THOR v2 (1998-2004)
A hostage taker, believing himself to be Heimdall, demands to see Thor. Desperate to find his fellow Asgardians, Thor takes the ‘Heimdall’ to Asgard and learns he’s just a lunatic. Returning to Earth, Thor learns that the Destroyer, powered by the spirit of a disgruntled general, is on a rampage and he joins the Avengers in battle against it. Unfortunately, the Destroyer is too much for them and he deals a fatal blow to Thor. Paramedic Jake Olsen who is on the scene saving lives is also killed.
Notas: 1er Perrikus
The Avengers continue the battle against the Destroyer, while Thor bargains for his life with the mysterious Marnot in Hela’s realm. Marnot restores Thor to life by merging his life-force with Jake Olsen. Thor rejoins the battle and exiles the Destroyer to deep space.
Thor begins to live Jake Olsen’s life and has a lot of adjusting to do. Sedna, the Inuit goddess of the sea, seeks out Thor as a mate. Thor resists and Sedna summons her pet sea monster who promptly eats Mjolnir. Sedna captures Thor in her deadly embrace.
Thor is rescued by Namor, retrieves Mjolnir and together they drive off the sea beast. Sedna decides to withdraw to her arctic waters. Thor can’t deal with Jake Olsen’s family life. Meanwhile, Majeston Zelia’s thralls have sacked Asgard and imprisoned Odin.
Notas: 1er Dark Gods
Chuck Diamond, a shock-rock radio dj starts up a smear campaign against Thor. Jake Olsen goes beyond his role as paramedic and uses Dr. Blake’s skills to save a life. Meanwhile, a pro-hero fan takes Diamond hostage and Thor comes to rescue despite Diamond’s radio assault. Asgard is further transformed and Majeston Zelia arrives.
Thor, as Jake Olsen, refuses a medal for bravery for Captain America since he feels unworthy having let Olsen die. He then seeks out Hercules who really doesn’t want to be bothered. After some fisticuffs, Thor recruits Hercules to help him uncover what has ravaged Asgard. They travel to Olympus only to discover that it has been ravaged as well.
Majeston Zelia gloats over Odin as she shows him the transformed Asgard. Thor and Hercules defend themselves against a handful of Olympian Gods, until Zeus appears. He reveals that the Asgardians invaded Olympus and their attack left it in ruins. Thor refuses to believe it and Hercules stands beside him. Zeus sends them both back to Earth. Meanwhile, we learn that one of the Dark Gods D’Chel used his powerful illusions to fool the Olympians.
A mysterious force keeps Thor from returning to Asgard. Meanwhile, Majeston Zelia continues to torture Odin by forcing him to watch Balder’s apparent death at the hands of her minions. However, one of her minions pierces the barrier to Earth and stirs up trouble. Thor and Spidey team-up to confront the creature. Peter Parker: Spider-Man # 2: Thor and Spidey battle the Tokkots and try to contain the damage their battle causes. Unfortunately, Aunt May is caught in the crossfile and Spidey has to rescue her. They get the upper hand against the Tokkots when Peter’s beeper goes off and is frequency causes them great pain. They are defeated and Aunt May is safe.
Notas: 1er Tokkots
Thor helps the police stop Replicus and the kids who revived the dangerous robot. Thor searches for answers to the destruction of Asgard and consults a former foe Orikal. But, it is Marnot who tells Thor of the origins of the Dark Gods and their relationship to Asgard.
Thor, who plans to confront the Dark Gods, makes preparations for Jake Olsen’s absence. However, Perrikus issues a challenge and Thor takes him up. Perrikus destroys Mjolnir and defeats Thor, who changes into Olsen and flees.
Olson flees deeper into the sewers where he is captured and put to work in the bowels of Asgard. He discovers that Volstagg, a significantly skinnier Volstagg, has also been put to work in the pits. Tokkots retrieves Olson and return him to Perrikus. Olson gets his hands on the fragments of Mjolnir and merges it together during his transformation back to Thor. However, Thor flees the battle and seeks out the Destroyer’s help.
