ENDED ON: Wednesday, 12/11/2019 1:15 PM
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Kirby cover/art; Ditko art; origin and 1st app. Thor (8/62)
Kirby cover/art; Ditko art; origin and 1st app. Thor (8/62)Melding elements of Norse mythology with the by-now-standard superhero tropes of the funny pages, Stan Lee followed up his Jekyll & Hyde-style Hulk with this cosmic, high-camp treasure. The book was initially scripted by Stan's brother Larry (to give the overworked and exhausted Lee some breathing room), and penciled with surprising grace and elegance by Jack Kirby. Another instant favorite, the comic confirmed Lee's Midas touch in the early 1960s as the title soon became the bedrock for Marvel's more theatrical and grandiose styling. In recent years, the character has enjoyed yet another renaissance thanks to Marvel's savvy cinematic exploitation, and this debut appearance, already extremely rare thanks to an unusually low print run, has become in even greater demand as a result.
There is only the mildest wear around the edges of this classic comic. Fiery reds and yellows contrast with verdant greens that stand out in strong relief against the muted background on this handsome copy.
Overstreet Guide 2019 VF- (7.5) value = $14,656.
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