Thursday, March 7, 2013
Krak-KOOM! (Perfect panel #12)
The panel where Thor is in the motherlovin’ house
By Millar and Hitch
The things I always love most about the Millar/Hitch Ultimates comics are the haircuts – I genuinely think it’s the first superhero comic with great hair of the 21st century – but there isn’t one single panel that sums all that up. It’s more of a cumulative thing.
But the second best thing in their Ultimates run is this moment, when Thor shows up in New York to beat the living snot out of a rampaging Hulk. It’s a moment that’s been done dozens of times in Marvel comics, but never with this much power. It’s so powerful, that even though there are no sounds effects in this panel, I still hear a little ‘Krak-KOOM’ in my head every time I read it.
Thor has the best hair in comics, and knows how to make an entrance. Gods damn.