Saturday, March 22, 2014

Thor #171 - Jack Kirby art & cover

Thor v1 #171 marvel 1970s bronze age comic book cover art by Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
Thor v1 #171, 1970 - While Dr. Don Blake performs surgery to save a man's life, the Wrecker decimates the city in search of Thor. While the plot is typical in its action and fury, few can match Jack Kirby's artistry. The tense, muscular cover and the explosive splash page are but two of the highlights. On page 8, the Wrecker's mystical crowbar careens through a truck, taking its engine with it. Kirby's pencils are even better due to Bill Everett's splendid inking. His sensitive brushwork adds an uncommon grace, not only in this issue, but many others. This is number 46 of 61 Thor issues with Kirby art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Kirby or Thor issues. See also this blog's Kirby checklist.
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Kirby cover pencils (Bill Everett inks) = *****
"Wrath of the Wrecker" Kirby story pencils (Bill Everett inks) 20 pages = ****
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Thor v1 #171 marvel 1970s bronze age comic book page art by Jack Kirby, Bill Everett
Jack Kirby
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