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461: Thor #127 (v1) [A Story]

" The Hammer and the Holocaust! "
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Thor #127a (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Jack Kirby
Writers: Stan Lee
Pencilers: Jack Kirby
Inkers: Vincent Colletta
Letterers: Sam Rosen
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: April 1966
Release Date: February 1966
Story Arc: -
Pages: 16
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 640                 Times Rated: 361
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Universes:   Earth-616  
Go to Issue #126a Go to Issue #128a

Journey Into Mystery #125a (v1)
Thor #126a (v1)
Thor #127a (v1)
Tales to Astonish #75b (v1)
Tales to Astonish #76b (v1)
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460: Thor
#126a (v1)
462: Tales to Ast...
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463: Tales to Ast...
#76b (v1)
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Issue Blurb
Thor returns to Asgard to find the Odin Power in the wrong hands. Can half-powered Thor rival an opponent with the Odin Power?
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Thor last appeared in Thor #126a (v1). Thor next appears in Thor #128a (v1).
Supporting Characters
Odin last appeared in Thor #126a (v1). Odin next appears in Thor #128a (v1).
Balder last appeared in Thor #126a (v1). Balder next appears in Thor #128a (v1).
Heimdall last appeared in Thor #126a (v1). Heimdall next appears in Thor #136a (v1).
  Jane Foster
Jane Foster last appeared in Thor #126a (v1). Jane Foster next appears in Thor #129a (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Pluto in the mainstream continuity. Pluto next appears in Thor #128a (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Hippolyta in the mainstream continuity. Hippolyta next appears in Thor #128a (v1).
Seidring last appeared in Thor #126a (v1). Seidring next appears in Thor #128a (v1).
Group Appearances
This is the first appearance by Amazons in the mainstream continuity. Amazons next appears in Thor #128a (v1).
The Gods of Asgard
The Gods of Asgard last appeared in Thor #126a (v1). The Gods of Asgard next appears in Thor #128a (v1).
The Gods of Olympus
The Gods of Olympus last appeared in Thor #126a (v1). The Gods of Olympus next appears in Thor #128a (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Mjolnir last appeared in Thor #126a (v1). Mjolnir next appears in Thor #128a (v1).
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  andyzh Says:    
  2012-07-05 21:05:49  
  I don't get the meaning of ragnarok, I don't really understand because it seems only Asguard and earth are part of it  

  TStarnes Says:    
  2012-07-05 21:44:03  
  Ragnarok is the Norse mythological end of the world, when the giant serpent (something or another) devourers it.  

  darkdragonne Says:    
  2012-08-04 19:10:31  
  Ragnarok is the Norse end of all the worlds, and pretty much every diety or creature fights for either the "good side" (aesir, vanir, etc.) or the "bad side" (jotun, trolls, etc.)

The midgard serpent is Jormungandr, Loki's son, who lives in the earth's seas. At Ragnarok he and Thor are supposed to fight and kill each other.

Hope I helped.

  MrRsBB Says:    
  2013-06-16 03:49:28  
  more questionable colletta(3-)  

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-07 07:17:34  
  How soon do they replace Jane with Sif? It's not soon enough for me.

This is at least the 3rd time they've used the 'Villain tricks hero with a fake movie deal"-Namor did it with the FF, Green Goblin with Spidey. I think it can be retired now.

  duncanm Says:    
  2013-12-18 01:22:56  
  As a lover of mythology it always pains me that nobody can keep the Greek and Roman versions of the tales straight. Hercules & Pluto = Roman; Zeus, Ares, etc = Greek. And then Stan has to make it even worse by making the Argonauts Norse, when they should be Greek. My head hurts :(  

  MediocreMan Says:    
  2014-04-11 06:05:37  
  After reading Marvel: The Untold Story, Stan's obsession with making it in Hollywood finally explains all these ridiculous Hollywood plots.  

  gmonkey Says:    
  2014-04-16 02:38:32  
  It should be Hades, not Pluto damn you!  

  metasynthie Says:    
  2014-06-16 20:07:48  
  Odin is in serious danger of undermining any potential rep he had as an uber-wise allfather god, what with FORGETTING to take back his nigh-omnipotent power that could ruin all of Asgard, which he gave to his most merciless advisor because he couldn't bear to carry out his petty smackdown of Thor himself. The Odinpower is a pretty heavy responsibility to chuck around with semi-senile regret when you can't do your own dirty work -- but then again, his Odinsleep did get interrupted recently, so maybe his divine brain is fried.

Meanwhile, Marvel Hippolyta is introduced: half as regal and twice as "seductive femme fatale" as DC Hippolyta from twenty years before. Only Moulton really gets credit for this, but sexy-wiles Hippolyta feels behind the times by comparison.

  gloomyharvester @ metasynthie (original post):    
  2014-07-27 07:54:31  
  Well, it occurs to me that over the span of the past two issues Odin managed to teach Thor some humility by first having him taste defeat, and yet was able to restore Thor's confidence afterward by having him liberate Asgard and save the day. This also allowed him to expose one of his own counselors as a traitor. Mayhap the All-Father truly is wiser than we know and is just playing a very long game.  

  specialque Says:    
  2014-08-06 11:47:00  
  Good ol' senile Odin. Giving power and forgetting to get it back. Anyhow, another fantastic issue of Thor.  

  marvelcomicslover Says:    
  2014-08-10 22:55:29  
  I had no idea that if the Odin Sword was dropped that it could wipe out an entire universe...good to know. This Thor story was pretty decent. Tales Of Asgard left me a bit confused with this whole Ragnarok thingy.

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-08-20 13:39:50  
  Great story. I assume Thor gets the other half of his power back now. 4 stars.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2014-09-14 21:41:34  
  4 stars for the 1st app of Pluto!!! Although, it's hard to take him serious in this issue when he looks like Jack Black!!!

Fractions - Last issue Odin gave Seidring a fraction of his power to use. Just a fraction.....Odin should of still had more than enough power to stop him!

'Nuff Said - "I'm being whirled about...in a vortex of liquified wolfbane!"-Thor

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2014-09-25 15:22:06  
  Evil film studio stories are... meh.  

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2015-06-06 07:06:10  
  Jane, Jane, Jane... when you've just watched your boyfriend get his butt kicked, you don't REMIND him that he just got his butt kicked. Sheesh!

This one gets an extra star simply for the following exchange:

"Thou canst not break from of yon globule!"

"I'm FREE!! The fury of the globule hath spent itself!"

As for Tales of Asgard... I can only imagine the conversation between Volla and Odin:

"Odin the All-Wise and All-Powerful... in thy great benevolence, do thy servant a solid and makest mine visage such as that of the Enchantress, or even Queen Ula... if nothing else, canst thou do something about mine mustache?"

"I say thee nay, foul-looking one! Odin the All-Wise hast a better idea... I shall bestow upon thee the gift of prophecy! Lo!"

"I thank thee, my liege. I see many a lonely night ahead, spent with my cats."

  kungfufan @ GroovyGolem (original post):    
  2016-08-23 06:15:28  
  I haven't even read the ToA yet (I'm a stickler for the order, I read 'em as I'm told to. Who's Volstagg? I digress...), but your dialogue still cracked me up!  

  kungfufan Says:    
  2016-08-23 06:16:35  
  Hmmm. First app of Pluto is a let down. Looks to be a stunted version of the Executioner's and the Red Ghost's love-child.  

  GroovyGolem @ kungfufan (original post):    
  2016-08-23 09:47:29  
  I hear you... My original comment was written before this issue was part of "The Big Split."

I'm all for order. :-)

  Russ Says:    
  2016-09-12 12:40:29  
  I wonder how Disney reconciled the two Plutos when they bought Marvel.  

  Urgat @ Russ (original post):    
  2017-01-11 04:16:08  
  You sir, just blew my mind....

Mickey's Dog is the Keeper of the Under-/Netherworld (they mention both in this Issues)...
Everything makes sense now XD

  RobinHoodMtl Says:    
  2017-01-24 20:02:43  
  • That's my line "But what of me?? What if you should never return? How could I bear to spend the rest of my life without you?" (Jane Foster) You still think it's all about you, huh? Well you should have thought about that when you threw yourself in the arms of the first God that came by, you selfish bitch! This fight was all your fault... *Whaoh! Deep breaths...*

  • Odin gets real mad, severely punishes Thor, watches him suffer, then gets overwhelmed with remorse, recognizes his son's true valor, then gets mad again, yaddi-yaddi-yada... Methinks gold ol' Whiskers is bipolar!

  • Pluto's proportions make him look like a dwarf on page 4.

  • Do all villains fall for that unlikely I-shall-destroy-the-universe-if-you-don't-surrender bluff? First Galactus and now this?

  • This was not too bad of a story, but still, not good enough to really consider it above average. 3 stars.

  StrictSnow Says:    
  2017-05-09 17:27:53  
  I'm just going to mentally replace every mention of Pluto with Hades. And Hercules with Heracles, while I'm at it.  

  StrictSnow @ StrictSnow (original post):    
  2017-05-09 17:31:42  
  And Heimdall with Idris Elba ;)  

  Allencthulhu @ StrictSnow (original post):    
  2017-06-26 01:23:52  
  And some Jaegers to replace the trolls.  

  chrisWhite Says:    
  2018-01-22 00:41:46  
  God's, that early drama and hyperbole was so over the top but over all this was a good issue.

You know, I can totally forgive Stan when he screws up Norse mythology, I imagine that at the time getting solid information was somewhat obscure and difficult in a previous internet world. Mixing up Greek and Roman mythologies however is inexcusable, I'm quite certain information on their pantheons were far keep reading accessible. It's a pity Stan didn't do his homework better.

  arsenal009 Says:    
  2018-03-23 16:55:16  
  I preferred the B story.  

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Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor, Volume 4
This collection includes Journey Into Mystery #121a (v1), Journey Into Mystery #122a (v1), Journey Into Mystery #123a (v1), Journey Into Mystery #125a (v1), Thor #126a (v1), Thor #127a (v1), Thor #128a (v1), Thor #129a (v1), Thor #130a (v1), Journey Into Mystery #124a (v1)
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Date User Name Update
   January 31, 2018 TStarnes Added Mjolnir listing.
   January 31, 2018 TStarnes
   January 9, 2018 Urgat
   November 25, 2017 TStarnes
   June 19, 2016 fragsel Added Amazons to the issue.
   July 14, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Warriors Three.
   July 14, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Kroda.
   July 14, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Magrat.
   July 14, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Volstagg.
   July 14, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Volla.
   July 14, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Hogun.
   July 14, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Fandral.
   July 14, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Loki.
   July 14, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Midgard Serpent.
   July 14, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Volstagg.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Hogun.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Fandral.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Loki.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Seidring.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Volla.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Kroda.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Magrat.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Hippolyta.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Pluto.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Heimdall.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Balder.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Odin.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Thor.
   July 22, 2013 fragsel Updated the listing for The Gods of Olympus.
   June 7, 2013 TStarnes Moved this issue.
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