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Ted Pugliese
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Posted: 09 July 2020 at 3:34pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

We have discussed this Don Blake issue before (ever
since I joined the forum), and I think it would have
been cool to see John, somehow, explore this angle in
a run all his own, along with the idea that Ragnarok
had already occurred and this was all that was left...
or was it?

But I was always thinking the power of Thor, but his
soul? Wow! Now I am imaging an interesting take on
the Bronze Age Dr. Fate situation.

Maybe when Walter is done with Ragnarok, Chris would
let us do a "Power of Thor" book at IDW ;-)
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This is one of my all-time favorites pieces!  And one of the best and most effective covers in introducing a new series.  It would be many years before I discovered that it was all Sinnott!
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That's news to me as well! I had always assumed that it was at least Romita pencils!

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 Robert Bradley wrote:
All of the early Thor artists in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY - Kirby, Sinnott, Al Hartley - drew Mjolnir with a smaller head and longer handle compared to what we are accustomed to now.  Many of the Marvel characters were tweaked their first few issues (including Thor, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Iron Man) until they settled into their now-familiar appearance.

In the myths Mjolnir had a short handle, but Stan and Jack were known to take a few liberties (Thor was also a redhead and had a beard in the myths) so a little experimenting until they got to what they felt worked was certainly not out of the ordinary.

To this extent though? It looks almost twice the length of Kirby's.
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That's news to me as well! I had always assumed that it was at least Romita pencils!
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That's probably what I thought too, but now that signature "JS" really jumps out!
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To this extent though? It looks almost twice the length of Kirby's.

Sinnott drew it more like a croquet mallet, but for the first year pretty much all of the artists - Kirby, Sinnott and Al Hartley - drew it with a longer handle and smaller head than we're accustomed to.

I would say Kirby in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #93 (Jun '63) and AVENGERS #1 (Sep '63) was the first to draw it in the proportions we're used to seeing now.  Don Heck and Kirby were then the first artists to draw it consistently that way (Heck in J.I.M. and Kirby in AVENGERS and J.I.M.) around 1964.

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As for that cover of SPIDER-WOMAN #1 I had assumed it was Romita since I first saw it.  I wonder what else Sinnott might have penciled that I may have missed.
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