Friday, 9 June 2017

A POWER HOUSE PIN-UP - THE MIGHTY THOR...


Images copyright MARVEL COMICS

From the back cover of TERRIFIC #6 comes this JACK KIRBY
pin-up of The MIGHTY THOR.  And that's all I really need to say,
isn't it?  Unless, of course, you want me to witter on a bit more and -
what's that?  You don't?  Oh, okay then.  (Mumble, mumble, sulk!)
  
I threw in the cover too.  (Not that you deserve it, you ungrateful lot!)

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice! I have that cover as a double spread in an Australian Conan comic from 1975. As you know with most reprints the Conan story is in black and white, then arrive in the middle to Kang and the gang in full colour.

Terence

Paul McScotty Muir said...

A nice classic pin up - the Kang story featured on the cover is one of my favourite early Avengers tales although I remember this from the UK Avengers weekly comic. I really liked Kirby's art on those stories (although I think that may have been Jacks last issue)

Kid said...

That's a Conan comic worth having for that pin-up alone, T. Seems an odd mix though.

******

It was his last regular ish, PM, though he returned to do layouts for #16. The Kang story is also a favourite of mine, and I recall reading this issue of Terrific during a class break in primary school back in the '60s.

Colin Jones said...

I guess you're a happy man today now that Scottish independence is a dead duck, eh kid ?

Kid said...

Never count your dead ducks 'til they're buried, CJ. (With a stake through the heart for good measure.)

Mike said...

Hmm first one inked by Chick Stone I think and second by Ayers. Lovely stuff. Oh are you for or against Scottish independence?

Kid said...

Well, I'm definitely not for it, M. I'm a Scottish Brit or a British Scot, whichever way you like to put it. Yup, Stone and Ayers respectively. I happen to think that ish is one of Ayers' best inking jobs on Kirby. (Another being FF #6.)

Mike said...

I agree with #6. It was sharp inking yet humanizing, which I liked about Ayers, as opposed to tight / techno (my word) inking by Sinnot. I met Dick a few years ago, nice genial guy.

Kid said...

He came close to looking like Wood on some panels in those two issues, which is probably why I like them so much.

John Pitt said...

You knew I'd recognise it straight away, didn't you?
Now then, I never liked Kang as a villain, - he was far TOO GREEDY! Not content on conquering Earth in the future, he wanted to go back in time and conquer it in various points in his past too! But...wouldn't that have then affect his reign in the future, when he got back there?

Kid said...

I think it was wiser never to think too much about those time travel paradoxes, JP. Far too headache inducing - a bit like my posts.

Anonymous said...

Re the Conan poster Kid. Yes definitely worth owning them.I have ten Conan's with posters, with only one of Conan himself. I think the odd mix is more for advertising as they mention it on some eg Silver Surfer coming soon.

T

Kid said...

You never know, T, they might be worth something one day - if they aren't already.

Anonymous said...

Not worried about that as reprints not much I don't think? Would love to get good copies then have them framed to hang up.

t

Kid said...

Some British reprints fetch a pretty penny these days, T, so you never know. Pop along to a place with a colour copier that does A3 copies and get the pin-ups duplicated there. Then you can get them framed and hang 'em on the wall.

Anonymous said...

Are you referring to the odhams Kid? I like the Marvel reprints I do not have many British only Super Heroes no 1, Conan no 1, Dracula no 1, all with their posters.

T

Kid said...

Odhams, as well as some of the early British Marvels, T. Some comics dealers are asking for quite high prices for them. Whether they'll get the prices asked is another matter, I suppose.

Paul McScotty Muir said...

Thats true I have seen a lot of the early UK Marvels with paper covers (MWON and Spider-Man Comics Weekly) with prices (£15 for MWONM 1) others for £5 on average (Alan Class comics can go for more on certain issues) But in saying that I picked up a good conditioned copy of "Fantastic" in Glasgow (near City Centre comics" for 70p ( POW, Smash and Wham tend to cost more) last weekend.

Kid said...

I've seen MWOM #1 with an asking price of £30 and more from some dealers, but I doubt it's worth that to anyone but the most ardent (and rich) collectors. I thought you'd bought 3 issues of Fantastic, PM? What numbers were they?

Paul McScotty Muir said...

I go that single issue along with a few issues of Spider-Man classics last Saturday I picked up a few Fantastic's a few weeks before that. The one i got on Saturday is issue 48

Kid said...

Only another 85 issues to go before you have the full set, PM. Not forgetting one Summer Special and three Annuals.

Paul McScotty Muir said...

I have the summer special and about 10 or so issues I think that's enough for me I concentrate more on collecting POW, Wham and my favourite SMASH - I even left an issue of Fantastic that was in the shop

Kid said...

Oh, you cruel man, PM. You mean you left that poor Fantastic on its own after liberating its siblings? Is there no end to your callousness, you heartless beast?

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