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Answers to Name That Thor Artist!

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Last week, I showed you panels and/or pages featuring Thor as drawn by the thirty-two pencilers who did full pencils on issues of the first volume of Thor (including the Journey Into Mystery issues). Here is that list if you want to look at it before I reveal the answers.

Okay, now I will reveal who the artists were as well as the three people who guessed each one of them correctly!

Enjoy!

1. Keith Pollard, Thor #289


2. Stewart “Staz” Johnson, Thor #477


3. Patrick Olliffe, Thor #445


4. Bob Hall, Thor #330


5. Arvell Jones, Thor #290


6. Jackson “Butch” Guice, Thor #356


7. Gil Kane, Thor #318


8. Gary Hartle, Thor #452


9. Bruce Zick, Thor #460


10. Geoff Isherwood, Thor #495


11. Sandu Florea, Thor #474


12. Herb Trimpe, Thor #336


13. Erik Larsen, Thor #385


14. Mike Deodato, Thor #493


15.At Hartley, Journey Into Mystery #90


16. Sal Buscema, Thor #214


17. Neal Adams, Thor #180


18. Joe Sinnott, Journey Into Mystery #92


19. Mark “M.D.” Bright, Thor #335


20. Rich Buckler, Thor #227


21. M.C. Wyman, Thor #469


22. Don Perlin, Thor #332


23. Rich Yanizeski, Thor #401


24. Rick Leonardi, Thor #309


25. Alan Kupperburg, Thor #321


26. Jack Kirby, Journey Into Mystery #83


27. John Buscema, Thor #183


28. Walt Simonson, Thor #337


29. Ron Frenz, Thor #383


30. Tony DeZuniga, Thor #255


31. Greg LaRocque, Thor #323


32. Don Heck, Journey Into Mystery #98


A bunch of people asked about Wayne Boring, who was credited in Thor #280 just as “Guest Penciler,” but Tom Palmer (listed in the issue as “Inker/Embellisher”) clearly did finishes on the book, not just inks (my theory is that since having Boring draw Thor, particularly in an issue guest-starring Marvel’s version of Superman, was such a treat for Marvel that they didn’t want to hide the fact under their standard credit, which would have been “Wayne Boring and Tom Palmer } Illustrators”, so they called him “Guest Penciler,” instead). In either event, here is a sample from that issue, by Wayne Boring and Tom Palmer…


Okay, so as for the winners, THREE people all guessed correctly on all thirty-two artists. They are (in order of when I received their entries): Gary M. Miller, Greg Geren and Mark Elstob. Special shout-out to Carl Reno, who clearly knew all of the artists in question (including the issue numbers even!) but mixed up the penciler with the inker for two of them.

Congrats to our Thor experts!!

Hope everyone had fun!!