Here is how this will work. Every thursday (Thor’s day) I will have one post about my growing fascination and collection of comic books. It will only be once every thursday; then right back to baseball cards.
I thought it only fitting that the first official Thor’s Day post be a Thor comic book.
For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by mythology; Greek, Roman, Norse, you name it, I read it. This didn’t end in grade school, or even high school. In college I majored in history and English, which only served to feed my addiction, not assuage it.
Thor has always been a favorite hero of mine, and the manner in which Marvel has portrayed him has been fascinating and entertaining.
For this first post, I decided to focus on the first comic I read in over 20 years: The Mighty Thor #403.
I will not wax poetic about the intricacies of the storyline. As fans of older comic books know, the story was often succinct enough to fit within the confines of a single issue. Sure there was an attempt to leave the reader hanging, though it was often a literary version of the voiceover on the old western shows saying, “Tune in next week to see if our Hero can save the day!”
This particular issue does have some interesting storylines: Quicksand and Mongoose pick a fight with Thor, all in the name of obtaining skin samples, and Enchantress recruits Brute Benhurst to be the new Executioner.
Call me nostalgic, but I miss these kinds of books. I absolutely love the artwork and thoroughly enjoy the coloring. This issue is from May of 1989 and I can just see my 7-year-old self laying on my bed, not worrying about keeping the book in good condition, devouring the pages of this issue.
“Stay tuned, Friends, to see what happens next week on THOR’S DAY COMICS!”