It IS possible that the High Evolutionary's transporter and Star Trek's
teleporter were inspired by the first episode of the OUTER LIMITS from two years
earlier. A similar device is reponsible for bringing the titular "Galaxy Being" to
The last CAPTAIN VICTORY triptych of 1983 featured two recurring Kirby Archetypes - the blonde hero (visual shorthand adopted from the white-hat-wearing heroes from the Westerns of his youth?) and the sentient machine.
THOR #165 was released when the U.S.A. was divided by the Vietnam War. Was it plotter Lee, penciler Kirby or inker Colletta that put the footprints of the American chicken on the uniforms of the soldiers?