Thor recruits the Destroyer and Hercules and mounts his final assault against the Dark Gods. They attack head-on until Thor steps aside and transforms in Olson, who’s form the Dark Gods cannot detect. He frees the Warriors Three and gives Replicus the signal to join the battle. Replicus frees Odin and the Asgardians. However, Majeston Zelia merges all the Dark Gods into an unimaginably powerful being. Yet, Thor is able to distract Zelia long enough for Odin reclaim his power and disperse the essence of the Dark Gods.
Thor is honored for his rescue and Mjolnir is completely repaired. Marnot reveals himself to be one of Odin’s ravens who was part of Odin’s elaborate plan as a fail safe against the Dark Gods. Odin transfers Colonel Case from the Destroyer back to his body. Although no longer bound by Marnot, Thor decides to maintain the identity of Jake Olson in honor of his heroism. Meanwhile on Earth, the police find incriminating evidence of Jake’s drug dealings.
Iron Man helps Thor collect fragments of the Rainbow Bridge and gets a sneak peek at the rebuilding of Asgard. When they return to Earth, they confront the Absorbing Man and Titania, whose intents where misunderstood when they entered a jewelry store. During the battle, Mjolnir acts up and sixty seconds later Thor transforms back to Olson. Enrakt the Enchanter emerges from the enchanter hammer and strikes down Olson. Iron Man rushes Olson to the hospital where Jane Foster saves his life. The Police, however, show up with a warrant to arrest Olson.
Odin dispatches the Warriors Three to investigate why Thor has abandoned Mjolnir, which lies embedded in a concrete wall and is getting a lot of media attention on Earth. Thor, as Jake Olsen, tries to defend himself against the police accusations and recalls the first attempt by the Enchanters to overthrow Asgard. He relies on Dr. Foster to help him make an escape attempt from the hospital. Meanwhile, Magnir and Brona, two of the three Enchanters, attack Odin in his bed chambers
Thor within Olsen’s body is able to reach Mjolnir while Enrakt disposes of the Warriors Three. Thor attack Enrakt, but Enrakt quickly shows Thor that he’s out of the Thunder God’s class. Enrakt explains how he merged with Mjolnir while Thor was in another dimension with the sorceress Ceranda (see Thor Annual ’99). Enrakt defeats Thor and travels to Asgard to join his fellow Enchanters against Odin. Meanwhile, Loki is impersonating Odin in his absence.
Thor continues to attack Enrakt, but the Enchanter controls Mjolnir. Enrakt leaves Earth to join his fellow Enchanters against Odin. Thor is set to pursue him, but quickly turns his attention to a rampaging Juggernaut. Thor is unable to stop the Juggernaut and he’s defeated when two mysterious women, who draw their powers from Cyttorak, arrive and leave with Juggy.
Notas: 1er Bedlam (Olisa Kabaki) , 1er Conquest (Bridget Malone)
Thor rescues a group of humans who were transformed by Enrakt into monstrous creatures. With a bit of guidance from the Scarlet Witch, Thor finds his father, who is overwhelmed by the Enchanters, and comes to his aid. Meanwhile, Loki plots with Mephisto to seize control of Asgard.
Thor and Odin have been swallowed by a powerful, sorcereous creature created by Enrakt. The Scarlet Witch comes to their aid and then joins their battle against the Enchanters. They divide up their opponent who aren’t as formidable when they are separated. Thor discovers that Enrakt is using Ceranda’s body.
Thor and Odin return to Asgard with the Enchanters as prisoners. The Enchanters reveal how Enrakt took over Ceranda’s body after her death. Odin banishes the Enchanters into the Lost Limbo of Infinity. Thor returns to Earth and find Jake Olsen there waiting for him. As it turns out, Loki has awakened the real Jake Olsen from Mephisto’s realm and brought him to Earth in a new body. Meanwhile, Mangog attacks Orikal and tears the Chalice of Ruins from Orikal’s body. Mangog then turns the Chalice over to Thanos!
Thor travels to Asgard along with Jane Foster in search of answers to Olsen’s current dilemma. However, they make their way through fallen warriors to face Mangog. While Mangog keeps Thor busy, Thanos gets his hands on Odin’s Map of All-Ending. Despite a valiant effort, Thor is defeated by Mangog who rejoins Thanos. They disappear and threaten all existence with the Map of All-Ending and the Chalice of Tears.
