THOR (1962) #272 FN+


1st appearance of Skrymir

Cover art by John Buscema. "The Day the Thunder Failed!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finished art), inks by Tom Palmer; Flying overhead, Thor sees a bully picking on a smaller child; After having run the bully off, Thor tells the children of the time he was bested in contests by Utgard; Utgard disguised himself as Skrymir, and led Thor and Loki into his castle Utgardhall in Jotunheim; There, he challenged the gods to a series of contests; Loki fought against Logi in an eating contest, and lost after Logi consumed not only the food but the plates, and table as well; Loki then is challenged to a footrace by Hugi, but loses before he even starts; Thor then accepts the challenge of emptying a drinking horn, but fails there, as the horn is just as full as when he started. Roy Thomas discusses the history of the Thor comic and his taking over of writing chores on the book. Hostess snack cakes ad with Hulk. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35.

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