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  • Many of the very early issues were hilarious, containing moments like Loki being tricked by a cardboard cutout of Thor and Loki trying to escape by summoning a flock of pigeons.
  • Loki also attempted to evade Thor by turning himself into a pigeon. This attempt... did not go well.
  • From issue #603, courtesy of the lovely Sif:
    "And what of the Warriors Three? Hogun and Fandral would fight their way through the same Nine Worlds if they stood between them and you. And Volstagg would eat his way through. And he would get there first."
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  • From that same issue: Asgardians interacting with Muggles is always inherently funny. The Warriors Three take it to a whole 'nother level.
    Volstagg: Good day, citizen.
    Man: Mornin'.
    Man: Grow 'em kind of big where you come from, don't they?
    Volstagg: My girth brings fear to my enemies.
    Fandral: Also the sidewalk.
    Volstagg: Silence!
  • The Warriors Three and ordinary mortals have always been a hilarious combination. During Simonson's run, the Warriors Three do New York, and it is alternately hilarious and heart-warming, such as when Hogun terrifies the Power Pack and Volstagg drinks a bar (yes, a WHOLE BAR) under the table.
  • Issue 341: With Thor no longer possessing his Donald Blake persona, but still wanting to stay in Midgard, he approaches Nick Fury about a place to stay. This results in Thor not only putting on civilian clothes, but also a pair of glasses as a disguise. This would be funny enough on its own, along with Thor's skepticism on the idea, but the funniness is compounded when Thor runs into an Expy of Clark Kent, with a Lois Lane Expy right behind him!
  • A mortal fry-cook named Bill tries to ask the Asgardian ice goddess Kelda out. He's holding a bouquet and standing on the ground, looking up at the floating kingdom of Asgard in the sky. Kelda looks over the wall and asks him to throw the flowers to her, despite his protests that he can't possibly throw that high. After several tries, he ties a rock to the bouquet and throws it, only for the rock to hit Kelda in the face. Depending on your point of view, this can also be a CMOA and a CMOH.
    • Later, Bill tries to explain basketball to the Asgardians, but being proud warrior race guys with creative sterility, they are unable to understand the concept of playing for points.
      • In fact one of them worries that other players might save up their points and them use them to stab the other players.
    • Later, after he dies and goes to Valhalla in a CMOA he asks one of the guys eating with him to pass the ketchup. They all think he's talking about a weapon.
    • In the same story, Loki travels back in time and murders his abusive biological father. As he returns home:
      Loki: If everybody could do that, we could save a fortune on therapists.
    • The Warriors Three (Hogun, Fandral, and Volstagg) in the same series are especially hilarious. Especially Volstagg. The best is when the aforementioned Bill is trying to get the attention of an Asgardian and draws the gaze of "Volstagg the Great and Heimdall the... also great!" When they are told he is looking for Kelda, they simply look at each other and say, "Kellllldaaaaa..."
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    • In the same incident, when the utterly deadpan Heimdall makes jibes at Volstagg's size - largely motivated by the latter listening to Loki.
  • One Warriors Three story starts out with the Three stranded on the streets of New York, trying to hail a cab. After the adventure, the story ends...with the Three stranded in New York, trying to hail a cab. The Here We Go Again! look on Volstagg's face cracks this troper up.
  • Classic scene from The Mighty Thor; it's the final, cosmic battle against Surtur, and Odin, Thor, and Loki charge in with ringing battlecries:
    Odin: FOR ASGARD!
    Thor: FOR MIDGARD!
    Loki: FOR MYSELF!
  • Loki decides to transform Thor into a frog. Unfortunately for Loki, Thor-as-Frog is still worthy to lift Mjölnir...
    • Honestly the entire Walter Simonson Thor-as-Frog storyline is a CMOF, but special credit has to go to issue #366. The cover demands "What Do You Call a 6'6" Fighting-Mad Frog?" Turn the page to find out that the issue is titled "Sir!"
  • In Simonson's run, Loki tricked Asgard into believing he could lift Mjölnir, in an effort to claim the throne, by hurling a fake far away. When Thor discovers the treachery, he simply tosses the real Mjölnir to Loki in front of everyone and Loki just collapses.
  • After Thor is banished from Asgard, Fandral and Hogun try and convince Volstagg to go after Thor with them. Volstagg is drunk, and in between him trying to make sense of what they're saying, he keeps mistaking a pig for his wife. Funny, yes, but the best bit is at the end, when he falls unconscious again:
    Fandral: We've told you this three times before, and you always collapse at this point.
