Hey guys, this is not a RESPECT THOR thread at all or a Killer Movies Rip-Off, I know how Comic Vine is strict with this.
Unlike people (mostly from KCM forums) just posting random scans without referencing the comic they loaded from and not providing scenarios or events that happened in the comic, my post is different.
I am going to load pictures of Thor's feats without using his hammer and no, I am not posting the ones that have been already POSTED IN COMIC VINE. There are scans which have not been posted and I want to share with you guys because the scans I post, I have all the comics of Thor at my disposal and I will gladly give you issue numbers or references if you want. Trust me guys when I tell you this, I have ALL the issues of Thor's comics ranging from Journey Into The Mystery to the fallout issues between Thor and Odin.
Please guys visit this thread as I would like to know your views and opinions, and I also want to share scans that I know have not been posted EVER on any Respect Thorthread. I'll also inbox some members in Comic Vine to check it out, and if there any Thor fans (not fan boys lol) please check it out, spread the word.
Like I said in my O.P the feats I am posting here are where Thor doesn't use his hammer, feats of flight, durability, strength and vulnerability so on. Considering that 90% of the time Thor uses his hammer in battles, let me post feats where the Son of Odin doesn't use or rely on his hammer.
Here is the first one taken from Thor #315:
Donald Blake on this ship is boarding it and is attacked by the Sea-Beast (which I will post the cover of the comic later), he transforms into Thor (page before this one) and tosses his hammer at the cargo...now look what happens next:
Thor holds the weight of a heavy object with both hands, as a result his hammer returns to him but Thor can't grab his hammer as his hands are pre-occupied (as stated even in the panel) so the hammer just drops on the floor next to him. Thor tosses the heavy object like a missile and sends it flying, unfortunately he gets overthrown by the wave and look what happens next:
Thor doesn't get the chance to grab his hammer and is tossed over board (with the Captain), but look at the scan here guys. As Thor realizes that he is running out of time to retrieve the hammer, he grabs the unconscious Captain and on board of the ship. Notice there is no hammer in site because he was tossed overboard into the ocean while his hammer remained on board, but unfortunately as he reaches the hammer, he turns back into Donald Blake (notice the ticktock numbers clocking backwards)
In same issue where he is captured as Donald Blake, he manages to retrieve his hammer and turns into Thor but he gets blasted (which shows he can take lasers and other freaky stuff Superman takes on a daily-basis), as in here:
And here is the cover of the issue of the scans I posted (and read):
The following scans are taken from The Mighty Thor #281
In this scan, Thor tries to teleport with his hammer to go back in time but in the process of doing that, his hammer disappears in which it lives him trapped in a world without time and space:
Most of Thor's feats continue from the Mighty Thor issue 282 considering that this one is part 1, and here is the cover of this comic:
In the Mighty Thor issue 282 (continued from 281 where Thor is stripped off his hammer) Thor "flies" without the aid of his hammer (since he is on a journey to find his hammer with Limbo). Limbo will aid Thor to find his hammer if Thor can help Limbo restore his lost world, so these two are on a bargain. Here is Thor flying folks:
It could be that Thor is flying because of the zone they are in (maybe low gravity of some sort?) but if that is the case, why is Limbo holding on to Thor's arm when he flies? Also notice here guys:
There guys, and Limbo is "hanging" on to Thor until they reach ground. This guys should prove if Thor wants to, he can fly without the aid of his hammer......or at least levitate (and the only issue is that nonsense where he is separated with his hammer he turns back to human form).
And then guys we have this still in the same issue:
Now in the scan above I don't why Limbo is levitating in this scan like Thor, so I am not sure what writers of this comic were trying to do here as it seems like they were not sure to make Limbo fly on his own or need the help of Thor for flight.
