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3866: Thor #283 (v1)

" Suddenly -- The Celestials! "
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Thor #283 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Cover Artists: John Buscema
Writers: Roy Thomas
Pencilers: John Buscema
Inkers: Chic Stone
Colourists: George Roussos
Letterers: Joe Rosen
Editors: Jim Shooter
Cover Date: May 1979
Release Date: March 1979
Story Arc: -
Pages: 17
Cover Price: $0.40
Times Read: 151                 Times Rated: 90
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Thor #281 (v1)
Thor #282 (v1)
Thor #283 (v1)
Thor #284 (v1)
Thor #285 (v1)
3864: Thor
#281 (v1)
3865: Thor
#282 (v1)
3867: Thor
#284 (v1)
3868: Thor
#285 (v1)
Character Appearances
Main Characters
Thor last appeared in Thor #282 (v1). Thor next appears in Thor #284 (v1).
Supporting Characters
Odin last appeared in Defenders #68 (v1). Odin next appears in Thor #286 (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Lisa in the mainstream continuity. Lisa next appears in Thor #284 (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Johnson in the mainstream continuity. Johnson next appears in Thor #284 (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Dave in the mainstream continuity. Dave next appears in Thor #284 (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Phil in the mainstream continuity. Phil next appears in Thor #284 (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Nancy in the mainstream continuity. Nancy next appears in Thor #284 (v1).
  Gammenon the Gatherer
Gammenon the Gatherer last appeared in Incredible Hulk #243 (v1). Gammenon the Gatherer next appears in Thor #284 (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Ramon in the mainstream continuity.
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Luis in the mainstream continuity.
Group Appearances
Celestials last appeared in Incredible Hulk #243 (v1). Celestials next appears in Thor #284 (v1).
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Placement Notes

This issue has a unrepeatable continuity problem. Thor #283 - #302 is one giant story arc with Thor's appearance in Avengers #181-#182 set before the beginning of that large story arc. Avengers Annual #9 And Avengers #189 are supposed to be set during Thor's adventures with Eternals in the middle of this arc, although the end of the thor arc does not allow for this to happen. It was decided to keep The Thor run whole and placed the two offending Avengers stories after the completion of this arc.
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Issue Review
   November 7, 2016
Most of this is a recap of stuff we've seen before in the series.
Only the last third advances the story arc, as Thor finally meets with one of the Celestials he's been talking about for several issues.
That final third is impressive.

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  sewixo Says:    
  2013-06-15 03:25:12  
  And the father of the year award goes to...  

  Redsvetz Says:    
  2013-09-15 08:22:30  
  -I would like to see a "Non-Kirby Metal" take on The Celestials. You know, church 'em up a little...  

  Duhhaag Says:    
  2014-03-03 14:53:37  

  JWC Says:    
  2014-05-07 21:19:23  
  There was definitely a lot of text in this issue, but I found it helpful. I didn't remember most of the backstory between Thor and the Eternals. It might have been a little annoying if I was just reading this title, but with tons of Order issues read in between this story and the previous ones it came in handy.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2016-06-19 14:26:31  
  A part of me thinks that this isn't the real Odin. Or maybe hopes he isn't.  

  Hoshizora Says:    
  2017-09-10 09:24:39  
  Lots of neat stuff being set up here... let's see if it follows through. Although given Thor's track record, I have my doubts. But at least the art is improving.  

  gloomyharvester Says:    
  2017-11-04 19:27:48  
  Odin must have really been playing the field if he's too embarrassed to tell Thor who his mom is...  

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   October 13, 2017 fragsel Added Nancy to the issue.
   October 13, 2017 fragsel Added Phil to the issue.
   October 13, 2017 fragsel Added Dave to the issue.
   October 13, 2017 fragsel Added Johnson to the issue.
   October 13, 2017 fragsel Added Luis to the issue.
   October 13, 2017 fragsel Added Ramon to the issue.
   October 13, 2017 fragsel Updated the listing for Ereshkigal.
   October 10, 2017 Neskit Changed comic details.
   September 27, 2014 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   March 14, 2014 Spider-Borg Changed comic details.
   November 10, 2013 Raistlin903 Changed comic details.
   October 16, 2013 Calthor Changed comic details.
   June 15, 2013 sewixo Updated the listing for Gammenon the Gatherer.
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