Maybe you’re waiting to see the Thor movie until after finals are over. Maybe you’ve seen it and you’re dying to get more back story on the mythical God of Thunder. Maybe you’ve been staring at journal articles all morning and just need a break. Maybe you just love comics loaded with exclamation points! Whatever the reason, Special Collections has just the thing for you. As part of our fantastic Comic Books Collection, we have more than 200 back issues of the original Thor comic books dating from 1965 through 1990! The first issue in our collection, number 119, even includes a battle against one of Thor’s movie foes, The Destroyer!
But Thor isn’t limited to his own book. You might also know him as part of The Avengers, along with Captain America, The Hulk and Iron Man! Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered there as well, with more than a hundred issues from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Catch up on the Avengers back story now, before their movie comes out next year! And before you ask, yes, we’ve got classic 60’s and 70’s issues of Captain America, the Incredible Hulk and Iron Man as well!
Special Collections will be open from 1 until 4 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday all the way through Finals Week, and until 8pm on Thursdays. During the summer, we’ll be open by appointment only. To find our superhero lair, enter the Library Gallery and walk straight back- you’ll see our doors on the right. No secret decoder ring required!
To browse all of the comics available at Special Collections, enter “comic books” in the “Collection” field in the following search; or put in more specific search terms to find the exact comic you’re looking for: http://umbc.pastperfect-online.com/37467cgi/mweb.exe?request=advform .
by Steve Ammidown, Special Collections Student Assistant