Monday, June 30, 2014

Comic 698 -- Oath to the Thunder God

The new strip is here...

Yep, that was the God of Thunder all right... or at least what's left of him.

Mjolnir, the hammer of Thor, has received many different fictional depictions. I went with one that echoed the design of many of the classic Mjolnir pendants from ancient times (here's a sample of how they look.)

Turns out someone else had the same idea. This coming month, Marvel is putting out the first a limited series called "Ragnarok," a comic adaptation of the old myths. I'm looking forward to it because it's written by Walt Simonson, whose run on The Mighty Thor is one of my favorite mainstream comics of all time. Nice to see him coming back to Asgard again.

Anyway, if you go to that page above, you'll see a sketch of Thor with a Mjolnir that was also clearly modeled off the old pendants. Kind of cool.