‘Thor: Ulik Unchained’ Epic Collection Features Thor and Hercules Team-Ups

Anyone who grew up in the 1970s is sure to recognize Ron Wilson’s cover of the upcoming Thor: Ulik Unchained Epic Collection, although many will probably recognize it from their former school binder/folder than the cover of issue #229 of The Mighty Thor.

Whether you were lucky enough to own the Mead school supplies and/or read the originals comics, the latest Thor Epic Collection captures a vintage era of the prince of Asgard’s adventures from 1974 to 1975, and a surprisingly high number of team-ups between Thor and Olympus’ favorite son, Hercules. In fact, there are many more appearances by Hercules (eleven) than Ulik (four) in this collection, suggesting that the Marvel Team-Up, Marvel Two-in-One craze may have perhaps influenced the direction Gerry Conway’s stories in The Mighty Thor.

Besides Hercules and Ulik, the Ulik Unchained Epic Collection contains appearances by dedicated allies Lady Sif, Jane Foster, and Balder, as well as foes such as the Destroyer, Loki, Galactus, Firelord, the Absorbing Man, and a bevy of villainous Egyptian and Greek Gods such as Seth and Pluto respectively.

The Thor: Ulik Unchained Epic Collection contains work by writers Conway, Roy Thomas, Bill Mantlo and artists John Buscema, Sal Buscema, Rich Buckler, Keith Pollard, and more from The Mighty Thor #217-241, Marvel Premiere #26, and excerpts from Marvel Treasury Edition #3 and Giant-Size Thor #1.

The Mighty collection will be in stores on December 22 and will carry a retail price of $44.99. Stay tuned to Conskipper for all of your classic comic news.

$44.99 512 pages

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