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Subj: Ahhhh...I remember it well too...
Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 at 05:34:37 pm EST (Viewed 108 times)
Reply Subj: This was the image that got me into Thor back in the 80's...
Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 at 12:45:52 pm EST (Viewed 166 times)

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It's funny because before Walt's run started I was never that much into Thor. I thought he was cool and all in the Avengers but in those days I was more of a fan of the Avengers  as big John used to draw the book with Goliath ( Clint ), BP, Vision, SW & Quicksilver. I think it was only during the first Arkon story with the Enchantress IIRC issue #85 that I started to like Thor much more and realised just how powerful and a big gun he was to the team ( I didn't really read the Stan & Jack Thor issues then  as they were too hard to get hold of and I also had to beg my parents for pocket money to buy comics which were always US reprints from newsagents in London. ).
Anyway,  as I casually picked up Thor #336 in the newsagent and skipped thru the issue I saw this image at the end of the letters column page saying " NEXT ISSUE:  THOR UNLEASHED !!!!  By Walt Simonson"  This really got my curiousity ,  I picked up #337 and the rest is history, everything blew me away about how "different" Thor was by Walt.
And as they say,: " The rest is history" because I haven't looked back since that day as far as Thor is concerned.


    Marvel is pleased to present your first look at the awe inspiring variant cover to The Mighty Thor #1 from legendary artist Walt Simonson! When Asgard is threatened by an intergalactic peril, the superstar creative team of Matt Fraction and Olivier Coipel, must take Thor to the edges of the Marvel Universe to save his homeland from the likes of Galactus. It's the World Eater vs. Asgard in the explosive opening arc that's great for new readers and will redefine what it means to be the Odinson! When the survival of Asgard rests on the shoulders of Thor, can he fight back the forces of the power cosmic? Discover the answers you seek as Fraction and Coipel pull out all the stops in The Mighty Thor #1.THE MIGHTY THOR #1 (FEB110544)
    Written by MATT FRACTION
    Pencils & Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
    Variant Cover by TRAVIS CHAREST
    Variant Cover by WALTER SIMONSON
    Blank Variant Cover also available
    Thor Movie Variant also available
    Rated T+ ...$3.99
    FOC – 4/4/11, On Sale 4/27/11

i was already buying thor daily for years, but before 337, the books just didn't seem so great. i did love the simonson run, but i was still disappointed in a little way. when i saw the add for "thor unleashed!" i expected, THOR UNLEASHED! i wanted thor to be more aggressive and really take charge. go in fighting with no holds-bar! just using his powers to the fullest!

has anyone played the star wars game THE FORCE UNLEASHED!? the jedi is totally unleashed and goes all out using his force to fight opponents. using the force no other jedi's have used before. that's the THOR UNLEASHED i wanted to see. heh...thor still hasn't been "unleashed" like the way i wanted. but still consider the simonson run the best after lee and kirby.