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Epic Collection Thor Vol 1 6


Appearing in "In the Shadow of Mangog!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #195.

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Synopsis for "In the Shadow of Mangog!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #195.

Continued from last issue...

Thor, Sif, and the Warriors Three celebrate their victory over Loki, during the festivities Thor notices that Odin is in a very grim and brooding state. Upon asking his father what's troubling him, Odin tells him that he must send Thor and the Warriors Three on a mission that they may not return from. He explains that he needs them to go to World's End and learn the secrets of the Twilight Well from Kartag the Keeper. Sif is mortified that Odin could send his favored son on such a bleak mission. Odin rebukes her claim and sends Thor and the Warriors Three on their mission.

Odin then calls for Hildegarde and sends her and Sif on a mission to the Blackworld. Sif protests, and is knocked out from a back-hand from Hildegarde for her troubles. Odin then teleports the two women to Blackworld where Sif cries over her and Thor's fates, the gruff Hildegarde ignores her tears and orders Sif to join her in finding shelter.

While in World's End, Thor and the Warriors Three arrive and Thor uses his mystical hammer to find the location of Kartag. Following the hammers lead, they have to cross a giant spider-web where they are attacked by a gigantic spider-monster. It has the upper-hand, however Thor kills it with a blast in the face from his hammer, sending the monster plummeting into the chasm below.

While back in Asgard, Odin has called for Asgard's eldest warriors Khan, Bulwar, Rongor and Whitemane out of retirement to help defend Asgard in Thor's absence. He shows them the visi-screen where Odin tracks Loki's progress through the land in which he has been banished. There Loki finds the place where Odin banished Mangog and unleashes the creature hoping to gain it as an ally. Mangog however, has no interests except for the destruction of all the Gods of Asgard, and seals Loki in a block of dark amber before venturing forward to bring about Ragnarok. With their threat identified, the four old warriors pledge to defend Asgard and prevent it's destruction at the hands of Mangog.

While back at World's End, Thor and his comrades hitch a ride on bird-like creatures and use them as steeds to travel the terrain faster. Along the way, they are attacked by Forest Trolls, which they easily fight off. However, venturing into the woods, they find that one of the Forest Trolls had walked into a quicksand pit and is at risk of drowning. Thor rushes to rescue the Forest Troll who gives his thanks, introduces himself as Kyger, and becomes their guide showing them the way. While in Blackworld itself, Hildegarde and Sif try to find lodging in a nearby town but find it's people less than hospitable.

While back in Asgard, Odin is alerted of the arrival of Mangog, who has managed to fight it's way through all the Asgard's warriors and smash through the gates into the palace.

This story is continued next issue...

Appearing in "Within the Realm of Kartag!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #196.

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Synopsis for "Within the Realm of Kartag!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #196.

On Blackworld, Sif and Hildegarde come upon a town, and people in blind terror of someone that is coming. They only refer to it as "he". Meanwhile, Thor and the Warriors Three continue their quest for Kartag and the Twilight Well, only to be beset by his minions.

Appearing in "The Well at the Edge of the World!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #197.

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  • Mangog (Appears in mystic vision and main story)
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  • Mjolnir
  • Water from the Twilight Well
  • Sif's magic sword

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  • Silas Grant's steamship & lifeboat

Synopsis for "The Well at the Edge of the World!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #197.

Thor is defeated by Kartag, but the Norns intervene and grant Thor his request of water from the Twilight Well. They command Kartag to accompany the Asgardians back to fight Mangog. They arrive just in time, as Mangog is about to kill Odin. Meanwhile, Sif and Hildegarde fight off a monster on Blackworld before meeting Silas Grant, a native who promises to tell them who is responsible of the mysterious changes all around them.

Appearing in "-- And Odin Dies!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #198.

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Synopsis for "-- And Odin Dies!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #198.

Odin defeats Mangog, by casting a spell that separates him from the hate that feeds him. Unfortunately, the result is not only Mangog's demise, but Odin's as well, as he was not strong enough to keep going after casting such a strong spell. Thor causes time to stand still around Odin so that when Asgard is returned to its rightful dimension, Hela cannot claim his soul.

Appearing in "If This Be Death..!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #199.

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Synopsis for "If This Be Death..!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #199.

Thor reckons with the aftermath of Odin’s fight with Mangog, and his apparent comatose state, trapped between moments of time. Hela appears to claim Odin’s soul, yet Thor refuses to yield him to her. But she says if she doesn’t claim him, then Pluto will, and his realm is far worse than Hela’s. Sure enough Pluto arrives and demands Odin’s soul. Hela and Thor agree to join forces against him.

Elsewhere, on Blackworld, Sif, Hildegard, and Tana Nile flee a giant monster, an agent of Ego the Living Planet called Ego Prime, who is hyper-evolving the planet.

Hela fights Pluto furiously while Thor and Balder squash his demonic minions. Balder falls in battle but is revived by Karnilla. The Warriors Three join the battle as well, with Volstagg uncharacteristically taking the lead. Stymied in his battle against Hela, Pluto summons forth more underworld demons, which overwhelm her and force her to teleport away.

Thor continues the battle with Pluto. Pluto eventually gets the upper hand and raises his axe to deliver the deathblow.

Appearing in "Beware! If This Be... Ragnarok!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #200.

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  • Mjolnir
  • Midnight Axe (Remains)
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Synopsis for "Beware! If This Be... Ragnarok!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #200.

The three Norns, watching in their mystical well, decide to save Thor from Pluto, since it is not yet his time to die. They conjure a vision of the prophetes Volla recounting the legend/prophecy of Ragnarok to Odin and the assembled leading men or Asgard. Loki feels maligned listening to the prophecy, which sees him leading an army against Asgard. The Rainbow bridge is destroyed and Heimdall killed. Thor and Loki battle as the Midgard Serpent rears up and begins attacking everyone; Thor’s battle with the serpent to prevent Ragnarok ends up being the thing that destroys Asgard. In its sepulchral ruins rises Surtur to finish the job. Ultimately life will regenerate and gods will be born anew. Thus speaking, and recognizing that Thor is not destined to die yet, the Fates send a bolt of cosmic energy to destroy Pluto’s axe, saving Thor’s life.

Appearing in "Resurrection!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #201.

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  • Mjolnir
  • Twilight Well
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Synopsis for "Resurrection!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #201.

Odin has sent Heimdall and Kamorr on a quest. Meanwhile, Hela helps revive Odin, who casts Pluto from Asgard. On Blackworld, Tana Nile tells of how Ego Prime came to be.

Appearing in "-- And None Dare Stand 'Gainst Ego-Prime!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #202.

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  • Ego Prime
  • Baker
  • Baker's Henchman
    • Benjy
    • Wally
    • Leo

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Synopsis for "-- And None Dare Stand 'Gainst Ego-Prime!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #202.

Ego-Prime has come to Earth, and not all the Asgardian's power can stop him. Meanwhile, Heimdall finds one of the people in his quest - Jackson Kimbal.

Appearing in "They Walk Like Gods!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #203.

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Synopsis for "They Walk Like Gods!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #203.

Odin's plan comes to fruition, as the power of Ego-Prime is sacrificed to transform three people into Young Gods. But Thor is upset about being a piece in Odin's game, believing that he did not care if pieces were sacrificed.

Appearing in "Exiled on Earth!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #204.

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Synopsis for "Exiled on Earth!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #204.

Odin condemns the heroes to Earth for daring to question him. Tana Nile uses her control pack to disguise herself as an Earthling, accepting the fact that she and Silas Grant are marooned on Earth. Doctor Donald Blake discovers that his office has been closed in his absence due to a change in building ownership. Slowly but surely, the exiled and marooned are separated and all fall prey to Mephisto.

Appearing in "A World Gone Mad!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #205.

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Synopsis for "A World Gone Mad!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #205.



Appearing in "Rebirth!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #206.

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  • Avengers Hovercraft


Synopsis for "Rebirth!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #206.

The Absorbing Man returns, heeding a mysterious summons that he can't ignore. Unfortunately, he crosses Sif and Hildegarde's path, knocking them both out, which just angers Thor all the more. Creel follows the summons to a small house, and discovers Loki.

Appearing in "Firesword!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #207.

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Synopsis for "Firesword!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #207.

Thor has followed the Absorbing Man to Vermont, which is just beginning its Halloween celebration. Thor manages to defeat him by knocking him into the lake, where he absorbs the properties of water and begins to flow away. But then, Loki arrives, who has by mystic means transformed two dogs to kill Thor. Thor defeats the dogs, then Loki summons the Firesword. Thor manages to defeat Loki with a lightning strike, which has the side effect of blinding him. Later, Thor seeks out his female companions, but discovers that Sif left with Karnilla to search for Balder.

Appearing in "The Fourth-Dimensional Man!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #208.

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Synopsis for "The Fourth-Dimensional Man!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #208.

