Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thor Thursday: John Romita Jr promo poster

Thor is riding high now, thanks to the new series and the movie coming out next year.  But in the 1990s, the Thunder God needed a reboot, and got one under the Heroes Return banner.  Dan Jurgens and John Romita Jr were the creative team and the first 24 issues or so featured Romita channeling Kirby's spirit.

John Romita Jr THOR 1995 promo poster inked by TimTownsend

This promo poster by John Romita Jr and Tim Townsend was a tease at the upcoming run.  I think this must have been drawn before Jurgens came up with the story for issue one.  The man slamming the cane down to summon Thor looks like Don Blake.  Thor's mortal host in the new Jurgens series was Jake Olson, who wasn't crippled in any way.

The Jurgens/Romita run is still in my collection and I re-read them last year.  Still a great run and holds up among the best Thor runs.  Nuff Said!

Link: Thor by Dan Jurgens & John Romita Jr. - Volume 1 (Marvel Comics Heroes Return)

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