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2245: Thor #231 (v1)

" A Spectre From the Past! "
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Thor #231 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Marv Wolfman
Cover Artists: Gil Kane
Writers: Gerry Conway
Pencilers: John Buscema
Inkers: Dick Giordano
Colourists: Petra Scotese (Goldberg)
Letterers: John Costanza
Cover Date: January 1975
Release Date: October 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 203                 Times Rated: 130
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Universes:   Earth-616  
Go to Issue #230 Go to Issue #232

Thor #229 (v1)
Thor #230 (v1)
Thor #231 (v1)
Marvel Team-Up #28 (v1)
Thor #232 (v1)
2243: Thor
#229 (v1)
2244: Thor
#230 (v1)
2246: Marvel Team...
#28 (v1)
2247: Thor
#232 (v1)
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Issue Blurb
The slew of suicide attempts becomes personal for Thor. Meanwhile, things get real at a phony seance.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Thor last appeared in Thor #230 (v1). Thor next appears in Thor #232 (v1).
Supporting Characters
Hercules last appeared in Thor #230 (v1). Hercules next appears in Marvel Team-Up #28 (v1).
Sif last appeared in Thor #230 (v1). Sif next appears in Thor #232 (v1).
Hildegarde last appeared in Thor #230 (v1). Hildegarde next appears in Thor #232 (v1).
Krista last appeared in Thor #230 (v1). Krista next appears in Thor #232 (v1).
  Jane Foster
Jane Foster last appeared in Thor #172 (v1). Jane Foster next appears in Thor #235 (v1).
Heimdall last appeared in Thor #227 (v1). Heimdall next appears in Thor #240 (v1).
  Ralph Blumkenn
Ralph Blumkenn last appeared in Thor #229 (v1). Ralph Blumkenn next appears in Thor #232 (v1).
  Madame Cynthia
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Madame Cynthia in the mainstream continuity.
  Anne Carwell
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Anne Carwell in the mainstream continuity.
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Armak in the mainstream continuity.
Group Appearances
The Gods of Asgard
The Gods of Asgard last appeared in Thor #230 (v1). The Gods of Asgard next appears in Thor #232 (v1).
New York Police Department
New York Police Department last appeared in Thor #229 (v1). New York Police Department next appears in Thor #232 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Mjolnir last appeared in Thor #230 (v1). Mjolnir next appears in Thor #232 (v1).
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Issue Review
   April 6, 2016
Good slugfest issue, which shows a more vulnerable/human side to Thor than we usually get to see. 7/10
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  Kez Says:    
  2013-06-28 10:03:41  
  Thor acting like a douche, there... kills a man then flies off without a word. Good job guy!  

  Drax Says:    
  2013-09-06 19:12:29  
  There must have been 700 issues between this Thor and the previous one and it's impressive how things have changed. Thor used to be above the crowd and really enjoyable. Now, it's definitely under and I don't even know what they're trying to do with him anymore...  

  minicheddaz Says:    
  2013-12-29 06:22:46  
  The art in this is very rushed. Did not enjoy this issue much. Story was boring and i'm not happy about Jane Fosters return and Sifs reaction to it was a bit weird. However i am enjoying Hercules role in Thor over the last several comics. I hope the book improves though as it has been one of my favourites.  

  Neskit Says:    
  2014-11-06 14:06:14  
  Not bad, Thor seemed off somehow,but Hercules is always a treat.  

  heman0420 Says:    
  2015-05-31 11:56:13  
  Three pages of filling a pot hole and "The First Man"? Really? Come on Marvel. I am liking this Krista chick. She has spunk.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-06-28 15:14:02  
  When will the bad plots end?  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-11-28 03:11:49  
  How is Jane Foster being in the hospital the "most unexpected character of all? She shows up once in a while, that's what Jane does. You want to do unexpected? Have Aunt May show up to go toe to toe with Thor for the heart of the lady Sif! Now THAT would be unexpected! And much more entertaining than watching Thor sit in a chair while Jane lays unconscious.
I am holding out hope that there is more to the story of Armak than we see here. Hopefully something to do with the Odin situation which has piqued my interest. Otherwise we just has a nobody with no character or backstory be possessed by a cave man--with no character or backstory, just to have him die an hour later. And that would be dumb.

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-12-04 01:50:37  
  I wonder if Gerry was teeing up a Gwen ending for Jane, that got editorially nixed.  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-12-07 17:42:46  
  You know it's bad when I start a comment asking the age-old question "What the heck did I just read here?" And that's what I'm asking.

Thor's really gotten messed up in the head with Jane's return and current condition. You know it's bad when a kid bitch-slaps him to go into action. But the real WTF award here goes to Sif, who's apparently resigned herself to losing out to Jane? Uh huh, not buying this for one second.

And this Armak character is just puzzling. He was clearly created as the monster-du-jour for Thor (and Hercules) to have one of the patented throwdowns made famous in the earlier days of the series. But they had no idea where Armak came from and how possibly to stop his return in another body in the future? Nor did they care?

1 star. Conway's storytelling flaws to the fore here. I'm starting to dread this arc.

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2018-02-22 20:26:33  
  Thor used to be a thunderbolt. Now the stories are filled with marshmallows. There's no plot-line being followed. Strange villain shows up, they get Thor to help, villain is defeated, attempt at pathos, done.

Two stars.

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Date User Name Update
   February 27, 2018 TStarnes Added Mjolnir listing.
   February 27, 2018 TStarnes
   February 27, 2018 TStarnes
   May 16, 2017 ViolentPhlegm Changed blurb for this issue.
   November 19, 2016 Drax Added Petra Scotese (Goldberg) creator listing.
   November 19, 2016 Drax
   November 22, 2015 fragsel Added Anne Carwell to the issue.
   November 22, 2015 fragsel Added Madame Cynthia to the issue.
   November 6, 2014 Neskit Added Armak to the issue.
   November 6, 2014 Neskit Updated the listing for Ralph Blumkenn.
   November 6, 2014 Neskit Updated the listing for Heimdall.
   November 6, 2014 Neskit Updated the listing for Krista.
   November 6, 2014 Neskit Updated the listing for Hildegarde.
   November 6, 2014 Neskit Updated the listing for Sif.
   November 6, 2014 Neskit Updated the listing for Thor.
   November 6, 2014 Neskit Added New York Police Department to the issue.
   July 22, 2013 fragsel Updated the listing for The Gods of Asgard.
   July 8, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
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