Monday, June 26, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 27 YEARS AGO

At least it is the Worthy Odinson
DeFalco, Frenz and Sinnott do their best to uphold the legacy with the third consecutive appearance of Stellaris.
Useless fact: the average monthly sales in 1990 for THOR were 169,916



Sunday, June 25, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO

NEW WARRIORS #6 $3.99
(W) Christopher Yost (A) Nick Roche (CA) Ramon K. Perez
  The All-New New Warriors announce their arrival to the rest of the world, which doesn't make anyone particularly happy.  The Avengers vs. the New Warriors!  Thor pretty much dominates this book. 

ORIGINAL SINS #2 $3.99
(W) Ryan North & Various (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Mark Brooks
    Thor makes a one page cameo for the retelling of the exploding  Truth Bomb incident!



UNCANNY AVENGERS #21 $3.99
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Daniel Acuña
   The conclusion to an epic two years in the making! In our darkest hour The Avengers Unity Squad unite entirely and the fate of the seven futures decided! Thor appears for the big finale and on the cover!


FANTASTIC FOUR #6 $3.99
(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Leonard Kirk
   They were the best of friends since that fateful trip into the cosmic unknown. The day the Fantastic Four were born, they became a family. Cosmic explorers - forever united. Johnny Storm became the high-flying, hot-headed Human Torch. Ben Grimm, the hideous monster known as The Thing. Super-Scientist Reed Richards has tried time and again to reverse Grimm's condition. Each and every time was met with failure. But there was a time when he possessed a device that held the key to permanently curing The Thing - until Johnny inadvertently destroyed it! Reed has kept Johnny's secret for as long as he could - but now it's about to get out! What will Ben do when he discovers that one of his closest friends and steadfast ally condemned him to a life sentence as a monster? A silent Thor appears with other Avengers during a four page sequence.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

MODOK ASSASSIN #2 $3.99
(W) Christopher Yost (A) Amilcar Pinna (CA) David Lafuente
   When a Thor crash lands in Killville, the Mental Organism Designed Only for KILLING sets out to do what he does best!   TWO Thors appear in this issue and they are both GOOD-LOOKING WOMEN!

 Regular cover

1 in 25 Christian Ward variant

SHIELD #7 $3.99 
(W) Mark Waid (A) Greg Smallwood (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
   SHIELD agent Skye, a.k.a. Quake, a.k.a. Daisy Johnson - has only one ally she can turn to: her father, Mr. Hyde! Thor appears in a one panel flashback.

Friday, June 23, 2017

The least important page from THOR #143?


Marvel waited 8 years to reprint THOR #143 in MARVEL SPECTACULAR #14. By then, to stay profitable, they had raised the price of their books and cut the page count by one.  Fortunately a full-page pin-up of Odin with a voice-over by Thor explaining who Odin is wasn't vital to the plot.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

MIGHTY THOR #8 $3.99 

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   "LORDS OF MIDGARD" STARTS NOW!  Corporate espionage, Marvel-style. Some of the world's most powerful and evil corporations are going to war over turf.  With Lady Thor caught in the middle.  That's if Jane Foster can first escape from the clutches of... S.H.I.E.L.D.?

(SAUVAGE STORY THUS FAR VARIANT)


 (HILDEBRANDT CLASSIC VARIANT) 
Note: Thor Odinson's only appearance this week is on this 1 in 15 variant cover.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW


MIGHTY THOR #20 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Russell Dauterman, Valerio Schiti (CA) Russell Dauterman
   THE SAGA OF THE ALL-NEW ULTIMATE THOR STARTS HERE!  The Ultimate Thor died defending the Multiverse, but his hammer remains. Who will hold the hammer now?  War is coming to the Ten Realms. Can the new Ultimate Thor keep back the bloody tide? Plus Thor Odinson appears!!!


Patrick Brown Mary Jane variant cover