In a bizarre face/off, Loki swaps bodies with Thor and promptly starts causing all kinds of problems. I love this because it’s truly Loki acting like a God of Mischief, whereas most of the time he’s really an evil, world-conquering douche.
I’m a big fan of Neal Adams (how can a comic fan not be), so it’s a treat to see him illustrate Thor…But the mood is definitely different. It all feels less regal and more superheroic. And I had to share the above panel. I mean, come on. Implied penis anyone?
There’s also an extended Mephisto appearance, which I think is the first time the character appeared outside of the Silver Surfer.
Creators: Stan Lee (scripts); Jack Kirby (#179) and Neal Adams (#180-181)