Because we all loved Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 so much, we’re doing a series on Ego the Living Planet and starting off with “Thor #160-#161” by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby from all the way back in the 70s. Thor intervenes to stop a galaxy-crushing battle between Ego and Galactus and finds a new home for The Wanderers. This comic may be almost 50 years old, but surprisingly so much of it still holds up: kernels of great ideas can be found everywhere. We talk a bit about how the flippant concern for canon back in the Golden Age lead to creativity and gush for days over Jack Kirby’s flawless work.
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Next time: “Nova: Nova Corps” by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning.