Thor & Loki : Blood Brothers Graphic Novel Book Review

Posted By blauereiter der on March 19th, 2012

Thor & Loki : Blood Brothers Graphic Novel Esad Ribic

I’m not a follower/collector of Marvel comics but Thor & Loki : Blood Brothers piqued my interest because of the exceptional art work found inside.

Thor & Loki : Blood Brothers Graphic Novel Esad Ribic
Thor & Loki : Blood Brothers Graphic Novel Esad Ribic
Thor & Loki : Blood Brothers Graphic Novel Esad Ribic
Thor & Loki : Blood Brothers Graphic Novel Esad Ribic

I like the detailed and painterly style of the artist, which gives a certain 3-dimensional quality to the images, especially the rendering of flesh and fabric. The composition of the subjects in the panels are also very cinematic.

Thor & Loki : Blood Brothers Graphic Novel Esad Ribic
Thor & Loki : Blood Brothers Graphic Novel Esad Ribic
Thor & Loki : Blood Brothers Graphic Novel Esad Ribic
Thor & Loki : Blood Brothers Graphic Novel Esad Ribic
Thor & Loki : Blood Brothers Graphic Novel Esad Ribic
Thor & Loki : Blood Brothers Graphic Novel Esad Ribic

(below) A few select pages of character concept and development sketches. I was wondering if the latest THOR film took references from this graphic novel, especially the shots of Loki seated in his throne.

Thor & Loki : Blood Brothers Graphic Novel Esad Ribic
Thor & Loki : Blood Brothers Graphic Novel Esad Ribic
Thor & Loki : Blood Brothers Graphic Novel Esad Ribic

(above) Not digging the cover art illustration- I think there are much better images found in the book, but the contents are definitely worth a look. Recommended.

“Thor & Loki : Blood Brothers″ graphic novel details :

- Rob Rodi (Author), Esad Ribic (Illustrator)
- Dimensions – 7.5 x 0.5 x 11.2 inches
- Hard cover, 152 pages
- Full color, English.

Thor & Loki : Blood Brothers Graphic Novel Esad Ribic Amazon Buy Link

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2 Responses to “Thor & Loki : Blood Brothers Graphic Novel Book Review”

Casshern

Hello there!

Really impressive art 0.0. Do you know of any manga artist’s with that kind of skills?. I need to find lots of Japanese artists with a realistic approach to the art for a work in my University.

I’ve found these artist so far:

- Junichi Noujou
- Ryoichi Ikegami
- Seisaku Kanoh
- Hiroaki Samura
- Takehiko Inoue
- Shinichi Sakamoto
- Mafuyu Hiroki
- Katsuya Terada
- Tanaka Tatsuyuki
- Motofumi Kobayashi
- Masashi Tanaka
- Akira Hiramoto
- Yamada Akihiro

Thank You for your time :).

Cobalt 60

“Thor and Loki” is the best book painted by Esad Ribic. He made some others, amongst them a Silver Surfer but the result is not so brilliant and looks rather like a cheap imitation of Alex Ross.

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