Yes, even an immortal can die in the new Thor Epic Collection, but it may not be the one you think!
Thor’s peaceful brother Balder the Brave bites the dust in a Norse myth inspired storyline by Roy Thomas, John Buscema, and Tom Palmer featuring a new red-haired Thor, the Midgard Serpent, and the inevitable death of Balder by projectile weapon.
In addition to the cover story, the Even an Immortal Can Die Epic Collection contains Thor #260-280, Thor Annual #6-7, and Marvel Preview Magazine #10.
The majority of the tales are written by Thomas and Len Wein, with some individual issues by Bill Mantlo, Don Glut, Don Thompson, Maggie Thompson, and Roger Stern. Walt Simonson also makes his art debut on Thor many years before he would reinvigorate the character with his Beta Ray Bill storyline with additional art by Alan Kupperberg, Wayne Boring, Sal Buscema, Val Mayerik, Virgilio Redondo, Rudy Nebres, Tony DeZuniga, Ernie Chan, Joe Sinnott, Tom Palmer, Chic Stone, Pablo Marcos, Klaus Janson, and Jim Starlin represented in the collection.
The stories from 1977-1979 feature some great cosmic and mythological adversaries for Thor such as the Odin Beast, Ulik, Blastarr, Damocles, The Executioner, The Enchantress, and of course, Loki.
The two annuals in the Epic Collection both kick-off famous storylines involving Korvac (which also guest stars the original Guardians of the Galaxy) and the Eternals saga.
The Thor: Even an Immortal Can Die Epic Collection consists of 520 pages for a suggested retail price of $49.99.
Check out the cover by Buscema and Palmer below and stay tuned to Conskipper for all of your vintage comic news.