A History Of "I Would Have Words With Thee" and Thor #14 Spoilers

"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.

A History Of "I Would Have Words With Thee" and Thor #10 Spoilers

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.

A History Of "I Would Have Words With Thee" and Thor #10 Spoilers

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…

A History Of "I Would Have Words With Thee"
Artwork from Thor

Or Loki undercutting Jane Foster: Thor's use of the phrase.

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Artwork from Thor

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.

A History Of "I Would Have Words With Thee"
Thor #14

If you want the double-splash page that follows, you will have to buy Thor #14 like I did. Published today by Marvel Comics.

THOR #14
MARVEL COMICS
FEB210636
(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.

A History Of "I Would Have Words With Thee" and Thor #14 Spoilers

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.