Orikal provides Odin with a disturbing glimpse of what the future might be if Thanos is successful in powering the Chalice of Ruins. Odin then dispatches Balder on a mission to avert this horrible future. Meanwhile, Thor catches up with Thanos and Mangog but fails to prevent them from getting their hands on the Illumination Stone
Firelord joins Thor and the Recorder in their quest to stop Thanos and Mangog. They learn of the origins of the Illumination Stone, the Map of All-Ending, and the Chalice of Ruins, as well as the importance of the Designate. They then resume their pursuit of Thanos and arrive too late to prevent the destruction of the Designate’s homeworld and her abduction. Meanwhile, Balder strikes a bargain in Odin’s name with Jagrfelm the Devourer.
Firelord uses his power cosmic to track down Thanos and together with Thor, they attack Thanos and Mangog. Odin’s former advisor Takaris also proves to be quite a powerful villain. Thor and Firelord are defeated and it looks like Orikal’s prophecy is going to come true (see issue #22). Meanwhile in Asgard, Odin agrees to Jagrfelm’s price and has him begin the construction of a mysterious weapon.
Thor is unable to stop Thanos from gaining the power he desires. However, Firelord makes his way to Asgard to collect Jagrfelm’s weapons and delivers them to Thor who has cleverly taken out Mangog. The Recorder sacrifices himself and gives Thor time to equip himself. Thor confronts Thanos and strips him of the Stone of Illumination which ends his threat.
Thor returns to Asgard and learns that Odin, who must take his Odin sleep to replenish his health, has left Sif in charge of the realm. Thor then makes his way to Earth and resumes the life of Jake Olsen. Unfortunately, the Absorbing Man interrupts his return and kidnaps Jane Foster to help his beloved Titania who’s dying of cancer.
The Absorbing Man eludes the police and brings Jane Foster to his hideout so she can help his beloved Titania. Thor seeks help in trying to locate Jane and Iron Man whips up a tracking device that will locate her pager. Thor gets close and spots the Absorbing Man. Their battle is interrupted as Titania’s condition gets worse and Thor must get her to a hospital.
Thor and the Warriors Three spend a bit of time enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City. Unfortunately, the Wrecking Crew attack them in hopes of absorbing their Asgardian life force to restore their lost powers. Thor and the Warriors Three fend off the Wrecking Crew but not before Hogun appears fatal drained of his life. Meanwhile in Svartalfheim, Jagrfelm reveals that the mysterious item Odin granted him power over was the Cast of Ancient Winters.
Thor manages to keep Hela from claiming Hogun by reviving him with a couple of lightning strikes. Hogun is brought in for more serious medical attention, but his situation is still grave. Thor catches up with the Wrecking Crew and takes them down hard. Meanwhile, Malekith kills Jagrfelm and seizes the Cast of Ancient Winters. And in Asgard, Sif responds swiftly and orders a potion to save Hogun made.
Malekith plays around with the Cask of Ancient Winters and unleashes a fraction of its power to send an ice warrior, Pentigaar, to Earth to seek out Thor. However, Balder, who is on his way to deliver the potion to save Hogun’s life, runs into Pentigaar and with help from Beta Ray Bill defeats the ice creation. Balder gets the potion to Hogun and keeps the brave warrior from Hela’s embrace.
Thor finally returns to Earth to check up on his fallen comrade Hogun and finds him and Volstagg, Fandrall, and Beta Ray Bill in good cheer. Thor transports them to Asgard where they discover to their horror that the Golden Realm has been encased in a glacier. They join Sif and Balder in battle against Malekith and the ice warrior Pentigaar. Unfortunately, they’re overwhelmed by the Casket of Ancient Winters and the sudden arrival of Kurse
Thor escapes from the clutches of Kurse and heads off in search of the Gem of Infinite Suns while Sif keeps Malekith occupied. Thor retrieves the Gem of Infinite Suns from Odin’s personal treasures and uses it to nullify the powers of the Casket of Ancient Winters. Malekith’s spell on Kurse is lifted when he lost his powers and Sif harshly deals with his former master.
