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Thor #164: Review

May 1969
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby

Story Name:

Lest Mankind Fall!

Review & Comments

4 stars


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Thor #164 Synopsis by Marvel Comics
Before departing to the 20th century, Pluto prepares to destroy the powerful creature he senses within the Research Center.

In Asgard, Balder is haunted by love for Karnilla and turns to Odin for help. Odin, still studying up on Galactus, cannot rid him of his emotions but offers him escape. He sends him to Earth to aid Thor and Sif.

Meanwhile, Thor and Sif confront Pluto, preventing him from entering the Research Center. Thor uses Mjolnir to return them to the 20th century just as Balder joins the military waiting outside the barrier. The three Asgardians join the military in combat against Pluto and the Mutates.

In Olympus, Zeus hears how Pluto is menacing the Earth and intervenes just as Pluto prepares to mystically eliminate Thor forever. Accusing Pluto of violating the "covenant eternal" that requires Pluto to reside in the Netherworld, Zeus banishes him and the Mutates back to his realm.

Inside the Research Center, the figure within the cask starts to breathe and the cocoon begins to open.

Preview Pages
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Jack Kirby
Vince Colletta
Letterer: Sam Rosen.


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(Balder the Brave)


Plus: Pluto (Hades).

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