Thorion of the New Asgods
™ and ©1997 Marvel Characters, Inc. and DC Comics
The Amalgam experiment in 1996 proved so successful that Marvel and DC undertook another batch of titles in 1997 featuring character conglomerations, but decided to forego any contrivance to account for the presence of these titles, like the four-issue mini-series Marvel Versus DC/DC Versus Marvel of the previous year.
Thorion of the New Asgods features the essence of the Norse legend of the end of the world in a compact, distilled, stand-alone story that benefits greatly from a knowledge of the mythic characters. If the reader has no prior knowledge of Norse mythology, much of the point is lost. This title is a combination of Marvel’s Thor and Orion of the New Gods, and has much of the same sense of grandeur of Jack Kirby’s Fourth World epic, extending even to similar poses and panel layouts. The first scene with Thanoseid is a direct homage to Kirby’s introductory shot of Darkseid from Orion of the New Gods #1.
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|Amalgam of Thor and New Gods||Keith Giffen||John Romita Jr.