Tuesday, July 18, 2017
100 Days Of The King - Day 59
When Thor and Hercules clashed it was literally a battle of the gods. Jack Kirby was adept at making action fairly explode from the page as seen from this splash from The Mighty Thor #126. While there is a stiffness in the work here the fact the figures almost don't fit inside the full-page panel makes the scene feel even bigger than it is.
In this black and white version the Vince Colletta inking is evident. It's not his strongest effort by any means and generally I like the overall effect of Colletta on Kirby though I know for certain that's a minority view.