Comics Ate My Brain

May 16, 2009

It’s the post I just had to call … "Face Front!"

Filed under: thor — Tom Bondurant @ 2:10 am
So there I was, barely having started this week’s Tales Of Asgard #1, when I learned that the Aesir squared off originally against “the totally evil FRONT GIANTS!”

Naturally, I checked the (earlier) reprint in Essential Thor Vol. 1, and saw that somewhere along the line, the text had been edited to read “FROST GIANTS” — which, of course, makes more sense, since the rest of the story features those kinds of giants.

Indeed, it seems to me based on the lettering styles that the mistake was in the original, and that Marvel’s quality-control people were more concerned with the new computer coloring than with Smilin’ Stan’s natty narration. I presume the new reprints worked from a different copy of the original art. Still, you’d think a single issue would be easier to check than a thick Essential volume.

Anyway, no big deal. At least it’s faithful to the original (well, except for the new coloring). I even learned a valuable gymnastics term!

December 13, 2007

Thursday Night Thinking

Filed under: thor, thursday night thinking — Tom Bondurant @ 11:56 pm
I’m not going to argue that the “Spidey refuses to give up and lifts the heavy machinery” sequence isn’t a classic of superhero comics…

… but these two pages with Thor-Frog are pretty effective too.

And, of course, it wouldn’t work if Thor-Frog weren’t THINKING!

[From “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner; or, It’s Not Easy Being Green!” in The Mighty Thor #365, March 1986. Written and drawn by Walt Simonson, lettered by John Workman, colored by Max Scheele.]

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