"I would have words with thee", spoken by Marvel Comics' version of Thor wasn't exactly a catchphrase right from the beginning, was certainly part of its lexicon. Initially, it was just that. Thor wanted to chat about something. That was all. Nothing more than that.
But in a scene drawn by George Perez, with the Avengers having beaten through all of Ultron's forces, and still standing, awaiting a final battle, those words spoken by Thor were filled with dread and foreboding.
At which point it totally became a thing, and went through many iterations. To such an extent, it was mocked or lightened in future iterations, whether from The Frog Of Thunder…
Or Loki undercutting Jane Foster: Thor's use of the phrase.
But in today's Thor #14, from Donny Cates and Nic Klein, it returns with a vengeance – and some Coptic Marker-style lettering, as Donald Blake makes his final stand against what remains of Asgard.
If you want the double-splash page that follows, you will have to buy Thor #14 like I did. Published today by Marvel Comics.
(W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel
THE FINALE OF "PREY" – AND THE FIGHT OF THOR'S LIFE! All-Father Thor breaks out of his prison! But Donald Blake has amassed more power than the King of Asgard can know. One thing is certain: When the hammer comes down, only one man will remain standing. Big action and big stakes are the Donny Cates and Nic Klein special – but you've never seen them like this before. This is the issue you can't miss! Rated T+In Shops: Apr 14, 2021 SRP: $3.99
I bought my copy from Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Piranha Comics is a small south London comic store chain with a small south-east store in Kingston-Upon Thames's market centre, and a larger south-west store in Bromley, with an extensive back issue collection and online store. With a new store planned for Watford, if you are in the neighbourhood, check them out. Call ahead, they are offering curbside service for the next two weeks until non-essential retail stores open up.