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Thor #140: Review

May 1967
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby

Story Name:

The Growing Man!

Review & Comments

3 stars


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Thor #140 Synopsis by Marvel Comics
Asgard celebrates their victory but Thor asks to return to Earth, where the police bring in a scientist to look over a robot that a museum expedition unearthed; originally doll-size but now grown to human-size. The robot comes to life and continues growing as the police shoot at it, as if each attack stimulated growth. The Growing Man rampages through the city, calling for his master.

Thor return to New York and resumes his life as Don Blake.

The Growing Man's rampage ends when his master, Kang the Conqueror, appears and strikes it with a de-energizer, making it doll-size again. However, the police pursuing the Growing Man, confront the Conqueror. Soon after, the police contact Blake, hoping he'll contact Thor. Blake becomes Thor and fights the again-enlarging Growing Man. Kang, who states the he hid the Stimuloid in the past but plans to bring it in the future to conquer his time period, ambushes Thor, shrinks the Growing Man again and gets into his time machine. Thor uses Mjolnir to place the machine into an infinity vortex, placing Kang beyond all time and space.

Story #2

The Battle Begins! (Tales of Asgard series)

Writer: Stan Lee. Penciler: Jack Kirby. Inker: Vince Colletta. Letterer: Sam Rosen.

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

At the boundary of the hidden city of Zanadu, Thor and the Warriors Three do battle with the giant Jinni Devil of Mogul of the Mystic Mountain. The heroes enjoy some small victories over the fiend but are unable to defeat him utterly. As Mogul watches from below, he conceives a plan to defeat his enemy Hogun the Grim by using his tribe’s captured battle standard against him. Meanwhile above, the fight has lasted long enough for the sun to set and the shadows of twilight cause the Jinni Devil to dissipate into smoke and disperse. The heroes then descend the staircase into the mystic city, with the vengeful Hogun claiming the right to confront his archenemy Mogul….

Preview Pages
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Jack Kirby
Vince Colletta
Letterer: Sam Rosen.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Kang the Conqueror)

Warriors Three
Warriors Three

(Fandral, Hogun, Volstagg)

Plus: Mogul of the Mystic Mountain.

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