Today’s blog post is brought to you by Art Acquisition Coordinator at Upper Deck, Samantha Padilla.
Who’s stronger, Thor Odinson or The Incredible Hulk? That’s been the question in everybody’s mind since Thor’s first appearance in 1962. Harkening back to the forgotten fight between the Jade Giant and the Odinson in the classic 1963 Avengers #3, UD Gallery’s November fine art limited edition reveals what actually happened in the abandoned WWII caverns!
At the height of a classic battle between the Avengers and Prince Namor, the World Breaker and God of Thunder faced off in a true test of strength. Thor beseeched Odin to remove the enchantment that made him change to Dr. Donald Blake if he let go of his hammer for over a minute so that it would be an even match. Hulk did his best to tear the caves apart and crush his opponent, and even detonated a lost WWII mine on Thor, but “Long-Hair” was able to use his speed to bury the Green Goliath underneath the rubble.
The fight ended before the score could be settled, but this would not be the last time The Incredible Hulk and Thor Odinson crossed paths. Place your bets and decide for yourself who wins this round!
Prolific Argentine artist, Ariel Olivetti, captures this classic moment in watercolor in The Mighty Thunder God vs. The Incredible Hulk (Limited edition of 250). For those with a more modern taste, the limited variant The World Breaker vs. Thor Odinson (Limited edition of 100) updates the style with a diagonal gradient overlay in Hulk’s iconic colors of purple and green. These fine art giclée prints measure 18”x24” and are printed on archival 100% cotton 300GSM paper.
Make sure you check out the Upper Deck Store later this month when it becomes available for purchase.