Sunday, August 24, 2014

From Comics to Toons: Thor vs. Hercules (1966)

Had he not been writing comics, Stan Lee might've forged a career writing soap operas.

As demonstrated in this Thor cartoon, adapted from Journey Into Mystery, Thor draws the ire of his father, Odin, when he reveals his true identity to his girlfriend, Jane Foster. So what's a father to do? Odin sets Hercules against the Thunder God.

Note that Jane is a redhead, unlike how she's been portrayed in two feature films by Natalie Portman. Meh.

Other writers would recast Hercules as more of a playboy on Earth. Go figure.

Rating: B.

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