Tuesday, December 29, 2015

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

RAGNAROK #7
(W/A/CA) Walter Simonson $3.99
    The Black Elf assassin, Regn, and his young daughter, Drifa, have hunted Thor for countless leagues across the Dusk Lands, to the ruins of Asgard. Now, as Thor calls down the lightning to create a funeral pyre for the dead of Asgard, Regn prepares himself for his greatest challenge, to kill the last god standing, the god responsible for the death of his wife. 
(Art Adams variant cover)
 
MARVEL THOR 8IN RETRO ACTION FIGURE SET $80
      Capturing Marvel's God of Thunder in all his 1970s glory, this retro-style action figure set features a cloth-costumed Thor just as he looked when he was released by the Mego Corporation in his first action figure appearance! With his hammer, helmet, and long golden hair, Thor comes packaged inside a vintage-style window box. Thor also comes with two extra heads and outfits to change into his alter ego, Dr. Donald Blake, as well as a more modern take on the hero, complete with an updated hammer. All are packaged in a display-ready gift tray. Limited to 3,000 sets! Designed and Sculpted by EMCE Toys!
 

Monday, December 28, 2015

HAPPY 93RD BIRTHDAY TO STAN *MAESTRO OF THE MARVEL MULTIVERSE* LEE

"Lee's dialogue was witty and filled with character. Place it over exciting visual storytelling by Kirby or Ditko and you had something very special." 
       - Mark Evanier KIRBY KING OF COMICS


Saturday, December 26, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015

88 YEARS AGO TODAY Steve Ditko was born.

52 years ago this rare Kirby/Ditko cover collaboration went on sale.
Three years earlier Ditko did the art for a five page Charlton Comics Thor story.



Friday, October 30, 2015

The Enchantress is missing two things on her seventh cover.

This is the first cover she didn't have to share with Thor and the Executioner. (Art by Jack Kirby)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

IN THE SHOPS TODAY

AVENGERS THOR HAMMER SMASH COFFEE MUG $9.99
Get your morning started with coffee from this Marvel Studios' Avengers: Age of Ultron coffee mug. Are you worthy?

Monday, September 28, 2015

NEW/OLD SIMONSON THOR IN YOUR FUTURE coming October 28

RAGNAROK HC VOL 01 LAST GOD STANDING 

148 pages - $24.99
(Writer/Artist) Walter Simonson


Ragnarök...the Twilight of the Gods in Norse mythology...the destruction of the Nine Worlds. And now, three hundred years later, the birth of vengeance. Walter Simonson returns to comics in this stunning all-new series. If you missed the first 6 issues be not the sad.

Friday, September 25, 2015

COMING OCTOBER 25 - only $150

MARVEL UNIVERSE VARIANT PLAY ARTS KAI THOR AF


From Square Enix. The Mighty Thor Odinson, heir to the King of the Gods, is descended to the human world of Midgard! In the Variant Play Arts ~KAI~ series, his godly aspect has been captured in every detail of his physique. The contours of his ornamental armor are accentuated by careful paintwork. Each detail of his costume stands out from the next for an artistic finish to this figure. Mjolnir, a mighty hammer that can only be held by one worthy of the power of Thor, has been exaggerated in its size to convey the sense of power imbued in this iconic Asgardian weapon. Whether calling down a bolt of lightning or pulverizing his enemies with a swing of his hammer, this mighty god of thunder can be dynamically posed by combining the wide range of included accessories. This figure also includes an accessory with an alternate facial expression of rage to reflect his brash personality, plus a display stand.


Monday, September 14, 2015

After prophetess Volla's 6 page straight-from-Bullfinch* Ragnorak prediction Odin makes a proclamation startling to anyone familiar with Bullfinch and/or Edith Hamilton.

