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2244: Thor #230 (v1)

" The Sky Above...the Pits Below! "
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Thor #230 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: Rich Buckler
Writers: Gerry Conway
Pencilers: Rich Buckler
Inkers: Joe Sinnott
Colourists: Stan Goldberg
Letterers: John Costanza, Charlotte Jetter
Cover Date: December 1974
Release Date: September 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 17
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 199                 Times Rated: 120
Plot Flags:  
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Issue Blurb
Thor and Iron Man use the Memory Inducer to help Hercules recall the place of darkness. Meanwhile, something is amiss in Asgard.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Thor last appeared in Thor #229 (v1). Thor next appears in Thor #231 (v1).
Supporting Characters
Sif last appeared in Thor #229 (v1). Sif next appears in Thor #231 (v1).
Hildegarde last appeared in Thor #227 (v1). Hildegarde next appears in Thor #231 (v1).
  Grand Vizier
Grand Vizier last appeared in Thor #222 (v1). Grand Vizier next appears in Thor #232 (v1).
Hercules last appeared in Thor #229 (v1). Hercules next appears in Thor #231 (v1).
  Iron Man
Iron Man last appeared in Iron Man #73 (v1). Iron Man next appears in Thor #232 (v1).
Jarvis last appeared in Captain Marvel #40 (v1). Jarvis next appears in Thor #232 (v1).
Krista last appeared in Thor #229 (v1). Krista next appears in Thor #231 (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Dweller-in-Darkness in the mainstream continuity. Dweller-in-Darkness next appears in Doctor Strange #30 (v2).
Group Appearances
The Avengers
The Avengers last appeared in Giant-Size Avengers #4 (v1). The Avengers next appears in Thor #232 (v1).
The Gods of Asgard
The Gods of Asgard last appeared in Thor #229 (v1). The Gods of Asgard next appears in Thor #231 (v1).
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Issue Review
   April 6, 2016
Good story, with mystery, menace and action. Ending is a bit: ĎHuh?í That canít be the ending, right? What about the suicides from last issue? Still, itís was a great read. And the art is terrific. 8/10
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  Kez Says:    
  2013-06-28 10:03:15  
  So wait what just happened?  

  spencer617 Says:    
  2014-04-06 20:29:09  
  The last three panels cost this story a star. Otherwise I really enjoyed it.  

  heman0420 Says:    
  2015-05-31 11:24:55  
  Weak again. I find it hard to believe that Herc was a wuss because of some demons and a shadow. Come on Marvel. Let your characters maintain some dignity.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-06-28 14:07:55  
  The guest star that is never have believed was a shadow? That's it, I'm turning back to alcohol. Thanks, Marvel. Thanks for throwing away 5 years of being sober.  

  butters911 Says:    
  2015-07-30 22:48:23  
  Conway is killing me. Hildegarde is a badass though, and I loved that full page spread with Hercules.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-11-28 02:44:53  
  Well that was a whole lot of build-up for nothing. The most terrible evil that Hercules has ever face is a shadow puppet. Hmmm.
Krista was really dumb to put faith in Herc not wasting her even though he was driven insane. This is the demigod that is famous for having slaughtered his wife and children in a fit of madness...twice.
Where was that memory machine when Mantis was trying to figure out what was going on in her brain? Not to mention that those weeks if not months of the Celestial Madonna story took place in between last issue of Thor and the issue before that, which took place on successive days and now I've gone cross-eyed. Okay, wormholes it is.

  Vancelot Says:    
  2016-02-06 11:39:12  
  I keep saying this, but Gerry Conway is just awful.  

  Durango55 Says:    
  2017-02-01 11:40:34  
  While the art has improved from last issue, the end of this story is "wtf just happened"?  

  HeffElf Says:    
  2017-09-20 01:51:28  
  No Fear, bro!  

  Shinderu Says:    
  2017-11-14 04:26:10  
  I'm sure Conway thought he was very clever with that revelation at the end. Sadly it's not clever at all, simply idiotic.  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-12-07 17:20:10  
  Well, I do have to admit I hadn't seen that ending coming. But just because I wasn't seeing it, doesn't mean I *had* to see it.

Kinda too bad, because it had a halfway decent buildup. However, Hercules was becoming quite the drama queen relating how badly his visions spooked him. If I didn't know better, his visions must've consisted of being in the high school AV club before puberty hit. Now that's scary!

2 stars. Just disappointing.

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   May 15, 2017 ViolentPhlegm Changed blurb for this issue.
   May 14, 2015 Neskit Changed comic details.
   November 19, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Krista.
   November 19, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Iron Man.
   November 19, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Grand Vizier.
   November 19, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Hildegarde.
   November 19, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Sif.
   November 19, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Thor.
   July 22, 2013 fragsel Updated the listing for The Gods of Asgard.
   July 22, 2013 fragsel Updated the listing for The Avengers.
   July 22, 2013 fragsel Updated the listing for The Avengers.
   July 8, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
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