Thor (Comico Comics)

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Thor is a fictional character in the Comico comic book series Elementals . He was created by Bill Willingham and first appeared in Elementals #23 (Volume 1).

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Elementals was an American dark superhero comic book first published in 1984 and created by Bill Willingham, for which he was both writer and artist.



Thor is the Norse god of thunder. He lives in an underground house on Earth's Moon. After watching a news broadcast featuring the Elementals, he decides that they herald the coming of a "new heroic age." With a costume newly designed by his servant to resemble a typical super-hero costume ("skintight and gaudy," as Thor describes them), Thor travels to Earth.

He encounters the Elementals in a wooded area in British Columbia, Canada. He attacks them and the team engages in combat with him for several minutes, until they realize that their battle has set the surrounding forest ablaze. Summoning a storm, Thor douses the forest fire and returns to the Moon. He tells his servant that the encounter started out well but that the Elementals then decided they would have nothing to do with them. So he sent them into a low-Earth orbit (where they are rescued by cosmonauts aboard a Russian space station).

British Columbia Province of Canada

British Columbia is the westernmost province of Canada, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. With an estimated population of 5.071 million as of 2019, it is Canada's third-most populous province.

Canada Country in North America

Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Its southern border with the United States, stretching some 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world's longest bi-national land border. Canada's capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

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Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and North Asia. At 17,125,200 square kilometres (6,612,100 sq mi), Russia is, by a considerable margin, the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with about 146.79 million people as of 2019, including Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital, Moscow, is one of the largest cities in the world and the second largest city in Europe; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. However, Russia recognises two more countries that border it, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, both of which are internationally recognized as parts of Georgia.

Despite this, the Elementals accept Thor's telephone number and Monolith passes it along to a government agent, John Speck, who rings Thor up. This contact and Thor's violent encounter with two agents of Lord Oblivion lead Thor to become a major player in the Oblivion War. He investigates the Oblivion planet that's taken up Earth orbit behind the Moon and also investigates the landing site of some Oblivion warriors in Tibet. It is there that he encounters Lord Saker, who beats him unmercifully.

Thor offers up an abandoned Asgard as a base of operations for the Community of the Supernature. While he and Monolith are exploring, Thor reveals that the gods left following Ragnarok, which manifested itself on Earth as World War II. The Norse gods were on the side of the Nazis, a fact that Monolith found appalling.

World War II 1939–1945, between Axis and Allies

World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. A state of total war emerged, directly involving more than 100 million people from more than 30 countries. The major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 70 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease, and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.

Powers and abilities

Thor has a number of powers relating to his being the god of thunder. He is super-strong and resilient to injury. He is exceptionally long-lived, perhaps immortal. He can survive on the surface of the Moon for extended periods with no external life support. He has the power to summon weather effects including thunder storms, can project lightning through his hammer and "flies" by throwing his hammer and catching it by its unbreakable thong. He can summon Bifrost, the Rainbow Bridge between Earth and Asgard, and use it to transport himself and others instantaneously.

Weapons and paraphernalia

Thor carries a hammer as his primary weapon. It is about three feet long, with a square head with beveled edges. He also possesses battle armor, a shield and a helmet, although he decides not to use them in his initial encounter with the Elementals because they are "unfashionable."


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