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Thor 176 Page 5 by Jack Kirby, Vince Colletta - Comic Strip
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Thor 176 Page 5

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1970
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Les malheureux gardes de Loki ont fort à faire face à Hogun The Grim et Fandral The Dashing. Le premier mouline du garde en cascade tandis que Fandral, exalté comme jamais, est à son summum : Douglas Fairbanks, Guy Williams et Errol Flynn en un seul !...

La composition de la page est exemplaire : les portraits d'Hogun et de Fandral en première et dernière case encadrent les plans larges où chacun des deux se taille un chemin parmi ses ennemis.

Et, au moins sur cette page, l'encrage de Vince Colletta est somptueux !

Bonus : on peut lire dans les marges quelques notes de la main même de Kirby à destination de Stan Lee pour les dialogues :
- Panel one - "Hogun, nothing stands in his path"
- Panel two - "... Mows'em down in rows"
- Panel three - "Fandral enjoys fighting"
- Panel four - "Hogun yells look out"
Nuff said!

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About Jack Kirby

Jack Kirby ( August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994), born Jacob Kurtzberg, was an American comic book artist, writer, and editor widely regarded as one of the medium's major innovators and one of its most prolific and influential creators. Kirby grew up poor in New York City, and learned to draw cartoon figures by tracing characters from comic strips and editorial cartoons. He entered the nascent comics industry in the 1930s, drawing various comics features under different pen names, including Jack Curtiss, before ultimately settling on Jack Kirby. In 1940, he and writer-editor Joe Simon created the highly successful superhero character Captain America for Timely Comics, predecessor of Marvel Comics. During the 1940s, Kirby, generally teamed with Simon, created numerous characters for that company and for National Comics, later to become DC Comics.