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  1. al35077 I fight for the users!!

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    Hey guys I just watched a Thor CMV on youtube and i can't figure out what issues it's from. I was wondering if any of you might know.[YT]SF9J4kiPg9A[/YT]
     
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  2. Vartha Mod of Thunder

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    That's the Ages of Thunder Books. Three one shots.
    First was Ages of Thunder
    second was Reign of Blood
    Third was Man of War

    They were all Norse myth adapted to how Thor was banished. Each book was a different age or different Ragnarok. Basically the idea was the Asgardians had relived the same thing over and over until Odin got right mix of Thor so to speak Until Thor breaks the Cycle of Ragnarok and that's the Stan Lee's Thor. The JMS and Coipel Thor and Asgardians are a new age.
     
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  3. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Ugh, people break whole comics down into panels and upload them as YouTube videos? :facepalm:
     
  4. al35077 I fight for the users!!

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    thanks man
     
  5. Vartha Mod of Thunder

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    Available in TPB as Ages of Thunder. It's relatively new and should be still out there.
     
  6. Vartha Mod of Thunder

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    Destroyer reads
    http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.13670....sletter08182010
    The Destroyer: A Retrospective
    You saw it at Comic-Con, now get the full comics history of one of Thor's deadliest villains

    Posted: 2010-08-18 00:00:00 Updated: 2010-08-18 18:28:22


    By Marc Strom

    The Destroyer at Marvel's San Diego Comic-Con 2010 booth
    Behind Odin's massive throne at the Marvel Booth at San Diego Comic-Con 2010 stood two sliding doors that, when opened, revealed none other than the Destroyer, one of the most powerful entities to ever menace Thor and his fellow Asgardians.

    While the Destroyer's role in the upcoming film remains shrouded in mystery, its history in the comics goes back more than 40 years! Fear not, True Beleivers, because we've got the highlights of its comics career just for you!

    Loki's Plaything

    The Destroyer, powered up
    As revealed during its first appearance in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #118, Odin created the Destroyer as a last defense against an apocalyptic threat. Odin gave it so much power that none save the Allfather himself could possibly stop it, yet the Destroyer has no mind of its own. Instead, anyone who comes near the Destroyer when it lacks a host can take control of the monstrous weapon, leaving their own body an empty shell.

    The mischievous Loki first arranged for an archaeologist with less-than-noble intentions to awaken the Destroyer in an attempt to stymie Thor. But the Trickster soon realized the Destroyer could very well kill Thor, an act that would lead to Loki's own death at the hands of an enraged Odin. In the end, Loki was forced to help Thor defeat the very threat he set upon the Odinson.

    For more, read JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #118-119, collected in ESSENTIAL THOR, VOL. 1.

    A Herald of Galactus

    The Destroyer and Thor
    The Destroyer would return a number of times, including once when the Lady Sif took possession of the weapon to protect a depowered Thor from the Wrecker. Thor soon offered it up to the world-devouring Galactus as a new herald in exchange for the freedom of his previous herald, Firelord. In the type of inspired insanity only Marvel can accomplish, the Destroyer served as a loyal herald, finding the High Evolutionary's Counter Earth and fighting against the Fantastic Four for that world's existence.

    For more, read THOR #224-225 and FANTASTIC FOUR #172-175, the latter of which is collected in ESSENTIAL FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 8.


    Earth's Last Hope

    The Destroyer meets his fate
    The Destroyer's destiny caught up with him as the Fourth Host of the Celestials--the very threat that Odin created the Destroyer to stop--came to pass a final judgment over Earth. In the climactic battle, Odin sends his own mind into the Destroyer, drawing upon the life energies of all those in Asgard until it grows to the size of the Celestials themselves. In a battle fierce enough to sear the eyes of any reader, the giant Destroyer takes up the Odinsword and dukes it out with the Celestials until they accomplish what not even the Mighty Thor could do: The total destruction of the Destroyer.

