Friday, February 24, 2017

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #6 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A) Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Alex Ross
    The villain pulling the Avengers' strings stands revealed - someone who's been a part of Avengers history for almost all of the team's existence, in a way you've never seen
  them before! Lady Thor has a major role in this issue.

THERE WERE NO NEW THOR ODINSON APPEARANCES!!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

50 YEARS AGO TODAY

Jack Kirby's 77th Thor cover (if you count AVENGERS #1-15, TALES OF SUSPENSE #56, X-MEN #9 and FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #3) was added to the Sixties zeitgeist.

For the third consecutive issue Lee/Kirby create pre-internet Trolls.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

51 YEARS AGO TODAY

One of Kirby's 10 best Thor covers?
 And Lee/Kirby "create" two Greek Gods; Pluto lord of the Netherworld and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons for the 16 page lead story. 
Plus the 5 page Lee/Kirby Tales of Asgard back-up explains "The Meaning of Ragnarok!"

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

NOT MY NEW COMICS DAY!!! How about you?

For the second week in a row there are NO new appearances by Thor Odinson!!!!!

And there are no Lady Thor appearances either!
 

Monday, February 20, 2017

52 YEARS AGO TODAY

The 49th Marvel comic with Thor on the cover was on display on the local spinner racks.
Like the previous 48 the layouts and pencils were by Kirby. This cover, like 20 of the 48, was inked by Chic Stone.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

53 YEARS AGO TODAY

Not only did Thor star in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #103, he also made a guest appearance in FANTASTIC FOUR.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

54 YEARS AGO TODAY

Thor encounters Loki for the third time in seven issues. Plus scripter Larry Lieber and plotter/editor Stan Lee prove that they did some research on Norse Mythology. Art by Joe Sinnott.

It was Jack Kirby's 20th consecutive cover for JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY. 80% of those covers, including this one, were embellished by Dick Ayers.