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Happy Birthday to the Mighty Thor

In 1962, Marvel Comics introduced the Mighty Thor to the pages of Journey Into Mystery #83.

As a kid, I had discovered Norse and Greek mythology in the 4th grade and a year later stumbled onto some reprints of Tales of Asgard.  I quickly read the whole volume in an afternoon.  While Marvel’s version of Thor was pretty different than the source material, it was close enough to capture my imagination.

Drawing of a silver-gilted Thor’s hammer found in Scania, Sweden.