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Thor Vol 1 231


Thor Vol 1 231

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Quote1 Jane Foster, nurse. What room is she in? Tell me now woman, or by all that the Gods hold holy, thou wilt pay for delaying me! Quote2
-- Thor

Appearing in "A Spectre From the Past!"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Previous Empty Thor Next Empty (Flashback and main story)

Supporting Characters:


Other Characters:



  • Mjolnir
  • Sif's Sword
  • Madame Cynthia's Crystal Ball


Synopsis for "A Spectre From the Past!"Edit

Thor and Hercules return to the surface and fix the hole in the ground they created. After they are done, Blumkenn tells Thor that one of the people stopped from killing themselves has been asking for him - Jane Foster. Elsewhere, during a séance, the spirit of Armak is channeled into Arnold Nicolson. Back in a Midtown Hospital, Sif sees Thor with Jane Foster and realizes just how much he still loves her. The doctor tells Sif that there's not much hope, and that Jane has a week or two at the most. Sif returns to Asgard seeking Odin, only to find him gone. Thor flies off to fight Armak. They battle their way to the top of a skyscraper under construction, where Armak is knocked off and dies, transforming back to Arnold.

  • The page sequence of this issue is out of sequence:
    • Page 27 should be Page 26
    • Page 30 should be Page 27
    • Page 26 should be Page 30

The printing error is noted in the letters page of Thor #236.

  • Hercules utters the profanity, "Peaks of Olympus!" when Thor takes off without word to him or the others.
  • Sif tell Heimdall that he is her friend, apparently forgetting that he is her brother.
  • "The Hammer Strikes" letters page includes letters from Steve Andrews, Danny C. Ng, Bob Bryan, and Jeff Westfall.

  • No trivia.

See AlsoEdit

  • None.

  • None.


  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks

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