Issue #126, The Mighty Thor (Mar. 1966)
The Mighty Thor “Whom The Gods Would Destroy!”
**Snarkstress note: I accidentally posted this as private. Too much mead! Sorry folks!**
Aaaaand we’re back! Ish #126 marks the transition from “Journey Into Mystery Featuring The Might Thor” to just “The Mighty Thor”. Yay! Emo!Thor officially made it to his very own comic.
So last we left off, Herc and Thor were about to throw down over Harlot!Jane because she lost her freakin’ mind and told our hero to shove off. All of this came after Thor not only defeated The Demon but ALSO managed to get away from everyone in Asgard attempting to smite him, per Daddy!Odin’s directive. Basically, Thor is getting bitchiness from all sides and it’s only a matter of time before he snaps.
We open with Herc and Thor clashing rather spectacularly whilst hurling insults at each other. Thor is pissed that Herc hit him first, while Herc calls Thor a conceited joke. Ouch! And keep in mind, this particular kerfluffle scuffle broke out in a restaurant:
Harlot!Jane, the cause of all this commotion in the first place, frets in the corner about one of them getting hurt. *eyeroll* Okay, Jane. Whatevs. The jibes continue apace as the two practically whip out their peens at each other, and then Herc REALLY makes Thor mad:
And while the two prepare to clash anew, with Herc obviously realizing he’s somewhat underestimated his opponent, we pop on over to Asgard, where everyone who attacked Thor during the Ritual of Steel is attempting to recuperate. Seems they all realize the enormity of what just happened, and they all wonder just what Daddy!Odin has to say about all that’s gone down:
Poor Balder tries to reason with him, but Daddy!Odin will not be swayed!
Back on earth, the fight has finally taken to the streets, and what amuses me most during this entire kerfluffle scuffle is that BOTH godlings are intent on letting the other know that they’re not trying to “destroy” each other, merely humble them a bit. Of course, this doesn’t work out because Herc LIVES to fight, just as Thor LIVES to emo:
Suddenly, Herc flings himself at Thor, catching him off guard and down they go, rolling about on the pavement like two siblings arguing over the PS3 controller:
This fight ends up looking like a PSA on what happens when you let two godlings go at each other in the middle of town, particularly when Herc’s next blow sends the pair careening THROUGH THE GROUND to land on top of a speeding subway train. One would think that this could wake both of them up to the danger of their unbridled mayhem:
Inside, the peeps freak out and immediately run out of the train when it stops. Do you blame them? It’s not every day that two immortals come crashing down on your transportation.
They continue this EPIC!FIGHT out of the tunnels, into a construction zone, where Thor has an epiphany:
Herc throws a construction vehicle wheel at Thor that actually connects, and moves in to finish the fight with one last blow:
Hercules seems shocked that Thor is capable of being angry (really?). Thor’s response?
Back in Asgard, Daddy!Odin is still glued to his set:
We find out that Sinister!Guy is actually Seidring The Merciless, the highest ranking member of Odin’s council, who reminds him that justice is justice. So it would seem that Odin finally decides what’s going to happen to Thor:
And in a display of what I can only deem utter cowardice, Odin makes another pronouncement:
Back on earth, Herc and Thor both realize that something’s a little wrong:
But Hercules, never one to miss an opportunity, starts to toot his own horn ALL OVER AGAIN, just as everything was winding down. He grabs a nearby building and proceeds to make Thor part of the foundation:
And Stan? You should SO be embarrassed about not knowing WHEN Odin’s dickery last happened. I totally do.*coughIssue#101cough*
*Smug Snarkstress is smug*
Initiate unintentional sexual innuendo in 3…2…
Thor is able to narrowly escape but he knows Herc isn’t done with him yet. Since he’s out of strength, looks like he has to rely on his cunning, because Herc? Yeah, he’s not quite so smart:
Half!Thor throws a punch which doesn’t bother Zestyless!Herc in the slightest. Half!Thor picks up a nearby construction vehicle, but that doesn’t go quite as planned:
But not so fast! Hercules refuses to let the emo overtake Thor because that? That is unsatisfying!
A few more punches and a gaggle of onlookers later, Thor finally succumbs to Herc’s strength:
As the crowd rushes in to congratulate their newest superhero sensation, Emo!Thor takes a knee:
And once again, Emo!Thor is alone:
But there is one left behind, one who isn’t there to insult the hell out of a fallen Emo!Thor.
Emo!Thor is having none of it, however:
And then, as Harlot!Jane watches Emo!Thor trudge out of her life, someone else pipes up with some friendly advice. Someone you wouldn’t quite believe:
In the next issue, we find out just what on earth Odin means, and most likely get dragged through the emotional wringer. Fantastic!
In the meantime (from Tales of Asgard):
~Go Team Thor!