Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Thor, God of Thunder-Pierce Rice-1940

 Minimalist cartooning taken to the extremes--giant panels, virtually no backgrounds, all with a pre-war version of the Thunder God that really isn't all that different than the one that would be popular decades later.










9 comments:

Gabriel said...

It is of unequalled beauty! What's the source? And the artist? Any clue?
Thanx for sharing!

Booksteve said...

Well, the artist, as stated above, is Pierce Rice. GCD lists credits inking to Arturo Cazeneuve as per Jerry bails identification. The story is from a 1940 issue of WEIRD.

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Lutz Eitel said...

Yes, this is amazing, thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

Who published "Weird"? Timely? Atlas?

Steven Thompson said...

WEIRD was published by Fox, one of the major Golden Age Publishers.

Mark Swanson said...

Thanks, you got me searching for other comics versions of Thor (7 pre-Marvel, incl. 1 Kirby and 1 Ditko), which I found here:
http://thenostalgialeague.com/galleries/thor/thor.html

Bro Michael Henry said...

I just recently found out about the Golden Age Thor, and yep, Mark, I started searching for other pre-Marvel and other types of Thor's lol. I believe this series is the best one of the bunch. Even the Ibis version was only used as a Deus ex machina to defeat Loki.

Joseph Gilbert Thompson said...

So Marvel Comics ripped this guy off,too.