Tuesday, October 13, 2009

"The Coming of Tor" from 1,000,000 Years Ago #1 (Sept. 1953; St. John)

Industry legend Joe Kubert is known for his classic silver age runs on DC Comics war series like Sgt. Rock and for reintroducing fans to Hawkman, but he got his feet wet beginning in the golden age on series like the Seven Soldiers of Victory.

In 1953, Kubert became managing editor for St. John where writer Norman Maurer and artist Kubert created the enduring character Tor, a prehistoric-human who debuted in the comic 1,000,000 Years Ago #1 (Sept. 1953). Tor immediately went on to star in 3-D Comics #2 (Oct.-Nov. 1953), followed by a traditional comic series, continued exclusively by Joe Kubert, that premiered in issue #3 (May 1954). The character has gone on to appear in books from Eclipse Comics, Marvel Comics' Epic imprint, and DC Comics through the 1990s. Kubert had unsuccessfully tried in the late 1950s to sell Tor as a newspaper comic strip.

'The Coming of Tor' is from 1,000,000 Years Ago #1 and the Catacombs is grateful to Don "Zu-Gogo" Falkos for providing the scans for this story. Note: The copyright for this issue, its contents and artwork belong to the original publisher and/or the creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes.


1 comment:

Uncle Ernie said...

I'm reading the Joe Kubert biography, Man of Rock; so it's great to see this Tor story.