Saturday, 9 September 2017

Thor #200 (Marvel/1972)

Thor #200 (Marvel Comics)

Stan Lee (w) John Buscema (a)

From the earlier days of Marvel and before anniversary issues became oversized and expensive hails the "200th" issue of Thor. I use inverted commas as the numbering continues from Journey Into Mystery, they simply changed the name of the comic.

Thor actually began in Journey into Mystery #83 and immediately became a big hit with the name change taking place with #126. However all the numbering shenanigans aside this is a great story that foretell the final stand of the Asgardian Gods in Beware..this be Ragnarok .

Now in #199 Thor is actually at the mercy of Pluto, Lord of the Underworld (or one of them anyway)and he's about to die until the hands of the Norn sisters intervene in order to put history right and weave the tale in between.

Great issue, classic Marvel which despite the company's return to "legacy numbering" remains in the past. Today's Marvel comics might make good films but I for one find their current output underwhelming.


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