In ‘Silver Surfer’ (1969) #4, titled “The Good, The Bad And The Uncanny!”, Silver Surfer performs an energy projection feat. Loki has mischievously brought Silver Surfer to kill Thor. Silver Surfer challenges Thor, though unbeknownst to him, Loki has added to his power. During the battle, Silver Surfer’s Power Cosmic encases Mjolnir in a cosmic field preventing Thor from reaching the Uru hammer.
How much energy projection does it take for Silver Surfer to encase Mjolnir in a cosmic field, preventing Thor from reaching the Uru hammer?
Silver Surfer used the Power Cosmic to encase Mjolnir in a cosmic field to prevent Thor from reaching the Uru hammer. With Loki’s power augmenting his Power Cosmic, Silver Surfer prevented the enchantment on Thor’s hammer such that Mjolnir would not reach Thor.
SILVER SURFER BROKE THE WORTHINESS ENCHANTMENT ON MJOLNIR REDUCING THOR TO HALF POWER, THE EQUIVALENT OF HALF OF THE UNIVERSE’S ZERO SUM ENERGY, WITH 4.0296675*10^62 JOULES OF KINETIC ENERGY.
ENERGY PROJECTION FEAT:
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Silver Surfer has been brought to Asgard by Loki’s mischief. His mission is to kill Thor in order to stop a purported war. Silver Surfer challenges Thor to a duel. During the battle, Silver Surfer uses the Power Cosmic to encase Mjolnir in a cosmic field to prevent Thor from reaching the Uru hammer. With Loki’s power augmenting his Power Cosmic, Silver Surfer prevented the enchantment on Thor’s hammer such that Mjolnir would not reach Thor.
We will use the mystical enchantment on Mjolnir in order to calculate the Silver Surfer’s energy projection.
In ‘Journey Into Mystery’ (1964) #101, Thor has fallen in love with mortal Jane Foster. As he prepares to go to Asgard to plead his case to marry Jane, Loki projects a vision of Thor to Odin showing his plans. Odin decreases the worthiness enchantment on Mjolnir by half and bans Thor from Asgard until he renounces his love.
Mjolnir increases Thor’s power by half. Let’s estimate Thor’s energy projection from his highest power output which is the God Blast.
First, let’s estimate Galactus’ durability. In ‘Fantastic Four (1966) #50, Mister Fantastic retrieves the Ultimate Nullifier with the Human Torch’s help in order to stop Galactus from consuming the Earth. Mister Fantastic threatens Galactus with the Ultimate Nullifier who states Mister Fantastic has “the means to destroy a galaxy… to lay waste to a universe!!”1
The statement indicates Galactus is Universal Level in Durability. In ‘Thor’ (1969) #161, Thor unleashes the God Blast on Galactus in order to stop the fight between Galactus and Ego the Living Planet.
Since Thor’s God Blast put Galactus near death, it is at least Universal Level in Energy Projection.
The worthiness enchantment on Mjolnir gives Thor half of his divine power. The worthiness enchantment has been broken by Thor, the Red Norvell, Beta Ray Bill, and Captain America. They all have in common that they embrace the warrior code. Thor’s highest power, the God Blast, is Universal Level in Energy Projection. Thor does not need Mjolnir in order to project this super power and even at half power, can release it on his own.
Even at half power, Thor is Universal Level in Energy Projection. Since the universe has zero sum energy, Thor’s Energy Projection is half of that energy which equals the kinetic energy of the universe in expansion.
Kinetic Energy Of Universe Expansion = (0.5 * 1.5×10^53 kg)(73300^2 m/s) = 4.0296675*10^62 J.
Augmented by Loki, Silver Surfer was able to break the worthiness enchantment on Mjolnir. The worthiness enchantment grants Thor half of his power which is Universal Level in Energy Projection.
Silver Surfer generated half of the energy of the universe in Energy Projection. In order to encase Mjolnir in his cosmic field, Silver Surfer had to generate the kinetic energy of the universe, a Universal Level of Energy Projection.
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In ‘Thor’ (2004) #85, Rune King Thor teleports with the OdinForce to Yggdrasil. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.
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00s THOR STORYLINES RANKED BEST TO WORST
Best: 5 to 4.5 stars.
Good: 4 to 3 stars.
Bad: 2.5 to 2 stars.
Worst: 1.5 to 0 stars.
BEST: “Thor Disassembled: Ragnarok.” (2004).
Collects ‘Thor’ #80-85.
Rating: 5 out of 5.
