Showing posts with label Thor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thor. Show all posts

Monday, January 13, 2014


Anand 'Kav' Kaviraj is the master of Silver Age Comics. He finds some strange and wonderful things in those old school comics. Today he is sharing four cool panels from the reprint of an annual Tales of Asgard #1.

Here's a special treat from an early Journey Into Mystery issue which is possibly around issue number 85 titled 'Tales of Asgard'. Stan Lee was scripting direct from Norse mythology where we see a young Thor and Loki in action against some giants. We see Loki's propensity for evil, but we see Thor slowly being able to lift Uru higher each time he completes a heroic feat. Awesome stuff!

Monday, December 30, 2013


Champion City Comics artist and comic book guru, Anand 'Kav' Kaviraj, enjoys reading comic books from the Silver Age of Comics. He loves to share some of the craziest panels ever developed for comics. Today, he has found some amazing panels from Journey Into Mystery #87 which is titled 'Prisoner of the Reds'. Stan Lee was the writer and Jack Kirby did the pencils. 

Journey Into Mystery #87 was the fifth Thor comic, and we have this scene where Thor, instead of just busting out of prison with his hammer, spins around to create 'shock waves'.

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The commies think he might be one of them since he carries a HAMMER. Then, Thor exhibits a new power where he creates blinding sparks from rubbing his hammer. Stan Lee used to give his characters one-time powers like this all the time, but DC Comics never did this because they gave someone a certain set of powers, and stuck with it.

Also from Journey Into Mystery #87 comes this panel where a scientist claims that Thor's tunneling prowess is 'scientifically impossible!'. Dude, if you want scientifically possible, you're in the wrong comic book.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Victor Pozzi, the artist for Uritorco, Westwood, Naira, and The Captive, has submitted this cool original piece of Thor artwork that he completed for commission at a comic con in Argentina. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Anand 'Kav' Kaviraj sent me a scanned page from Journey Into Mystery #120 which was a 1965 release by Marvel Comics.This issue was titled "With My Hammer In Hand.." and featured the classic comic book creative team of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.  Thor's mighty hammer, Mjolnir, was in need of repair, so Thor decided to go to the best place possible, which was Pittsburgh. The mighty blast furnaces of  the "Steel City" did the trick and all was well in Thor's world.


Monday, October 7, 2013


Champion City Comics artists, writer, and comic book guru, Anand Kaviraj, has made an important discovery!

"Can Captain America's shield be damaged or destroyed? Yes. In Thor #118 the Destroyer easily sliced Mjolnir in two. Thor's hammer once dented Cap's shield, so the Destroyer could easily destroy Cap's shield. The question which has tormented fans for decades has now been answered, here at Champion City Comics!!!!"

The Destroyer slices the hammer!

Thor dents Cap's shield 

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Artist Ryan Cairns has submitted an original piece titled 'Thor vs Fin Fang Foom'. This is a great black and white image where we see the back of Thor as he prepares to do battle with Fin Fang Foom.

About Ryan: Ryan Cairns is an artist based out of Southern Michigan. He reads way too many comic books and is obsessed with baseball. He does charcoal portraits, nudes, comic books and pinups. He intends to get a webcomic going eventually. You can reach him at or just friend the fool on Facebook.

Friday, May 11, 2012


Comic by Bob Toben

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Writer: Jonathan Hickman

Art: Esad Ribic

Thor’s miffed and who could blame him? I’d be mad too if some advanced race decided to wax my entire homeland and all of its inhabitants. What occurs is a fierce battle in which the Asgardians had their godly arses handed to them and a battle that turned him from Thunder God to Instant Orphan in about six pages.

That’s the setup for Ultimate Comics Ultimates #4, which mostly spotlights Thor’s suicide mission to take the hammer to those responsible while Fury, Stark and Hawkeye lick their wounds after last issue’s vicious dogfight and monitor from a safe distance. As a whole, it’s continued excellence from Hickman, although I admit there’s some confusion trying to figure out who’s who between the People (debuted in Hawkeye mini-series) and the Children, the techno supers hellbent on reshaping the world to suit their needs. The face-off between the two factions is pretty much inevitable and will probably happen at some point down the road, but for now, Thor wants blood. Trouble is, he’s not going to get it. Why? After a pep talk from Valhalla’s ghosts that got him going, he’s confronted by the leader of the People who reveals his identity, an act that leaves Thor a beaten man despite neither one of them exchanging blows. Yeah, this secret guy’s real lightweight in terms of stature but a heavyweight in all other areas, leaving Thor to skulk back to home base with his proverbial tail between his legs.

With Hickman on point, Ribic’s art simply pops—same as he’s done in the previous issues. The angles are great, environments look alien enough, but this guy’s bread n’ butter is facial expressions: when someone is mad, they look MAD. When it’s hitting the fan, you know it by the look of terror or exasperation or any gamut of emotions the characters go through. I’ll say it now: no disrespect to those that have come before, but his Thor is the best, beard and all. Don’t give me a clean shaven jovial Asgardian god, give me a battle-hardened roughneck that won’t hesitate to ram a hammer up your backside for looking at him cross-eyed. Ribic does that perfectly.

Digging this series very much, but can’t wait till Cap and Hulk make their first appearances.

Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars.

Brian Cee is a contributing writer at Champion City Comics

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