Thor & Beta Ray Bill meet Jake’s mother for the first time as she drops by for a visit. Jake resumes his duties as an EMS technician and just before his partner’s able to put the moves on his him, he escapes from her to confront Thor’s latest menace, Nullitor. He’s joined by Thor Girl, who turns out to be Tarene the Desgiante (see Thor #23-25), and together they defeat the Nullitor.
Thor tests Tarene’s powers and helps her settle in to a life among humans. Unfortunately, Gladiator attacks Thor vowing to prevent a terrible horror that Thor will inflict in the future. Gladiator separates Thor from his hammer and defeats him. Meanwhile, Ulik and his trolls, who are suffering through a famine, are gathering an army to march against Asgard.
Tarene comes to Thor’s rescue and takes on Gladiator. Gladiator defeats her, but it did give Thor a chance to catch his breath for another go at him. Meanwhile in Asgard, the Trolls have overwhelmed the Golden City’s defenses and Sif travels to Earth to enlist Thor’s help. Thor defeats Gladiator, but the victory is a hollow one as Odin, who as awakened from his sleep and dispatched the Trolls, makes an appearance. Disappointed in his son’s loyalty to Asgard, Odin strips Thor of his immortality and then departs Earth.
Loki is freed from both prison and the duplicate body of Jake Olsen by Karnilla who wants to see Thor killed so that her love, Balder, can succeed Odin as ruler of Asgard. Tarene confronts Odin in Asgard and demands that he restore Thor’s godhood. Odin rejects her plea. Tarene returns to Earth and her spirit is captured by Loki and used to fuel the Destroyer. Marnot shows up and heals Jake Olsen’s wounds. Thor attacks the Destroyer and learns that Tarene’s spirit inhabits its monstrous form.
The Watcher pays Odin a visit and warns him that a pivotal moment in the cosmic scheme of things is about to be played out. Meanwhile on Earth, Thor defends himself against the Destroyer knowing that he cannot harm Tarene since it’s her spirit that powers the Destroyer. Unfortunately, the Destroyer gets his hands on Thor’s hammer and deals him a devastating blow.
The Destroyer, inhabited by Tarene’s soul, continues it rampage of destruction. The Enchantress intervenes and provides Jake with Tarene’s hammer. Jake uses the hammer to change into Thor and resumes his battle against the Destroyer. Odin joins the battle and together they stop the Destroyer and restore Tarene’s soul to her body.
Dr. Jane Foster deals with Jake Olsen’s wounds, but is unable to properly treat Thor’s wounds. They journey to Asgard where Odin physically separates Thor and his alter ego to allow Thor to heal and to allow Jake Olsen to return to his life on Earth. However, Surtur has been unleashed on Earth and Odin dispatches his warriors to Earth, including summoning Kurse, Hercules, and Beta Ray Bill.
The warriors of Asgard battle against Surtur and his hordes on Earth. Thor (Tarene) Girl makes her way to Asgard and uses her powers to restore Thor to health. Along with Odin, Thor and Thor Girl join the battle against Surtur. Odin taps into both Thor and Thor Girl’s powers and sacrifices himself to deliver a fatal blow against Surtur.
Odin is dead. The Designate has lost her divine powers and is trapped in the form of an Asgardian goddess. All of Asgard joins Thor, Frigg, and Loki in mourning the loss of the All-Father. Thor declares himself unfit to take Odin’s place and leaves his father’s throne for someone else to sit upon.
Thor refuses to acknowledge his responsibilities believing that Odin really isn’t dead. He enters the realm of the trolls and makes his way through Ulik to talk to Geirrodur. Geirrodur grants his audience with the mysterious being known as Orikal. Orikal confirms Thor suspicions that Odin is truly dead. After a discussion with Jake Olsen, Thor finally realizes his place and assumes his responsibilities as the new monarch of Asgard.
Skurge the Executioner attack Thor Girl on Earth. When Thor gets wind of it and makes his way to Midgard to rescue Thor Girl. Thor then takes the battle to the true source, Hel, where using the Odin power, he gives Hela’s a slap on the wrist. Meanwhile, a galaxy away, Zarrko recruits Desak the Destroyer of Gods in his crusade to deal Thor.
Notas: Desak debutó en Thor Annual 2001.
