IL MITICO THOR EDITORIALE CORNO
ALBO ORIGINALE DEL 1972
all’ interno : una storia di THOR ed una dei VENDICATORI (che – vecchi o nuovi – nel tempo libero sono sempre dediti alla ricerca di HULK , un essere talmente indeciso ed in bilico tra il bene ed il male che alle elezioni vota decidendo a testa o croce tra Salvini e quegli altri)
Contiene inoltre : 2 episodi de LE STORIE DI ASGARD
CONDIZIONI BUONISSIME, PICCOLA ABRASIONE NEL RETRO, GRAFFETTE UN PO’ OSSIDATE, L’ ALBO NON E’ DI RESA, no gadgets
GRANDISSIMA DISPONIBILITA’ DI TUTTI I SUPEREROI CORNO E NON
- Thor (Dr. Don Blake)
- Stardust Studios
- Mjolnir – Thor’s Enchanted Hammer
Believing that he has lost his honor, Thor is confronted by Jane Foster who tries to get him to forget restoring his honor and that she loves him. Thor is embittered by being the subject to Jane’s pity and leaves. Before Jane can do anything more, someone is struck by a car, sending her rushing to this stranger to give them medical aid.
While in California, preparations for a new Hercules feature film are under way at Stardust Studios. When some of the workers stop to comment on the set designs, they are scared back into their work by the studio owner, J.P. — who is in reality Pluto, the Olympian God of Death and ruler of Hades. With his workers gone, he checks with one of his slaves in Hades to make sure all is well. Satisfied that nothing there demands his attention, Pluto begins preparing for the arrival of Hercules.
Elsewhere, Thor stops to ponder his lot and how to restore his honour, unaware that he is being watched by remorseful Odin who feels fully responsible for doing this to the Thunder God. Odin is then struck down from behind by Seidring who is attempting to take over Asgard. With Odin defeated he does just that, and when Balder enters the room to investigate, Seidring announces that he is the ruler of Asgard.
When Thor returns to Asgard, he finds Heimdall encased in a block of Ethereal force, and rushes into the city of Asgard to learn what has happened. There he finds his fellow Asgardians all have been incapacitated, including Balder. Suddenly, Thor is surrounded in a ring of fire erected by Seidring, who demands that Thor pledge an allegiance to him or suffer the same fate as his comrades. Thor refuses, and walks through the flame to battle Seidring.
While back on Earth, Pluto continues his plot against Hercules, joined by Hippolyta who is in on the charade, pretending to be an actress playing the role of herself. Pluto creates an Olympian Pact, a document that makes an eternal pact between those who sign it, the key to Pluto’s plot against the Prince of Power.
Back on Asgard, Seidring and Thor battle, Seidring using his superior mystical powers against Thor who finds himself initially out matched and fighting on the defencive. Finding himself unable to defeat the Odinpower enhanced Seidring, Thor escapes to the chaimber of the Oversword. Braving all of Seidring’s mystical attacks, Thor grabs the handle of the sword and threatens to bring about Ragnarok if Seidring refuses to surrender back his usurped power to Odin.
Not wishing to have his life ended, Seidring returns the power to Odin, who tells Seidring to leave and that his punishment will come later. Odin then scoops up the exhausted Thor, and carries him off, convinced that his son is still the most noble of all Asgard.
“Four Against the Minotaur!” / QUATTRO CONTRO MINOTAUR !
The Avengers are in the middle of training when a robot breaks into the headquarters. After disabling it, it inform them the Hulk is in the desert. The robot was sent by the Mole Man, and the Avengers are lured into his trap. They are attacked by the Minotaur, a creature belonging to the Mole Man. Quicksilver manages to get separated from the team and is captured by the Mole Man’s Moloids. The three remaining Avengers trap the Minotaur and look for Quicksilver. He is freed and they defeat the Mole Man.
- Captain America, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver were all last seen in Avengers #16 (in Italy in THC #24).
- While there is a Captain America story in Tales of Suspense #66 (in Italy in CAPC #2), it is a flashback tale from World War II.
- The events in this issue happen simultaneously with the Hulk story in Tales to Astonish #69 (in Italy in URC #74), where the Hulk battles the Leader. All the panels dealing with the subplot involving the Hulk battling the leader originate from this issue.
- The Mole Man last battled the Avengers back in Avengers #12 (in Italy in THC #19).
- Each of the Avengers are next seen in Avengers #18 (in Italy in THC #27) battling the Commissar, the Captain America story in Tales of Suspense #67 (in Italy in CAPC #3) is another flashback story.
- After the Mole Man’s defeat, he is next seen in Fantastic Four Annual #3 (in Italy in F4C #39) where he is manipulated by Dr. Doom into crashing the wedding of Reed Richards and Sue Storm.
- Rick Jones does not accompany the Avengers on their mission, but instead ends up finding the Hulk in Tales to Astonish #69 (in Italy in URC #74).
- The Hulk, Rick Jones and the Leader are next seen in Tales to Astonish #70 (in Italy in URC #75).
“Tales of Asgard: Closer Comes the Swarm!“/ i racconti di Asgard : LO SCIAME SI AVVICINA !
- Queen Ula (First appearance)
- Magrat the Schemer
- Kroda the Duelist
- Trolls of the Hive (First appearance)
Detecting Thor’s ship, Queen Ula of the Flying Trolls, a group of insectile armour wearing Trolls that live in the giant Stone Hive of Thryheim, Ula sends out a scouting party to determine how best to raid the ship.
Meanwhile, aboard Thor’s ship, Balder the Brave has collapsed in exhaustion following using a giant horn to destroy the Jaws of the Dragon in the Sea of Fear. He is brought down from the ships Masthead by Thor and nursed back to consciousness by Fandral and Hogun. Balder’s revival is met with great fanfare from all except Loki, Magrat and Kroda, and they send a spy to watch Thor further.
In another exercise in braggary, Volstagg decides he too will blow the great horn, but finds that in spite of his large girth he cannot muster significant strength to cause it to make sound. However, he is unaware of this due to the buzzing of the coming Troll horde. When all the men on the ship suddenly draw their weapons to greet with coming army, Volstagg (unaware of what’s approaching behind him) thinks that his fellows are drawing their swords against him and reverts to his usual cowardly and self-preserving character.
- Loki’s Potion Vapor Cannon
- Grapple Rings of the Flying Trolls
As the battle rages, Loki, Magrat, and Kroda go below the ship to gather materials for a potion which Loki unleashes into the air that poisons the Trolls, causing the majority of their numbers to fall dead out of the sky. With the battle over, Loki takes all the credit and gloats about being able to stop the horde before Thor could.
Loki’s boasts are short lived however, when two of the surviving Trolls capture him and carry him away to the Hive of Stone. Thor in turn, tells his crew that the kidnapping of Loki was an attack on them all, and orders them to prepare for battle. While inside the Hive, Ula has anticipated this move and orders her men to prepare a fitting welcome for the sons of Odin.