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Thor #136: Review

Jan 1967
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby

Story Name:

To Become An Immortal!

Review & Comments

3 stars


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Thor #136 Synopsis by Marvel Comics
Thor brings Jane Foster to Asgard. They arrive as Asgardian warriors bring in a captive troll. That sight and Heimdall's grim demeanor unnerve Jane. As Odin prepares for war with the trolls, Thor presents Jane and he transforms her into a goddess with the power of flight. These changes frighten Jane, and losing faith, she falls. Thor rescues her, telling her to "learn the unquestioning courage of an immortal born."

Testing Jane's mettle, Odin summons the Unknown. Its monstrous form terrifies Jane and, forgetting her new powers, she calls to Thor for help. Thor drives the Unknown away. Jane asks Odin to remove her powers and he sends her back to Earth. He then sends the heartsick Thor to Gundersheim where a troll summons the Unknown again.

Jane materializes on Earth as if awakening from a dream and enters Dr. Kincaid's employ.

Meanwhile, Thor, his will sapped, cannot best the creature until Sif, who hasn't seen the Thunder God since she was a child, joins the fight. Together they drive the Unknown away. The sight of Sif and her profession of love for him revive Thor's spirit. Odin observes, pleased with himself for orchestrating the reunion.

Story #2

There Shall Come a Miracle! (Tales of Asgard series)

Writer: Stan Lee. Penciler: Jack Kirby. Inker: Vince Colletta. Letterer: Sam Rosen.

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Odin watches from Asgard (on a high-tech videoscreen), as Thor battles the dragon Fafnir in the desolate land of Nastrond. The All-Father announces that only with the slaying of Fafnir shall the land know a miracle…. Below, Thor uses his enchanted hammer Mjolnir to summon a storm unlike any that had been seen before and the lightning strikes cause the ground to open up beneath the evil dragon and drop him into the shadowy depths. As the land breaks up in a mighty upheaval, Thor, Hogun, and Fandral flee, pausing only to free the captive Volstagg. There follows the great miracle spoken of by Odin: for the first time in memory rain falls upon the blighted land of Nastrond, and soon vegetation will grow once more above the place where Fafnir fell, bringing life to the dead land.

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Jack Kirby
Vince Colletta
Letterer: Art Simek.


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Warriors Three
Warriors Three

(Fandral, Hogun, Volstagg)

Plus: Fafnir.

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