This is the second volume of Thor reprints; and the lee/kirby team was really starting to hit it's stride. It's early sixties excellence all the way. The cheaper softcover is a good way to go and hopefully Marvel will start putting out all their stuff this way. Although I like the hardcovers better the price on them is too restrictive for most people. These tales are remastered and they look great. I don't agree with any nitwit that says scanning old yellow comics is better than reconstruction. If you look at the pages of original art in this volume and then the reconstructed pages they look exactly the same. Thanks be to marvel for doing it right ,unlike d.c. with it's terrible scanning and cheap paper. Thor remains a true original too with it's storylines that mix mythology and superheroics on earth.