THOR #434-435 (1991)

And so begins the Erik Masterson phase of Thor. In this issue, he attends his first Avengers meeting and tells Captain America the big secret, and Cap responds by touching his hammer.

The Asgardians, however, aren’t so pleased about the new Thor switch–and Sif goes looking for the “real” Thor while Heimdall and the Warriors Three bar Eric’s entry to Asgard.  Until Masterson leads them in a battle against Annihilus and they all love him.

These are seasoned warriors and Eric Masterson has been Thor for all of five minutes, but he’s the leader?    I guess it’s ’cause he’s got the biggest gun…

I’m not a fan of this.

Creators: Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz
Grade: D

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