The Carbon-Copy Men

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, plotter [credited]
 
Larry Lieber, scripter [credited] (script)
Art
Al Hartley, line art [credited]
Text
Terry Szenics, letterer [credited]
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #90 (March 1963)
Trapped By the Carbon-Copy Man!
Also printed
United States
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #8 (May 1967)
"Trapped By the Carbon-Copy Man!"
 
Australia
The Amazing Spider-Man (Newton, 1975 series) #3 ([5 July 1975])
Trapped by the Carbon-Copy Man!
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
"Trapped By the Carbon-Copy Man!"
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
"Trapped By the Carbon-Copy Man!"  (black and white)

Synopsis

The heir to the throne of a race of shape-shifting aliens leads an attack on Earth as his rite of passage. The aliens replace officials in New York and disrupt the government, but Thor discovers their plan and defeats them.

Notes

The Carbon-Copy Man next appears in X-Factor (Marvel, 1986 series) #32 (September 1988).

Show/hide 6. I Am a Robot! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, plotter [credited]
 
Larry Lieber, scripter [credited] (script)
Art
Joe Sinnott, line art [credited]
Text
Terry Szenics, letterer [credited]
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #90 (March 1963)
I Am A Robot!

Synopsis

A criminal steals an advanced robot and uses it to rob a bank, but when he orders it to guard the door of his hideout an error in wording traps him inside permanently.

Notes

Narrated in the first person by the robot.

Show/hide 7. Sandu, Master of the Supernatural (The Mighty Thor) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Mighty Thor
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Loki; Sandu

Credits

Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Dick Ayers, inker
Colours
Stan Goldberg, colourist
Text
Artie Simek, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #91 (April 1963)
Sandu, Master of the Supernatural
Also printed
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
"Sandu, Master of the Supernatural"
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
"Sandu, Master of the Supernatural" Was Only a Mortal... but, His Powers Were the Powers of Loki Himself!  (black and white)
Show/hide 8. Sandu, Master of the Supernatural (The Mighty Thor) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Mighty Thor
Genre
Superhero
Code
[X-111 ?]
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Odin; Valkyries (introduction); Loki; Sandu (introduction)

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, plotter [credited]
 
Larry Lieber, scripter [credited] (script)
Art
Joe Sinnott, line art [credited]
Text
Terry Szenics, letterer [credited]
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #91 (April 1963)
Sandu, Master of the Supernatural!
Also printed
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
"Sandu, Master of the Supernatural!"
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
"Sandu, Master of the Supernatural!"  (black and white)

Synopsis

Loki gives a greedy carnival mystic magical powers in order to use him to attack Thor. Thor is overcome in their first battle, but with the help of Odin and his belt of strength he defeats Loki's pawn.

Show/hide 9. The Seedlings Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
X-112
Characters
Jeb Wilkens

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, plotter
 
Larry Lieber, scripter (script)
Art
Larry Lieber, penciller
 
Sol Brodsky, inker
Text
Artie Simek, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #91 (April 1963)
The Seedlings

Synopsis

Alien spores land on Earth and bloom into telepathic plants that would have conquered the world had they not been eaten by crows.

Show/hide 10. The Manikins! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural
Code
X-113
Characters
Selwin Simple

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter
Art
Steve Ditko, line art
Text
Artie Simek, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #91 (April 1963)
The Manikins!

Synopsis

An odd man works with the manikins in a department store, but becomes upset when one of the female manikins is to be put in a bridal display. The employee disappears and the groom is replaced with a manikin that looks just like him.

Notes

Narrated in the first person. Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Show/hide 11. The Amazing Spider-Man Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page
Show/hide 12. Fantastic Action! (The Fantastic Four) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Fantastic Four

Status

This issue includes help from

  • James McIntosh

AusReprints ID

  • 62675

Entry created

  • 23/02/2017

Cover added

  • 24/09/2023

Index completed

  • 24/09/2023

Last updated

  • 24/09/2023