CULT FACTION

For all your cult film, tv, cartoon, comic and video game needs

The Mighty Thor (1966)

The Mighty Thor was a 13 part cartoon series shown as part of the Marvel Superheroes comic anthology show in 1966. It was produced by Grantray-Lawrence Animation, headed by Grant Simmons, Ray Patterson and Robert Lawrence. It starred Chris Wiggins (Friday the 13th: The Series, ALF Tales, Star Wars: Droids, Rock & Rule, Star Wars: Ewoks, Babar, Rupert, Richard Scarry,Franklin, Redwall) as the voice of Thor/Donald Blake.

When looking back at the series it is clear that the animation was minimal, despite being produced in color, the animation was pretty much photocopied images taken directly from the comics and then manipulated to minimise the need for animation production. In a nutshell lips moved, as did the occasional arm or leg but not much else!

Eagle eyed viewers should be able to spot classic Silver Age comic book art from, among others, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and Don Heck.

  • Episode 1: Trapped by Loki, The Vengeance of Loki, The Defeat of Loki
  • Episode 2: Chained Evil; Sandu, Master of the Supernatural; Enchanted Hammer
  • Episode 3: Enchantress and Executioner, Giants Walk the Earth, Battle of the Gods
  • Episode 4: At the Mercy of Loki, Trial of the Gods, Return To Earth
  • Episode 5: The Absorbing Man; In My Hands, This Hammer; Vengeance of the Thunder God
  • Episode 6: To Kill A Thunder God, The Day of the Destroyer, Terror of the Tomb
  • Episode 7: The Grey Gargoyle, The Wrath of Odin, Triumph in Stone
  • Episode 8: The Mysterious Mister Hyde, Revenge of Mr. Hyde, Thor’s Showdown with Mr. Hyde
  • Episode 9: Every Hand Against Him, The Power of the Thunder God, The Power of Odin
  • Episode 10: The Tomorrow Man, Return of Zarrko, Slave of Tomorrow Man
  • Episode 11: Enter Hercules, When Meet Immortals, Whom the Gods Would Destroy
  • Episode 12: The Power of Pluto, The Verdict of Zeus, Thunder in the Netherworld
  • Episode 13: Molto, the Lava Man; Invasion of the Lava Man; Living Rock
Related Posts
Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999)

Based on Marilyn Sadler and Roger Bollen's book of the same name, Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century was directed by Kenneth Johnson and set in the year 2049. It Read more

Yatterman

Originally running between 1977-1979 for 108 episodes, Yatterman succeeded Time Bokan and followed what happened after fragments of a mysterious stone known as the Skull Stone are scattered across the Read more

Timecrimes (2007)

Written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo, Timecrimes (aka Los Cronocrímenes) is a Spanish science-fiction thriller. In the documentary Future Shock! The Story of 2000 AD Nacho Vigalondo credits 2000 AD comic magazine Read more

The Rise of Skywalker – One 40 Something’s ‘Obsessed Fanboy’ pre-release thoughts…

No one likes an 'I told you so', so let's get the unpleasant bit out of the way. I told you so. Back in Feb 2018, whilst I was still Read more

The Maze (1953)

Directed by William Cameron Menzies, The Maze was 3-D horror film that deals with teratology and prenatal phylogenetic evolution. It begins when Scotsman Gerald MacTeam (Richard Carlson) abruptly ends his Read more

The legacy of Santa Claus: The Movie

Santa Claus: The Movie was supposed to be the holiday hit of 1985. Such was the confidence that farther and son producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind had managed to get Read more

The Incredible Hulk (1966)

The Incredible Hulk was a 13 part cartoon series shown as part of the Marvel Superheroes comic anthology show in 1966. It was produced by Grantray-Lawrence Animation, headed by Grant Simmons, Ray Read more

The Centurions

The Centurions was a syndicated 30 minute American science fiction animated television series produced by Ruby-Spears and animated in Japan by Sunrise. Comic book legends Jack Kirby and Gil Kane contributed Read more

Spiderman (1967)

The 1967 Spider-Man cartoon was Canadian-American animated-cartoon television series that ran for 52 episodes (25 minutes per episode). It stared Paul Soles (Rocket Robin Hood, The Smokey Bear Show, The Little Brown Burro, King Read more

Ronin Warriors

Created by Hajime Yatate, Ronin Warriors (aka Legendary Armor Samurai Troopers aka Yoroiden Samurai Troopers) takes place in a world where after a thousand years Talpa (voiced by Shigezō Sasaoka Read more

Founded Cult Faction in 2014. Some would describe him as a teacher, writer, dream weaver, and visionary... some would not...

%d bloggers like this: