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Origin & 1st app of Thor (Dr. Don Blake); Jack Kirby cover/art; COMIC BOOK IMPACT rating of 10 (CBI)
Jon Berk Collection
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Origin & 1st app of Thor (Dr. Don Blake); Jack Kirby cover/art; COMIC BOOK IMPACT rating of 10 (CBI)
Jon Berk Collection
Stan Lee found an outlet for his more grandiose stylings with the introduction of Norse god Thor as a proper superhero—with this issue also introducing readers to Dr. Don Blake, a humble human whose walking stick turns him into the legendary figure who turns back an alien invasion with his mighty hammer Mjölnir. Thor’s continuing appearances in Journey Into Mystery would eventually lead to his own title exploring the epic world of Asgard. This issue was always considered rare after an unusually low print run, and is reliable as a great investment. Fans of artist Jack Kirby even consider this issue to be a breakthrough for the legendary comics artist, offering pencils drawn with a surprising grace and elegance. The God of Thunder has remained one of Marvel’s biggest draws, with the character’s next MCU appearance already a source of great speculation.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VF (8.0) value = $15,000.

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Artists Information

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.

Don Heck was an American comics artist best known for co-creating the Marvel Comics characters Iron Man and the Wasp, and for his long run penciling The Avengers during the Silver Age.

Joe Sinnott is an American comic book artist. Working primarily as an inker, Sinnott is best known for his long stint on Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four, from 1965 to 1981, initially over the pencils of Jack Kirby. During his 60 years as a Marvel freelancer and then salaried artist working from home, Sinnott inked virtually every major title, with notable runs on The Avengers, The Defenders and Thor.

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