Friday, January 24, 2020

IN YOUR LCS 31 YEARS AGO TODAY

Ron Frenz channels his inner Kirby.

 My idea of a page that has it all. An Asgard establishing shot, an angry Odin, Thor bonding with a young fan and a gorgeous goddess. What more could you ask for!?
And if that isn't enough, there is also a Tales of Asgard back-up tale featuring the boyhood of Thor (and Loki).

Thursday, January 23, 2020

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 51 YEARS AGO TODAY

 Kirby/Colleta cover  
     "Galactus is Born" (20 Kirby/Colleta pages: 6 full-pagers) The 3rd consecutive issue to feature Galactus. It was also the 18th consecutive issue that Lee/Kirby didn't create any new characters for. 

The first THOR comic of 1969 was also the first Lee/Kirby comic of 1969. To make sure the Galactus appearance had an epic feel Kirby made 30% of the issue full-page panels.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

IN YOUR LCS 6 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS #25
Cover Art: Mike Deodato

75th Anniversary Alex Ross cover
    Writer: Jonathan Hickman
    Interior Art: Salvador Larroca 
Not only is Thor on the covers but he is a major player in the story.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW

CAPTAIN MARVEL #14 $3.99 
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Lee Garbett (CA) Mark Brooks
"THE LAST AVENGER" PART 3: DESPERATE MEASURES
Two down. But time is running out, and there are Avengers left to kill. Can Captain Marvel finish off her former friends before the clock runs down - and all is lost?  Even though he doesn't appear on any of the 3 covers Thor does appear inside.

Monday, January 20, 2020

IN YOUR LCS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

NEW AVENGERS #5 $3.99
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Gerardo Sandoval
   Captain America! Iron Mariner! King Hulk! Marvel Woman! Collapsar! Together, they are the Avengers - of the year 20XX!  Now, these five heroes are breaking the laws of time itself to prevent their greatest tragedy! Destination - the year 2016! Target - the New Avengers! Thor Odinson makes a brief appearance.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #15 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
    Animated Thor and the Avengers must stand united when aliens beg them to save their planet from THANOS OF TITAN! 

Sunday, January 19, 2020

47 YEARS AGO TODAY

Ulik appears on his 5th cover since debuting 6 years earlier. It was the first non-Kirby drawn Ulik cover. It is a Gil Kane composition.

Not only does Thor do battle with the trolls leading to a cliff-hanger ending, he also visits North Korea because he wrongly thinks it is a quiet place to think.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

CAGE #4 $3.99 
(W/A/CA) Genndy Tartakovsky
    Cage, Fist, Misty and a bevy of fellow travelers put the hurt on the big bad behind Luke's bad day!  Thor Odinson has a very brief cameo.



MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1 $4.99 
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Steve McNiven
    AVENGERS, CHAMPIONS, GUARDIANS, X-MEN and the INHUMANS clash with monstrous threats that threaten to destroy every corner of the Marvel Universe. Who are the LEVIATHONS? Who controls them? How can they be stopped?  Lady Thor helps fight a monster.
Hip Hop Variant Cover


US AVENGERS #2 $3.99
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Paco Medina
  Welcome to the $kullocracy! The Golden Skull launches his takeover bid!  How do the U.S.Avengers respond to the looming threat? Tuxedos. Plus! Where were you on Zero Day - the day Captain America died? Lady Thor has a very brief cameo.