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1573: Thor #207 (v1)

" Firesword! "
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Thor #207 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: Gil Kane
Writers: Gerry Conway
Pencilers: John Buscema
Inkers: Vincent Colletta
Colourists: Glynis Wein (Oliver)
Letterers: Denise Vladimer
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: January 1973
Release Date: October 1972
Story Arc: -
Pages: 21
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 263                 Times Rated: 170
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Universes:   Earth-616  
Go to Issue #206 Go to Issue #208

Amazing Adventures #16 (v2)
Thor #206 (v1)
Thor #207 (v1)
Avengers #106 (v1)
Avengers #107 (v1)
1571: Amazing Adv...
#16 (v2)
1572: Thor
#206 (v1)
1574: Avengers
#106 (v1)
1575: Avengers
#107 (v1)
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Issue Blurb
Thor's battle with the Absorbing Man takes him to the mountains of Vermont. He will soon discover that a far more sinister force than Crusher Creel awaits.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Thor last appeared in Thor #206 (v1). Thor next appears in Avengers #108 (v1).
Supporting Characters
Sif last appeared in Thor #206 (v1). Sif next appears in Thor #214 (v1).
Hildegarde last appeared in Thor #206 (v1). Hildegarde next appears in Thor #208 (v1).
Karnilla last appeared in Thor #206 (v1). Karnilla next appears in Thor #214 (v1).
  Tom Fagan
Tom Fagan last appeared in Thor #206 (v1). Tom Fagan next appears in Avengers #119 (v1).
  Gerry Conway
Gerry Conway last appeared in Amazing Adventures #16 (v2). Gerry Conway next appears in Fantastic Four #176 (v1).
  Glynis Wein
Glynis Wein last appeared in Amazing Adventures #16 (v2). Glynis Wein next appears in Werewolf by Night #9 (v1).
  Len Wein
Len Wein last appeared in Amazing Adventures #16 (v2). Len Wein next appears in Werewolf by Night #9 (v1).
  Steve Englehart
Steve Englehart last appeared in Amazing Adventures #16 (v2). Steve Englehart next appears in Fantastic Four #333 (v1).
  The Absorbing Man
The Absorbing Man last appeared in Thor #206 (v1). The Absorbing Man next appears in Thor #235 (v1).
Loki last appeared in Thor #206 (v1). Loki next appears in Avengers #115b (v1).
Group Appearances
The Gods of Asgard
The Gods of Asgard last appeared in Thor #206 (v1). The Gods of Asgard next appears in Thor #208 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Mjolnir last appeared in Thor #206 (v1). Mjolnir next appears in Avengers #108 (v1).
Ball and Chain
Ball and Chain last appeared in Thor #206 (v1). Ball and Chain next appears in Thor #235 (v1).
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Issue Notes

Issue Notes

This issue sees the end of a very unofficial crossover with Justice League of America #103 and Amazing Adventures #16 (v2) involving Steve Engleheart's car.
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Issue Review
   September 13, 2015
Two good battles and an unexpected twist in ongoing plots. But the constant cutting away to 'comedic' scenes dragged it down.
When Steve Englehart, Gerry Conway, etc. appeared in the Beast story in Amazing Adventures it worked just fine (and was cool), but here it just seems totally at odds with what's happening to Thor, Sif, etc.

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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2012-05-28 18:03:27  
  Sloppy, sloppy art the last couple of issues from big JB.  

  sewixo Says:    
  2012-07-02 07:39:58  
  Maybe VC had something to do with it?  

  Kez Says:    
  2012-09-21 08:00:27  
  Haha, that crossover was pretty funny. Enjoyed that.  

  john54542 Says:    
  2012-12-02 19:23:39  
  This book ended with the note "the tragedy complete" and I shook my head and laughed and said it sure was a tragedy. This Rutland, VT stuff is just awful! In this issue it starts off with the parade, then the bullpenners drive to Tom Fagan's house, and Tom Fagan says they're just getting ready to leave for the parade. Then Gerry Conway's character says "wait till after the parade". Didn't the parade already happen? There might be a logical explanation to this confusion but it's certainly not readily apparent. To make matters worse it was never explained why Loki just happened to show up at Fagan's (what exactly he wanted there?) Awful! Is this the beginning of the first dark age for Marvel comics? Stan Lee is sorely missed about now, that's for sure!  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-12 17:45:57  
  Thanks Rutland for ruining another story.  

