This week we continue the story of the Mangog in Thor #156! Also, Odin continues to sleep! Thor has affectionate feelings towards a machine! (have at it, fanfic writers!) , I wonder how the Recorder *flew* to Asgard, the Warriors Three get stoned, and more!
This week we return to 1968 and the continuation of the first Mangog story! Thor is really rude to a nurse (but who can blame him?), Balder fights Karnilla’s old boyfriends, we see a billion billion examples of exaggeration, and the Mangog *really* wants to unsheath Odin’s sword!! — ooooh my!
This week we lo0k at Thor: God of Thunder #6, where we find out far more than we care to about Gorr, the God Butcher’s past! Also, we talk a bit about artist Jackson “Butch” Guice, inker Tom Palmer, and wonder if Volstagg has been shaving his head all these years…
Hooray!!! It’s episode 100!!!! Only a week late, but better late than never! We start out this time with a mini-profile of the All-Father Odin, and then we launch into our retrospective of the Walt Simonson run! (Thor #337-382) – Special thanks to all of you, who’ve helped make this show fun to do, [...]
In this very special episode, we go back to the Iron Age for an EPIC piece of Norse lore, as we read one of the most famous of the myths, “Thor’s Journey to Utgard” – Thor, Loki, Giants, eating, drinking, and breaking the leg of a goat! It’s all in there! Music from “Eddan: The [...]
The Silver-Age adventures continue in Thor #154! When the going gets tough, Odin… er…takes a nap! Thor stops the Rat Pack from mugging some guy, and then he lectures some hippies!! Hela shows up to fill a couple of pages, and then we get the first appearance of the Mangog!! Nuff said!
After two weeks of sturm and drang, it’s time to have a little fun, Silver Age style! And we do that by looking at Thor #153 (June 1968), a Lee/Kirby classic that pits Thor in a knock-down drag-out with the insidious Loki on the streets of NYC! We see Irish cops! Sif has surgery! Karnilla [...]
This is it, folks! This episode we wrap up the Walt Simonson era of Thor with issue #382, which also just happens to be Thor’s 300th issue! – Utgard-Loki invades Asgard, and Destroyer Thor invades Hel! Nuff said!
As we count down to the end of the Simonson era, we cover Thor #381, which features some unconscious Avengers, the frost giants going down, down, down into a burning ring of fire, and the shiniest (and arguably most bad-ass) incarnation of Thor EVER! We also welcome our listeners over from 1000 Mikes radio, I [...]
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I tangent a little bit about Disney’s “John Carter” movie, and some thoughts on why I think it didn’t do well. Then we review Thor #380 (the all splash-page issue!) where our hero, faces off in EPIC battle against that eeeeevil tree-murdering Jormungand… the Midgard Serpent!!
This week we cover Thor #379, featuring the epic face off between Thor and…. wait for it….. Fin Fang Foom! It’s like “My Dinner With Andre” with scales! We also wonder where you can get dragon-sized orange swim trunks, explain why you can’t melt metal into slag, Heimdall puts children in danger, and Fin Fang [...]
This week we dip back into ancient Norse lore with “The Theft of Idunn’s Apples”, and after that we have a look at Thor #378! - This episode has it all! Burning eagles, melting giants, quick costume changes, collapsing supporting cast, lots of pain for Loki, and a mutant guest-star! Plus, Thor’s cool new armor! [...]
In this episode we have flying elves, big explosions, and a dude with a large pink “war club”, as Thor faces off against Grendell! Add to that Iceman in bondage, giant giants (as opposed to shrinky-dinked giants) and more of Loki’s EEEEEEEEvil plans, and you have Thor #377!
This week we cover Thor #376, where brittle-bone Thor faces off against… The Absorbing Man!! Also, Balder sheathes his big sword, Heimdall gets changed into a tree, the smallest multitude ever, Loki is a mad scientist, we discuss whether it’s a good idea to make kids immortal, and return of fictional journalism legend Chuck Cherkle!
This week we cover Thor: God of Thunder #3, talk about how gods have two elbows, or kneecaps where their elbows should be, wonder why Thor is dancing a jig on the cover, look at lots of dead gods, and wonder if this story would make a good movie…
Happy Hangover!!…er… 2013!!… With the end of the Walt Simonson era in sight, we continue with Thor #375 (Jan. 1987) which features kidnapping, breaking & entering, and aggravated manslaughter… and that’s just what the GOOD guys do!
Come with us back to 1986, as we continue on with Walt Simonson’s run in Thor #373 and 374! Hela gets to not be nice, Thor has adventures with annoying children, The Marauders do what they do best, and the Morlocks just get burned up at the thought. X-Factor co-stars.