Thursday, December 29, 2016

DON'T BLAME NAZI DUPE THOR (or the word balloon) ON JACK KIRBY

Kirby based this 1978 cover on the story by Roy Thomas (writer/editor), Alan Kupperberg (illustrator/storyteller) and Frank Springer (illustrator/storyteller).

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

HAPPY 94th BIRTHDAY TO STAN *MAESTRO OF THE MARVEL MULTIVERSE* LEE

"Lee's dialogue was witty and filled with character. Place it over exciting visual storytelling by Kirby or Ditko and you had something very special."
       - Mark Evanier KIRBY KING OF COMICS



Monday, December 26, 2016

IT'S EASY TO SPOT A HERO


He's the one running in the opposite direction of a panicked crowd. 
from THOR #121

Sunday, December 25, 2016

For Malekith's first cover appearance Walt Simonson employs primal symbolism: big = threatening.

"I did a lot of work in my run on Thor, such as the "Malekith the Accursed" story, that had some basis in and inspiration from Celtic fairy and folk tales. I read quite a bit when I was doing Thor-not only in Norse mythology, but about the Celtic fairy-faith and a lot of northern European folk stories, out of Britain, Scandinavia, Northern Europe. Great stuff and it was strongly related to the kind of feeling I wanted to give the book."
Walt Simonson COMIC BOOK ARTIST #10

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

What I wanted for Christmas two years ago!


THOR THE DARK WORLD THOR AHV 
From Dragon Models
Pre-painted and with just the snap of a few parts, you can have a highly detailed desktop display of your favorite hero with the new 1/9-scale Action Hero Vignettes. A hybrid between a display figure and a kit, Dragon's use of model kit techniques allow us reproduce the intricate details and sharp lines to maximize the usage of the official 3D character scans. This highly collectible display model of Chris Hemsworth as Thor was developed in 3D, using official data from Marvel. Highly detailed and accurate, it can assume dynamic action poses with its diorama base. Fully colored and textured to movie likeness, the figure requires minimal assembly. 


Monday, December 19, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A Kirby Thor page not worth reprinting?!?

Good enough for THOR #148 (1968) but not good enough for the reprint of the story in MARVEL SPECTACULAR #19 (1975).