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Oliva

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Subj: I think...
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 at 09:49:51 pm EDT (Viewed 134 times)
Reply Subj: Asgardians Costumes....
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 at 08:14:55 pm EDT (Viewed 266 times)

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I recall that jack Kirby used to be a master when drawing these phenomenal Asgardian costumes, and I wonder sometimes what ever happened to that? There isn't much interest from artist to pencil these lavish costumes nowadays:
http://www.universomarvel.com.aq/Thor/Odin_Omnipotencia_2.jpg
http://www.universomarvel.com.aq/Thor/Odin_Hela_4.jpg

I know that Japanese comics has capitalize on this for a very long time:
http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/4390/hagennnhj6.jpg
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/9426/tma148.jpg
http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/4371/normal07pw6.jpg
http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/5076/ap20090107041415493jpgdnm5.jpg
http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/6409/photo01oq7.jpg
http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/5356/hj0801.jpg
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/5686/13437799ja3.jpg

Conclusion: Thor (being an Asgardian in particular) do not need to be wearing the same costumes over and over all the time- even though that's what Identifies him... Every now and then it'll be good to see Thor with a new never before seen costumes...

in cases like Thor and the Warriors Three it makes it easier to identify them. I recall watching a short introduction to anime years ago and it stated the reason some anime characters in the past (and present to a degree) had outrageous hairdos or costumes was to make it easier to tell them apart.

As for Asgard, I think as writers got more and more away from the "sci-fi, super-advanced Asgard" you got simpler designs. They are meant to look more Vikingish. The less eccentric costumes I suppose are to let the Asgardians be taken more seriously. I seem to recall some issues where Odin would go through two or three outfits in one issue.


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