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589: Thor Annual #2

" If Asgard Falls.. "
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Thor #2
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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: January 1966
Release Date: June 1966
Story Arc: -
Pages: 30
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 527                 Times Rated: 316
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Strange Tales #150a (v1)
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As champions pour into Asgard to compete for a coveted golden suit of armor in The Tournament of Titans, Thor and The Warriors Three seek test their mettle in combat with some truculent newcomers. Meanwhile, the exiled Loki catches wind of the impending festival and plans to crash the party with a powerful minion in tow.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Thor last appeared in Thor #141a (v1). Thor next appears in Strange Tales #156a (v1).
Supporting Characters
Odin last appeared in Thor #140a (v1). Odin next appears in Thor #135b (v1).
Volstagg last appeared in Thor #133b (v1). Volstagg next appears in Thor #134b (v1).
Fandral last appeared in Thor #133b (v1). Fandral next appears in Thor #134b (v1).
Hogun last appeared in Thor #133b (v1). Hogun next appears in Thor #134b (v1).
Heimdall last appeared in Thor #136a (v1). Heimdall next appears in Thor #143a (v1).
Balder last appeared in Thor #135a (v1). Balder next appears in Thor #142a (v1).
Loki last appeared in Thor #129b (v1). Loki next appears in Thor #142a (v1).
  Absorbing Man
Absorbing Man last appeared in Journey Into Mystery #123a (v1). Absorbing Man next appears in Incredible Hulk #125 (v1).
Destroyer last appeared in Journey Into Mystery #119a (v1). Destroyer next appears in Thor #150a (v1).
Group Appearances
The Gods of Asgard
The Gods of Asgard last appeared in Thor #140a (v1). The Gods of Asgard next appears in Daredevil #30 (v1).
The Warriors Three
The Warriors Three last appeared in Thor #133b (v1). The Warriors Three next appears in Thor #134b (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Mjolnir last appeared in Thor #141a (v1). Mjolnir next appears in Daredevil #30 (v1).
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  instantdeath999 Says:    
  2013-05-05 14:17:20  
  My favorite issue of Thor in quite some time. I like how almost all of it takes place in Asgard. Also, Volstagg is genuinely funny.  

  skalchemist Says:    
  2013-06-12 18:36:02  
  That was just plain fun.  

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-12 10:26:06  
  I enjoy it as one long Tales of Asgard Special.  

  Robareid Says:    
  2013-10-16 14:40:33  
  Fun issue, but I'm pretty sure that's not how the Destroyer is suppossed to work.  

  Raistlin903 Says:    
  2014-01-18 21:31:26  
  maybe it was my mood, but this just didn't really do much for me like previuos modern asgard stories usually do....... The Destroyer seemed to be completely different........  

  gloomyharvester Says:    
  2014-08-08 23:40:50  
  Great annual. Lots of fun. So, Heimdall is in eternal vigilance on the bridge. And in spite of his being all-seeing and all-hearing, we've seen him let Loki pass at will by such simple ruses as transforming into a bug. The only person we have seen him actually deny access to is Thor, on several occasions. And finally a true danger threatens, and Heimdall has his back turned wishing he could be at the ball game and is beaten down almost before he could draw his sword. Might as well have Volstagg guarding the bridge. At least he might alert someone to danger by screaming in terror.

  specialque Says:    
  2014-08-30 09:13:43  
  I really like this longer Thor story. Lots of action and dumb laughs.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-08-31 11:54:26  
  Really liked this, only complaint is that Loki is still banished. 4 stars for the Destroyer.  

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2014-10-12 13:38:34  
  If Loki could bestow his own life force into the Destroyer, why then did he need the hunter to do it last time?  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2014-11-22 09:16:03  
  4 stars for the Tournament of Titans/Champions!!!

Father Sky - Odin rockin' a sweet Native American Headdress!!!

Absorbing Man - Poor guy, only shown for one panel.

Ol' Faithful - Funny scene of old man Odin rambling on....

Brothers In Arms - Why were these guys never used again?? They would of been great foils for Thor & the Warriors Three!!!

World Of A Thousand Galaxies - Now, that's something you just don't see everyday...and if only we could of have seen it!!!

Splash - Great image of the Destroyer rising!!!

Beast Of Burden - I luv the look that Volstagg's horse is giving him!!!

Let The Games Begin - Great idea of gathering the realms together for sporting events! I just wish it was fleshed out better. I want more challenges and to meet more contestants!

Golden Realm - I would be pissed at Odin, because his gold looks a lot like ugly mustard yellow!!!

'Nuff Said - "Let me still his mouth with my pounding mace!"-Hogun the Masochistic

  g2thet Says:    
  2015-06-17 13:49:46  
  Awesome annual! Volstagg is hilarious as usual!
4 Stars

  Vancelot Says:    
  2015-07-22 00:55:59  
  That was fun. If Odin is that powerful, why did he struggle so much fighting trolls a few issues back?  

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2015-11-21 07:04:02  
  This was a great issue, for all the reasons so eloquently mentioned already. Volstagg's scenes are always great, but that scene of him strapping the pillow onto his butt was hilarious!

I love how everyone mentioned how wise and all-knowing Odin was... The Odin who was so wise as to make an all-powerful force indestructible. His excuse? "At the time it seemed like a good idea."

And finally, how awesome was the line "a trillion thought years to the northernmost perimeter of non-space"? There is not a single bit of that making any sense whatsoever!! I love it!

  Russ Says:    
  2016-09-30 12:37:21  
  I really wish the Warriors Three could've gotten their own series.  

  wingot Says:    
  2017-03-26 22:31:03  
  I feel that I disagree with the sentiment here: I could do with a lot less Volstagg for a while...  

  kungfufan Says:    
  2017-04-01 08:56:58  
  I liked the build up, but sometimes the gods' powers seem a bit excessive and contradictory. Like Loki's power of thought. If he has that power, why use a guy to control the Destroyer last time? More bothersome though, if Odin can banish the Absorbing Man and Loki, why not just similarly banish the Destroyer? Or if he has the power to stop time, how can he ever really be in any threat? He could just pause and dodge the Destroyer's visor blasts. Oh, and the visor design...? That'd be a fail.  

  chademe Says:    
  2017-06-04 18:35:17  
  It was all well and good until the cop out ending. "I'll just stop time and send this bolt of forgetfulness across the entire universe." Where has that power been?  

  jakeisquite Says:    
  2017-11-13 00:52:35  
  That was a fun issue. Seeing loki for the first time in awhile is kind of nice, even if it wasn't him officially returning.  

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Date User Name Update
   January 31, 2018 TStarnes Added Mjolnir listing.
   January 15, 2018 Urgat
   October 16, 2013 Robareid Updated the listing for Loki.
   October 16, 2013 Robareid Updated the listing for Balder.
   October 16, 2013 Robareid Updated the listing for Heimdall.
   October 16, 2013 Robareid Updated the listing for Hogun.
   October 16, 2013 Robareid Updated the listing for Fandral.
   October 16, 2013 Robareid Updated the listing for Volstagg.
   October 16, 2013 Robareid Updated the listing for Odin.
   October 16, 2013 Robareid Updated the listing for Thor.
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