> Thor Masterworks Volume 1

From the Mouths of the Marvels:

"There's my enemy Thor at his usual insipid job of helping worthy causes! And the irony of it...even in an Earth film he's wrecking my evil schemes!"

- - Loki, page 7

If you need to strap someone to a hospital gurney and have them delivered extremely quickly to a prison, call on Thor. He's your man!


Thor from Journey Into Mystery #92
May 1963 • 13 pages

Publication Date: March 5, 1963

Letters Page: No letters page was published in this issue

I: Feature Story: "The Day Loki Stole Thor's Magic Hammer"

Pages: 13

Plot: Stan Lee
Script: Robert Bernstein
Pencils: Joe Sinnott
Inks: Joe Sinnott
Letters: Martin Epp

First Appearance: Neri, Fricka, B.J. Cosmos

Villain: Loki

Guest Appearance: Heimdall, Neri, Jane Foster, Odin, B.J. Cosmos

Cameo Appearance: Fricka

Synopsis: As Heimdall stands watch over Bifrost, which spans the divide between Asgard and Earth, the beautiful, young Neri, who is handmaiden to Fricka, walks by. Heimdall makes sure she's not Loki disguised as Neri, but determines she's not when he sees Loki chained to a rock, put there by Odin to serve as punishment for his past transgressions. Loki stews over his imprisonment and vows revenge.

On Earth, a mob boss is brought in for medical treatment from Dr. Don Blake. His goons fully intend to "polish" off the doctor after using his services. After Dr. Blake provides his services, though, he turns into Thor, ties the two goons to the gurney their boss is stretched out on, and hurls them with his hammer to a local police precinct. Later, in Norway, Thor is helping a movie director named B.J. film his viking picture. He films Thor fighting a mechanical serpent under water, employs Thor's abilities to conjure up lightning and attack a fleet of ships. Finally, Thor is called upon to hurl his hammer, and this is Loki's big chance. Since Thor's hammer is composed of the magic mineral Uru, as are the chains that bind him, he is able to cause his chains to magnetically attract Thor's hammer, and in so doing, destroy them!

To make matters worse for Thor, his hammer remains magnetically stuck to the pile of chains that Loki has just shed. Thor calls on Odin for help, and Odin whisks him up to Asgard, where he will not change into his human alter ego after sixty seconds away from his hammer. Thor searches all over Asgard for his hammer, coming into a forest of animated trees that attack him under the command of Loki. He carves a hammer out of a tree to defend himself and destroys the trees. Then, Loki turns some clouds into a deadly dragon, but Thor fashions a hammer out of the rock of a nearby cliff, and uses it to destroy Loki's dragon. This new hammer is also made of Uru, and it attracts back to the pile of chains where Mjolnir rests. Thor reclaims his hammer and realizes that Loki is loose again. An Asgardian "posse" made up of Odin, Heimdall and Fricka track Loki down and punish him once again.

--synopsis by Gormuu

Issues Reprinted
Thor and Tales of Asgard from
Journey Into Mystery #83-100

Click on cover image to learn more about each issue.

JiM #83 JiM #84 JiM #85 JiM #86 JiM #87 JiM #88
JiM #89 JiM #90 JiM #91 JiM #92 JiM #93 JiM #94
JiM #95 JiM #96 JiM #97 JiM #98 JiM #99 JiM #100


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