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Thor #428: Review

Jan 1991
Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz

Story Name:

If This Be Juggernaut!

Review & Comments

4 stars

Thor #428 Review by (November 17, 2021)
Review: A nice epic battle featuring a multitude of confused heroes and it all comes off brilliantly, with even Lockheed making a decent contribution. Issue is one big battle scene until the very end, when it becomes outer space sci fi, promising some world saving action next time. And the best part? No Eric Masterson and his human hijinks!

Comments: Part two of six parts. Juggernaut previously seen in issues #411-412. Ron Frenz and Tom DeFalco collaborated on the plot.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Thor #428 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Thor, magicked to resemble Juggernaut, is stuck in concrete while Excalibur (Captain Britain, Nightcrawler, Meggan, Lockheed, Shadowcat, Phoenix) and the Wrecking Crew face off—and then Code: Blue arrives to protect Thor, who they see as really Thor. Plus, Amora the Enchantress and Ulik the Troll are watching invisibly, looking for the opportunity to capture the Wrecker. As each team fights every other team, Thor uses the power of Mjolnir to blast a crater in the sidewalk, freeing himself. The fight continues with Thor now taking action against Excalibur who are confused that Juggy’s actions and powers are not what they expected. Lockheed detects the invisible Amora and Ulik and spits fire at them and they beat a hasty retreat. Wrecker teleports his gang out of there minus Bulldozer who was knocked out by Thor. Once Wrecker is gone, the illusion wears off and the British heroes see that they’ve been fighting Thor all along….

The police take away the unconscious Bulldozer (via forklift) while Thor and Excalibur sort things out. Eventually they get around to asking after Juggernaut. Thor offers to take them to the asteroid where he left Juggy; Nightcrawler and Phoenix ask to be excused, pleading exhaustion, so Thor transports the other team members into deep space. On arrival they are immediately attacked by a small army and knocked out with a depolarizer. Each member is encased in a prisosphere and loaded on a spaceship. They arrive on a nearby planet and are paraded through the streets of a city and brought before the planet’s ruler—Juggernaut….

Preview Pages
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Ron Frenz
Joe Sinnott
Mike Rockwitz
Ron Frenz (Cover Penciler)
Joe Sinnott (Cover Inker)
? (Cover Colorist)
Layouts: Ron Frenz. Letterer: Mike Heisler.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Cain Marko)

(Kurt Wagner)


Plus: Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), Code: Blue (Code Blue), Excalibur (Faiza Hussain), Lockheed, Meggan, Phoenix (Rachel Summers), Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde), Wrecking Crew.

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