The Mighty Thor #1

Published
October 1977
Page count
68
Cover price
0.50 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Magazine size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None
GCD
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Credits

Editing
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Show/hide Cover The Executioner (The Mighty Thor) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Mighty Thor
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Comrade Executioner; Jane Foster (called "Jane Nelson" in this issue)

Credits

Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Joe Sinnott, 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) #84 (September 1962)
The Executioner
Also printed
Australia
The Mighty Thor (Yaffa, 1980?) ([1980])
The Executioner
Show/hide 1. The Way It Was! (Thor) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Thor
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Thor; Don Blake; Heimdall (flashback); Odin (flashback); Jane Foster (flashback); Sif (flashback); Karnilla (flashback); Loki (flashback); Balder (flashback); Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg] (flashback); Hercules (flashback); Pluto (flashback); Ulik (flashback); Toag (flashback); Cobra (flashback); Destroyer (flashback)

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [credited]
 
I. Forbush, scripter [credited] (heraldry)
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller [credited]
 
Vince Colletta, inker [credited]
Text
Sam Rosen, letterer [credited]
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Thor (Marvel, 1966 series) #158 (November 1968)
The Way It Was!

Synopsis

Don Blake reflects on his life since finding the walking stick that tranformed him into Thor.

Notes

This sequence is for pages 1-3 and 17-20 surrounding a reprint of the first Thor story from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #83. For this Australian reprint, a text box on the top left of page 3 has been deleted - 'For the purpose of achieving total authenticiity, the following flashback pages are reprinted in exact detail from the original origin of Thor, as first presented in Aug. '62... and requested by Marveldom assembled ever since!' However, page 16, panel 9 is modified from the original panel, mostly with new text. In this panel in Journey Into Mystery #83 Thor was mistakenly spelled ‘Thorr.’

Show/hide 2. The Stone Men from Saturn! (Thor) Comic story, 13 pages
Show/hide 3. Off-Limits! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
V-867
Characters
Rip van Winkle

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [signed]
Art
Steve Ditko, line art [signed as S. Ditko]
Text
Artie Simek , letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #85 (October 1962)
Off-Limits!

Synopsis

This story casts the character of Rip Van Winkle as a humanoid alien who visits planet Earth in violation of galactic travel guidelines which have declared the planet off limits due to its dormitive effect.

Show/hide 4. The Executioner (The Mighty Thor) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Mighty Thor
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Jane Foster (introduction, called "Jane Nelson"); Comrade Executioner (death, not to be confused with the later Thor villain Executioner)

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, plotter
 
Larry Lieber, scripter (script)
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller [signed as Kirby]
 
Dick Ayers, inker [signed as Ayers]
Text
Artie Simek, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #84 (September 1962)
The Mighty Thor vs. The Executioner
Also printed
United States
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #3 (July 1966)
The Mighty Thor vs. The Executioner
 
Australia
The Mighty Thor (Yaffa, 1980?) ([1980])
The Mighty Thor vs. The Executioner
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
The Mighty Thor vs. the Executioner
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
The Mighty Thor vs. the Executioner
 
United States
The Mighty Thor Omnibus (Marvel, 2010? series) #1 (November 2010)
The Mighty Thor vs. the Executioner

Synopsis

Dr. Blake joins a medical mission to a South American country wracked with civil war. The leader of the communist faction — the Executioner — orders an attack on the doctors, and Blake must use the power of Thor to save his colleagues and defeat the communists.

Show/hide 5. Filbert's Frightful Future! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Filbert Phelps

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter
Art
Don Heck, line art [signed]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #85 (October 1962)
Filbert's Frightful Future!

Synopsis

A greedy scientist builds a time machine to visit the future and make money, but he finds himself stranded in a void, since the future does not yet exist.

Show/hide 6. Somewhere Hides a… Thing! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
V-833
Characters
Jacque

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [signed]
Art
Steve Ditko, line art [signed as S. Ditko]
Text
Artie Simek, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #84 (September 1962)
Somewhere Hides a...Thing!

Synopsis

A dying man in the Arctic claims that he saw an alien land. His friends search for alien, but they don’t realize that an iceberg is its disguised space ship, and think it was a hallucination. The alien leaves, since humanity is too primitive for comment.

Show/hide 7. Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief! (Thor the Mighty) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Thor the Mighty
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Loki (introduction); Jane Foster; Heimdall (introduction, cameo); Odin (introduction, cameo); Balder (introduction, cameo); Tyr (introduction, cameo)

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, plotter
 
Larry Lieber, scripter (script)
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Dick Ayers, inker
Text
Artie Simek, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #85 (October 1962)
Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief!
Also printed
Australia
The Amazing Spider-Man (Newton, 1975 series) #2 ([June 1975?]) —The Amazing Spider-Man and the Human Torch
Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief
 
Australia
The Mighty Thor (Yaffa, 1980?) ([1980])
Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief!
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
"Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief!
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
"Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief!"
 
United States
The Mighty Thor Omnibus (Marvel, 2010? series) #1 (November 2010)
Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief!

Synopsis

Loki escapes from his prison in Asgard and comes to Earth to get revenge on Thor. The trickster hypnotizes him to help make mischief, but Thor’s transformation into Donald Blake frees him from hypnosis, allowing him to defeat Loki and return him to Asgard.

Notes

This story is divided into two parts: an unmarked first part (5 pages) and part two—"The Vengeance of Loki!" (8 pages).

Show/hide 8. The Witching Hour! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Sam Jordan

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee , plotter
 
Larry Lieber , scripter (script)
Art
Don Heck, line art [signed]
Text
Terry Szenics , letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #84 (September 1962)
The Witching Hour!

Synopsis

A criminal flees to a foreign country, where people still believe in witches. He convinces a woman that he meets on the train to pretend to be a witch so that he can extort money from villagers as a fake witch hunter, but when he refuses to split the loot the woman reveals that she really is a witch and sends him floating into outer space.


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  • Jeff Battista

AusReprints ID

  • 74446

Entry created

  • 22/01/2017

Cover added

  • 03/01/2022

Last updated

  • 13/05/2022