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Thor #144: Review

Sep 1967
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby

Story Name:

This Battleground Earth!

Review & Comments

3 stars


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Thor #144 Synopsis by Marvel Comics
A Living Talisman confronts Thor, Balder and Sif at Don Blake's office and draws them into the streets to face Brona and Magnir.

In Asgard, Forsung challenges Odin to a contest, with the Odinsword as the prize.

In Manhattan, Brona and Magnir levitate a piece of concrete into the air to battle Thor alone.

In Asgard, Forsung and Odin grasp the All-Father's scepter of power to determine who shall wield it. They soar off beyond time and space, unleashing vast cosmic power and stifling the other Enchanters and Asgardians' powers. As a result, the levitating concrete sinks back to Earth where Balder joins Thor as they triumph over Brona and Magnir. However, with their godly powers gone, the trio realizes that they are stranded on Earth.

Story #2

The Beginning of the End! (Tales of Asgard series)

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

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

In the mystic city of Zanadu, Thor, Hogun, and Fandral are holding back the charge of the terrifying Forty Horsemen of Satan; as each demon rider is slain, he revives instantly. As things look darkest for the Asgardian heroes, an unexpected ally appears: the thief Alibar, forced by the evil wizard Mogul to leads the Satanic cavalry, joins with the underdogs with his sword. The enemy falls back to regroup as Hogun repeats his determination to prevail over the enemy of his people. Elsewhere, Mogul rides his magic carpet-like skycraft to the land of Hogun’s tribe, intending to pour out upon them the hideous death of the Spotted Plague. Back at the city, Forty Horsemen charge and are instantly obliterated by a blinding beam that seems to have come from nowhere. The hero of the day stands revealed as Volstagg, wielding the Rod of Wondrous Wizard Power, and he invites them to join him in the final battle.

Preview Pages
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Jack Kirby
Marie Severin
Letterer: Sam Rosen.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Balder the Brave)

Warriors Three
Warriors Three

(Fandral, Hogun, Volstagg)

Plus: Demon Riders, Mogul of the Mystic Mountain.

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