  MrRsBB Says:    
  2015-01-28 17:41:59  
  These inks are flat out ugly for the most part. Especially this new confusion of an indirectly connected group of regular humans which reminds of Warlock and his unexplained sidekick band of humans. The back & forth of the various slugfests doth rend tiresome, methinks. Only the clever "demise" of one of the antagonists is of interest, albeit wholly predicable. The script and story are full groan moments for readers. I have a feeling this lameness may run for years to come. (2-)  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-03-01 14:36:23  
  What the crap... Aww, y'all know the rest.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-04-29 15:50:38  
  Seeing that close up of Loki's face at the end was disturbing. At first I was thinking that the Norn Queen simply made it rain, which was useless and Thor could have done that. But to take Loki's sight...ouch.
Yeah the parade logic really tripped me up too. Maybe it's like Disneyland and the parade is every hour?

  jwerth Says:    
  2015-07-13 19:02:17  
  Since when can Thor call Mjolnir to fly to him? Since when does rain restore Thor's power? He's turning into the Submariner.

And is there some rule that every woman in comics has to cry in every issue? There's nothing wrong with a good cry, but it's a little ridiculous how often Black Widow, Sif, and even Hildegarde have tears rolling down their cheeks. Especially since the only guy who ever seems to cry is the Mole Man.

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2016-06-11 16:28:53  
  You'd think Thor would learn, since Creel has turned into liquid and gaseous forms before, that he is not defeated or dead.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2016-12-04 08:59:43  
  3 stars for Karnilla saving the day!!!

Cover Me - Sweet image of Loki letting the dogs out!!!

Credit Due - Marie Severin did the faces of the Bullpen!

Sliding Timescale - As others have mentioned the inconsisities, I wonder if Thor #206 should come before Amazing Adventures #16? Although, it still doesn't help the reoccurring parade or what happened to Glynis the first time she disappeared in AA #16!!!

Splash - I love the design of the title! Also, the real Vision should wear sunglasses from now on!!!

Baggage - Funny image of Hildegarde carrying off Sif!!!

Super Duper - At least in this issue Glynis looks better in her Powergirl costume!!!

Hammertime - Yeah, I too cry foul on Thor being able to call his hammer as well. Also, are they saying that Mjolnir has another name??

Splash II - Great image of Loki sitting in a tree!!!

Kudos To Cujo - I wonder where Thor sent Satan and Diablo? And, if they're still possessed??

'Nuff Said - "--all is in darkness--all is night!--midnight, EVERMORE!"-Drama Queen Loki

  Russ Says:    
  2017-05-07 13:04:18  
  So, a storm from Karnilla depowered Loki's sword and made him blind? I bet he didn't see that coming. Of course, neither did we.

At least, in my opinion anyway, the Rutland Parade didn't figure too deep in the story's events anyway. It was just another setting. But the way the setting is being shoe-horned in is admittedly getting a bit irritating. Sure I know it's for promotional purposes, but hopefully this novelty wears off soon. That said, I read Justice League #103 before this story and at least that one was a little entertaining, if trite.

2 stars. I wonder if Tom's dogs got home safely....

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-05-23 23:27:12  
  I don't know, I really enjoyed this. The Rutland bits weren't great, but they weren't anywhere near as distracting as they were last time, and the fight between the brothers was amazing! I think that's the first time we've seen them fight because Odin was a bit of a***to Loki growing up rather than just because Loki is power hungry. And they called him the god of mischief, not evil! Finally!  

  JonahBlack Says:    
  2018-02-10 22:51:01  
  Enchanted dogs...Flame Blade...green outfit...Loki's a druid!

I believe I'm in the minority, but I like the Rutland stuff, and the Marvel creators. This was a pretty good story, but I think Hildegarde needs to take it down a notch.

Karnilla: Hey, if you help me find Balder, I'll help Thor
Sif: Sure, he's in New York, staying at Avengers Mansion

  Marksman Says:    
  2018-03-03 17:22:42  
  Looking at the JLA version of the Rutland parade, Glynis is dressed as Supergirl, as can be guessed from the Marvel version as "Powergirl." Interesting that Tom Fagen is dressed as Batman in DC comics and as Batman's Marvel analog as Nighthawk.  

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Date User Name Update
   February 7, 2018 TStarnes Added Ball and Chain listing.
   February 7, 2018 TStarnes Added Mjolnir listing.
   February 7, 2018 TStarnes
   February 7, 2018 TStarnes
   June 11, 2016 MattzLadd Updated the listing for Karnilla.
   April 27, 2016 fragsel Added Steve Englehart to the issue.
   April 27, 2016 fragsel Added Len Wein to the issue.
   April 27, 2016 fragsel Added Glynis Wein to the issue.
   April 27, 2016 fragsel Added Gerry Conway to the issue.
   November 22, 2015 fragsel Added Tom Fagan to the issue.
   September 13, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   July 22, 2013 fragsel Updated the listing for The Gods of Asgard.
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