  • There is an issue in which Hercules is strolling Central Park with Jarvis, trying to find some exotic ingredients for Hercules' recipes. They happen to stumble across a bullied kid, who wants to know if either he or Thor is the strongest. Hercules starts recounting a tale of the time he and Thor arm-wrestled. but he keeps fidgeting with details and correcting himself. It quickly devolves into a story in which he and Thor pretty much rip apart Manhattan, tearing the entire island from its foundations, with Thor in the losing side... and then Jarvis takes him aside for a second so he can inform him that the kid's pretty much a mess, having realized Thor was his hero, not Hercules. Hercules quickly returns and amends himself with another story which ends with him punted across several states "to a place the Gods forgot — New Jersey!"
  • After executing a plan in The Mighty Thor #21, Loki's response to Thor's questioning is an understated "Yaaaay Loki". The lack of punctuation sells it completely.
  • During a storyline in which Asgard has appeared in the skies over Oklahoma, a postman arrives and just stares for a moment. Then he hammers a mailbox labeled "1 Asgard Road" into the ground so that he can drop off an invitation to a town hall meeting.
    • In the same volume, when Thor recreates Asgard in the desert the police arrive to explain that Thor can't simply build on that land. What does Thor do? He lifts the entire city up and then sets it afloat 8 feet above the ground!
    • When the land-owner comes to get payment, Thor gives him access to the treasury and tells him to take what he wants and never come back. The dude tells his friend to back the pick-up truck he's got up and he runs back and forth with armsful of gold until the back of the truck is full while Thor just watches bored.
    • When the Asgardians go to a town hall meeting, they learn about septic tanks and sewer systems. They also explain the Asgardian waste management system: Throw it over the walls of the city. Which they were still doing, and embarrassed to learn it wasn't OK to do so.
  • The entirety of the "Mighty Thorcules" arc in The Incredible Hercules.
  • Young Thor is always good for a laugh, being the cheerfully arrogant Blood Knight version of Thor who has yet to prove Worthy or grow up, especially when contrasted with Present Thor and King Thor, both of whom think he's a hotheaded young idiot. He, in turn, thinks they're bitter old farts, and has a combat style that could charitably called 'Make It Up As I Go Along', leading to Crazy Awesome lines like: "Haaa! Faster, you stupid shark!" note 
    • The three Thors bickering in general is hilarious.
    • There's also the Running Gag of everyone, Young Thor and Present Thor especially, mistaking King Thor for Odin (understandable, considering that they look exactly alike, eyepatch included), and then being horrified that they essentially grow up to become their father. King Thor, meanwhile, has the entirely sensible reaction of I Need a Freaking Drink.
  • In issue 12 of Jason Aaron's run on Thor: God Of Thunder, Thor goes about doing all the sort of things you'd expect to see from Superman, befriending people on Death Row and staying with them until they die, taking Jane Foster who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer to see sunrise from the moon, drinking with veterans, creating rain in drought stricken areas and generally serving the public and being a nice guy, something shown in lots of single panels... including one where he's standing in the middle of a bunch of people waving placards that say, 'God Hates You' and screaming, with a pissed off expression and raining down lightning bolts just to scare the crap out of them and show them what a god who hates them is like. A public service indeed.
    • In the same issue, Thor also accepts an internet offer, relayed to him by Tony Stark, from graduating SHIELD Agent (Environmental Scientist) Rosalind 'Roz' Solomon, who he ends up dating, to her date to the SHIELD graduation ball. Thor going as a celebrity date is funny enough. Thor pulling out the smooth lines ("Have uh... have you ever danced with an Environmental Scientist?" "No. And I see now just what I have been missing.") on a stunned and charmed Roz is even better.
    • Jane also gets a number of good lines, at one point remarking when Thor is upset and begging her to tell him if there is anything he can do to help with her cancer...
      "Oh god, I almost forgot... you're even sexy when you're pouting."
    • And when she's expressly forbidden the use of magic, Thor makes one last wheedling attempt to try and get some magic to help.
      Thor: Perhaps I could summon... just one biomancer to consult on your treatment?
      Jane: Do that and I'll go out with Hercules.
      Thor: Thou wouldst not dare.
  • The 2015 Thor annual features flying sharks, the new Thor getting up to various hijinks with the Warriors Three and a young Thor trying to prove himself worthy by drinking literally everyone, including Mephisto, under the table.
  • Issue 5 of the new Thor series has the new female Thor fighting villainous couple Titania and the Absorbing Man. After Titania stands down she goes on to state that she's doing so because being a woman with the name Thor, she is striking out for women everywhere and that her surrendering was a one-time only Girl Power move. The 'next'' time they meet will involve heads being torn off. Thor's response?
    Thor: I am going to hit you now. Rather hard.
    Titania: Kinda thought you might.
  • Female Thor's way to tell Odinson that she's not his mother? Kiss him.
    Female Thor: Still think I am your mother?
    Odinson: I... certainly hope not.
  • In the post-Ragnarok storyline, in which Thor has been RetGoned, Kid Loki stumbles across the Silver Surfer in the desert. The scenario is surreal enough as it is, with the Surfer allowing vultures to eat his flesh to try and better understand the cycle of life and death, but what happens next takes the cake. Determined to find someone else to help him expose Tanarus, Kid Loki tries desperately to convince the Surfer about Thor's existence, finally exasperatedly mentioning that, one time, Thor headbutted the Silver Surfer so hard, he dented the Surfer's skull. At that, the Surfer's face lights up in realization, and the next panel is him dashing into infinity aboard his cosmic surfboard whilst Kid Loki hangs on for dear life.
  • In the Thor: Year One storyline, Sif is drinking with Loki and the Warriors Three and bantering during Thor's exile from Asgard. The topic comes around to Sif joining the Warriors, and Volstagg responds with a line about how the Warriors are a group for doing "manly things". Cue Sif voicing a mighty belch, which leaves her and the others at the table laughing themselves sick as Volstagg weakly responds that they will consider her application.
  • In volume #1 of the 2018 Thor comic, Thor goes up against Juggernaut, currently guarding a temple of cannibalistic Cytorrak cultists and in possession of an ancient mystical super-weapon. Outmatched by the empowered Juggernaut, Thor demands Screwbeard, his dwarven ally, send him his replacement for Mjolnir. Which shatters to pieces when he hits Juggernaut in the face. So he demands Screwbeard send him all the hammers. Much to the disbelief of the cultists as hammers proceed to literally rain from the sky all around them.
    Cultist: By the blood-drenched fangs of the Father. That's a lot of hammers.
    • In the same story, Screwbeard's dumbfounded rage when Thor informs him that he had to break all of the hammers in the process of fighting off Juggernaut enough to retrieve the Warlock's Eye - the artifact in question - and escape.
      • Culminating in this hilarious exchange between Screwbeard and his fellow member of Thor's League of Realms, Ud the Troll:
        Ud: Oh, stop whining like an elf and try working like a troll for once. We can drink when we're in Hel.
        Screwbeard: I surrounded by gods and best friend is troll. This already Hel.
    • After a frustrating exchange with his mother about Loki, Thor goes to retrieve a magical gem full of fire that's landed in the ocean. Cue Namor The Submariner picking a fight with Thor, who outright asks him what "Imperius Rex" is supposed to actually mean. Then, when Thor gets back to his current pad — a small boat he shares with his hellhound and his man-eating goat, he finds Loki has drunk his last cold bottle of beer.
    • Black Comedy, perhaps, but Loki's desperate struggles to prevent a truly enraged Thor from killing him on the spot are quite funny.
  • The wedding of Hela and Balder, the queen and king of the dead, is Black Comedy that only the Norse myth/comics could manage.
    • Loki orchestrated the whole event so that the two, each being a ruler of Nilfheim but unwilling to concede the throne to each other, would unite the dead. But they despise each other.
    • Thori competes with a goat for the title of best flower girl in Hel.
    • Loki describes the setup as "getting his daughter married off to his dead brother." Accompanying this is a narration by Thor on how screwed up his family is, and a scene of him attacking his nephew the Fenris wolf.
    • And at the wedding Loki kills Thor. Except that Thor asked him to do so, so that he could locate Valhalla and the Valkyries within Nilfheim. Thor actually asks Loki if he could help by turning his back.
  • Issue #704 has Thori being tasked to keep Jane away from Mjolnir, and going overboard with it by going after anyone with a hammer.
    Thori: (chasing after a maintenance man) Rawf hammer! Rawf rawf murder!


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