Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

The recently published Thor Tales Of Asgard TPB is causing some ruction over the colours. It's an extensive recolouring of the original black and white which changes the appearance of the original. Here's a comparison.

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

The new colours are richer, darker and are "sculpted" in places to show light sources and varying hues. And in some places are changed completely. But is this, as the twitterer in question states, #ruiningkirby ?

Is emulating the original printed version the ultimate goal?

Wasn't the original often poor in reproducing the linework anyway, and the colours very limited?

Can new colouring be seen to reflect the original artists' intent, with fewer limitations?

Courtesy of Grantbridge Street,. here's a stack of recoloured Tales Of Asgard splash pages to consider.

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Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

Is Thor Showing His True Colours?

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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