In this five-page story, we have the Gods of Asgard preparing for an invasion by the “forces of Evil” Thor, however being a kid is sent off by Heimdall. However Loki informs his brother Thor that he knows of a secret hole in Asgard’s defenses that needs protecting.
We learn that Loki is the source of the hole and that this is all a plan to get at Thor and earn the right to the hammer himself. This story does an adequate job of being told in five pages, focusing on the story more than the action; however we do get a bit of a look at the danger that Thor faces.
The work of Kirby on the Fantastic City that is Asgard in the background of the first page is fantastic and a great example of the style of Jack Kirby. But we are not limited to that; the detail on Thor and Loki’s faces on page two adds to the dialogue. Then, we have the hoard of Evil ones attacking and Thor defending in battle; while not Kirby’s most epic of battle scenes, he does a great job of capturing Ii given the limited pages.
Originally and Continuity
For the second story in a row, we have the tales playing on a new theme, Thor proving (or more so) becoming worthy of the mighty hammer that will one day be his. In the final panel, we see him lifting it a bit higher then he could in the last issue.