Great Covers – THOR #127

A much emulated Jack Kirby cover, this THOR image is the earliest example I can find of one hero holding the dead body of somebody else (though the pose comes out of classical sculpture and painting.)

The deep purple background sets a somber mood, but the white glow around the figures silhouettes them perfectly and draws the reader’s attention to the important bits of the action. And the flame colors at the bottom reinforce the holocaust of the understated cover copy.

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