Thor #184 GD
Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott. "The World Beyond!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Buscema, , inks by Joe Sinnott (with Bill Everett on pages 2, 17-19); Thor returns to Asgard from Earth so that he might travel into the World Beyond for his father Odin, however he finds that he may have arrived too late; Thor rushes into the throne room to find Odin in utter despair. When Thor inquires about what's wrong, Odin has his Grand Vizier activate the Coals of the Cosmos to show him the World Beyond, and how it is growing rapidly, consuming the known universe as it grows; Odin explains that he sent the Warriors Three into the World Beyond and they failed to stop it; Odin also shows Thor that some of their old foes: Galactus, Mangog, and Loki are not responsible for this cataclysmic event either; Thor ventures into the World Beyond.