When we left off in Mighty Thor 358, Thor was under Lorelei’s spell and quick to declare Loki the rightful heir to Asgard. Heimdall (still a white dude in the regular Marvel Universe) and Frigga suspect something is wrong and summon Amora the Enchantress (and Lorelei’s sister) to the throne room.
Back on Earth, Sif finally leaves Beta Ray Bill behind and returns to Asgard. She arrives just in time to see Lorelei’s arrival at the castle. Even the Enchantress is mortified as Thor slaps Sif down after she attempts to confront Lorelei.
Heimdall and the Enchantress contrive their own plan, based around the fact that the Enchantress in fact used her own enchantments to make Lorelei fall in love with Loki (again, last issue). Together, they convince Thor to go tell Loki of his chance to rule, probably in the hopes that he will see Lorelei and Loki together.
Thor flies off with a dopy grin on his face, hoping to impress his love.
Simonson even draws dopy Thor well.
The plan works perfectly, as he finds Loki (looking strange without a helmet) and Lorelei midcoitus.
Can’t you just hear her say, “No, leave the helmet on.”
Lorelei thins she can control Thor’s mind enough to keep him under complete control, but her actions spur Thor to anger. He breaks free of the spell and attacks Loki.
Lorelei tries to enchant him again, but he uses his hammer to send her flying. He knows he needs to be free of his curse, and that only Loki can aid him. Which of course, leads to Thor channeling Batman.
(Click to enlarge.) The Dark Knight would be proud of this little ploy.
The threat works, and Loki uses his powers to break the spell. Of course where Loki’s spell is broken, the Enchantress’ spell remains intact. Lorelei is still madly in love with her ally.
Back at the castle, Thor begs Sif’s forgiveness for his actions under enchantment. Heimdall wisely advises them away from the talk, as the pressing matter of returning Asgard’s army to the land remains. Thor on Asgard and Beta Ray Bill on Earth combine the powers of their twin hammers to open two warps between Earth and Asgard. With that power, Sif leads the Asgardian army back to the Golden Realm. (At least, everyone but the Warriors Three).
Next issue: “Thor Goes to Hel”.