    For more, read THOR #300, collected in THOR: THE ETERNALS SAGA VOL. 2.

    Thor, the Destroyer

    Thor inhabits the Destroyer
    While a number of artists have drawn the Destroyer through the years, none have deviated too far from its original design, which also inspired the Destroyer from "Thor" seen at Comic-Con. The only significantly different design came from artists Walter Simonson and Sal Buscema, in a story penned by Simonson that saw Thor's mind transferred into the Destroyer shell as his real body was destroyed.

    After the Fourth Host reduced the Destroyer to slag, Loki managed to rebuild it from the little metal left over. The villain hoped to defeat a weakened Thor with the weapon, but his plan backfired. The Son of Odin took control of the Destroyer himself after his own body had been reduced to nothing.

    For more, read THOR #380-382, collected in THOR VISIONARIES: WALTER SIMONSON VOL. 5.

    Thor-Killer

    The Destroyer, deadly weapon
    Dan Jurgens and John Romita, Jr. kicked off their epic run on the Asgardian Avenger's title with an event few thought possible: The death of Thor. The Destroyer, controlled by a man named Colonel Chase, unleashed its full power on Thor, leaving the Son of Odin's soul in Hela's grip until the mighty one managed to escape back to the mortal world.

    Single-handedly defeating the entire Avengers, the Destroyer succumbed to Thor's second attack, an onslaught of thunder and brute force that could level nations. Later, Thor would ask for Colonel Chase's assistance in freeing the trapped Asgardians from the Dark Gods, which the military man would only agree to should the Odinson help restore the Colonel's mind to its proper body. After aiding in the final battle against the Dark Gods, Odin fulfilled Thor's end of the deal by transporting Chase's life essence to his comatose body.

    For more, read THOR Vol. 2 #1-2 and #11-12, collected in "THOR BY DAN JURGENS & JOHN ROMITA, JR. VOLS. 1 and 2
     
  7. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Heh, I've read literally all of those except for the FF part of the herald thing. Now I gotta track those issues down. :up:
     
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    I had the FF Destroyer books too...MAN i miss my collection. I wish to heck I had them all insured!
     
  9. al35077 I fight for the users!!

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    what happened to your collection?
     
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    The floods of the mid 80's in the upper midwest got them. :(
     
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    Hey all,

    Can anyone tell what Thor vol. has the Casket of Ancient Winters storyline? After finding out about it I'm rather interested in reading it, but I can't figure what vol. it's in.
    Thanks
     
  12. Vartha Mod of Thunder

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    One of Walt's best stories! issues 341-350 in Thor volume one
    http://www.amazon.com/Thor-Visionaries-Walt-Simonson-Vol/dp/0785107584
     
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    Awesome! Thanks Vartha.
     
  14. Vartha Mod of Thunder

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    Sure Glad to help!
     
  15. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Coincidentally, I am currently rereading that very arc myself right now. I think I left off on #343 or 344. :)
     
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    I have one of that run in single issues. I'm not sure the LCS has more of it yet. I'll have to remember to look next time.
     
  17. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    I think I've got a few from Simonson's run. I'm not really one to go searching for back issues, though. Not since the comic industry started catering to my laziness with trade paperbacks. :)
     
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    lol double rainbow. reminds me of a funny youtube video
     
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  22. al35077 I fight for the users!!

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    looks like odin to me, maybe he's still fighting that demon guy
     
  23. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    I hope he doesn't come back, personally. I love the political story potential that's opened up since Odin died.
     
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    THAT in itself is a problem if Odin was taken unwillingly from the Realm of Death Odin was in.
    Odin was basically keeping Surtur busy and from making any attempt to return the the living Realm.
    We'll have to wait and see I guess.
     
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    My Thor: Son Of Asgard TPB was dispatched almost two weeks early for some reason. Heard great things, can't wait to read it.
     

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