Anyway here's guys Thor and Limbo run into Tempus and Thor battles him without the hammer (hammer is still missing by the way):
Thor is up after being clubbered and uses his bare hands to up the ground and use it as a rugby ball match:
Thor uses (something Superman loves doing) to protect Limbo from the smashing bricks that are hurled towards the two, Thor's own words in the speech bubble confirm this.
Thor resists the pressure of a hurricane (Superman anyone? Mightier than a roaring hurricane) or let's say a violent storm, look at the speech bubble between Tempus and Thor guys, and Thor manages to flip the giant on his back and blasts him with fists.
Thor knocks him out with his own weapon, what I love about this comic I read guys is that Thor's hammer was nowhere to be seen, Thor flies without the hammer, he uses strength to rip the ground open with no hammer insight, uses his body to shield Limbo from flying debris of rock and stone, engages in battle with Tempus andknocks him out with no hammer in sight.
So guys here is the cover of the comic:
Here we have the Mighty Thor issue 225 where Thor battles the Destroyer, now guys in these scans he does have the use of his hammer but the reason why I am posting these scans is because he battles the Destroyer underwater. People in the Vine have said that Thor doesn't have in terms of holding hisbreath like Supermandoes so it's hard to say if he canhis breath underwater like he does in space, so here is a short battle between the two underwater:
They fight underwater for 2 minutes, but I still think it was worth showing because the God of Thunder doesn't have too many feats of being underwater like the Man of Steel
Then we have the Mighty Thor #183 where Thor battles Dr. Doom, D.D orders Thor to give him the hammer or otherwise he will release nuclear missiles that will destroy a small town.....Thor gives him the hammer and while the Doctor is distracted......Thor sucker punches him:
For a few seconds their next slug fest is physical as Dr. Doom tries to make sure Thor , and he makes it clear in the speech bubble after he trips Thor:
Thor is blasted at point blank with Dr. Dooms blast (and the hammer is nowhere in site), Thor tackles him to the ground (without showing signs of hurt from Doom's earlier blasts) and again gets to the.
Note (now that Thor doesn't have the hammer, D.D informs that Thor can only rely on his strength while Doom has weapons):
Then the climate:
Dr. Doom has Thor in what looks like an (WWE) and blasts Thor with Dr. Doom himself describing his beams as. Thor manages to break free from the submission hold and uses his bare hands rug the ground flipping Doom of his tracks, Thor then manages to get hold of his hammer and departs.
Here's the cover of the comic:
Next scan I have guys is from Thor #355:
Thor (an unconscious one) is in an icy realm that is so cold that the (as stated on panel), bear in mind that this is a wounded Thor who was found by Tiwas (brother of Odin) when he was unconscious after a battle where Hela almost took Thor's soul. Thor's hammer as well is nowhere to been since it is in the possession of Tiwas
Thor is still weak from recovery, before he can have supper with Tiwaz, he has to wrestle him first to see his condition.
Thor looses and Tiwaz sees he is not ready....then they have a rematch:
Thor improves in the second match but looses again....then:
Thor has a last rematch and then:
He wins round three and Tiwaz can see that his "grandson" is ready, what I like about these scans is that Thor does not have his hammer anywhere near him. Also given the fact that the entire time when he is seperated with his hammer, he returns to human form, but that is not the case with this comic. It's almost like as if this comic was a Thor comic where the hammer was not present in the issue (however it is present in the end when Thor leaves his grandfather)
And here's the cover of the comic guys:
Please guys if you have any comments or questions or want more scans you post and I'll try to accommodate you guys as I can, like I said in earlier, this is not a Thor respect thread. I am just posting scans, issues and explaining the events of scans I post where Thor has feats (without using his hammer) which I believe are rare to be found and have not been posted online.
I'll post more for you guys tomorrow if I can find any, I just wanted to share them with you guys as I know most of the scans I posted above are not found anywhere. If you guys want to add up more scans for yourselves please be my guest, I will inbox a few guys just to check it out. Please tell me what you think, I would appreciate some feedback from the Vine.