If you think it’s odd that we’ll soon see a woman carrying the hammer Mjolnir and calling herself Thor, keep in mind that Thor was once a frog. And long after that, we met Throg, a Frog of Thunder who is so beloved, so darn cute, that you can now own a 6 inch statue of him from Sideshow Collectibles. The “Thor Frog Diorama” is available for pre-order and expected to be released in October. This is a limited edition of 1500, so get hopping! (shut up, that was funny).
Wait, you don’t know why there’s a Frog of Thunder? Ok, there’s a quick explanation (and more photos) after the break.
In a now-famous story by Walter Simonson back in the 1980’s, the trickster Loki turned his foster brother Thor into a little frog. Thor attempted to undo this spell by lifting his mystical uru hammer Mjolnir, thinking its power would transform him back into a God of Thunder. But the result was that he simply became the 6’6″ Thor Frog. It was awesome.
Of course, Thor was later restored to normal but the idea of of a Frog of Thunder was too good to forget. So many years later, we met Simon Walterson (get it?), a man cursed to become a frog but who then became a hero when he acquired his own mystical hammer “Frogyolnir.” Now he is Throg, the Frog of Thunder, a founding member of the Pet Avengers. That’s right, there are Pet Avengers. The roster includes a giant teleporting bulldog, a kinetically-powered cat, a dragon, and a loveably stupid dog. Aren’t comics great?