Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thor first appearance in Journey into Mystery #83, original unretouched cover

Thor appeared for the first time in Journey into Mystery #83.
The cover of that comic, drawn by Jack Kirby, is quite famous


It is not widely known however that the first version drawn by Kirby was modified before being published. Here are both side by side. The unretouched cover has been published in the volume "Origins of Marvel Comics", by Stan Lee (1974).

My guess is that the original version was rejected because it was considered too "cluttered"


Dario Bressanini

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