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550: Thor #137 (v1) [A Story]

" The Thunder God and the Troll! "
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Thor #137a (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Jack Kirby, Vincent Colletta
Writers: Stan Lee
Pencilers: Jack Kirby
Inkers: Vincent Colletta
Letterers: Sam Rosen
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: February 1967
Release Date: December 1966
Story Arc: The Troll-Asgard War (2 of 4)
Pages: 16
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 602                 Times Rated: 342
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Thor #136 (v1) [A Story]
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Thor #138a (v1)
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548: X-Men
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549: Thor
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551: Thor
#138a (v1)
552: Thor
#139a (v1)
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The drums of war continue to beat as Thor and Sif are ambushed by a squad of trolls wielding a new weapon, and The Thunder God is forced to make a fateful choice while battling aginst the powerful warrior, Ulik.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Thor last appeared in Thor #136a (v1). Thor next appears in Thor #138a (v1).
Supporting Characters
Sif last appeared in Thor #136a (v1). Sif next appears in Thor #138a (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Ulik in the mainstream continuity. Ulik next appears in Thor #138a (v1).
Geirrodur last appeared in Journey into Mystery #101c (v1). Geirrodur next appears in Thor #138a (v1).
Group Appearances
The Gods of Asgard
The Gods of Asgard last appeared in Thor #136a (v1). The Gods of Asgard next appears in Thor #138a (v1).
Rock Trolls
Rock Trolls last appeared in Thor #136a (v1). Rock Trolls next appears in Thor #138a (v1).
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Issue Notes

This issue features the first time Thor's hammer is identified as Mjolnir.
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  Mr. M. Says:    
  2012-07-25 06:21:53  
  I'm really surprised, cause I don't like very much Thor and his Asgardian adventures, but I enjoyed his fight with Ulik and the whole concept of war. I hope that I'll see soon some villain who has better luck with Thor and especially Odin. Allfather is so powerful and arrogant that I'd like to see him beaten.  

  Webslinger Says:    
  2012-12-27 23:19:57  
  It's nice because now it isn't a Thor's fight, for a change.  

  vanhornluke Says:    
  2013-01-17 23:16:52  
  I had no idea Hogun wasn't raised in Asgard. Now I'm really curious to learn more about him.  

  Robareid Says:    
  2013-07-04 14:03:34  
  Why the hell would the king troll stop the fight just as it looked as if Ullik was about to win?  

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-08 19:01:23  
  Stan introduces a strong female character, almost the equal of Thor, and immediately has her kidnapped and made helpless. Two steps forward, one step back.  

  Raistlin903 Says:    
  2014-01-11 15:58:33  
  like Mr. M said, I'm usually not into Thor, but this is possibley the best title in the order right now...... the Asgard/troll war is really out there stuff..... such a change from everything else going on at the time...... and Sif is finally a kicka**female character..... yes she gets captured but even then it is commented on how fierce she is...... and Ulik was pretty cool too.....  

  duncanm Says:    
  2014-02-09 23:11:14  
  We finally get a strong independent woman who is the match for any man, and she is immediately captured. Dammit Stan!

And I dunno, I think Sif's "naked power" would be superior to Thor's.

Ulik appears to be about to kill Thor, but the troll king teleports him to Earth, to get Thor to leave...um...okay.

  Anonymous Says:    
  2014-04-27 11:59:54  
  I'm disappointed how Sif goes from warrior maiden to damsel in distress in the next issue after her reintroduction.  

  scottyjrules Says:    
  2014-06-06 19:09:48  
  The invasion shaft? Seriously?  

  sputnix Says:    
  2014-06-09 22:46:22  
  Kirby really steps up his game for the Thor issues  

  TaoTaomona Says:    
  2014-07-19 16:27:29  
  Lame, Sif instantly becomes a damsel in distress. Why did they even get rid of Jane Foster?  

  gloomyharvester @ scottyjrules (original post):    
  2014-08-03 00:02:17  
  Indeed. It penetrates deep into Asgardian territory.  

  marvelcomicslover Says:    
  2014-08-11 01:01:32  
  Troll-Asgard War is picking up some steam here. I'm actually looking forward to the next Thor comic.
I like Thor and the Warriors Three. I like how they always have each others backs. It was nice to learn a little bit more about Hogun in this story.

  specialque Says:    
  2014-08-15 08:52:32  
  Please, Thor, keep talking about how you used to bounce Sif on your knee. It's not at all creepy.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-08-27 06:07:29  
  I was thinking the same thing, specialque. I think this was kinda common in the 60s. Dino, from Sgt Fury, met a 16 year old in one of their battles and he promised he'd return to Italy for her. That's creepy in today's standards but must have been on back then.

