Luis Olavo de Moura Dantas replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Walt Simonson's Thor
"Thor #275 (1978) has Loki discuss Ragnarok's prophecies.  In that context he says that "some have called (Hela his) daughter".Strangely non-commital; apparently it was only about a year ago that Torunn Grønbekk established that Loki is indeed Hela's…"
1 hour ago
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Walt Simonson's Thor
"THOR #375:

Wow, that cover takes ya back, don't it?
SUMMARY: Loki, unseen in our sagas since #368, sits alone in his castle and broods. His reference to Lorelei's "statuesque beauty" and that his garden will benefit from it more than he will…"
15 hours ago
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Walt Simonson's Thor
"THOR #374:

Thor braces for the Mauraurders' attack. They are Blockbuster, Harpoon and Vertigo, and are easily driven away by Thor. The Angel seems familiar to him, but Thor doesn't quite recognize him. The Angel regains consciousness momentarily…"
yesterday
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Walt Simonson's Thor
"THOR #373:

[The omnibus presents Simonson's cover sans the Romita border.]
SUMMARY: Thor is traveling to Midgard when he is struck by Hela's spell. It temporarily weakens him but, because he doesn't know what happened, he simply continues on his…"
Sunday
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Walt Simonson's Thor
"THOR #372:

SUMMARY: Thug Thatcher's Zaniac is more like a "Mr. Hyde" type than the version from #319 was. He locates Kellen, his pilot, and forces him to fly them both the Jane Foster's home in Highland Park, Illinois. Justice Peace has tracked…"
Saturday
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Walt Simonson's Thor
"Thor #370 was a fill-in issue by James Owsley, John Buscema and Craig Russell. It introduced a character called "Sundance" but I have no memory of this story whatsoever.

THOR #371:

SUMMARY: Balder is crowned Ruler of Asgard, but he modestly…"
Friday
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Walt Simonson's Thor
"THOR #369:

SUMMARY: Thor is enticed by the three women to have dinner and to rest. He is mightily fatigued due to recently wearing the belt of strength, but not too fatigued to recognize sorcery when he encounters it. When he asks about Balder, the…"
Thursday
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Walt Simonson's Thor
"THOR #368:

SUMMARY: Kurse stands over the corpse of "Balder." Agnar seeks revenge, but Thor bids him to merely touch the body with the Sword of Frey. The iron of the swoard disupts the faerie magic, and "Balder" is revealed to be Malekith. Now that…"
May 22
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Walt Simonson's Thor
"THOR #367:

SUMMARY: Balder the Brave returns to these pages directly from issue #4 of his own limited series. Karnilla will never forgive Thor for renouncing the throne in favot of Balder. In Bilskirnir (Thor's castle), Thor questions the wisdom of…"
May 21
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Walt Simonson's Thor
"THOR #366:

Q: "What do you call a 6' 6" fighting-mad bullfrog?"
A: "Sir!"
SUMMARY: Without Bifrost in place, it takes the "Thunder Frog" days to cross the cosmic storms which rage between the realms of Midgard and Asgard. Loki confers with…"
May 18
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Walt Simonson's Thor
"Puddlegulp makes a reference to the Steelers vs. the Rams in Superbowl XIV (Huh?!) 
Oh, crap! I just realized I neglected to post the payoff to this setup. It is revealed before Thor takes his leave that Puddlegulp was once a man who got on the bad…"
May 18
doc photo replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Walt Simonson's Thor
"I was on a decade long break from comics when Walt Simonson produced this classic run of Thor. I began catching up twenty years after the fact reading the stories as I found them through back issues and various collections. My perception of the…"
May 18
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Walt Simonson's Thor
"THOR #365:

SUMMARY: Thor leaps across the backs and snouts of the alligators toward the Piper and purposefully slams into him hard enough to cause him to drop his flute. Now out of his control, the gators rush to attack the Piper. Thor grabs the…"
May 17
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Walt Simonson's Thor
"THOR #364:

In Asgard, preparations of the Great Althing are underway. Word has gone out far and wide, but where is Thor? His mission to Midgard shouldn't have taken this long. Beta Ray Bill appears, but still not thor as the day grows nearer.
On …"
May 16
Luis Olavo de Moura Dantas replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Walt Simonson's Thor
"Loved this story.  Kurse is at once terrifying and tragic.  Using Power Pack as guest stars is very difficult, but they pulled it off perfectly here.And Walt Simonson's Thor, here as ever, is at once very human and very heroic.  And following with…"
May 15
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Walt Simonson's Thor
"THOR #363:

I liked the original Secret Wars "maxi-series." (I'll cop to that.) At the time, company-wide crossover series such as Secret Wars and Crisis on Infinite Earths were new and exciting. It is only in subsequent years I have come to see…"
May 15
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