Episode 21.2 – Book Club – Balder the Brave

Here’s your second episode of the week!

In our exploration of Balder the Brave by Walt Simonson and Sal Buscema we also talk about writing for Superman, the mythology of Thor generally, and the philosophy of color in Thor and other Silver age books.

We specifically talk about pages 10 and 11, which are below:


As well as pages 36 and 37:


This article from Funnybook Babylon breaks down the Valerie Beltran recoloring of the Incal (Original colors were by Yves Chaland).

The book I was thinking of where they recolor Jack Kirby material is called “Tales of Asgard.” You can see from the Amazon comments that there is some division as to the quality of the new colors.

Here’s the comparison of the back cover and page 121:


And here’s the panel I ask about just near the end: (Page 76)


All images copyright Marvel Comics.

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