Thor #252 F 6.0
Cover pencils by Jack Kirby and John Romita (alterations), inks by John Verpoorten and John Romita (alterations). "A Dragon at the Gates!", script by Len Wein, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tony DeZuniga (finished art), inks by Tony DeZuniga; Thor goes to Mimir to find the missing Odin; Mimir tells him that before he answers, Thor must bring him the Ruby Eye of the Dragon that guards the golden gates to the Realm Below; Thor finds the dragon, but before he can attack it, Ulik arrives and fights Thor for the eye; They battle across a rock bridge surrounded by a sea of flames, until Ulik manages to knock Thor off. Tale of Asgard: The Weapon and the Warrior!, script by David Kraft, art by Pablo Marcos; A young Thor, confident after recently earning Mjolnir, challenges a Storm Giant he meets in his path.