“Thor Disassembled: Ragnarok” is Michael Avon Oerming and Daniel Berman’s run on ‘Thor’ in 2004 on the eve of “Avengers: Disassembled”. As the Avengers team is torn apart by the threat of an out-of-control Scarlet Witch, Thor and Asgard are destroyed by Ragnarok, where Loki has raised an army and destroyed Mjolnir, Thor’s hammer, in order to destroy and to rule Asgard.
You will notice that the lettering is very traditional and the storyline plays like a classic Norse/mythological story in the first three issues. The last three issues bring together the best elements of Thor lore and leverage Thor’s superheroism on Earth in order to solve the crisis. Perhaps one of the most significant events in the “Avengers: Disassembled” crossover event as it shakes up the Thor and Asgard status-quo that results in a significant power-up for the God of Thunder.
There are lots of dialogue, descriptions and splash action pages. There is a sense of seriousness and of the belief that the warriors are seeking glory. The first three issues are mostly exposition and descriptions of Loki’s conquests, the destruction he caused and the casualties on Thor’s army and allies. The bulk of the action occurs in the last three issues. Thor manages to solve the crisis at great personal cost and ascends to a higher level of magical power. In some sense, Thor repeats All-Father Odin’s actions and also manages to fulfill his destiny. What works best is that here, Thor, represents the best of both God and man and ends up saving Asgard.
This storyline is definitely very reverent of Norse religion though at the same time, it plays up Thor’s godhood and comments heavily on the somber path of destruction created by Loki across Asgard. This is definitely a must-read for Thor fans.
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BEST: ‘Thor: Son Of Asgard’. (2004).
Collects ‘Thor: Son of Asgard’ #1-12.
Rating: 5 out of 5.
C.B. Cebulski and Greg Tocchini’s 2004 on Thor, was a prequel series titled ‘Thor: Son of Asgard’. The series was a new origin story about Thor’s early years to Thor becoming worthy. The series originally set as a six-issue series before popular demand turned it into a 12-issue series. The series looks at the changes to Balder’s origin and how he received his enchanted sword in the six-issue “Warriors Teen” storyline, Lady Sif’s warrior training in the three-issue “Enchanted” storyline, and Thor finally lifting Mjolnir in the three-issue “Worthy” storyline.
‘Thor: Son Of Asgard’ succeeds as a work of comic book mythology. Asgard appears as a place of fantastic magic where locales change as suddenly as extreme climate conditions. The series set the foundation for the renewed interest in Thor and helped define why the character is not so much a god, as he is a hero. It is Thor’s heroism that shines and in some ways, he supplants Odin’s omniscience in order to finally become worthy.
One of the typical Marvel books where heroes are presented with hubris: Thor’s warrior and son pride gets him into trouble as he constantly tries to prove himself to Odin, Lady Sif proves to be jealous which causes an initial rift with Thor – something that is resolved at the end of the “Enchanted” storyline -, Odin’s reliance on his omniscience blinds him on matters of the heart. It would seem Balder does not suffer from these defects and appears to balance rationality, warrior spirit, strategy and love.
This is certainly a worthy addition to your Thor collection, with a blend of adventure, action, magic, suspense, romance and the threat of war.
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GOOD: Thor JOE Straczynksi and Olivier Coipel Years (2007 to 2009).
Collects ‘Thor’ #1-12.
Rating: 4 out of 5.
Joe Straczynski’s 2007 run on ‘Thor’ attempted to re-define the character. A costume re-design, a completely new setting in Oklahoma with a move to restoring Asgard and its people dead after Ragnarok and a prelude to the Marvel Civil War. Straczynski presents to us a Thor that does not smile, that is powered by the faith of humans and who seeks to find his path on Earth. It is not Thor the God of Thunder that is emphasized, but Thor the superhero.
In a battle against Iron Man, Thor no longer holds back. His power unleashes the fury of the elements on Iron Man who, defeated, opts to grant Thor and Asgard diplomatic immunity in Oklahoma. The pacing of the stories is quite slow and much of the plot points are involved with politics, Balder’s new status, and Asgard’s awkward relationship with Earth. Though the pacing is slow, it does work when concerned with Loki’s dark and evil plan to oust Thor out of Asgard in issues #7-12.
Though the art is gorgeous and the writing tight, the storyline begs the question whether we needed the new Thor rebirth. Thor works best as space opera, as the cream of Marvel’s crop that does not shy against showing unrelenting power. Though this version of Thor exemplifies these aspects, it lacks in heart and humanity, as many of the characters are not explored, and the plot points do not move forward at a satisfying pace. It appears, here, that Thor has not fully grown into his role as King of Asgard and his inexperience is clouding his judgment.
