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Collects Tor 3-D #1-2, 1953. Highly Recommended. Tor, the prehistoric warrior, is a loner whose only true friend is his pet monkey, Chee-Chee. Tor, superior to the others in his clan, was instinctively striving for a better way of life. Thanks to the work and obvious love that went into the series, Joe Kubert’s very first “creator owned” series, this went on to be a model for man battling monster within the unusual prehistoric-world settings, i.e. Turok, Kona, etc. PS Artbooks, 2021.

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Tor, the prehistoric warrior, is a loner whose only true friend is his pet monkey, Chee-Chee. Tor, superior to the others in his clan, was instinctively striving for a better way of life. Thanks to the work and obvious love that went into the series, Joe Kubert’s very first “creator owned” series, this went on to be a model for man battling monster within the unusual prehistoric-world settings, i.e. Turok, Kona, etc.

In an interview, Kubert said, “Certainly in a superficial sense, Tor was my Tarzan. Of course, Tor wasn’t raised by apes. He was raised by other primitive men and women. I suppose Tarzan and Tor are similar in that they are superior to the others of their clan. But with Tor, I chose to emphasize that he had an extra spark of humanity, and was instinctively striving for a better, more civilized way of life than that of his brothers.”

In 1959, Kubert and inker Carmine Infantino unsuccessfully attempted to sell Tor as a newspaper comic strip. The samples consisted of 12 daily strips, reprinted in six pages in Alter Ego #10 (1969) and later expanded to 16 pages in DC Comics’ Tor #1. DC Comics would publish the Tor series for 6 issues from 1974–1975.

This collects the first two issues from 1953. Tor began in a one-shot title, 1,000,000 Million Years Ago, just one month before these two issues were published. These actually helped kick off the short-lived 1950s 3D — in a great part due to Kubert and Norman Maurer’s selling the 3D concept to publisher St. John. Mort Meskin also worked on this.

These two issues are here in black and white, so you don’t need glasses or any 3D stuff to enjoy them. They include all ads, and a Kubert-drawn introduction to 3D comics on the inside front cover.

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