Saturday, November 19, 2016

Thor #343 - Walt Simonson art & cover

Walt Simonson
Thor v1 #343, 1984 - Accompanied by the warrior Eilif the Lost, Thor returns to Manhattan for a final battle with the gargantuan Fafnir. Walt Simonson's cover is a bit stiffly drawn, partially due to the thicker lines and busy placement of elements. His interiors are noticeably more sensitive overall. The artwork eventually builds up to a stunning splash of the mythical flying horse Cloudrider (see interior page below). Later in the story, Eilif's struggle to endure is captured in a painfully slow but effective sequence (page 18). This is number 18 of 41 Thor issues with Simonson art and/or covers.
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Simonson cover pencils and inks = ***
"If I Should Die Before I Wake" Simonson story pencils and inks 23 pages = ****
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