Monster of the Day #1569

As Marsden noted yesterday, this guy clearly seems a nod to Thor’s very first antagonists, a race of Thing-like aliens seen below. Man, there were a lot of alien invaders in those days.

I still miss the whole Don Blake thing, but that’s just me showing my age. Still, the whole bit of Blake rapping the cane down and summoning Thor…that’s drama, my friends.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    The Thing-like creatures also appeared in the animated “Planet Hulk” movie. Which, if you haven’t seen, I recommend.

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  • bgbear_rnh

    Man, there were a lot of alien invaders in those days

    Hmm, Thor looks a lot like Captain Kirk’s father, there may be an ancestral connection . . . ;-)

  • Marsden

    I love that page. Look at that art, it’s so good! I miss that kind of work. The action, the backgrounds, the figures, all of it. Thanks for posting, Ken. I hope I didn’t spoil your plans yesterday. I don’t know if I should mention Chitauri Space Whale?

  • Marsden

    BTW, for the record, when I first saw the movie, I just thought that guy was a Rock Troll, not like Ubik the Troll, but those other rock trolls. I didn’t realize the possible connection until I read about it.

  • Flangepart

    Ah…ya gotta love ‘Marvel-speak’ don’t ya? Sounds like what a kid would write if he wants to sound ‘profound.’

  • Ken_Begg

    I’ve seen clips and it looked very good. I’ll have to grab that from the library. In fact, I just ILL’d it! Thanks for the reminder, BC.

  • Ken_Begg

    Well, when speaking of Kirk “alien invasion” takes on a whole new meaning.

  • Ken_Begg

    No, actually, I already had him lined up. Good call.

    I have one more, than we’ll see about Friday.

  • Ken_Begg

    Which is why kids loved it so much. A non-trash talking Thor who doesn’t say “I say thee nay!”?! I say nay to that!

  • Ken_Begg

    Actually, that’s a good one again. Thanks!

    As for the art, well, Jack Kirby, so…nuff said!

  • Eric Hinkle

    I love the old 60’s Marvel comics so much. They had such wild dialogue and some of the coolest monsters a little boy ever saw (in reprint in my case; I’m not THAT old).