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.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New Thor appearances on sale tomorrow

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #31 $5.99 (CAMPBELL CONNECTING A VAR) (CAPTAIN AMERICA TEAM UP VAR) (MAGUIRE VAR)
(W) Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage (A) Will Sliney (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
   SERIES FINALE! A tale of triumph and tragedy! The GREEN GOBLIN unmasked! A hero reborn!  There's only one man who can save us from the Goblin Nation... PETER PARKER: The SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN! Thor appears on one page! Thor has 5 words of dialog.

THOR GOD OF THUNDER #21
$3.99 (GARNEY VAR)
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Esad Ribic
   THE LAST DAYS OF MIDGARD, Part Three
   ROXXON strikes back! Broxton, Oklahoma under siege! The Minotaur shakes hands with the king of the trolls! And in the far future, King Thor is overwhelmed by the fury of Galactus!



WHAT IF AGE OF ULTRON #3 $3.99
(W) Joe Keatinge (A) Mico Suayan (CA) Chris Stevens
   In a world without Thor, the Norse end times of Ragnarök takes the lives of every super-powered being, leaving only the unpowered heroes of the Marvel Universe behind!
   Thor appears on the cover and one interior page.

THOR EPIC COLLECTION TP KINGDOM LOST
$34.99
(W) Chris Claremont, Alan Zelenetz (A) Various (CA) TBD
Thor returns to Earth. Foes from the Wrecking Crew and Galactus' heralds Gabriel and Firelord to the Frost Giants and Drax the Destroyer - come for a piece of the Asgardian Avenger! Thor teams up with Iron Man to confront some of the strangest and most gruesome villains in the Marvel Universe, even as Loki conspires to pit his half-brother against the stone men of Easter Island and the great dragon Fafnir!  new Tales of Asgard, and two Annual adventures featuring Odin vs. Dormammu - and Thor, joined with the gods of countless pantheons, against the fearsome God-Eater! Collecting THOR  #303-319 and ANNUAL #9-10.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

3 YEARS AGO TODAY 26 New Marvels shipped. 11 had variant covers. 7 of those variants featured diverse artists filtering Thor through the lens of iconic movie posters.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #658
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC  Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by PAUL RENAUD
BLACK PANTHER MAN WITHOUT FEAR #517
Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI  Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
CAPTAIN AMERICA FIGHTING AVENGER #1
Cover by GURIHIRU & BARRY KITSON
CARNAGE #4
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
CASANOVA GULA #4
Cover by FÁBIO MOON 
DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE #8
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER LITTLE SISTERS ELURIA #5
Cover by LUKE ROSS
DEADPOOL #35
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
FORMIC WARS BURNING EARTH #4
Cover by BILLY TAN
HAWKEYE: BLIND SPOT #3
Cover by MIKE PERKINS
INCREDIBLE HULKS #626
Cover by JOCK
IRON MAN 2.0 #3
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #622
Cover by STEPHANIE HANS Variant Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by LEE WEEKS
NEW AVENGERS #11
Cover by MIKE DEODATO Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by AMANDA CONNER
ONSLAUGHT UNLEASHED #3
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
PUNISHERMAX #12
Cover by KYLE BAKER
SECRET WARRIORS #26
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
SHIELD INFINITY
Cover by GERALD PAREL Variant Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER
STEVE ROGERS SUPER SOLDIER ANNUAL #1
Cover by BLACK FROG
SUPER HEROES #13
Cover by REILLY BROWN
THOR WHOSOEVER WIELDS THIS HAMMER #1
Cover by TOM RANEY
ULTIMATE AVENGERS VS NEW ULTIMATES #3
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU Variant Cover BY FRANK CHO
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #157
Cover by MARK BAGLEY Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
UNCANNY X-FORCE #7
Cover by ESAD RIBIC Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by MIKE DEL MUNDO
UNCANNY X-MEN #535 
Cover by TERRY DODSON
Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by HUMBERTO RAMOS
X-MEN LEGACY #247
Cover by MICO SUAYAN Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by KHOI PHAM