Thor reminisces about his father and stirs up youthful memories. Friends and family join Thor in mourning and also recall fond memories of Odin, even Loki takes some time out to honour his step father. Thor trades his wing-tipped helmet for Odin’s imperial helmet. He then sets fire to Odin’s funeral barge and send his father into the afterlife.
Thor, Lord of Asgard, sends Balder and a group of warriors to recover the mystical chest of strength. Along the way, the warriors discuss their opinions of their new ruler. Thor steps in and helps them retrieve the chest of strength. Thor returns to Asgard and gives of the chest to Zeus. Zeus then turns over the contents of the chest to Thor and it gives Thor a glimpse into the future.
Under Jake Olsen’s guidance, Tarene does her best to take Thor’s place and quickly discovers that she has a lot to learn. Unfortunately, she has her first run-in with the Grey Gargoyle and it’s a spectacular failure. Meanwhile in Asgard, Thor is caught up in the dreariness of ruling the Golden Realm.
Thor leads an assault against the Frost Giants who have been threatening Asgard’s borders. On Earth, Jack Olsen recovers Tarene’s remains and seeks out the Enchantress for help. He steps through one of her mirrors and emerge as Thor on the other side (without the old English accent). His transformation robs Thor in Asgard of some of his might. Jake, as Thor, confronts the Grey Gargoyle, but their battle is interrupted by Desak the Destroyer.
Desak the Destroyer attacks Thor (Jake Olsen) seeking to destroy Tarene’s remains. Unfortunately, Desak proves to be too power for Thor to handle and Thor is apparently killed by Desak. Meanwhile back in Asgard, Thor repels the Frost Giant assault and decides to travel to Earth to discover the source of what is weakening him. The Enchantress shows up and seeks to be Thor’s queen.
Thor rescues Thor (Jake Olsen) from Desak and strips him of his powers reverting him back to his mortal identity, Jake Olsen. Desak battles Thor and proves to be resilient to Thor’s Odinpower. The Enchantress delivers Skurge’s bloodaxe which Thor uses to kill Desak. Meanwhile, Jake Olsen restores Tarene using the Enchantress’ mirror.
Thor has defeated Desak with Skurge’s bloodaxe. The Enchantress, who sent Thialfi to deliver the axe, comes to Thor’s side and she’s swept up in his embrace. Thor deals with the Grey Gargoyle and returns to Asgard. Meanwhile, Desak’s creator takes her creation and goes about restoring him to health. Desak’s creator turns out to be a future version of the Designate (Thor Girl). In Asgard, its people have lost it’s faith in Thor as their Lord. Thor learns of their unhappiness and seeks out Zeus’ opinion. He returns to Asgard and vows to not let his Earthly concerns interfere with his royal duties. He then uses a gauntlet, apparently given to his by Zeus, to move Asgard into the Earth’s plane of existence.
Spidey investigates the sudden appearance of Asgard above New York City. The President of the United States is brought to Asgard and told by Thor how he intends to provide a moral example for mortals to follow. The American government take exception to Asgard’s presence and attempts to nuke it, but Thor efficiently deals with the weapon.
Thor seeks solitude from his lordly responsibilities and visits an ancient place on Earth where long ago he learned an important and disturbing lesson about humanity. He had confronted his father over the murderous nature of humans and questioned his father’s unwillingness to intervene. On that day, Odin did rescue a child, Thialfi, who Thor has now taken into his inner circle.
The US government, unnerved by Asgard’s presence and Thor meddling, ally themselves with Zarkko the Tomorrow Man. Zarkko’s agents, Adva and Perrikus of the Dark Gods, smash their way through to Thor. Thor engages them and defeats them. During the battle, he feels the influence of Skurge’s axe and uses the Odin power to destroy it. He learns that Zarkko is behind this attack and decides to pay him a visit.
Beings who call themselves gods hovering over top of the city can have a rather strong impression on the people who live in New York. With no one to answer to, Thor and his more adventurous fellow Asgardians, take a strong handed approach to enforing justice across the city. People begin to loss faith in their religions and as a result, the Church of Asgard grows in popularity.
Thor and his Asgardians continue to «meddle» in the affairs of humankind. Thor goes before the United Nations and faces the leaders of the world. He withstands their barrage and reasserts his authority to act on behalf of the people of the world. Jake Olsen, convinced that Thor is no savior and that all of this is wrong, confronts Balder, but his pleas fall on deaf ears.