Great story and the Troll/Asgard war is building momentum. 4 stars.

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2014-10-04 11:40:04  
  Ulik has basically the same abilities as the Hulk.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2014-10-28 18:18:20  
  5 stars for the 1st app of Ulik, Mogul, and the Jinni!!! Sad, that out of three great characters only one is used often.

Cover Me - Another King Kirby Klassic Cover!!!

Splash - Great image of the Ultra Uncanny Unlawful Ugly Ulik!!!

Listing - The Character Appearances list this as Geirrodurs 1st app, but he already appeared way back in JIM 101...

Berserker - Man, I haven't seen Hogun that worked up since that time when Asgard ran out of nachos!!!

Fashionista - I like Moguls look, except for his little booties....they have got to go!

'Nuff Said - "Ulik! For a lifetime have I heard thy name spoken in hushed, fearful whispers!"-Thor


  g2thet Says:    
  2015-06-11 00:14:18  
  I agree with everyone about Sif, at least she didn't faint though. Pretty good ish.
4 Stars

  Vancelot Says:    
  2015-07-19 18:31:15  
  This was excellent. I don't really see Sif as a damsel in distress, more of a hostage, which doesn't make her weak. It took a large group to capture her and the trolls even said she couldn't be tamed. Good fight with Ulik, and a real attack on Asgard that makes sense. Very nice.  

  antoniusblock81 Says:    
  2015-09-04 14:03:24  
  A lot of the troll war art reminds me of Herman.  

  GroovyGolem @ gloomyharvester (original post):    
  2015-09-17 17:52:53  
  ...deep in the very bowels of Asgard itself!  

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2015-09-17 17:57:55  
  Ulik was awesome. Love those pounders!

Thor shows his Asgardian pride with the "still thou art merely troll" comment.

And poor Sif gets roofied!

  Russ Says:    
  2016-09-24 14:14:25  
  It's about time we had a good female interest for Thor that can actually keep up with him. Already the thunder god has forgotten about.......now what was her name? Jamie? Jean? Jerri? Joy?

And speaking of which, is there anything now really holding Thor to Earth, other than the Avengers? Dr. Blake essentially has no practice now, and his main love interest is gone.

I'm in agreement with MattzLad that Ulik is basically a troll-version of the Hulk. Seems unoriginal, but did he and Thor have the type of throwdown you read comics for. By the way, where's the Trolls' erstwhile banished leader, Seidring? He was sent there by Odin in Thor #128, which wasn't that long ago in the Order.

  Judassiah @ GroovyGolem (original post):    
  2016-10-21 01:03:11  
  Into the depths of her legendary glistening halls...  

  Judassiah Says:    
  2016-10-21 01:15:44  
  + Ulik is a cool new character.
+ Thor got caught with his shorts down.
+ Cosmic Kirby troll army.

+ Geirrodur hatches a slick plan. It actually makes tons of sense; he knows Thor isn't going to be beaten with Mjolnir in his hand, and so sets him up at the expense of Ulik.
+ Thor is politically out-maneuvered. Barring the likes of Loki, we don't see this too often.

2 stars. I'm glad that the war is ramping up!

  kungfufan Says:    
  2016-12-19 05:14:51  
  Trolls under the bridge! Are there Billy Goats Gruff in Asgard too?
Woah, that was out of nowhere! How's that for shooting yourself in the foot? If the Troll King had just waited for Ulik to kill Thor, wouldn't he then have had Mjolnir?

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Date User Name Update
   January 13, 2018 Urgat
   July 17, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Warriors Three.
   July 17, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Mogul of the Mystic Mountain.
   July 17, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Jinni.
   July 17, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Fandral.
   July 17, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Volstagg.
   July 17, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Hogun.
   July 17, 2015 TStarnes Added Creator Listing.
   July 17, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   February 21, 2015 Drax Updated the listing for Geirrodur.
   May 13, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Jinni.
   May 13, 2014 Drax Added Jinni to the issue.
   December 24, 2013 fragsel Added Rock Trolls to the issue.
   November 10, 2013 Raistlin903 Changed comic details.
   July 22, 2013 fragsel Updated the listing for The Gods of Asgard.
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