Characters Appearing: Enchantress, Greensong, Hela, Jane Foster, Mroth, Odin, Puddlegulp, Pyllar, Red Norvell, Thor
Issue(s): Thor #502
Anyway, this is not officially an Onslaught tie-in, but it takes place during a lull in the battle against Onslaught, after the heroes have taken a beating. Thor has been trying to work himself into a berserker rage to get the strength he needs to fight Onslaught, but he's not having any luck. Turns out Red Norvell has been around all this time but weirdly hasn't been participating in the fight against Onslaught. So now Thor recounts portions of his origin to Red Norvell, and then Odin wakes up out of his stupor a bit and recalls how he wound up homeless on Earth. He says that the "Thors all were dying" and Asgardians were vanishing, so he filled his sword Ravenseye with his memories of Asgard and hurled it off the rainbow bridge. He then fell asleep and woke up on Earth back in the 60s.
Thor wonders why Odin didn't approach him for help at some point in the past, but Norvell suspects that it was out of pride, and at this point Odin isn't lucid anymore ("I think I ate a bug").
Thor recounts more tales from his youth, and some VIPs from his past come to say goodbye: Jane Foster, some frogs, and Hela.
We also check in with Enchantress, who is memory-less and living with Frost giants.
Considering how the Messner-Loebs/Deodato run revitalized Wonder Woman, Marvel probably had higher hopes for their Thor run, and it seems like it should have been a similar fit. But the run didn't really do much. And this issue's just a (perfectly fine) farewell to the series.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: A footnote says this takes place in the aftermath of Uncanny X-Men #336, "three days" after the heroes ran from Onslaught.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
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