The Evolution of Thor [Infographic]

The Evolution of Thor

Marvel superhero Thor debuted in 1962, primarily the work of artist Jack Kirby, editor Stan Lee, and scripter (and Lee’s brother) Larry Lieber. While the original costume that they designed (blue armor, red cape, and silver winged helmet) is considered a classic at this point, it’s certainly not the only one Thor has worn over the past 55 years. In this infographic, we show how Thor’s appearance has evolved through many comic trends, while often calling back to archetypal features like his cape or winged helmet. We’ll also take a look at some other characters who were worthy of wielding Mjolnir, whether they were called by the name “Thor” (like Jane Foster) or simply gained his powers (Beta Ray Bill and Throg). So let’s cross the Bifrost Bridge into Asgard and see how Thor has evolved!

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The Evolution of Thor

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What did you think? Did we cover your favorite Thor design? Do you believe yourself worthy of wielding Mjolnir? If this guide to Thor costumes has you thinking of dressing as the Asgardian for Halloween (or any other time of the year), then journey across the Bifrost Bridge to see the Thor costumes we have available!

Design Credit: Cody Petersen

Wyatt Edwards

Wyatt Edwards is an Internet Wizard at HalloweenCostumes.com. His past costumes include a rocket surgeon, hipster guy, Wikipedia, Optimus Prime, and a picnic. Yes, a picnic. He may dress as Dwight Schrute this Halloween, which would take literally zero effort. Wyatt also plays guitar and role-playing games, but doesn’t generally put on fancy costumes for that.


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