Folio Society Releases Thor Hardcover

Unleash the thunder with Thor, Folio’s latest in the Marvel Heroes series, showcasing the world’s mightiest Super Heroes. Witness the debut of the thunder god’s nemesis Loki in legendary comic books by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Walt Simonson.

Behold a storm of comic-book creativity in Thor, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the hammer-wielding thunder god. Once again, Folio teams up with former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Roy Thomas, who selects and introduces 12 exemplary tales of mythological mayhem. Showcasing the talents of comic book legend Stan Lee, and including artists Jack ‘The King’ Kirby, Walter Simonson and more.

These stories come scanned directly from the original comics, along with an immaculate replica of Thor’s 1962 debut book Journey Into Mystery #83.

Sheathed in a signature slipcase stamped with a hammer icon and endpapers designed and illustrated by modern Marvel master John Romita Jr, this is the latest instalment in a series of themed collections focusing on some of the world’s most iconic Super Heroes, from Captain America and Spider-Man to the Incredible Hulk.

Own The Comic That Reforged Norse Myth

Inspired by the ancient Norse sagas, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Larry Lieber conceived the character of a feeble mortal doctor who – with a tap of his walking stick – could transform himself into the bellicose son of Odin, wielder of the magic hammer Mjolnir. Brought to life by the hyperkinetic art of Jack Kirby, working from a script by Larry Lieber (Stan’s younger brother), Thor debuted in the anthology title Journey Into Mystery #83. First published in the summer of 1962, this seminal comic book has been recreated as an immaculate replica included with this collection. This facsimile also includes three rarely seen tales by yet more legendary Marvel creators: Marie Severin, Don Heck and Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko.

Journey To Asgard And Beyond

Discover the first appearance of Thor’s malevolent adopted brother Loki from Journey Into Mystery #83, freed from his mystic prison to wreak havoc in New York City. Other classic grudge matches included in this collection are Thor’s devastating duels with the Hulk and the Greek god Hercules, the latter an immortal battle royale that launched the first issue of Thor in 1966. Also uncovered are stories by acclaimed writer-artist Walt Simonson, including ‘Doom!’, the first tale from the creator’s famed four-year run on the character. Simonson was responsible for bringing a now-familiar humour to the thunder god’s adventures in tales such as 1986’s ‘Thor Croaks!’, in which the mighty son of Odin finds himself transformed into a pugnacious frog! Concluding this collection are more sombre tales from modern-era Marvel, including the debut of a former love-interest turned thunder goddess. A collection of truly mythic proportions, Thor brings incredible battles, cosmic encounters and surreal humour from one of the most epic characters in the Marvel pantheon.

Contents

‘Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief!’ – Journey Into Mystery #83 (October 1962)

‘The Mighty Thor Battles the Incredible Hulk!’ – Journey Into Mystery #112 (January 1965)

‘Whom the Gods Would Destroy!’ – Thor #126 (March 1966)

‘Behind Him . . . Ragnarok!’ – Thor #157 (October 1968)

‘Doom!’ – Thor #337 (November 1983)

‘Like a Bat Out of Hel!’ – Thor #362 (December 1985)

‘Thor Croaks!’ – Thor #364 (February 1986)

‘Mjolnir’s Song’ – Thor #380 (June 1987)

‘Diner’ – Thor (2007) #2 (October 2007)

‘The God Butcher: A World Without Gods’ – Thor, God of Thunder #1 (January 2013)

‘If He Be Worthy’ – Thor (2014) #1 (December 2014)

Order the book HERE for $135.

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: