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2532: Thor #245 (v1)

" The Temple at the End of Time! "
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Thor #245 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Gerry Conway
Cover Artists: John Buscema
Writers: Len Wein
Pencilers: John Buscema
Inkers: Joe Sinnott
Colourists: Glynis Wein (Oliver)
Letterers: Joe Rosen
Cover Date: March 1976
Release Date: December 1975
Story Arc: -
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 178                 Times Rated: 108
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Issue Blurb
With the 50th century ravaged by the Time Twisters, the Asgardians and Zarrko take a new approach to the problem. They journey forward to the end of the universe to defeat the Time Twisters before they kill untold numbers of lives.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Thor last appeared in Thor #244 (v1). Thor next appears in Thor Annual #5.
Supporting Characters
Fandral last appeared in Thor #244 (v1). Fandral next appears in Thor Annual #5.
Hogun last appeared in Thor #244 (v1). Hogun next appears in Thor Annual #5.
Volstagg last appeared in Thor #244 (v1). Volstagg next appears in Thor Annual #5.
  Jane Foster
Jane Foster last appeared in Thor #244 (v1). Jane Foster next appears in Thor #246 (v1).
  Tomorrow Man
Tomorrow Man last appeared in Thor #244 (v1). Tomorrow Man next appears in Thor #438a (v1).
Servitor last appeared in Thor #244 (v1). Servitor next appears in Thor #438a (v1).
Derek last appeared in Thor #244 (v1).
  He Who Remains
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by He Who Remains in the mainstream continuity.
Group Appearances
The Gods of Asgard
The Gods of Asgard last appeared in Thor #244 (v1). The Gods of Asgard next appears in Thor Annual #5.
This is the first appearance by Protectoids in the mainstream continuity. Protectoids next appears in What If...? #38 (v2).
Time-Twisters last appeared in Thor #244 (v1). Time-Twisters next appears in Avengers West Coast #62.
The Warriors Three
The Warriors Three last appeared in Thor #244 (v1). The Warriors Three next appears in Thor Annual #5.
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Issue Review
   October 31, 2013
Epic stuff. Satisfying ending to the story, with action and tension (between the ‘good’ guys) and a clever ending. 10/10
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  malmantile2729 Says:    
  2012-12-18 09:31:35  
  Nice coloring on the cover.  

  Calthor Says:    
  2013-02-24 05:33:20  
  I really dig the idea that it never happened because of the interaction with the old grey Time Twister-dude.  

  Kez Says:    
  2013-08-08 13:32:40  
  Enjoyed all of this except the past couple pages. The ending was too... neat.  

  skalchemist Says:    
  2014-07-07 20:51:00  
  Jane finally gets to show some fire, and of course it is erased from history. I just hated this run, but the Servitor and Zarko were alright.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-08-04 05:35:35  
  I like how they came full circle on this story. Great ending to a mediocre arc.  

  Garfieldicus Says:    
  2015-09-14 00:24:54  
  I suppose it's too much to hope that the time reversal here also erased Odin's dismissal of the Vizier and summoning of Loki's advisor.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2016-08-01 17:54:23  
  While there were some decent things in this issue, I was forced to give it one star due to that horrible nonsensical ending. They actually ended the story with a time loop paradox! Sure, the Time Twisters were stopped, so there was no need for Zarko to go to Thor for help. But that also means that since Thor didn't go to the future, the Time Twisters were not stopped, and thus Zarko would need to go to Thor for help. Are you seeing the issue here? It also makes no sense that Derek remembers the old timeline, since when everything changed, he should have changed too.
Not a big fan of the "villains" being defeated by unplugging their baby-selves. That was just too easy.
Remains to be seen how much of the Odin stupidity remains canon.

  Daredevil Says:    
  2016-09-18 09:29:18  
  There should be a rule at Marvel, that whenever anyone asks to do a Time Travel story, they have to look at Section 5, Subsection b, Paragraph 3 which simply says "NO!"  

  mirage2101 Says:    
  2017-08-12 18:32:18  
  The story reminds me of a what if story that will be published somewhere in the 90s. It may be a touch silly but the combination of cosmic stuff and asgardian gods is a fun read.  

  Russ Says:    
  2018-01-30 18:15:30  
  I actually really liked this ending, too. Nice little, errr, twist when they got back to the 50th century, even though it resulted in that weird paradox. I don't think I'll try to figure out how the ending was allowed to stand, since that future was technically wiped out, but in spite of the typical time-travel flaws I found it quite entertaining.

3 stars. I'm also curious as to how it affected events in Asgard, and if Odin's little change of advisors still stands.

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Date User Name Update
   March 25, 2016 fragsel Added He Who Remains to the issue.
   November 28, 2015 fragsel Added Protectoids to the issue.
   November 28, 2015 fragsel Added Derek to the issue.
   January 6, 2014 jfpj1991 Added blurb for this issue.
   January 3, 2014 jfpj1991 Updated the listing for Tomorrow Man.
   January 3, 2014 jfpj1991 Updated the listing for Servitor.
   November 3, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Volstagg.
   November 3, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Hogun.
   November 3, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Fandral.
   November 3, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Thor.
   October 4, 2013 Drax Added Servitor 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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