Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New Thor appearances on sale tomorrow

ORIGINAL SIN #0 $4.99 (RIVERA VAR)
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Jim Cheung
    WHO IS THE WATCHER? That's what Nova is wondering after his latest brush with the moon-dwelling enigma he's encountered before! But what he discovers will have a profound effect on the young hero, as well as priming the pump for the most cataclysmic event in Marvel history! Thor appears with the Avengers on one page and also in a two-page montage of Marvel Historic Events.

UNCANNY AVENGERS #19 $3.99 (ALESSIO VAR)
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Daniel Acuña
   Kang's Chronos Corps arrives on Planet X with a terrible offer! The former members of the Uncanny Avengers must reunite to save the Earth! Not only does Thor have a role, we also learn how one of his earlier acts of hubris affected Marvel History.

WHAT IF AGE OF ULTRON #4
$3.99 (RUGG VAR)
(W) Joe Keatinge (A) Piotr Kowalski, Neil Edwards (CA) Chris Stevens
   In a world without Captain America, the United States has lost its spirit, its inspiration.  A secret cabal unites to create a new Captain America in the nation's most trying time.
   Thor appears with the Avengers in one panel with his arms crossed and no dialog.  


Sunday, April 20, 2014

3 YEARS AGO TODAY 19 New Marvels shipped. 5 had variant covers. 3 of those variants featured the Thor corner of the shared universe paying homage to iconic movie posters. (or vice versa...)

AVENGERS #12
Cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR.
AVENGERS ACADEMY #12

Cover by MIKE MCKONE
DEADPOOLMAX #7 
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
FEAR ITSELF SINS PAST #1 
Cover by STEPHANIE HANS
GENERATION HOPE #6
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
HALO FALL OF REACH COVENANT #1 
Cover by FELIX RUIZ
HULK #32 
Cover by GABRIEL HARDMAN
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #503 
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
IRON MAN 2.0 #4 
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
SCARLET #5 
cover by ALEX MALEEV Variant cover by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
SIGIL #2 
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
SILVER SURFER #3 
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
SKAAR KING OF SAVAGE LAND #2 
Cover by MICHAEL KOMARCK & ED McGUINNESS Variant Cover by BILLY TAN
SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1000 
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
THUNDERBOLTS #156 
Cover by JEAN-SEBASTIEN ROSSBACH
UNCANNY X-FORCE #8 
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
WOLVERINE #8 
Cover by JAE LEE Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by DALE KEOWN
WOLVERINE & JUBILEE #4 
Cover by NIMIT MALAVIA
X-FACTOR #218

Cover by DAVID YARDIN

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Congratulations to Ive Svorcina for being nominated for a 2014 Eisner Award in the "Best Painter/Multimedia Artist(interior art)" category for his work on THOR GOD OF THUNDER.

For those of you that are not semantically sophisticated enough to comprehend Eisner Award terminology "Best Painter/Multimedia Artist" = Colorist. 
Svorcina's collaborator, Ron Garney, was not deemed worthy of such rarified recognition by his peers.

Friday, April 18, 2014

NON-MARVEL THOR FRIDAY

The Image Odin makes sure that the battle between Thor and Supreme is fair by giving them twin hammers.
If you read this in SUPREME #22 when it came out in 1994 and you had been a Thor fan for more than ten years you probably noticed the similarity between this Rob Liefield story and Walt Simonson's Thor/Beta Ray Bill battle in THOR #338. Clever Liefield does give his story a different twist than Simonson...
a Lee/Kirby twist but more about that next Friday.