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Thor #364: Review

Feb 1986
Walt Simonson, Walt Simonson

Story Name:

Thor Croaks!

Review & Comments

Rating:
5 stars

Thor #364 Review by (February 10, 2014)
Review: The strangest Thor story ever proves that a hero’s a hero no matter how small. I can’t think of many Marvel writers who a) would think of a story like this and b) could pull it off. Fortunately, Walt Simonson is one of each so we have this mini epic full of excitement both large-scale and small!

Comments: Part one of three parts. Piper first appeared as one of the Morlocks in POWER PACK #12.



 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Thor #364 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Frigga dispatches riders to summon all the heroes of Asgard to the great Althing where a successor to Odin will be chosen. Sif and the Warriors Three are surprised that Thor is not there yet (after his trip to Earth at the beginning of last issue); Beta Ray Bill arrives and doesn’t know where the God of Thunder is either. We know…Loki has transformed him into a frog! Thor heads to Avengers Mansion and slips inside to write a message in spilled sugar but Jarvis sweeps it up before anyone can see it besides Franklin Richards.

Subplots all in one place: Volstagg’s children see a mysterious machine draining energy from the fallen Sword of Surtur and return to warn the adults. Heimdall, however, cannot see the sword as it has been enchanted. The Grand Thane is named the Lawgiver to preside over the Althing and summons Thor and Loki. To Loki’s surprise, Thor shows up….

Thor is attacked by a rat in Central Park and gives it a sound thrashing, as the Belt of Strength makes him a super-frog. He befriends a frog named Puddlegulp and joins him in aiding the frog king against their rat enemies. The frog king dies but Thor takes the sad tidings back to the princess. The frogs learn that the rats are plotting to poison the lake. Thor, playing the hero once more, descends into the sewers to find the mysterious dragons he was warned about. The dragons turn out to be the alligators of urban legend. But Thor discovers they are under the power of a Piper, who charms Thor into leaping into the monsters’ mouths….


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Walt Simonson
Walt Simonson
Christie Scheele
Walt Simonson (Cover Penciler)
Walt Simonson (Cover Inker)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Freyja
Freyja

(Frigga)
Loki
Loki

(Loki Laufeyson)
Thor
Thor

(Odinson)
Warriors Three
Warriors Three

(Fandral, Hogun, Volstagg)

Plus: Beta Ray Bill, Franklin Richards, Harokin, Jarvis (Edwin Jarvis), Piper, Sif.