Wednesday, 17 October 2012

The Mighty Thor!

The 1960s cartoon version of Marvels Thor on the Youtubes!

I'm not sure what's going on at Youtube these days, they seem to have a lot of old cartoons and tv series that are still best-before copyright expiry date. Maybe they sorted a way of paying the rights owners and all this stuff is legit now? Who knows.

Anyway, it's fun to have this running in the background whilst I'm working - the bright solid colour palette and the fantastic Jack Kirby artwork used captain-pugwash style to tell the tales of derring do, riding rough-shod over Norse mythology. I love the low-tech, full on, bare bones graphic quality of the series, it has a vigor and energy that is really quite insane (in a good way). Maybe break out some Marvel Super Heroes RPG - another copyright WTF? and start putting on silly voices. Loki seems to have been Skeletors voice coach - que high pitched strangulated laughter.

Clearvision have the DVDs for  £5, including postage in the UK, so I'll get around to placing an order eventually...

Anyway, begone - back to the drawing table with you Zhu!

1 comment:

  1. I loved this show when I was a little boy and dam I still like to watch it. it was so cool running home from school to eat cookies and milk and watch thor yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa boi lol it was great to be a kid in the 60s, how we love to visit our lost world, the mind of a child is wonderful and cool, ok I do not know what this site is but its cool