Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Thor Week! Grooviest Covers of All Time: Thor vs Odin! Thor vs. the Destroyer! Thor vs. Loki!

Salutations, Stalwarts! Thor Week rolls on with a succinct sampling of some of the most sensational Thor covers of the Groovy Age! With art by the likes of Jack Kirby, John Buscema, John Romita, Gil Kane, Walt Simonson, Keith Pollard, and so many more, Ol' Groove hadda come up with a theme of some sort to narrow things down. But, natch, this being the Groovy One, I couldn't narrow it down to just one topic, but I did force myself to stop at two three.

The first set of cataclysmic covers features the God of Thunder and his peerless pappy Odin. As you can see, their relationship has never been on the "C'mon, son, let's go fishin'!" end of the father/son spectrum...



This second set features Thor and the awesome Destroyer layin' the smackdown 'pon one another. Yeah, Ol' Groove is definitely looking forward to that scene in the Thor flick!



Finally, you can't look back on the Groovy Age of Thor without getting your brain blasted by a pile of Thor vs. Loki covers! Enjoy!


3 comments:

  1. Great post!

    Is it just me, or does Odin's helmet on the cover of Thor #217 look like it has googly eyes on it?

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  2. Holy Moley! I loved Big John's Thor in the early 70's! They were epics!

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  3. Some classic covers there - the only thing I didn't dig was the skirt on the Destroyer in the second one! Looking forward to the film this Friday.

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