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Posted by: | December 30, 2011


Notice that Jack called the villain Magog... which comes from hebrew mythology and the bible. I bet that was Jack's idea- to bring yet another pantheon into the mix. Stan musta changed it to Mangog... too ethnic? Who can say? Also looking at Jack's pencils I would say NOBODY else got it right! Thor's face in particular which looks most expressive to me just the way Jack drew it.

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Posted by: truthAndSoulBaby | December 31, 2011

very cool

thanks for posting all the comparisons.

there's aspects i like to all of them, including yer pencils (copied from kirby?) ;)

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Posted by: patrick ford | December 31, 2011

I agree

And it's always the case. Even Mike Royer can't fully capture the subtle nuance in Kirby's pencils, particularly in facial expression. Beautiful examples from Captain Victory.
One reason I love Kirby's work is it's surface. His linework really appeals to me. Put aside the power, the layout, the design, the drama. Looking at just the surface of the drawing, just the lines which construct it, Kirby's pencils are "it" for me.
If I could have a complete set of Kirby's pencil photocopies I'd almost never look at the printed comic book versions again.

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Posted by: albabe | January 6, 2012


Nice job by Dan!!! Kudos!!!

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Posted by: Krackles | January 6, 2012

Akin to Adkins

Indeed, cool inks by Dan Adkins, as usual.

Don't forget to have a look at Royal Mike's version too!

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Posted by: David Driver (not verified) | September 20, 2013

Great to see all these

Great to see all these fantastic interpretations/variations by some true artistic greats.
I would say that Vince did seem to get Thor's eye contact right, given the context of the dialogue.

It's so good to see these beautiful alternative renditions of classic Kirby pages.
A joyous treat, thank you.

David Driver

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