If you enjoy the commercially produced comic scans of other Marvel titles
distributed on DVD, you will want to grab this torrent. In late 2007, Marvel
opted NOT to permit the Thor collection to be published on DVD, even though it
had been promised. Many comics fans were sorely disappointed by the news.
This torrent is an attempt to palliate that disappointment and to treat the
Lee/Kirby Thor books to the quality digital preservation they deserve. More
about the restorations, below.
Here is Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's classic run on The Mighty Thor, from Journey
Into Mystery 83 through Thor 179, plus Journey Into Mystery Annual #1 through
Thor Annual #4. This seminal run of the Thor strip has publication dates from
August 1962, thru August 1970, an 8 year run of some 97 issues plus 4 annuals,
101 books in all. These stories, nearly all penciled by Jack "King" Kirby,
rank among the artist's finest work, especially the "Tales of Asgard" backup
stories, and those mind-boggling cosmic adventures that began shortly after
the book's title changed from "Journey Into Mystery" to "Thor", i.e. after
Writer, Stan Lee and artist, Jack Kirby hardly need an introduction. These
are the creators, who in the early 60's launched a plethora of extremely
popular comic book characters under the Marvel banner. Not least of these was
the noble prince of the golden realm of Asgard, the Norse god of thunder, the
mighty Thor. After Thor's introduction, the character quickly established his
popularity and eventually took his place as an icon of American popular
culture. The comic books contained in this torrent trace the character from
his introduction and origin, up to the departure of his co-creator, Mr. Kirby,
from the strip in 1970. Kirby never again took up penciling the son of Odin.
This torrent consists of the best quality
amateur scans of these issues, currently obtainable on line. All (except
Annuals 3 & 4, which are reprint books) are complete, cover-to-cover,
including all ads and fan pages. Several of the books were scanned especially
for this torrent. All, except Thor 178 (no Kirby art) and Annuals 3 & 4 (all
reprint stories), have been expertly and meticulously color edited. These
scans now compare favorably with the other commercially available Marvel
scans. Within this torrent (excepting the three books mentioned), the reader
will find no hyper-intense colors, no hot-pink skin tones, and no blurry or
grainy images. All the scans are nearly the same pixel size and are similar
in color, brightness, and contrast.
File sizes have been optimized for efficient download and storage, while
preserving full image sharpness. These files are all in the popular .cbz
comic book file format. They can be read with any of the many comic book
viewers downloadable for free. A Google search on the key phrase: "comic book
viewer download" will point you to many of them.
Sincere thanks are extended to the original scanners, especially Flattermann.
Thanks also to Diesmurfdie, who located and shared many of the raw scans that served
as source material for this torrent.
More background information on "Thor" can be found on Wikipedia at: