Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor Vol. 1 (New Printing)

Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor Vol. 1 (New Printing)

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Overview

The Marvel Masterworks proudly present the beginning of the greatest saga of myth and adventure to ever grace the comic book page - the saga of the Mighty Thor! Vacationing in Norway, Dr. Donald Blake discovered a strange, gnarled cane. Upon striking it, a shower of lightning rained down and the hobbled doctor found himself transformed into Thor, God of Thunder! In these pages you'll journey across the Rainbow Bridge to Asgard and meet Odin, Heimdall, Balder, and Thor's half-brother Loki for the first time! In addition to Thor's epic battles, the ancient origins of Asgard are revealed in "Tales of Asgard" as only Stan Lee and Jack Kirby could present them. They're Marvel Masterworks of the highest order!

COLLECTING: Journey Into Mystery 83-100

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785191322
Publisher: Marvel
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Series: Mighty Thor: Marvel Masterworks Series , #1
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 890,670
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Stan Lee was the former head writer, editorial and art director, publisher, and chairman of Marvel Comics, where he created or co-created enduring characters including Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four and many others. As the defining editorial voice for Marvel he introduced a generation to a new, more humanized approach to superheroes.

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Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor Vol. 1 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
schteve on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
With the Fantastic Four breaking new comics ground and The Incredible Hulk making his uncertain way though his first abortive series, Marvel's growth continued at an increasing rate with 2 new superheroes making their debut in the same month. While Spider-Man would make his first appearance as a "one-off" feature snuck into the final issue of Amazing Adult Fantasy, Thor would rate his own continuing series immediately as the main feature in Journey Into Mystery.This initial batch of stories is largely the work of prolific comic art genius Jack Kirby with Stan Lee and brother Larry Lieber handling the plots and scripts and Don Heck assuming the art duties toward the end of this volume.Initially Thor is very much an earthly (or at least earthbound) superhero but the groundwork is laid early for the later mythic treatment of the character. The introduction of Thor's half-brother Loki and their father Odin would move the strip away from earth and onto a galactic scale.Also included in this volume are the initial installments of Tales Of Asgard where Kirby would trial the mythic themes that would appear soon in the main series. Indeed these vignettes can also be seen as early experiments in the sword and sorcery genre which Marvel would capitalise on in the 70s. Even Kirby's post-Marvel work at DC - New Gods for example - would explore ideas laid out here in the mid 60s.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it!!!"
Zed1955 More than 1 year ago
If you're a first time collector, this is a must. It gives you the original stories and artwork by the original masters. Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While a few stories were a bit bland, being able to see the original story and battles(Loki...)was a treat.Pick it up if you love Marvel.Otherwise, buy it when it's discounted a bit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing comic