Appearing in "-- If the Thunder Be Gone!"
- Circus of Crime
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Synopsis for "-- If the Thunder Be Gone!"
Continued from last issue...
Thor continues to practice with the Ringmaster's Circus of Crime, unaware that the Ringmaster intends to use his hypnotic powers to force the Thunder God into stealing a priceless gold statue of a bull. During a practice session, Princess Python begins to take a liking toward Thor. Before their first show together, the Ringmaster gives Thor the costume he is to wear during his performance: A mock-up of his actual costume (the Ringmaster is unaware that Thor is the genuine article.) As Thor prepares for the big show, the Ringmaster and his goons prepare for their next robbery.
During the performance, Thor finds the crowds over enthusiastic response to his feats odd, unaware that the Ringmaster is using his hypno-disc to make everyone in the audience "see" Thor pulling off feats that he was able to accomplish before he was stripped of his powers by Odin. Thor is also shocked to see his one time love, Jane Foster, in the audience and finds some solace that she has found a new man to love.
After the show, the Ringmaster uses his hypnotic powers to put Thor back into a trance and orders him to aid them in a robbery of the golden bull statue. The Circus of Crime attacks the museum where the bull is being kept, and while the Clown and the Great Gambonos keep the guards on the ground level occupied, Prince Python and the Human Cannonball smash into the upper level to deal with the guards there.
After the guards have been incapacitated, the Ringmaster enters with Thor and orders the Thunder God to lift the statue and carry it out of the building. Although they break open a hole in the wall to make their escape, the museum guards manage to get into the room and their ricocheting bullets manages to snap Thor out of the Ringmasters control. Confused with where he is and what he is doing, Thor drops the bull accidentally pinning Princess Python under it.
Watching these events from Asgard, Balder and Sif fear for Thor's safety now that he is no longer invulnerable but cannot act due to Odin's orders. Odin himself also refuses to do anything until his son has made a penance for his actions. While back on Earth, the police police order Thor to surrender or they will fire. Not wishing to be tried as a criminal and his attentions divided by the pleas of Princess Python for help, Thor takes too long to make a decision and the police open fire upon him.
This story is continued next issue...
Appearing in "The Origin of... the Incomparable Inhumans!"
- House of Agon
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Synopsis for "The Origin of... the Incomparable Inhumans!"
Randac enters the Terrogen Mists.
- The modern-day Inhumans only appear on the first page of the Inhumans-story and not in the story itself.
- The Inhumans story was reprinted in Amazing Adventures (Vol. 2) #10 and Marvel Tales (Vol. 2) #122.