Straczynski’s run did succeed in re-defining ‘Thor’ though the run did not succeed in producing any lasting effects in contribution to Thor’s storyline. There may be too much of a parallel with DC’s Superman.
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GOOD: ‘THOR: AGES OF THUNDER’ (2008).
Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
‘Thor: Ages of Thunder’ is part of a delving into Thor’s past during Straczynski’s run as the God of Thunder attempts to locate the missing Asgardians.
Thor’s history with the Frost Giants is well-documented in Norse mythology. In the trade paperback, thanks to Thor’s power and heroism, Asgard has just won Ragnarok against the Frost Giants. While the Asgardians celebrate in revelry, Thor retreats to his quarters with the golden apples, the source of the Asgardians’ immortality. Here, Thor is presented as distant, cold and a womanizer.
What makes this comic work is the back-story presented on Enchantress. The story explains some of the mishaps that befall Enchantress and Thor’s heroism. Odin is depicted as powerless and ineffectual, different from his classic omniscient and omnipotent showings. At the same time, there is a growing rift between Odin and Thor that bodes evil. Finally, the lack of powerful and strong female heroines show a lack of depth. Enchantress is given very little dialogue and is depicted as the perfect woman though a damsel in distress.
Though the art is gorgeous and the pacing good, the storyline lacks depth though it makes important additions to Thor’s mythos such as a backstory on Enchantress and her important role in the Asgardian pantheon. The comic plays mostly as filler and does not add any significant development to Straczynski’s run in 2007.
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‘Thor: Blood Oath’ reads like a friendly adventure through the nine worlds. When the Warriors Three accidentally kill a Giant that had changed into a sea creature, Thor has a premonition and flies to Thingvellir to witness their judgment. Solidary with his brothers, Thor is sentenced by the Giants to retrieve some magical items over the Nine Worlds.
The series is full of jest, camaraderie, fun and action. Hercules makes a surprise appearance in issues #3 and #4 battling Thor in humiliation. The series continues from the Donald Blake story arcs and includes Thor as Donald Blake building his relationship with Jane Foster. In a sense, it is Thor’s connection to humanity that is shown.
Though ‘Thor: Blood Oath’ does not add anything new to Thor’s story or mythology, it is a nice addition to Thor comics.
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SYNOPSIS FOR “ALONE AGAINST THE CELESTIALS!”
In an attempt to protect Pangoria, Thor has to battle the awesome power of the Celestial Exitar the Executioner. Thor manages to crack the Celestial’s armor. In the fearsome battle, Thor is tested to the limits of his power!
THE MIGHTY THOR FACES THE AWESOME POWER OF EXITAR THE CELESTIAL!
In ‘Thor’ (1988) #388, Thor faces the awesome power of Exitar the Celestial in order to save Pangoria. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.
Enter the two contestants in Pangolia. On the left side is the mighty Thor, the Prince of Asgard and on the right side is Exitar the Executioner, the awesome Celestial.
Let’s look at the stats.
THOR – EARTH-616
ENERGY PROJECTION: GALAXY
FIGHTING SKILLS: COSMIC
EXITAR – EARTH-616
eNERGY PROJECTION: UNIVERSAL
FIGHTING SKILLS: EXTRA-DIMENSIONAL
THOR PLACES IN THE TOP 10 OF THE BATTLE RANKER COMPETITION
Today, we look at Thor’s terrifying super power. I speak of the God Blast.
Thor Odinson is the King of Asgard. After the War of the Realms storyline, Odin appointed Thor as King of Asgard. Thor is among the most powerful of Asgardians, second only to Odin if not more powerful. In battles of cosmic import, Thor is capable of unleashing his most terrifying super power: The God Blast.
God Blast: Thor is capable of channeling different amounts of his godly energies in combination with the mystical properties of Mjolnir. These energies can be channeled through his hammer for a single massive energy beam known as the God Blast which is able to kill even immortals. Thor channeled his godly energies into Mjolnir to destroy the Brain Dome of the mighty Celestial Exitar, the hammer shattered from the amount of power Thor channeled. The God Blast is so immensely powerful and destructive that it has proven capable of causing such a great degree of damage to a starving Galactus that he was forced to flee for his life. The God Blast was also shown to be capable of knocking down the skymother Majeston Zelia. Thor can send the God Blast to the core of Ego the Living Planet and Alter Ego and render both comatose.
The God Blast is Thor’s own godly power. He is able to unleash it with the mystical hammer Mjolnir and on his own. It is capable of challenging and harming cosmic beings. Let’s look at some battles in comics where Thor used this destructive super power.
