Thor #253 F
Cover pencils by Jack Kirby and John Romita (alterations), inks by John Verpoorten and John Romita. "Chaos in the Kingdom of the Trolls," script by Len Wein, pencils by John Buscema (breakdowns), inks by Tony DeZuniga (finished art); Ulik, thinking Thor dead, goes to attack the dragon; Ulik defeats it and takes its eye, only to find Thor standing in his path; Thor manages to get the ruby from Ulik; Ulik tells Thor why he needs the ruby; The Trolls have accidentally dug through to another dimension, where lives the bestial Trogg; Trogg who has killed many trolls before they could seal the portal, but they need the ruby to seal it permanently; Thor agrees to help Ulik defeat Trogg if he can keep the ruby. Tale of Asgard: the conclusion of "The Weapon and the Warrior!", script by David Kraft, art by Pablo Marcos; Thor and the Storm Giant fight to a standstill, realize they have no real reason to fight, and part ways amicably.