END TIME: Wednesday, 06/23/2021 9:09 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.
The important touchstones from the dawn of the Marvel Age have been on a hot streak of late and there seems to be no slowing down for the keys of the Silver Age. The first appearance of Thor in the pages of a Marvel mag has been a fan favorite for many decades now, but prices on these books keep going up, so, with five opportunities to land a personal copy in this Event Auction, we advise those in the hunt for JIM #83 to take advantage of this special opportunity.
Overstreet Guide 2020 F/VF (7.0) value = $12,350.
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