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Thor #429: Review

Feb 1991
Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz

Story Name:

This World Is Mine!

Review & Comments

4.5 stars

Thor #429 Review by (December 1, 2021)
Review: Some exciting adventure with Thor facing off against Juggernaut one more time, now in the context of a palace revolution on another planet. And Ghost Rider, complete with black borders around his scenes, makes for a nice surprise guest as he now has the opportunity to clobber the Wrecking Crew. Mephisto is icing on the cake while the final surprise, I admit, stirs my curiosity, even though we know they’ve got it wrong. 

Comments: Part three of six parts. Juggernaut returns in X-FORCE #2-5. Ron Frenz and Tom DeFalco collaborated on the plot.



Freedom does not come without cost! It demands a constant commitment to hard work and sacrifice!
You can allow conditions to return to the way they have always been, or you can try to improve them! The choice is yours!
You must decide whether or not you have the desire to reach out and transform your dreams of a better life into reality!

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Thor #429 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Thor and members of Excalibur (Captain Britain, Meggan, Lockheed, Shadowcat) are prisoners on a remote planet ruled over by Juggernaut. Juggy explains how he was rescued from the asteroid where Thor had stranded him by a passing spaceship and then he deposed Prince Zalaski and took over with the support of the peasants. The heroes are taken away in their unbreakable prisospheres but soon rescued by Prince Zaleski and his men….

The Wrecking Crew plot to rescue their captive pal Bulldozer from Code: Blue….

Prince Zaleski, a real tyrant, demands that Thor help him defeat Juggernaut, while holding the Excalibur group hostage. Though Zaleski is no better than Juggernaut, Thor agrees as he considers himself responsible for Juggy’s being there. Thor then crashes through the palace wall and challenges Juggy, who is only too happy to respond. Elsewhere, Shadowcat uses her phasing powers release herself and her teammates from their prison bubbles and overpower the guards. While Thor mixes it up with his powerful foe, he learns that Juggy’s powers are magic based, which the villain confirms. So Thor sends Mjolnir spinning around the building, creating an anti-magic cone, covering the building. With his powers gone, Juggernaut is no match for Thor and is beaten down. But when 59 seconds have passed, Thor recalls his hammer, restoring Juggy’s powers but giving the baddie an idea….

Back on Earth, Rigger and Mad Dog of Code: Blue are driving Bulldozer to Kennedy Airport to send him to the Vault; their van is attacked by the Wrecker, throwing it into a cemetery. This is witnessed by Danny Ketch, visiting the grave of his sister and he transforms into Ghost Rider to take on the Wrecking Crew….

Back to the Thor/Juggy battle: Juggernaut tries to gain hold of Mjolnir but he can’t lift it (of course) so Thor spins it, whipping up a wind and then attaches the strap to Juggy’s wrist and lets go, the hammer pulling the villain out of the window and into deep space. As the people despair over the return of Count Zaleski, Thor turns back to Eric Masterson and exhorts the people to band together and create a republic, punctuating his theme by resuming his Thor form on return of Mjolnir….

Juggernaut, clutching a tiny asteroid, vows to return to Earth…somehow….

Ghost Rider clobbers the Wrecking Crew but a blast of Asgardian power from the Wrecker tears open a dimension, summoning Mephisto….

Loki hears about this and decides he must intervene….

Eric returns to his apartment to be met by a concerned Susan Austin and Jerry Sapristi who tell him they know his secret….

Preview Pages
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Ron Frenz
Joe Sinnott
Mike Rockwitz
Ron Frenz (Cover Penciler)
Joe Sinnott (Cover Inker)
? (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Michael Heisler.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Cain Marko)

(Loki Laufeyson)


Plus: Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), Code: Blue (Code Blue), Excalibur (Faiza Hussain), Ghost Rider (Danny Ketch), Lockheed, Meggan, Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde), Susan Austin, Wrecking Crew.

> Thor: Book info and issue index

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