Original title: The mighty Thor
Characters: Thor, Fandral, Hogun, Volstagg, Balder, Beta Ray Bill, Dargo Ktor, Frigga, Heimdall, Hela, Hildegarde, Karnillla, Idunn, Enchantress, Jane Foster, Laufey, Loki, Lorelei, Odino, Serpente, Sif, Thor, Thor Girl , Thunderstrike, Three warriors, Ulik
Authors: Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby
Texts: Stan Lee
|Drawings: Jack Kirby|
Publishers: Marvel Comics, Corno Editorial
Year: August 1962
Gender: Fantasy / superhero comic
Recommended age: Children from 6 to 12 years old
Ithe mythical Thor It was created in 1962 by the usual duo of wonders such as Stan Lee
e Jack Kirby, inspired by the character of Nordic mythology.
As in the legend, Thor the god of thunder and is the son of the great
Odin, the emperor of Asgard. In the comics of Thor the golden city of Asgard, is located in an unspecified point of space and seems to be built on a satellite, the way that connects Asgard to the earth is the arc of the rainbow, which even in ancient times the ancient Scandinavians thought was the road that connected the gods to the earth. Thor he is depicted as a tall, blond and hypermuscular boy with a red cape and winged helmet on the sides. He has black sleeveless armor, blue trousers and golden boots. It has the superhuman strength of a god, superior even to that ofincredible Hulk
and is equipped with a magic hammer called Mjolnir.
Thor's hammer it was forged by Troll and it is of a hardness not comparable to any terrestrial material, it is therefore indestructible.
Thor he uses it to travel in space and also in time, in fact for him it is enough to rotate it to be launched at speeds higher than those of light. With his hammer Thor it can take down any enemy, even giants and dragons, it can send explosive radiation out of it, and it can command the atmospheric elements of lightning and thunder as the god of thunder. The Hammer cannot be lifted by any man and once thrown, it always returns to its master, but he too has a flaw: if the hammer does not return to Thor's hand within a minute, the mythical Thor turns into mortal and vulnerable professor donald blake. The adventures of Thor they begin, in fact, when Professor Donald Blake, a doctor with poor health, being in northern Europe for a vacation, ends up in a cave in which he finds a strange stick. By beating it three times on the rock, the stick turns into the hammer Mjolnir
and Donald Bake is transformed into the legendary Thor. Thor therefore he is closely linked to the earth, which he calls Midgard and defends it from any kind of threat. Much of Thor's adventures take place between the earth and the kingdom of Asgard and almost always have a fantasy-superhero background. In addition to his father Odin, the lord of Asgard, his friends also appear in Thor's adventures: the blond fandral, who fights with a sword,
Hogun who fights with a bat ethe voluminous and nice volstagg, fighting ... with his belly. In addition there is also the noble and valiant Balder, who would do anything for his friend Thor, but who loves the witch Karnilla, an enemy of Thor and therefore is always faced with choices. But Thor's enemy number one, as per Norse mythology, is his half-brother Loki, who never misses an opportunity to try to oust the great Odin and destroy Thor. Often Loki, to achieve his intent, uses the help of the ice giants, gods Trolls, The Skrulls, The orc and other infernal beings. Often Thor has also had to clash with other powerful enemies such as Galactus, Infinity and Hela, death. Hela is portrayed as a charming tall woman, dressed in a strange black and green costume, which for Thor represents a very formidable enemy. Among the other enemies we also remember the beautiful Enchantress el 'Performer, always ready to set some trap for the son of Odin. Thor is in love with the beautiful
lady sifAs charming as she is good at wielding the sword, she too is a deity of Asgard and often he is accompanied by the mighty warrior Valkyrie. Several years after its release, Stan Lee e Jack Kirby they made Thor reveal that Donald Blake's discovery of the hammer-stick was actually wanted by Odin, in order to teach his son Thor humility, in order to better identify with a helpless mortal. In the album "Ascent to the throne" there is a turning point, as after Odin's death, Thor succeeds him to the throne and for him the troubles seem to almost double as he becomes the object of continuous attacks by his enemies of all time. Thor is part of the superhero group of Avengers
and it is also thanks to their help (and vice versa) that he has often emerged unscathed from some super-danger. Among the various designers who have illustrated the adventures of Thor we remember in addition to Jack Kirby also, the mythical John Buscema, Neal Adams, John Byrne, Simonson, Salt Buscema, and many others, while for the screenwriters a big contribution was given as well as by Stan Lee also Gerry Conway, R,
Steve Englehart e Dan Jurgens.
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