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2243: Thor #229 (v1)

" Where Darkness Dwells, Dwell I! "
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Thor #229 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: Ron Wilson
Writers: Gerry Conway
Pencilers: Rich Buckler
Inkers: Chic Stone
Colourists: Linda Lessmann
Letterers: John Costanza
Cover Date: November 1974
Release Date: August 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 17
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 201                 Times Rated: 126
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Adventure into Fear #23
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Thor #229 (v1)
Thor #230 (v1)
Thor #231 (v1)
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#231 (v1)
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Issue Blurb
Thor and Hercules are drawn into a mystery in which ordinary citizens cause their own fatalities after making comments about finding life in death.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Thor last appeared in Giant-Size Avengers #4 (v1). Thor next appears in Thor #230 (v1).
Supporting Characters
Odin last appeared in Thor #228 (v1). Odin next appears in Thor #233 (v1).
Sif last appeared in Thor #228 (v1). Sif next appears in Thor #230 (v1).
Krista last appeared in Thor #227 (v1). Krista next appears in Thor #230 (v1).
Hercules last appeared in Thor #228 (v1). Hercules next appears in Thor #230 (v1).
  Ralph Blumkenn
Ralph Blumkenn next appears in Thor #231 (v1).
Group Appearances
The Gods of Asgard
The Gods of Asgard last appeared in Defenders #20 (v1). The Gods of Asgard next appears in Thor #230 (v1).
New York City Fire Department
New York City Fire Department last appeared in Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine #1a. New York City Fire Department next appears in Giant-Size Defenders #4.
New York Police Department
New York Police Department last appeared in Dracula Lives #11a. New York Police Department next appears in Thor #231 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Mjolnir last appeared in Giant-Size Avengers #4 (v1). Mjolnir next appears in Thor #230 (v1).
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Issue Review
   April 6, 2016
Hercules takes centre stage for surprisingly effective crime mystery which balance petty crime in bad neighbourhoods with ‘gods’ very, very well. 9/10
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  john54542 Says:    
  2013-05-20 21:10:01  
  This had some of the oddest, almost forced dialog I've read in a Marvel comic in a long time.  

  bigkat5582 Says:    
  2013-07-15 21:47:05  
  Blumkenn... really?  

  illcom94 Says:    
  2014-10-09 00:20:00  
  I like the theme of this book, but the writing is pretty lame.  

  heman0420 Says:    
  2015-05-31 11:22:01  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-06-28 13:45:14  
  Setup issues, while although a necessary evil, are evil.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-11-27 20:36:12  
  Anyone else notice that Krista's helmet looks like the one they give to the "special" Asgardian children?
I do believe I am going to have nightmares tonight of the shadow-man laughing.

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-12-02 02:25:19  
  It's clear Gerry is trying to emulate Stan's style. He doesn't do it well and I'm not sure it's worth emulating in the first place. Same goes for trying to emulate Kirby's style here: faces, especially female ones, looked bad then and bad here.  

  Shocker Says:    
  2017-08-27 06:43:30  
  Almost 600 installments between this issue and Thor #228. Maybe I'm forgiven for not remembering what happened in the previous issue?  

  HeffElf Says:    
  2017-09-20 01:31:12  
  Thor and Hercules are the ultimate dumb jock buddies. That policeman needs yelp, let's doniy, bro!
Man detective work is hard, Dad! Can you help us, you're smart.
Oh geez, it's my big dumb son and his big dumb friend again. Here, your girlfriend can help you out, she's smarter than the two of you put together.

  Russ Says:    
  2017-12-07 12:48:41  
  Thor said he left Hercules in that building for just a few hours. Yeah, a few hours and about 600 issues ago according to the Order. But I guess, when you're a god, time only seems to go that slow. After all,iet Thor's been cavorting with the Avengers for about a year's worth of stories, including an extended trip to Vietnam.

So, it seems like I'm the only one that liked this story? I'm not exactly holding out for a classic arc here (as I look at who wrote it) but the set up here is quite interesting. Hey, anything that makes Herc freak out like that is bound to get some attention!

3 stars. Good ol' Odin. He's all "Sorry son, I can't help you....but here, go get laid and everything will be all right!" Thanks Dad!

  ronano Says:    
  2018-01-03 14:57:45  
  I quite enjoy the Thor/Herc buddy cop feel to this.  

  ronano Says:    
  2018-01-03 14:57:49  
  I quite enjoy the Thor/Herc buddy cop feel to this.  

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Date User Name Update
   February 27, 2018 TStarnes Added Mjolnir listing.
   February 27, 2018 TStarnes
   February 27, 2018 TStarnes
   May 15, 2017 ViolentPhlegm Changed blurb for this issue.
   May 14, 2015 Neskit Changed comic details.
   November 5, 2014 Neskit Added New York City Fire Department to the issue.
   November 5, 2014 Neskit Updated the listing for Ralph Blumkenn.
   November 5, 2014 Neskit Added New York Police Department to the issue.
   November 5, 2014 Neskit Updated the listing for Krista.
   November 5, 2014 Neskit Updated the listing for Sif.
   November 5, 2014 Neskit Updated the listing for Odin.
   November 5, 2014 Neskit Updated the listing for Thor.
   July 22, 2013 fragsel Updated the listing for The Gods of Asgard.
   July 8, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
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