IN ‘THOR’ (1989) #412, THOR UNLEASHES THE GOD BLAST TO PUSH THE JUGGERNAUT BACKWARD
In ‘Thor’ (1989) #412, Thor unleashes the God Blast to push the Juggernaut backward! Photo/Marvel Comics
In ‘Thor’ (1989) #412, Thor and the New Warriors face the menace of the Juggernaut in New York City. Unable to stop the Juggernaut with a lightning attack, Thor focuses his irresistible super power. Thor unleashes the God Blast to push the Juggernaut backward.
The Juggernaut falls inside a crater. Firestar uses her microwaves to melt steel girders around Juggernaut into molten slag. Thor hardens the molten slag with a cold wind.
Then, Thor banishes the forlorn Juggernaut to a distant dimension. Thor and the New Warriors win by battlefield removal.
OUTCOME: THOR WINS BY BATTLE FIELD REMOVAL
IN ‘THOR’ (1969) #161, THOR LASHES OUT A BEAM OF GOD BLAST AT GALACTUS FROM EGO THE LIVING PLANET
In ‘Thor’ (1969) #161, Thor and Recorder are drifting in space after Thor’s ship has been destroyed by the battle between Galactus and Ego The Living Planet. They are rescued by the Wanderers who seek Galactus’ destruction. Thor accepts to aid.
Thor strikes Galactus with his hammer causing Galactus pain for the first time in his existence. Thor attempts a frontal attack but Galactus has erected a force field. Galactus then tosses Thor to the surface of Ego The Living Planet.
Then, the Wanderers, Recorder and Thor construct a weapon that allows Thor to channel the energies of his terrifying super power. Thor lashes out a beam of God Blast at Galactus from Ego The Living Planet. The attack results for Galactus to be in agony and causes him to flee for fear of death.
OUTCOME: THOR WINS BY INCAPACITATION
IN ‘THOR’ (2020) #6, THOR BLASTS THE BLACK WINTER WITH THE GOD BLAST MAKING IT BLEED
In ‘Thor’ (2020) #5, during the Devourer King storyline, the Black Winter has arrived in the 616 Universe. Galactus is terrified at the Black Winter that orders him to shut up. The Black Winter calls Cosmic King Thor by “The All-Butcher” or the “End-God” and asks him if he wants to see his end.1
Thor finds himself in an Escherian maze of staircases, the Black Winter stating that it asked him a question. Thor furiously demanding for the Black Winter to show itself, the Black Winter stating that the arena Thor is in is an extension of itself, but that he cannot defeat it. Offering Thor the gift of the truth of how he will die. Thor shouts that he’s not afraid of the end, the Black Winter sneering that the end isn’t afraid of him either. Attacked from behind, Thor looks up in horror to see Gorr the God-Butcher seemingly alive and once-more bonded to the All-Black symbiote. As Gorr brandishes his Necrosword and gloats, Thor incredulously protests that he’d killed Gorr years ago, then angrily snarls that he’ll gladly do so again. Before Thor can attack, he’s impaled from behind by a spear and turns to see the original Loki, who gleefully mocks him. Snapping the spear, Thor bashes Gorr with Mjolnir and shouts at the Black Winter that he has had enough. The Black Winter sneers that Thor hasn’t nearly had enough as Mangog, Jormungand, Malekith, the Enchantress, Mephisto, Surtur, Apocalypse, the Juggernaut, Annihilus, and Doctor Doom appear. As Thor struggles against the horde of top-tier supervillains, the Black Winter muses that Thor has had many scrapes with death over the centuries of his life – naming the Beyonder and the Serpent as some examples before listing the various ways in which Thor has been killed. Finally, it brings up what was supposed to be his true end: fighting one-armed and one-eyed alongside his brother against the resurrected Gorr at the end of time, before sacrificing himself to hold off entropy. As Surtur and Magog punch Thor into Jormungand’s gaping maw, the Black Winter sneers that something has altered history’s course – slithering through time to kill Thor’s destiny and break his fate. As Thor breaks free from the Midgard Serpent’s jaws, the Black Winter asks if he wants it to show him how it all truly ends.
Thor feels Mjolnir is heavier and realizes something is wrong. Deciding not to give up, Cosmic King Thor unleashes the fury of his super power. Thor blasts the Black Winter with the God Blast making it bleed.
SUPER FEAT OF THE DAY: IN ‘THOR’ (1988) #388, THOR CRACKS THE CELESTIAL EXITAR’S BRAIN DOME WITH THE GOD BLAST