Monday, June 17, 2019

IN YOUR LCS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

THORS #1 $3.99
 (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Chris Sprouse
   The Thors of every domain, together in one book as cosmic cops! Whenever there's trouble on Battleworld, the Thors answer the call. But a string of mysterious murders leaves some of them asking questions that may unravel all of reality! A hard-hitting police drama with lots of hammers.

Kris Anka Gwen of Thunder Variant

Dale Keown Variant

Paul Renaud Ant-sized variant
Delicious Design League Maos variant
John Tyler Christopher Action Figure variant

Sunday, June 16, 2019

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 55 YEARS AGO TODAY

What a great time to be a Thor fan. Not only did he appear in 
with a cover and 23 pages of art by Jack Kirby - plus the first appearance of a rare non-Asgardian addition to Thor's Rogues Gallery, the Grey Gargoyle.


Thor also appeared in
with a cover and 22 pages of art by Jack Kirby - plus the third appearances of Asgardian members of Thor's Rogues Gallery, Amora and Skurge.

Thor also had a 1 panel cameo in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 (drawn by the Amazing Ditko)

This brought Thor's appearances up to 15 so far for the year. He would end up appearing in more comics in 1964 than any other year in the 'Sixties.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 56 YEARS AGO TODAY

For the first time in history a Marvel superhero
fights their duplicate on a cover.


At DC it had happened only 4 times.
Cover by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito
September 1962

Cover by Al Plastino
September 1956

Cover by Curt Swan
January 1956

Cover by Wayne Boring
December 1953

Friday, June 14, 2019

IN YOUR LCS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

SECRET EMPIRE #4 $3.99
(W) Nick Spender (A) Leinil Francis Yu, Rod Reis (CA) Mark Brooks
    There is a power that can either save the world or doom it! Both Steve Rogers and the heroes arrayed against him need this power! But unfortunately for all of them, the key to possessing this power lies in the hands of the unstoppable Ultron! Thor Odinson has a sizeable role even though he only appears on 1 of the 6 covers.

1 in 25 Leinil Francis Yu variant cover


ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE #3 $4.99 
(W) Yusaku Komiyama, Jim Zub (A) Yusaku Komiyama (CA) Kiichi Mizushima
    The outbreak is spreading, and two of Earth's Mightiest Heroes have been infected! Captain America, Hawkeye and Iron Man venture out into the zombie-filled streets to stem the tide, while Bruce Banner and Dr. Amano race to find a cure! Even though Zombie Thor doesn’t appear on the cover he does have a sizeable role. Where did the outbreak originate? The original manga adapted into English.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN YOUR LCS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

THOR #1 $5.99  
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Michael Del Mundo, Christian Ward (CA) Michael Del Mundo
   Thor Odinson has regained his mantle - and with it, a wild new world of trouble on his mighty hands! The artifacts of Asgard have been scattered across the earth, and to reclaim them, Thor will have to face some ugly truths. Like the production cost of hundreds of new hammers! And the Thunder God is going to need every last one of them if he's going to stop the unstoppable Juggernaut. And don't miss the latest chapter of the King Thor saga as the Thor of the far future encounters an old friend who's undergone some startling changes.
Christian Ward variant cover
Esad Ribic variant cover
Kaare  Andrews connecting party variant
Russell Dauterman design variant
James Harren connecting hammer variant
Jack Kirby remastered variant cover
Jack Kirby remastered B&W variant cover

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

50 YEARS AGO TODAY

Whether you call it the Sorcery Screen or Odin's Eye, like 95% of 1969 American households, Asgard had television. (but less than 7% of those households had color.)

from THOR #167 (Art by Kirby and Colletta)

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #23 $3.99 
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Ryan Ottley
   The fallout from "HUNTED" is felt and much of Peter's life is called into question.   What is left of Spider-Man after living through the harrowing hunt?! Thor Odinson makes a 1 panel crowd-scene cameo.