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Monday, 3 July 2017
CRIVENS' ALTERNATIVE COVERS: THE MIGHTY THOR #144...
Above, the published cover of The MIGHTY THOR #144,
pencilled by JACK KIRBY and inked by VINCE COLLETTA
in 1966. Below, the rejected original cover, inked and lettered by
MIKE ROYER in 2000. In the second picture below, is a 1975 re-
print of the above ish. Some diehard Kirby fans often criticise any
changes to his art, resenting even the slightest variation from the
original. I've even seen the change to the baddie's mace in the
above cover being questioned, but to me it's blatantly obvious
why - the original looked like a cartoon duck's head!
Thor would've laughed himself to death on sight of it, before
it had even hit him. The fact is, STAN LEE often knew best.
As for the rejected cover, it's a belter sure enough, but perhaps it
was felt it made Thor appear to be losing the battle, or was con-
sidered just too difficult to ink. (Mike Royer showed that wasn't
so.) Any theories as to why it was rejected? Let's read them
in our ever-lovin' comments section, frantic ones.
Posted by Kid at Monday, July 03, 2017