Marvel Spectacular (1973): 1-19

Marvel Spectacular reprinted Thor stories from Thor #128-130 and 133-148. It followed the Thor reprints in Special Marvel Edition #4. Thor #131-132 were reprinted in Thor Annual #4. The original stories were 16 pages. Issues 1-3 are complete. Issues 4-14 have 1 page cut while issues 15-19 have 3 pages cut. Thor #143 was completely reprinted in the Fireside book, Origins of Marvel Comics (1974) and Thor #135-136 in the Marvel Visionaries: Jack Kirby HC.

This series also reprinted the Tales of Asgard backups from Journey Into Mystery #116-125 and Thor #126-134. The original stories were 5 pages. These reprints are complete. I guess cutting 1 page from a 5 page story would seriously affect the storyline. :) Some of the same stories are reprinted in Tales of Asgard #1, Volume 2.

While these are classic stories by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the reprint quality is not that good. The linework is often muddied, partly because Vince Colleta's inks are thin and scratchy. All these stories have now been reprinted in the Masterworks, Omnibus, and Essentials books.

updated 19 Apr 2013


Marvel Spectacular #1 (8/1973)
        Reprint: Thor #128 (Thor)
        Reprint: Journey Into Mystery #116 (Tales of Asgard)
        
Marvel Spectacular #2  (9/1973)
        Reprint: Thor #129 (Thor)
        Reprint: Journey Into Mystery #117 (Tales of Asgard)
        
Marvel Spectacular #3 (10/1973)
        Reprint: Thor #130 (Thor)
        Reprint: Journey Into Mystery #118 (Tales of Asgard)
        
Marvel Spectacular #4 (11/1973)
        Reprint: Thor #133 (Thor) (-1 pg: 3)
        Reprint: Journey Into Mystery #119 (Tales of Asgard)
        
Marvel Spectacular #5 (1/1974)
        Reprint: Thor #134 (Thor) (-1 pg: panel 2 of 11, panels 1-5 of 12)
        Reprint: Journey Into Mystery #120 (Tales of Asgard)
        
Marvel Spectacular #6 (3/1974)
        Reprint: Thor #135 (Thor) (-1 pg: 6)
        Reprint: Journey Into Mystery #121 (Tales of Asgard)
        
Marvel Spectacular #7 (5/1974)
        Reprint: Thor #136 (Thor) (-1 pg: 4)
        Reprint: Journey Into Mystery #122 (Tales of Asgard)
 
Marvel Spectacular #8 (7/1974)
        Reprint: Thor #137 (Thor) (-1 pg: 9)
        Reprint: Journey Into Mystery #123 (Tales of Asgard)
        
Marvel Spectacular #9 (9/1974) 
        Reprint: Thor #138 (Thor) (-1 pg: 3)
        Reprint: Journey Into Mystery #124 (Tales of Asgard)
        
Marvel Spectacular #10 (10/1974)
        Reprint: Thor #139 (Thor) (-1 pg: panels 2-3 of 3 & 4)
        Reprint: Journey Into Mystery #125 (Tales of Asgard)
        
Marvel Spectacular #11 (11/1974)
        Reprint: Thor #140 (Thor) 
		 (-1 pg: panels 2-3 of 12, panels 1-4 of 13;
			 panel 1 of 12 expanded downward)
        Reprint: Thor #126 (Tales of Asgard)
        
Marvel Spectacular #12 (12/1974)
        Reprint: Thor #141 (Thor) (-1 pg: 12)
        Reprint: Thor #127 (Tales of Asgard)
        
Marvel Spectacular #13 (1/1975)
        Reprint: Thor #142 (Thor) (-1 pg: panels 2-5 of 11, panels 3, 5 of 12)
        Reprint: Thor #128 (Tales of Asgard)
        
Marvel Spectacular #14 (3/1975)
        Reprint: Thor #143 (Thor) (-1 pg: 4)
        Reprint: Thor #129 (Tales of Asgard)
 
Marvel Spectacular #15 (6/1975)
        Reprint: Thor #144 (Thor)
		 (-3 pgs: panels 1-4 of 8, panels 4-5 of 9, 10,
		 	  panels 4-5 of 13, panels 1-4 of 14)
        Reprint: Thor #130 (Tales of Asgard)
        
Marvel Spectacular #16 (8/1975)
        Reprint: Thor #145 (Thor) 
		 (-3 pgs: panels 1-2, 4-5 of 4, panels 1-2 of 5,
		 	  panels 1-2, 5 of 8, 9, panels 1-2 of 10)
        Reprint: Thor #131 (Tales of Asgard)
        
Marvel Spectacular #17 (9/1975) 
        Reprint: Thor #146 (Thor) (-3 pgs: 2, 4, 10)
        Reprint: Thor #132 (Tales of Asgard)
        
Marvel Spectacular #18 (10/1975)
        Reprint: Thor #147 (Thor) 
		 (-3 pgs: 5, panels 5-6 of 9, panels 1-2, 4 of 10, 13)
        Reprint: Thor #133 (Tales of Asgard)
        
Marvel Spectacular #19 (11/1975)
        Reprint: Thor #148 (Thor) 
		 (-3 pgs: 2, panels 2-5 of 5, 6, panel 6 of 7;
			  panels 4 & 5 of 7 are switched)
        Reprint: Thor #134 (Tales of Asgard)

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