- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 2
- Classification: U
- Studio: Clear Vision Ltd
- DVD Release Date: 18 April 2011
- Run Time: 235 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B004SB72HQ
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,628 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
The Mighty Thor - 1966 Complete Series [DVD]
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Thirteen episodes of the Marvel animated Viking superhero. In 'Trapped By Loki' when Loki escapes from his imprisonment, he turns people into negative beings. Thor defeats Loki, sending him back to Asgard in shame. In 'Mysterious Mr Hyde' Don Blake (as Thor) must stop an ex-employee, Mr. Hyde from stealing a submarine. In 'The Absorbing Man' Loki turns a criminal into the Absorbing Man. Thor defeats him by causing him to absorb every element and overloading his system. In 'The Grey Gargoyle' Thor is turned to stone by the Grey Gargoyle. He recovers in time to defeat the villain. In 'Terror Of The Tomb' Loki revives the Ancient Destroyer, who attacks Thor with his own hammer. Loki discovers that whoever wakes the Destroyer must die, so Thor must save Loki's life. In 'The Tomorrow Man' in order to regain a stolen cobalt bomb, Thor must travel to the future where he fights Zarko. After defeating him and returning with the bomb, Odin cuts Thor's powers in half as punishment for loving Jane Powers. In 'Every Hand Against Him' Odin banishes Thor, who must track down a kidnapped Jane. Odin saves Jane's life as Mr Hyde and Cobra battle Thor. In 'Enter Hercules' when Thor reveals his super powers to Jane, Odin sends Hercules to earth to fight Thor. In 'Thunder In The Netherworld' Pluto tricks Hercules into an Olympian contract. Hercules and Thor become friends when Thor offers to do battle to free him. In 'Chained Evil' Loki manages to steal Thor's hammer and free himself from his prison. Before Thor can retrieve his hammer, super magician Sandu teleports Thor's hammer to another dimension. In 'Battle Of The Gods' Loki sends the enchantress to earth in hopes of getting Thor's mind off Jane. When the enchantress fails, Loki banishes her into Limbo. In 'Trial Of The Gods' Loki kidnaps Jane and convinces Odin that Thor wants to make her immortal. Thor goes on trial for the offence and must fight Loki without weapons. In 'Molto, The Lava Man' the Lava Men push Living Rock to the earth's surface to destroy all humans. The Avengers defeat the Lava Men.
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The great theme tune introduces old Marvelites like me to the 1966 animated series which I had never seen before, is based on stories from the classic Journey into Mystery comic from the early 1960's
Starting with Loki being freed from his forest prison in Asgard and taking his old feud against Thor to Earth, Loki is a constant pain throughout this series. The other constant theme throughout is Odin's displeasure at Thor's Earthly alter-ego Dr. Donald Blake's love for nurse Jane Foster who Odin feels is unworthy.
All 13 episodes are gathered here and longtime fans will recognise the original stories they were based on as Thor also battles Mr Hyde and the Cobra, Grey Gargoyle, Absorbing Man, The Destroyer, Zarko the Tomorrow Man, Enchantress and the Executioner, Sandu, Hercules and Pluto and finally Molto and the Lava Men which features a guest appearance from The Avengers and The Hulk.
Being largely a series of still frames from the comics with a little added animation you can instantly see the work of the master Jack Kirby as well as Don Heck and Joe Sinnott. The stories were originally written by comicdom legends, and brothers, Larry Lieber and Stan Lee. They are not straight comic to screen adaptations, there is a fair deal of editing which is skilfully handled.
The sound effects are great and complement the POW!s perfectly and the voices are suitably over the top, especially Loki, which fits very well. The only reason it loses 1 star is the constant repetition of various still images especially one where Thor looks like he has put on his helmet whilst drunk.Read more ›
Before 1967, Marvel was not allowed to publish more than 12 comic-book titles a month. Limitations that were lifted by their distributer in 1967. In 1966, Tales Of Suspense and Tales To Astonish each ran two characters in 10 page stories per comic. Iron-Man and Captain America were published in Tales Of Suspense. Hulk and Sub-Mariner were published in Tales To Astonish. They all got their own titles in 1967. Thor was first published in Journey Into Mystery #83. Unfortunately, Thor's first origin story was not animated and the correct chronology starts 2 comics later with the first Loki story from Journey Into Mystery #85. "Journey Into Mystery" had it's title changed to "Thor" at issue #126. One of the episodes in the Thor series is from The Avengers comic. No not Emma Peel, the Marvel comic from the 60s.
The Marvel cartoons were originally 6 mins long each. They were serialized into 3 part episodes.Read more ›