Thor: Blood Oath

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Thor: Blood Oath
Cover of the 1st issue by artist Scott Kolins.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format Limited series
Genre
Publication date September – December 2005
Number of issues 6
Main character(s) Thor
Warriors Three
Creative team
Writer(s) Michael Avon Oeming
Artist(s) Scott Kolins
Letterer(s) Dave Lanphear
Colorist(s) Wil Quintana
Editor(s) Tom Brevoort
Molly Lazer
Joe Quesada
Aubrey Sitterson
Collected editions
Hardcover ISBN 0-7851-2274-5

Thor: Blood Oath is a 6-issue comic book limited series published by Marvel Comics in September to December 2005 and is written by Michael Avon Oeming,[1] with art by Scott Kolins.[2][3][4]

The series features Thor and the Warriors Three, and is set in Thor's early years after Journey into Mystery Annual #1[5] but before Journey Into Mystery #125.[citation needed]

Publication history[edit]

When first announced the series was called Thor: Tales of Asgard.[6]

Plot synopsis[edit]

After battling the Absorbing Man and successfully defeating him, Thor travels to Asgard where he discovers the Warriors Three are on trial. They accidentally killed a giant who had shape-shifted into an aquatic beast and as punishment they were sentenced to retrieve several difficult items from various pantheons and return them to the father of the dead giant. These include magic apples from the branches of the Asgardian world tree, Yggdrasil, guarded by a giant eagle. The skin of Dionysus' magic pig from Olympus, guarded by Hercules. The spear Slaughter from the Celtic Tuatha De Danaan, guarded by Chulain. The sword Grasscutter from the Japanese land of the dead guarded by Mikaboshi. And finally they must shout their victory from a hill on top of the Egyptian temple of Toth guarded by his three sons.Thor volunteers to go with them, but is forced to not use Mjolnir as a weapon.[7] As they get the items they meet many people including Hercules.[5][8]

Collected editions[edit]

The series was collected into a single volume: Thor: Blood Oath (144 pages, hardcover, March 22 2006, ISBN 0-7851-2274-5, softcover, December 20, 2006, ISBN 0-7851-1852-7)[9][10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kean, Benjamin Ong Pang (June 1, 2005). "Bringing Back the Classic: Oeming on Thor: Blood Oath". Newsarama. Retrieved June 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ Dallas, Keith. "Scott Kolins: Artist of Thunder". Comics Bulletin. Retrieved September 2, 2010. 
  3. ^ Weiland, Jonah (June 24, 2005). "Marvel Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping September, 2005". Comic Book Resources News. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 
  4. ^ Weiland, Jonah (September 21, 2005). "Marvel Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping December, 2005". Comic Book Resources News. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Michael Avon Oeming (w), Scott Kolins (p), Thor: Blood Oath #3 (November 19, 2005), New York, NY: Marvel Comics
  6. ^ Kean, Benjamin Ong Pang (March 21, 2005). "Oeming on Thor & Wings". Newsarama. Retrieved June 6, 2010. 
  7. ^ Michael Avon Oeming (w), Scott Kolins (p), Thor: Blood Oath #1 (September 14, 2005), New York, NY: Marvel Comics
  8. ^ Dallas, Keith. "Review Thor: Blood Oath #4". Comics Bulletin. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 
  9. ^ Weiland, Jonah (December 14, 2005). "Marvel Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping March, 2006". Comic Book Resources News. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Thor: Blood Oath". Marvel Catalog. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Thor: Blood Oath TPB". Marvel Catalog. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 

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