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Thor #13: Review

Mar 2021
Donny Cates, Nic Klein

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Prey: Part Five of Six

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4 stars

Thor #13 Review by (March 17, 2021)

Review: Highly entertaining issue as all of wicked Don Blake’s chickens come home to roost, with a stunning final page, teasing a lot of mayhem for the next issue. And Odin gets punched in the face; what can be better?

Comments: Bats, Dr. Strange’s ghost dog, first appeared as a live dog in DOCTOR STRANGE #381 and died in the following issue; the overwhelming bulk of his comic appearances fall after that event, including the one in this issue. Volstagg has a brief cameo.  


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Thor #13 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Odin has abandoned the throne of Asgard and taken to getting drunk over the trauma of losing his wife Freyja. Valkyrie (Jane Foster) has tracked him to an alien bar where she tries to bash sense into his head. She brings him up to date on the return of the mad Donald Blake and his deadly attacks on all who bear the powers of Asgard. Sobered, Odin agrees to come….

In Dimension Blood, the exiled Asgardians are preparing for a return to their home and Beta Ray Bill is stockpiling weapons, though Sif is less optimistic about their chances. Then Doctor Strange arrives, with Throg, Lockjaw, and his ghostly Basset Hound Bats. He plans to get the Asgardians out of there but he needs the help of a snarky Loki to do it….

The mad Donald Blake is chopping away at the roots of the World Tree, absorbing its power when he is interrupted by Throg—who is leading all the newly freed forces of Asgard. Sneering, Blake gets ready to take them all on, when he is clobbered from behind by Odin, fully armored for battle. Odin points out something Blake hadn’t thought of: where is all the blood from the World Tree spilling to? We learn it’s going below where the imprisoned Thor is absorbing all of its power and a bolt of Thor-power lights up the entire Tree. Thor summons his ravens, Hugin and Munin, to rescue him. While they can’t remove his body, they can take his soul and move it to a suitable vessel and Thor knows which one to choose. So the enraged Don Blake is screaming at Odin when Thor arrives to take care of him—as the Destroyer….

Nic Klein
Nic Klein
Matthew Wilson
Olivier Coipel (Cover Penciler)
Olivier Coipel (Cover Inker)
Laura Martin (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Joe Sabino.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange

(Stephen Strange)

(Loki Laufeyson)


(Jane Foster)

Plus: Bats, Lockjaw, Throg (Frog Thor).

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