Silver Surfer #86
Issue(s): Silver Surfer #86
Bill recovers and joins the fight.
When they have Thor on the ropes, they stand back and watch him ask his invisible girlfriend for help.
That might have been a good time to press the attack, but i suppose the spectacle was too difficult to pass up.
Talking to the Valkyrie rejuvenates Thor. He returns to the battle and hits Bill with a blast from his hammer. The Surfer uses his surfboard to carry Bill's smoking body to safety, but that leaves the Surfer at a disadvantage.
Bill is brought to Sif, who, by the way, changes her outfit constantly between chapters of this crossover.
She uses the Norn Stones to teleport away. When the Surfer gets his board back, he battles Thor a bit more, but he winds up getting knocked out too. He's saved by the arrival of Adam Warlock and Pip the Troll.
So far the formula of this story has been "hero challenges Thor, gets beaten, is rescued by the next hero in line". It will get a little more varied than that, but that's basically what we're in for. That wouldn't be the end of the world if we were actually excited for the fights. Andy Smith draws all three Silver Surfer chapters of Blood and Thunder, and also one of the Warlock Chronicles chapters. He's not very good, and that's especially a problem when all this series has to recommend are the fight scenes.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: This is part two of Blood and Thunder. Part three is in Warlock Chronicles #6. Warlock Chronicles #6 actually takes place mostly before or concurrently with this issue, showing (among other things) how Warlock came to decide to get involved here (and why Pip is dressed like a cowboy). So even without any other considerations, there is some concurrency going on. But the Infinity Watch also appear in Starblast #1 and Quasar #54 (Starblast part two) before fully committing to helping Thor. Since the Watch's appearance in Warlock Chronicles #6 takes place concurrently with this issue, their appearance in Starblast #1 should take place before this issue. And then the Watch's appearance in Quasar #54, which shows them deciding which adventure to get involved in, has to take place during Warlock Chronicles #6 (i.e. also concurrently with this issue).
Crossover: Blood and Thunder
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
This was Andy during his "I'm Bart Sears, too" phase.
Posted by: Vin the Comics Guy | March 28, 2017 2:02 AM
"Bill is brought to Sif, who, by the way, changes her outfit constantly between chapters of this crossover."
Posted by: Jeff | March 28, 2017 9:15 AM
Ok, so I'm not the only one thinking that Smith is channeling some Bart Sears here.
Posted by: Multiple Manu | December 26, 2017 9:26 AM
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