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Thor #269: Review

Mar 1978
Len Wein, Walt Simonson

Story Name:

A Walk on the Wild Side!

Review & Comments

3.5 stars

Thor #269 Review by (February 25, 2015)
Comments: Part one of three parts. Kroda, Magrat, and Snaykar are seen in the background of only a single panel.

Review: More physics-defying action! On the cover even if Thor’s hammer can’t dent Stilt-Man’s adamantium armor, it should still topple him; no gyroscope is that powerful! The story inside is thrilling with the writer and artist almost convincing us that Stilt-Man is a real threat to anyone, much less Thor! But after a while, we remember that this is Stilt-Man and the story just seems silly. Nice try, though. Oh, best part: the little kid who openly prefers Iron Man to Thor.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Thor #269 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Thor stops on the street to look through the Daily Bugle and is surrounded by fans who want his autograph. Thor then departs for a secluded alley where he resumes the form of Dr. Don Blake. Discovering that his transformation was observed by a homeless woman, he tosses her some cash and takes his leave….


Elsewhere, Wilbur Day, broken out of prison by an inhuman rescuer, is given a new Stilt-Man armor by his benefactor and his superior, a mechanical voice. This new armor (replacing the original destroyed in CHAMPIONS #12) is made of adamantium. Following instructions, Stilt-Man is soon hijacking the cargo of a helicopter a half-mile up in the sky. Its crew unconscious, the copter spins out of control, heading for disaster. Don Blake spies it and quickly changes into Thor who brings the damaged craft safely to the ground. Learning from the pilot the identity of their assailant, the God of Thunder heads off in pursuit….


In Asgard, the Warriors Three return triumphantly with Loki’s three henchmen in chains. A troubled Odin thinks they may be able to solve another trouble in the Realm Eternal….


Thor catches up to Stilt-Man who fires rockets to ward off the hero. The computer FAUST (the real mastermind of this scheme), calculating that the mile-high baddie can not possible defeat Thor seizes control of Stilty’s armor and forces him to fight Thor to a very quick finish. As the God of Thunder surveys his fallen foe, he is suddenly blasted from behind. He sees his new enemy is Blaastar, the Living Bomb-Burst…and he is separated from mighty Mjolnir….

Preview Pages
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Walt Simonson
Tony De Zuniga
Glynis Wein
Walt Simonson (Cover Penciler)
Joe Sinnott (Cover Inker)
? (Cover Colorist)


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