Welcome to Thor Week! Seven hammer-swinging days all dedicated to the Norse God of Thunder in honor of his big-screen debut on Friday. And as luck — or divine intervention — would have it, it all ties in with our regularly scheduled monthly feature.
Those savvy people who put together my freebie Marvel Comics calendar have dedicated the month of May to The Mighty One. And look, they’ve even designated Friday as a national holiday. Smooth move, Marvel.
Since we’re going to be talking Thor all week, I don’t want to say much here, but I do need to say enough so that the copy runs the length of the picture, otherwise we can’t move on to the next segment.
But it looks like we’ve managed to do so at this point, so let’s move on.
No, I didn’t trade in my Women of Marvel calendar for some fantasy worlds calendar. It just looks like it. At least we’re finally getting a break from the X-Women after four months.
The lovely blonde to the right is Amora, aka The Enchantress, a longtime supporting character in Thor comics. She is a powerful Asgardian sorceress who, to the best of my knowledge, has no link to Norse mythology. She was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby as a Thor villain, often accompanied by an axe-wielding bruiser known as The Executioner. The Enchantress and the Executioner were part of the original Masters of Evil, a group that tormented The Avengers a lot in the early years.
The Executioner died a few years back and in recent years Amora’s status as villain tends to come and go. She briefly had a fling with Thor in the ’90s where the two of them shared a loft in New York City. Sure, she tried to kill him many times but can you blame him?