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COMIC LEGEND: Walter Simonson had a Thor storyline planned called “Saga of the Vengeance of Thor”
STATUS: Also Basically True
Reader William J. wrote in about this awesome but mysterious drawing by Walter Simonson promoting an upcoming Thor storyline in Marvel Age Annual #2….
(Click on the image to enlarge it. It is worth enlarging!)
What was the Saga of the Vengeance of Thor?
As it turns out, it was just a plain ol’ “never got around to it” type of situation.
Simonson described the situation on a message board a while back…
I had planned on doing a god/giant war involving many of the characters I was playing with at the time but got off the title before that storyline ever came to fruition. It’s possible–but I don’t remember now–that parts of the storyline of my final THOR plot were ‘borrowed’ from that original idea, although clearly, I didn’t use Hildy (shown in the annual drawing) and I’d obviously had additional ideas about using mortal weapons in that storyline.
(For more on the Norse gods and mortal weaponry, check out a copy of Lester Del Rey’s book, DAY OF THE GIANTS. I read it when I was late junior high school or thereabouts and loved it. Haven’t read it more recently so I don’t know how it holds up but the basic idea’s there. It was probably the first novel I read that involved a version of the Norse gods.)
The God/Giant War can still happen! Jason Aaron, come on!
Thanks to William for the suggestion and thanks to Walter Simonson and Jason Shayer (from his great 1980s Marvel site) for the information!
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