Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) #116 FN/FN+ Loki appearance
Published May 1965 by Marvel.
Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Vince Colletta. "The Trial of the Gods!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby and Carl Hubbell, inks by Vince Colletta and Carl Hubbell; Odin sends Thor and Loki to Skornheim to endure the Trial of the Gods which will show which one of his sons is lying to him; Against Odin's decree, Loki uses magic to escape the traps of the enchanted land while Thor has to rely on brawn and sheer will; Meanwhile, the Enchantress and the Executioner set about tormenting Jane Foster in a bid to influence the outcome of the trial; Odin sends Balder to deal with them; Guest appearances by the Avengers (Captain America, Iron Man, Giant-Man, and the Wasp), Rick Jones, the Teen Brigade, the Enchantress, and Executioner; There is a minor plot crossover with Fantastic Four 38; Cameos by Daredevil, Medusa, Trapster, Sandman, and the Wizard. "Tales of Asgard" back-up, "The Challenge!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Vince Colletta; On a diplomatic mission, Loki convinces King Hymir to put Thor to a deadly test where failure means slavery to the evil king; Thor, of course, passes the test, much to the annoyance of Hymir who strikes Loki and accuses him of betrayal; First appearance of Princess Rinda and King Hymir. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.