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5475: Thor #338 (v1)

" A Fool and His Hammer... "
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Thor #338 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Cover Artists: Walt Simonson
Writers: Walt Simonson
Pencilers: Walt Simonson
Inkers: Walt Simonson
Colourists: George Roussos
Letterers: John Workman
Editors: Mark Gruenwald
Cover Date: December 1983
Release Date: August 1983
Story Arc: -
Pages: 22
Cover Price: $0.60
Times Read: 161                 Times Rated: 87
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Avengers #239 (v1)
Thor #337 (v1)
Thor #338 (v1)
Thor #339 (v1)
Thor #340 (v1)
5473: Avengers
#239 (v1)
5474: Thor
#337 (v1)
5476: Thor
#339 (v1)
5477: Thor
#340 (v1)
Character Appearances
Main Characters
Thor last appeared in Thor #337 (v1). Thor next appears in Thor #339 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Nick Fury
Nick Fury last appeared in Thor #337 (v1). Nick Fury next appears in Marvel Fanfare #10 (v1).
  Beta Ray Bill
Beta Ray Bill last appeared in Thor #337 (v1). Beta Ray Bill next appears in Thor #339 (v1).
Odin last appeared in Thor #337 (v1). Odin next appears in Thor #339 (v1).
Volstagg last appeared in Thor #337 (v1). Volstagg next appears in Thor #339 (v1).
Balder last appeared in Thor #337 (v1). Balder next appears in Thor #339 (v1).
  Agnar of Vanaheim
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Agnar of Vanaheim in the mainstream continuity. Agnar of Vanaheim next appears in Thor #339 (v1).
Sif last appeared in Thor #337 (v1). Sif next appears in Thor #339 (v1).
Hugin last appeared in Thor Annual #10. Hugin next appears in Thor #339 (v1).
Munin last appeared in Dazzler #16 (v1). Munin next appears in Thor #339 (v1).
Skuttlebutt last appeared in Thor #337 (v1). Skuttlebutt next appears in Thor #340 (v1).
Heimdall last appeared in Thor #337 (v1). Heimdall next appears in Thor #340 (v1).
Loki last appeared in Thor #337 (v1). Loki next appears in Thor #340 (v1).
Lorelei last appeared in Thor #337 (v1). Lorelei next appears in Thor #339 (v1).
  Mysterious Character
Mysterious Character last appeared in Thor #337 (v1). Mysterious Character next appears in Thor #339 (v1).
Group Appearances
The Gods of Asgard
The Gods of Asgard last appeared in Thor #337 (v1). The Gods of Asgard next appears in Thor #339 (v1).
Korbinites last appeared in Thor #337 (v1). Korbinites next appears in Thor #339 (v1).
S.H.I.E.L.D. last appeared in Thor #337 (v1). S.H.I.E.L.D. next appears in Marvel Fanfare #10 (v1).
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  fragsel Says:    
  2013-10-26 08:44:35  
  I was lookng forward to Walt Simonson run. But although I see giant change in quality and lots of **** & ***** I still cannot force myself to like & enjoy Thor. I hope it will change eventually (but it probably won't...)  

  bharbeke Says:    
  2014-04-24 10:47:09  
  Thor got knocked down from his corner spot on last issue's cover, and Bill gets the spot this time. That's a nice touch.  

  Redsvetz Says:    
  2014-07-21 08:28:50  
  -I see Odin's still doin' stupid Odin sh*t--even with a new writer.
-I am slightly more interested in BRB, but doesn't his story seem kinda familiar? It's kinda similar to some one...I don't know...maybe ROM?!?!?

  skalchemist Says:    
  2016-02-08 23:38:52  
  If there was less talking, this would maybe be five stars.  

  MrGeekBoi Says:    
  2017-06-04 13:33:58  
  As Sif is storming off..."Sputter-sput." Love how Simonson can work in some contemporary humor amidst the flowery Shakespearean language...

Now THIS is how you do a backstory/flashback! Love the ship design on display here and in the last issue. Kind of a hybrid of a Battlestar with a contemporary submarine's conning tower and battleship weapons battlements.

I like the interplay with Volstagg and Balder. Is Volstagg a cultural antecedent to Shakespear's Falstaff?

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2017-06-12 18:46:13  
  What an epic fight between Thor and Bill! Either one could have won.. but holy hell! I can't believe xxxxx actually won!  

  grayrender @ MrGeekBoi (original post):    
  2017-09-08 00:53:07  
  I think it's the other way around. I think that Volstag is the Fallstaff/Pistol to Thor's Prince Hal/Henry V. I'd dismiss it as coincidence, but for the Shakespearean language used by the Asgardians.  

  ClownShoes Says:    
  2017-09-13 09:45:20  
  "I will fight no more, forever." Balder quoting Chief Joseph?  

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Date User Name Update
   July 28, 2016 fragsel Added Korbinites to the issue.
   March 21, 2015 Drax Updated the listing for Agnar of Vanaheim.
   March 21, 2015 Drax Updated the listing for Sif.
   March 21, 2015 Drax Updated the listing for Lorelei.
   March 21, 2015 Drax Updated the listing for Loki.
   March 21, 2015 Drax Updated the listing for Balder.
   March 21, 2015 Drax Updated the listing for Volstagg.
   March 21, 2015 Drax Updated the listing for Odin.
   March 21, 2015 Drax Updated the listing for Nick Fury.
   March 21, 2015 Drax Updated the listing for Thor.
   March 21, 2015 fragsel Added Heimdall to the issue.
   March 12, 2015 sewixo Updated the listing for The Gods of Asgard.
   March 12, 2015 sewixo Changed comic details.
   December 19, 2013 fragsel Added Skuttlebutt to the issue.
   November 28, 2013 TStarnes Moved this issue.
   November 10, 2013 Raistlin903 Changed comic details.
   October 26, 2013 fragsel Added Munin to the issue.
   October 26, 2013 fragsel Added Hugin to the issue.
   October 26, 2013 fragsel Added S.H.I.E.L.D. to the issue.
   October 26, 2013 fragsel Updated the listing for Surtur.
   August 25, 2013 Loki120 Added Sif to the issue.
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