A young mutant, who strongly believes that Thor is a false god, decides to try and take down Thor himself. He destroys a clean energy station that was set up by Thor which draws the Absorbing Man’s attention. The Absorbing Man takes down the young mutant and brings him to Asgard. Thor decides to be lenient with the youth and lets him go on his way. Unfortunately, the young mutant continues his vendetta and destroys another clean energy station, but this time he kills several people. Thor confronts the youth again and the youth attacks Thor. Somehow the young mutant’s power backfires and it kills him. His death was recorded by an internet camera which was broadcasting live.
To entertain his children, Volstagg recounts one of Thor’s recent adventures. Thor confronts a mysterious alien entity that has landed on Earth. It refuses to communicate but its intentions are quite clear in that it seeks to destroy the Earth. Thor realizes that he’s unable to defeat the Gardener with his brawn and calls upon the full Odinpower to harshly deal with the invader.
The oppressive regime in Slokovia cracks down on those who worship Lord Thor. Thor refuses to stand by while his people are murdered and sends in the Asgardians. Of course this makes the US nervous and they contact Iron Man who fails to convince Thor not to intervene. Thor prepares to liberate Slokovia, but Iron Man bars his way. Iron Man #64: Iron Man confronts Thor once again and warns him not to intervene. Dr. Doom speaks with Iron Man as he is getting a little nervous with Thor throwing his weight around. Iron Man uses the enchanted jewel he was given by Thor to power his Destroyer model armor and takes on the Thunder God. Their battle rages on as Captain America watches from the sidelines. Avengers #63:Thor and Iron Man, wearing the enchanted armour, continue their devestating battle. Captain America finally manages to break up the battle and after taking a bit of a beating, he’s able to reason with Thor. Thor realizes the line that he’s crossed and steps down as an Avenger. Meanwhile, Dr. Doom annexes Slokovia promising them aid and religious freedom.
In the not-so distant future, a young homeless kid believes he’s stumbled upon the mythical hammer of Thor. He even believes that an old man at the local Christian mission is Thor and brings him to the hammer. The Old Man is able to use the hammer to safe the homeless kid and his friend. As it turns out he isn’t Thor and once sedated he’s sent back to the sanitarium where they’ve been treating him for decades. However, the young homeless boy still insists that the hammer belongs to Thor and that he’ll return for it.
Jake Olson comes to an accident scene and is force to go against the mother’s wishes in order to save her son. She believes that Thor will come down and save her son, but they don’t have time to wait. A woman (I call her «Jane» for now), gives Jake a disk that contains the transmission from Davis, from back in issue #56
As a result of his actions last issue, Jake Olsen is suspended until further notice. Thor appears before the Council Elite which is reserved for the head of each religious pantheon. Before he’s allowed to take Odin’s place, Thor must undergo the Koronkakkta to prove his worthiness. Unfortunately, Thor fails the third and final test which was to allow those who worshipped him to become to dependent. He returns to Asgard and is confronted by Jake Olsen who claims to represent the human side of Thor. Thor dismisses him and Tarene returns Jake to Earth.
A reporter sneaks here way into an Asgardian city center and gets a real feels for what it’s like to be an Asgardian. She makes her way to Thor palace and can’t resist a drink from an elixir of wisdom which ends up killing her. Meanwhile on Earth, a group of teacher, recently converted to Asgardianism refuse to work on Thursdays, which they claim to be Thor’s day. A talk show host, filling in for Chucky Diamond, ridicules Thor and his methods, and is later shot dead by one of Thor’s followers.
A lobster fisherman caught in tough financial straights due to a lobster shortage struggles to make ends meet for his family. Defeated, Lars decides that the only way he can provide for his family is to set out to sea during a severe storm and drown so that his family can collect his life insurance policy. Fortunately, before Lars does anything foolish, he’s rescued by Thor who also uses the storm’s might to replenish their lobster stocks. Confronted with what he witnessed, Lars struggles with his faith and looks to turn to Asgardianism like many of his fellow townspeople.
Thor meets with a representative of the Catholic Church and they chat about Thor’s divinity and the false hope that the Church claims he creates. The Pope calls on all Catholics to reject Thor. In a small Maine town blessed by an intervention by Thor, stands divided by their newfound beliefs in Thor. Loki is more than happy to help by escalating tensions and violence against Thorists erupts around the world.
Thor and Sif pay a visit to the small Maine town where the violence has erupted. Thor puts and end to the violence and restores both churches that were destroyed in fires. He is then asked to restore one of his faithful to life after perishing in the fire. Thor manages to bring her body back to life, but fails to restore the young girl’s soul. Meanwhile, a mysterious shadow cabinet decides that now is the time to move against Thor.
Worldwide clashes between Thorists and non-Thorists continue. Thor meets with the representative of the Catholic Church again, but this time on a deserted island in the Atlantic. The representative begs Thor to leave, but Thor refuses. The representative then detonates a nuclear bomb which obliterates the island and everything on it. Meanwhile, thousands of troops, coordinated by the shadow cabinet, storm into Asgard. However, Thor survived the nuclear blast and is rather pissed off.
The War between Earth and Asgard continues. Thor, having survived the assassination attempt finds those responsible and apparently kills them all. Explosion rock Asgard and send it crashing down into New York City. Jake Olsen confronts Thor and does his best to get Thor to stop. Thor knocks him aside, but he’s unable to pick up Mjolnir. Thor continues to unleash his power.
Seventeen years after Asgard crashed into New York City, the world is a very different place. Jane Foster helps the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver elude the Asgardian authorities and get their child to safety. However, Jane is caught and brought before Thor. She confronts her former lover about how he has used his powers to reshape North America in an Asgardian image. She refuses to tell him where the child of the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver is. Thor turns her over to Loki and the Enchantress so that she can be «processed».
In New Asgard, a young thief, Jordahl, is pursued by the Asguards. Thialfi, sent from the present into the future by Zarkko, comes to her rescue and learns about life under the iron rule of Thor. They continue to evade the Asguards and make their way to Jordahl’s home. Unfortunately, Loki catches up with them and transports them to his lair. A one-eyed and one-armed Thor, looking a lot like his father Odin, arrives.
Lord Thor is pleased to see Thialfi again and takes him on a world tour to show him all the wonderful progress he’s helped humankind make. Jordahl meets up with Thor’s son, Magni, and he helps her elude Loki. Meanwhile, the daughter of the Scarlet Witch plots the overthrow of Thor and his rule.
During a celebration in his honour, Thialfi is abducted by the daughter of the Scarlet Witch and she confronts him about the «utopia» Thor has brought about. She sends Thialfi out into the world on his own to see what it’s really like and it isn’t as wonderful as he had initially perceived. She then shows him Mjolnir and Thialfi realizes that Thor is unfit to lift the hammer. Meanwhile, Magni takes Jordahl home and seems to be really taken by her.
Loki becomes suspicious of the recent behavior of Thialfi and Magni. At Loki’s request, Thialfi joins Magni and the Asgardian army to quell a rebellion in Spain. Magni calls off the attack when it becomes a slaughter. A suicide bomber tries to take out the Asgardians, but Magni contains the blast saving them. This situation steels the resolve of both Thialfi and Magni against this «utopia» that Asgard has brought about.
Thor questions Fandral and Hogun about what happened last issue. Thialfi and Magni speak out against what happened, and in flashback, we see Balder betray Thor and the deaths of multiple heroes when they attack Thor in his castle. Thialfi reaches the conclusion that he must help the mortal rebellion.
While Kya’s forces distract that guards, Thialfi goes to kill Lord Thor while he is in the Odinsleep. Unfortunately, he has underestimated the Enchantress.
Magni goes to visit his secret friend, Sif. Back when Asgard fell, she wasn’t killed, Thor exiled her for speaking out against him. She tells him that he must speak to Thor about the Asgardians leaving Earth. Magni returns, only to witness the executions of Mistress Kya and Porjyst. But Kya’s spirit leads Magni to find Mjolnir, and when he picks it up, it causes Desak to wake up.
Magni now wields Mjolnir, and Thor has awakened from the Odinsleep. Magni and Sif return to Old Asgard and discover Ulik, who tells them that their dimension was held together by the Odinpower. Magni then goes to Thor and challenges him to lift Mjolnir, to prove that he is right in what he is doing on Earth.
