> Thor Masterworks Volume 3

From the Mouths of the Marvels:

"The madness must be upon thee...to dare defy the will of Hercules!"

- - Hercules, to Thor, page 5

Thor visits the mythical land of Olympus!


Thor from Journey Into Mystery Annual #1
1965 • 15 pages

Publication Date: July, 1965

Letters Page: No letters page was published in this issue

I: Title: "When Titans Clash!"

Pages: 15

Script: Stan Lee
Pencils: Jack Kirby
Inks: Vince Colletta
Letters: Sam Rosen

First Appearance: Hercules, Zeus

Villain: Loki, Storm Giants

Guest Appearance: Hercules, Zeus

Settings: Olympus

Synopsis: Thor and Loki ride on horseback into the harsh wilderness of Jotunheim where they come upon a pair of Storm Giants who are trying to make their way into a cavern that legend says leads to fabled Mount Olympus. While Thor scraps with the giants, Loki runs away. During the altercation, Thor causes an avalanche and he falls deep into the cavern, seemingly through time and space, and he lands in a wondrous new land - he is in Olympus!

He stumbles into Hercules, and at once the two are met in battle when Hercules confronts Thor. Their confrontation builds from hand-to-hand combat, to battle with weaponry (Hercules mace and Thor's hammer), until Hercules binds Thor inside the enchanted Pole of Heroes. But Thor cannot be held too long and bursts through the hallowed metal.

Their mighty battle continues until Hercules' father - Zeus - comes on the scene and demands that they cease fighting. Thor quickly backs down out of respect for Zeus' nobility, and both Hercules and Thor shake hands and compliment each other for their strength and courage.

Zeus sends Thor back to Asgard, where Loki is waiting for his brother. Thor does not tell Loki where he was, worried that somehow his evil brother would use the knowledge for mischief. The rock pile over the hidden cavern suddenly explodes upward until it becomes a veritable mountain peak, further obscuring the entrance to Olympus.

II: Bonus Feature:

Pages: 2

Two-page spread showcasing Asgardian street scene.

--synopsis by Gormuu

Issues Reprinted
Thor and Tales of Asgard from
Journey Into Mystery #111-120 and Annual #1

Click on cover image to learn more about each issue.

JiM #111 JiM #112 JiM #113 JiM #114 JiM #115 JiM #116
JiM #117 JiM #118 JiM #119 JiM #120 Ann #1


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