Thor #173 (1970)

Terrific issue!  Thor first fought the Circus of Crime in issue #146, and it turns out that since then their strongman has been dressing up as Thor and performing satirical bits.  In one of those bizarre coincidences, Dr. Donald Blake is called in to treat him, and so Thor is back enmeshed with these C-list baddies.

But this time, they have help from Ulik, who was sent to Earth by Loki to kill Thor and then hypnotized by Ringmaster’s hat.

And, as always, the ladies love cool Thor.

I love old Lee/Kirby books.  The amount of imagination they squeeze into every issue is just incredible.

Creators: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
Grade: B

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