Thor and Hildegarde return to Avengers Mansion to think on what they must do. Meanwhile, Mr Sarron returns to Don Blake's office and transforms himself into Mercurio by absorbing the ambient energy leftover from all of his transformations into Thor. But there is not enough energy, and he partly materializes. Passing over his old office, Thor notices a light inside and investigates, only to be attacked by Mercurio. While in Avengers Mansion, the Warriors Three notice on a monitor the battle, and go to help Thor. When they arrive, they begin to attack, but don't notice that Thor is gone. He has flown off to find a way to defeat Mercurio. He does so by melting an iron girder and dumping it on Mercurio, and with no way to release the buildup of his power, it consumes him.

Appearing in "Warriors in the Night!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #209.

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Synopsis for "Warriors in the Night!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #209.

Thor is in England searching for Sif, when the Demon Druid awakens, and begins tearing a path through the town. Thor tries to stop him, but the Druid is too powerful. One of the police officers discovers that the Druid is not attacking anyone, he is only acting in self-defense. When the Druid gets to Stonehenge, he is transported home.

Appearing in "The Hammer and the Hellfire!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #210.

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  • Loki (Only in flashback) (Cameo)
  • Sif (Only in flashback) (Cameo)
  • Vizier (Only in flashback) (Cameo)
  • Hildegarde (Only in flashback) (Cameo)
  • Balder (Only in flashback) (Cameo)
  • Karnilla (Only in flashback) (Cameo)

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Synopsis for "The Hammer and the Hellfire!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #210.

In the caves of Geirrodur, he and Ulik look on with anger at Thor, who is in Korea. Thor finds a deserted cliff and falls asleep. While so, Trolls steal him back to their caverns, but before they get very far, Thor wakes up. But before he can do anything, Ulik strikes. During the battle, other Trolls bring up a large chunk of magnetized Uru ore, which pulls Mjolnir free from Thor, and holds it tight while the Trolls carry it off. Thor races after them, but before his eyes, they hurl it all into the flaming foundry. But before he changes back to Blake, Thor lunges into the foundry after it.

Appearing in "The End of the Battle!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #211.

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Synopsis for "The End of the Battle!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #211.

Thor manages to grab Mjolnir before 60 seconds are up. Meanwhile, Ulik and his army of trolls attack the surface. Thor and the other earth-bound heroes try to stop them. They manage to defeat them and send them back to their caves, but Fandral tells Thor that Balder has gone mad.

Appearing in "Journey to the Golden Star!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #212.

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Synopsis for "Journey to the Golden Star!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #212.

Thor returns to Avengers Mansion to find Balder gone mad. So he and the rest of his party, save Volstagg, return to Asgard to confront Odin. They arrive in Asgard, only to find the Asgardians gone, and it overrun with lizardmen. They tell Thor a tale of them being former slaves of the Vrellnexians, but after the Asgardians travel to the Golden Star and defeat them, the lizardmen turn on them.

Appearing in "The Demon Brigade!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #213.

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Synopsis for "The Demon Brigade!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #213.

The battle is great, but the Asgardians are defeated. Thor awakens in a dungeon, and discovers that the food is drugged, keeping the rest of the Asgardians enthralled. Thor breaks free, and frees Hildegarde and Tana Nile who have yet to be drugged. They meet up with Gregor and his resistance and agree to help them overthrow Sssthgar and the Vrellnexians. They destroy the drug factories and abandon Sssthgar to the former slaves of Golden Star, but not before he tells Thor that Sif was sold to some miners in the Dark Nebula.

Appearing in "Into the Dark Nebula!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #214.

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Synopsis for "Into the Dark Nebula!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #214.

The Asgardians travel to the Dark Nebula, there they are attacked by the miners, who think that they are raiders coming to attack again. Once they are defeated and realize who they are, they offer to help. They begin to check with the Alterian miners who deal in slaves, when they are attacked by Mercurio and his army. While they are fighting, the three miners surrender themselves to a gigantic jewel in their mine. The jewel then erupts from the surface and Thor sees that Sif and Karnilla are trapped within the jewel. The voice of the jewel tells them that if they come any closer, they will die.

Appearing in "The God in the Jewel"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #215.

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Synopsis for "The God in the Jewel"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #215.

Xorr causes a vibration that knocks everyone out. When they awake, they are deep underground. Meanwhile, Xorr tells Sif and Karnilla his origin. It then blasts off the asteroid, with the Asgardians and Mercurians in hot pursuit. They board their vessel and defeat the miners, but when Thor goes to rescue Sif, he realizes he cannot free her from the jewel without killing her.

Appearing in "Where Chaos Rules!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #216.

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Synopsis for "Where Chaos Rules!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #216.

Thor tells everyone to back off, and the Mercurians are driven off. Back in Avengers Mansion on Earth, Balder has come to his senses, and he and Volstagg return to Asgard. Back in space, Xorr has begun consuming a star, but it is too much and he explodes, and the Mercurians begin collecting the debris.

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