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What the hell is a "Frog Thor", and other life's mysteries resolved. (Ok not the life's mysteries part, but at the least Frog Thor stuff.)

When reading through this micro-epic Thor story featuring a
tumefied frog, the first question I had was: "Did our Thor ever change to a frog in the actual Norse Mythology?" Turns out... he didn't, BUT...

Simonson's Thor might as well be our updated version of the Norse God's mythology.

That's a belief I accept.

Cyriaque Lamar from Gizmodo has the exclusive with Simonson when it came from the mouth of the horse...

"One of the lessons I got from Stan and Jack when I was a reader in the 1960s was that if you keep a straight face, you could do anything. I didn't want to do camp, but with Frog Thor, there were several things going on. I'm an enormous Carl Barks fan...I wanted to do something as a tribute to Carl Barks. Those were funny animals, but they were straight, smart stories that were accessible to adults and kids." 
(see the full interview here.)

The first thing I acknowl…

Thor Croaks! Comments About Thor 363-366

Thunder Frog Theme Song (sung to the tune of Underdog theme song: )
There’s no need to fear, thunder frog is here!
turned to a frog by Loki’s curse how could things get any worse? his belt of strength still keeps him strong so he can still right any wrong speed of lightning, roar of thunder
fighting all who rob or plunder
Thunder frog. Thunder frog!
when big mean rats in New York try to poisonthe water tank their evil plan does no man know to whom can the poor park frogs go? to Thunder frog!Thunder frog!Thunder frog!Thunder frog! Pow’r of lightning, god of thunder
fighting all who rob or plunder
thunder frog. thunder frog!

Okay, it’s a silly song, and most of it was stolen from the original Underdog theme song anyway but I had fun with it and enjoyed singing the chorus while reading the thunder frog story that started on the last page of The Mighty Thor #363 and wraps up in issue 366. I think Walt had a ton of fun writing and drawing the story…