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Kirby, Jack - THOR (1966-96; 2009-11) #150 Title Splash
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Jack Kirby pencils/Vince Colletta inks; Thor #150 Page 1 Title Splash (Marvel Comics, 1968); image size 10" x 15"
Full Splash image of Thor as he lies lifeless after having been defeated by the villainous Wrecker. From the Silver Age of Marvel Comics!
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A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
Jack Kirby pencils/Vince Colletta inks; Thor #150 Page 1 Title Splash (Marvel Comics, 1968); image size 10" x 15"
Full Splash image of Thor as he lies lifeless after having been defeated by the villainous Wrecker. From the Silver Age of Marvel Comics!

“Even in Death…”

For Thor #150, published in January 1968, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby decided to do something drastic. In the final pages of #149, Thor is seemingly killed. Here, his lifeless body is seen on this remarkable splash being checked for signs of life by the evil Wrecker, who has bested him with the help of some Asgardian magic. Kirby pulls no punches, giving us a large (likely one of the largest images of Thor that he ever drew) image of the God of Thunder, bringing the reader up close to the unlikely demise of a titan. Thor was one of Kirby’s most beloved creations, and his tenure on the character is second only to his work with the Fantastic Four. You can see Kirby's affinity for the character in the way he draws Thor's face with a solemn reverence worthy of the death of a god, while still retaining all of the power that one expects from the King of Comics. The issue also features one of the first major appearances of the powerful goddess Hela, the ruler of the Norse underworld realm of Hel.

Kirby’s depiction of Thor’s square-jawed, determined visage is noted as being deeply embedded in American culture, transcending comics. Kirby’s rendition of Thor’s face is Marvel’s closest equivalent to the iconic logos of DC’s Superman & Batman.

Historically significant to the Marvel Comics Universe and to Jack Kirby’s monumental career! The God of Thunder battles The Wrecker! Published January 2, 1968 as the Title Splash of the story to this piece of comic book history! The art is accomplished in ink over graphite on Bristol board. It measures approximately 10 ¾ inches x 16 inches and is in excellent condition.

The image of the published cover is for reference only.

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Jack Kirby is called 'The King of Comics' for a reason, during his career that spanned six decades he gave us many of the most iconic characters the medium would ever see. From his introduction of Captain America at the height of World War II it was clear he wasn't your ordinary comics artist. But it was his creative explosion at Marvel Comics in the 1960's that cemented his legacy, over a short period of time Kirby would give us The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, The Hulk, The X-Men, Thor, Ant-Man and Nick Fury just to name a few. Kirby would then go to DC and create his Fourth World, introducing Darkseid, Mister Miracle, The New Gods and a host of cosmic supporting players. Long live The King.

Vince Colletta is an American comic book artist/ art director who's best known for inking Jack Kirby's work during the Silver Age of comic books. Colletta began his career working on a host of 1950's romance and western comics before making the move to Marvel where he would ink some their earliest stories, including The Fantastic Four, Journey Into Mystery/Thor and Daredevil. He would go on to DC where he inked Kirby again on a host of Kirby's Fourth World titles in addition to work on Batman, Superman, Green Lantern and an almost 70 issue run on Wonder Woman.


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    THOR (1966-96; 2009-11) #150
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    Origin of Triton; Jack Kirby Hela cover; Vince Colletta inks.
    Origin of Triton; Jack Kirby Hela cover; Vince Colletta inks.
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