Kirby Krackle in Thor: Ragnorak

By now I'm sure you've seen the teaser trailer for Thor: Ragnarok. It's an exciting, fast-paced trailer. There is a lot to look at and take in: Cate Blanchett as Hela, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, and the return of Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner and Hulk.

However, the most exciting aspect of this film for me is not the characters, settings, or storyline. It's something much more subtle. So subtle you may have missed it.

I'm talking about Kirby Krackle, also known as Kirby Dots, as seen in Figure 1 of Galactus from Thor #134, published November, 1966. To those that are new to Kirby Krackle the following is my brief and simplistic explanation.

Kirby Krackle is the fan-given name to the hand-drawn illustrated style of how Jack Kirby drew unexplained energy. Wikipedia has a fairly dry explanation, but does a good job of explaining it.

If you missed the Kirby Krackle in the teaser trailer for Thor: Ragnorak give the trailer another watch and see if you spot where it appears, or click on the thumbnails below the trailer.

Figure 1: Example of Kirby Krackle (a.k.a. Kirby Dots) from Thor #134.

Examples of Kirby Krackle from Thor: Ragnorak Teaser Trailer

If you spotted more examples of Kirby Krackle in Thor: Ragnorak or any of the other Marvel films please let us know in the comments. To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time Kirby Krackle has been used in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.