Magni challenges Lord Thor to lift Mjolnir, and prove that what he’s doing is right. But before he can do so, Desak arrives, and begins attacking. During the battle, Desak cuts off Hogun’s head, and tosses it to Thor. Desak then begins attacking Thor, and he is immune to the Odinforce. But before Desak can finish him, Mjolnir hits him dead on, signaling that Magni has joined the fray. Meanwhile, Loki goes to release his secret weapon, hoping to solidify his grip on Earth forever.
Desak continues to tear through the Asgardians, when Loki releases his secret weapon – the Destroyer. The Destroyer pounds on Desak, until he discovers whose spirit is animating it, that of Tarene, the Designate, the Spirit of the Jewel, his creator. He then releases her from the armor, and merges himself with it, ready to destroy the Asgardians once and for all.
Lord Thor and Loki have words, while Desak/Destroyer attacks again. Magni fights back proving why he is the god of strength. The Designate attacks Magni, taking him out of the fight. Lord Thor sends Sif and the Enchantress to take Magni to safety. Desak/Destroyer kills Fandral, Volstagg, then kills Loki. Lord Thor, realizing that he’s made a mistake, picks up Mjolnir. Hurling it with all his power, backed by the Odinpower, it takes Desak/Destroyer’s head. Lord Thor and the Designate use Zarrko’s time device to determine where it all went wrong. Lord Thor travels back in time and stops the explosives from destroying Asgard, and tells the army that if they stop the attack, he will leave. He then uses the Odinpower to re-merge Jake Olson and his younger self, while giving the memories he has of the last 200 years, so that he will not make the same mistakes. Lord Thor then disappears, his timeline no longer existing.
Thor has reset the timeline, remerging himself with Jake Olson to regain his humanity. Loki is looking for the forge that created Mjolnir and finds it in the possession of the dwarves. He takes it and Surtur creates multiple hammers like Mjolnir. And even though they are not as powerful, there are more of them. With them, Loki attacks. Riding Naglfar, he succeeds in killing just about everyone, except Thor. Thor crashes through the dimensional barrier to seek the aid of his former allies – the Avengers.
Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man return to Asgard, only to find the city destroyed and it’s citizens dead. The heroes are then attacked by Loki, Hyrm, Fenris, and Ulik, and manage to drive them off. They then come across the funeral of Balder, and Harokin tells Thor what all happened in his absence. Thor then sends Captain America and Iron Man home, and prepares to lead the remaining Asgardians to the final battle.
Thor finds a thinner Volstagg in Alfheim after the hordes of Loki attacked there, killing Fandral and Hogun. They meet up with Harokin and head towards Vanaheim. Along the way, they see signs of great battles, and the deaths of Geirrodur, Hrinmeer, Kurse, and Vidar. When they arrive at Vanaheim, it is under attack by Fenris and Durok. Then Beta Ray Bill, returns to lend his aid to Thor.
Beta Ray Bill is left in charge while Thor goes to Hildstalf, to gain knowledge. He learns that the orphaned boy is really the Odinpower, that left him because he wasn’t ready for it. Thor then sacrifices both of his eyes at the Well of Mimir to gain the true knowledge of Ragnarok. And to learn more, he must first die.
Thor sacrifices himself to himself on Yggdrasil, and dies. He then moves beyond death and enters the realm of Those Who Sit Above In Shadow, and finally discovers their true nature. He returns to Hildstalft, and from there to Asgard. With his knowledge of the Runes combined with the Odinpower that is once more his, Thor easily defeats Mangog, and Loki’s Trolls. He then takes Loki’s head and states that he will bring about the true Ragnarok – the final Ragnarok.
Thor goes to Surtur, and in exchange for him reforging Mjolnir, he will blaze a trail for Surtur and his army to raze Asgard to the ground and give the Asgardians a final, glorious battle. To prevent the cycle from starting over again, Thor goes to the Three Norns and destroys the Loom of the Fates, thus cutting off Those Who Sit Above In Shadow, possibly destroying them. This also destroys Yggdrasil and ends all the lives of those who dwell in Asgard and all the other Nine Worlds, except Midgard. Thor then says that he will rest, for a while at least.