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Thor #247: Review

May 1976
Len Wein, Joe Sinnott

Story Name:

The Flame and the Hammer!

Review & Comments

4 stars

Thor #247 Review by (August 21, 2014)
Review: Jane Foster with a machine gun. ‘Nuff said. And knife-fighting…she’s comes a long way from the prim shrinking violet of the Kirby days. Anyway, nice wrap-up to a pretty cool story.

Comments: Part two of two parts. El Lobo calls Jane “muchacho” which means “boy.” The last page directs the reader to the Warriors Three appearing in MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #28 but their story was postponed until #30.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Thor #247 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Both under the spell of the rebel Gypsy, Thor and Firelord team up to wreck the federal forces in the revolution in Costa Verde. Rebel leader El Lobo is pleased with the day’s progress….

In Asgard, Balder the Brave is summoned before the throne of Odin to answer charges of treason. Balder defies Odin and his sinister counselor Igron; the All-Father orders him imprisoned but the hero fights his way out of the palace, intent on bringing back Thor and the Warriors Three to sort out the mess. Meanwhile, the three warriors are window-shopping in New York when they hear a news report of the situation in Costa Verde…

…where Jane Foster in the rebel camp manages to overpower her guard and, with the aid of the spirit of Sif, holds El Lobo and Gypsy at bay with a machine gun. Jane challenges Gypsy to a duel for Thor. Soon they are battling it out with knives and Jane emerges victor with her knife at her opponent’s throat. The rebels intend to kill Jane anyway but the threat to her snaps Thor out of the enchantment and he flattens a number of soldiers with a flip of Mjolnir. Jane rips the magic gem off Gypsy and tosses it into the campfire; the villainess orders Firelord to retrieve it but the action snaps him out of the spell as well and he destroys the jewel. The Thunder God and the Herald now team up against the rebels and Thor summons a cyclone to seize the whole rebel army and deposit it on the President’s lawn. Thor assures the President that the threat is over. Firelord makes his farewells and departs into space….

Preview Pages
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Joe Sinnott
Joe Sinnott
Glynis Wein
Rich Buckler (Cover Penciler)
Joe Sinnott (Cover Inker)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Balder the Brave)

Warriors Three
Warriors Three

(Fandral, Hogun, Volstagg)

Plus: Igron, Snaykar (Snaykar the Skulker).

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