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Thor #446: Review

Apr 1992
Tom DeFalco, Patrick Olliffe

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Now Strikes the Starforce

Review & Comments

4.5 stars

Thor #446 Review by (March 13, 2014)
Review: This issue is primarily an overly crowded battle scene (actually a series of battle scenes featuring team-ups) that doesn’t particularly advance the plot—Lilandra was already regretting her decision about the bomb. But it keeps the story moving and that’s what’s important. Eric Thor almost gets lost in the shuffle as he acts insecure and angry about everything. What’s with Thor and Iron Man being jerks in their own titles? At least Cap comes off a hero—but then he’s got a milestone issue to showcase him. The epic as a whole? One of the best multi-comic crossovers, marked by a complex story, tight plotting, strong characterization, and consistent quality. And it actually tries to mean something in the end!

Comments: Part 14 of Operation Galactic Storm. First appearance of Hardball.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Thor #446 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Follows IRON MAN #279

Members of the Imperial Guard usher the Avengers diplomatic team into the presence of Shi’ar Majestrix Lilandra. Captain Marvel explains their concerns about the stargate’s threat to Earth but an impatient outburst from Thor causes them to be dismissed to their chambers. Meanwhile, the Kree Starforce, led by Ronan the accuser, teleports into the palace on their mission to assassinate Lilandra….

In space, Wonder Man and Vision, stranded aboard the Nega-Bomb, discover it has been captured by the Skrulls….

Hearing the sounds of battle in the corridor, the Avengers break out of their quarters and join the Imperial Guard against the villains. Thor and Smasher overcome Ronan, Captain Marvel and Hardball beat Shatterax, Scarlet Witch and Astra defeat Korath, and Living Lightning aids Hussar against Supremor. The most powerful of the Kree is Ultimus and he enters the throne room, easily taking out Earthquake. Starfox intervenes and at the risk of his own life delays the villain until Lilandra herself can blast him with a weapon. The hero’s selfless action persuades her to recall the Nega-Bomb but it may already be too late….

Continued in CAPTAIN AMERICA #400

Preview Pages
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Patrick Olliffe
Al Milgrom
Gina Going
Ron Frenz (Cover Penciler)
Al Milgrom (Cover Inker)
Letterer: Mike Heisler.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Scarlet Witch
Scarlet Witch

(Wanda Maximoff)



(Eric Masterson)

Plus: Astra (Imperial Guard), Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau), Earthquake, Hardball (Roger Brokeridge), Hussar (Imperial Guard), Imperial Guard, Korath the Pursuer, Kree, Lilandra (Lilandra Neramani), Ronan (Ronan the Accuser), Shatterax, Shi’ar, Smasher (Imperial Guard), Starforce, Supremor, Titan, Ultimus.

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