Gil Kane and John Romita The Mighty Thor #216 Original Cover Art 1973
Gil Kane and John Romita - The Mighty Thor #216 - Original Cover Art 1973. Size: 11.5 x 17.5. Gil Kane and John Romita, two huge giants in the history of comic book art, combined forces on this early Bronze Age cover for. #216 (1973) featuring the Thunder God in all of his glory in battle with Mercurio, the 4-D Man. Kane was Marvel's top cover artist of the Bronze Age because he knew how to create compelling images that would pop off the stands and sell comics. The offered piece here is a great example of that.
Romita, the legendary Spider-Man artist, inked Kane's pencils here and his style has a strong influence on the finished result. Thor, the legendary Norse God of Thunder, became a comic book superstar starting in 1962 when Stan Lee and Jack Kirby launched his Marvel Universe based adventures in.
Thor was a founding member of the Avengers the following year and has been a continual major presence in Marvel's comic books ever since. Thanks to his portrayal by Chris Hemsworth in two Thor solo movies and two Avengers movies to date, Thor has reached a new level of global popularity. When it opens later this year on November 3rd, Thor's third solo movie. Looks like it will be the his biggest solo movie yet.
It not only features Chris Hemsworth's popular version of Thor but also Mark Ruffalo's Bruce Banner/Hulk and the first Marvel Studio appearances of both Valkyrie and Hela (the later played by the esteemed Cate Blanchett). Mercurio, the 4-D Man first appeared in. He's been a recurring villain who has fought Thor, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Quasar and very recently, Agent Venom. Gil Kane provided some of the most important covers of the Marvel Bronze Age, including such classic covers as. #15 and the first appearance of the Punisher in. Additionally, Kane drew some of the most memorable Marvel stories of the era, including the famous anti-drug trilogy in. #96-98, Spidey's landmark 100th issue, the introduction of Morbius in #101, and of course the death of Gwen Stacy and the Green Goblin in #121 and 122. The list could literally go on and on. Kane is one of the most important and collected artists who ever worked for Marvel. John Romita is one of the most renowned artists in Marvel history, Romita made his first mark in the industry working on the "commie smasher" version of Captain America in the early 1950s. He then spent many years at DC working mainly on romance comics before returning to Marvel in the mid 60s and making history with his work on.
By the early 70s, he was promoted to be Marvel's Art Director, but he continued to contribute his own art to the company for decades, working mainly on covers and special projects. Check out my other items! The item "Gil Kane and John Romita The Mighty Thor #216 Original Cover Art 1973" is in sale since Monday, March 5, 2018.
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