Tuesday, August 22, 2017

100 Days Of The King - Day 94

I've always loved this classic Jack Kirby pin-up pose of the Mighty Thor by Jack Kirby and inker Chic Stone. It showcases an idealistically bright and shining hero who puts forth a handsome beacon of bravery and boldness.

There's something of aspiration and hope in the way Kirby drew Thor, an admittedly Aryan ideal image (like Captain America) but one who rises above the potential social danger that image can present by his altruistic impulses for doing good for all men.

Kirby never seemed to tire of drawing Thor in these kind of bold and forthright poses. It seems to be the perfect blend of character and creator.

And then there's this guy.

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  1. I was looking at these pinups and thought, "That's Chic Stone." My favorite Silver Age inker over Kirby used to be Joe Sinnott, but now I'm starting to find Stone's bold contours more appealing, especially for the Jack Kirby of the 1960s.

    1. At his best Stone almost seemed to make Kirby's artwork glow. I first fell in live with the combo on all those Marvel hero cartoons which were rich with the duo's artwork from Avengers and Cap and elsewhere.

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