1st appearance of Sigyn, Loki's wife
1st appearance of Hermod, Norse god of speed
Cover by John Buscema. Thor battles Loki in "A Balance is Struck!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finished art), inks by Tom Palmer; Loki has brought about the beginning of Ragnarok by causing the death of Balder; Odin uses part of his power to keep Balder in a state just above death, to prevent the start of Ragnarok. Appearances by Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, Hela, and Sif. Bullpen Bulletins. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35.