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Thor #412: Review

Dec 1989
Tom DeFalco, Joe Sinnott

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Introducing the New Warriors

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4 stars

Thor #412 Review by (June 22, 2021)

Review: Nice rollout showcasing some new heroes in an all-action issue, facing one of the more formidable villains in Marvel. And for his second appearance, Night Thrasher (who came up with that name?) is already seen as mentally unstable. It took Batman decades to get there.       

Comments: Issue bannered “Acts of Vengeance.” First story: Part two of two parts. First appearance of Eric’s ex-wife Marcy Masterson. Juggernaut returns in THOR #428-429. Hercules is reading an issue of Marvel’s ALF, though the cover doesn’t match a specific issue. Ron Frenz and Tom DeFalco collaborated on the plot. Second story: Part two of three parts.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Thor #412 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Juggernaut is surprised by the arrival of a half-dozen new superheroes but he shows nothing but contempt for these kids. The New Warriors are there to rescue Thor so Speedball leaps at the villain and is bounced out of sight with a single backhanded blow. Namorita and Nova try wrapping an I-beam around the baddie but he snaps it off with just a flex of his arms. Night Thrasher, a living weapon, takes on Juggy while Marvel Boy and Firestar hustle Thor to safety. The mystery villain (spoiler: it’s still Loki) shrugs off this little impediment to his plans. Juggy is able to ignore Night Thrasher who is pummeling him ineffectively and he starts losing it so Firestar has to carry him to safety and talk him back to sanity. Namorita and Nova hammer the bad guy with railroad cars and the team thinks they have won but Juggernaut astonishes them all by throwing the cars off….

Back at the Masterson home, Susan Austin watches Kevin while Hercules lounges around reading comic books—and then Eric’s ex-wife, Marcy Masterson arrives, announcing she wants to reclaim legal custody of her son….

Thor is starting to recover from another of his seizure’s while the New Warriors take turns attacking Juggernaut, without any results. Thor enters the field, calling down a huge lightning strike on Juggy, which the villain merely shrugs off. Thor then summons all of his god-power, forcing the baddie back until the concrete foundation crumbles beneath him, dropping him into a pit which the Warriors quickly fill with steel girders and Firestar melts them into a huge cocoon which Thor sends out into space. When Juggernaut breaks free, he finds he Is on a remote planet. Mystery Villain pitches a fit while Thor gives the New Warriors some words of encouragement and takes off….

“Freedom is Only a Choice Away”
Writer: Tom DeFalco. Pencils: Ron Lim. Inks: Mike DeCarlo. Colors: Nel Yomtov. Letters: Michael Heiser.
Synopsis: Beta Ray Bill is a captive aboard the psychic slaveship and used, along with several other aliens, to power the craft. And now the ship has the Great Fleet in its sights, intending to capture the helpless travelers. Thus hooked up, Bill is aware of what is going on all over the ship and he witnesses Captain Orack giving his men the command to attack the Great Fleet. The other captives fear retaliation too much to try to escape so Bill rips his way out of captivity, recovers Storm Breaker from the crewmen trying vainly to lift it, and challenges Orack to fight….

Preview Pages
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Joe Sinnott
Joe Sinnott
Nel Yomtov
Ron Frenz (Cover Penciler)
Joe Simon (Cover Inker)
? (Cover Colorist)
Layouts: Ron Frenz.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Cain Marko)

(Loki Laufeyson)
Marvel Boy
Marvel Boy


(Richard Rider)

(Robbie Baldwin)


Plus: Firestar (Angel Jones), Kevin Masterson, Marcy Masterson, Namorita, New Warriors, Night Thrasher (Dwayne Taylor), Susan Austin.

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