*RAGNAROK, THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS
It was a firm belief of the northern nations that a time would come when all the visible creation, the gods of Valhalla and Niffleheim, the inhabitants of Jotunheim, Alfheim, and Midgard, together with their habitations, would be destroyed. The fearful day of destruction will not, however, be without its forerunners. First will come a triple winter, during which snow will fall from the four corners of the heavens, the frost be very severe, the wind piercing, the weather tempestuous, and the sun impart no gladness. Three such winters will pass away without being tempered by a single summer. Three other similar winters will then follow, during which war and discord will spread over the universe. The earth itself will be frightened and begin to tremble, the sea leave its basin, the heavens tear asunder, and men perish in great numbers, and the eagles of the air feast upon their still quivering bodies. The wolf Fenris will now break his bands, the Midgard serpent rise out of her bed in the sea, and Loki, released from his bonds, will join the enemies of the gods. Amidst the general devastation the sons of Muspelheim will rush forth under their leader Surtur, before and behind whom are flames and burning fire. Onward they ride over Bifrost, the rainbow bridge, which breaks under the horses' hoofs. But they, disregarding its fall, direct their course to the battlefield called Vigrid. Thither also repair the wolf Fenris, the Midgard serpent, Loki with all the followers of Hela, and the Frost giants.
Heimdall now stands up and sounds the Giallar horn to assemble the gods and heroes for the contest. The gods advance, led on by Odin, who engages the wolf Fenris, but falls a victim to the monster, who is, however, slain by Vidar, Odin's son. Thor gains great renown by killing the Midgard serpent, but recoils and falls dead, suffocated with the venom which the dying monster vomits over him. Loki and Heimdall meet and fight till they are both slain. The gods and their enemies having fallen in battle, Surtur, who has killed Freyr, darts fire and flames over the world, and the whole universe is burned up. The sun becomes dim, the earth sinks into the ocean, the stars fall from heaven, and time is no more.
After this Alfadur (the Almighty) will cause a new heaven and a new earth to arise out of the sea. The new earth filled with abundant supplies will spontaneously produce its fruits without labor or care. Wickedness and misery will no more be known, but the gods and men will live happily together.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

COMING OCTOBER 14 - FOR THOR COMPLETISTS ONLY

Yet another Thor-only-on-the-cover comic
CAPTAIN AMERICA WHITE #3 (OF 5) 
(1 in 10 Glen Fabry Kirby Monster Variant)

Saturday, September 5, 2015

LOKI IS EXILED TO THE FIFTH DIMENSION FOR 90 DAYS AFTER BEING TRICKED INTO SAYING HIS NAME BACKWARDS.


FROM 1967, BEFORE DEATH AND RESURRECTION BECAME THE STANDARD METHOD OF TEMPORARILY REMOVING  CHARACTERS FROM THE CONTINUITY.

Friday, September 4, 2015

IS THERE ANY COMIC THAT CAN'T BE IMPROVED BY ADDING THOR?

Rick Remender (writer) and Carlos Pacheco (Pencils) impress with a dramatic entrance for Thor's six page appearance in CAPTAIN AMERICA #23.

Monday, August 24, 2015

A REASON TO HAND OUT HALLOWEEN CANDY?!?

ON SALE OCTOBER 7



MARVEL HEROES THOR CANDY BOWL HOLDER

    Made of Styrofoam, stands roughly 16" tall. $34.99

Saturday, August 22, 2015

THOR IN YOUR FUTURE

IN THE SHOPS NOVEMBER 18


MIGHTY THOR #1
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
When DR. JANE FOSTER lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, THE MIGHTY THOR! Her enemies are many, as Asgard descends further into chaos and war threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet her greatest battle will be against a far more personal foe: the cancer that is killing her mortal form.
 Deodato Hip Hop Variant

Friday, August 21, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

IS THERE ANY COMIC THAT CAN'T BE IMPROVED BY ADDING THOR?

One of the four pages that Thor improves 
from CAPTAIN AMERICA #22
(Script by Remender. Art by Pacheco)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

IN THE SHOPS TODAY: $179.99

AGE OF ULTRON THOR 
DRAGON MODELS USA

A hybrid between a display figure and a kit, Dragon brings you the best of both worlds. The use of model kit techniques allow us to reproduce the intricate details and sharp lines to maximize the usage of the official 3D character scans. The use of the static display concept ensures that there are no cooling lines on the torsos and no visible ball joints that are prominent in most "action" figures. Additionally, the figures are set in a Marvel suggested pose so that the body portions won't be deformed when the poses are changed. 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

38 YEARS AGO TODAY


if you had been reading comics for ten years one of the comic covers vying for your attention on the local spinner rack might have given you a mild case of De ja Vu... (both covers by Kirby)

Monday, July 13, 2015

What's better than a Kirby robot?

A MYSTICAL Kirby robot!  (This grand Destroyer entrance from 1966's THOR ANNUAL #2)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

FREE TODAY AT THE BEST COMIC SHOPS

SECRET WARS BATTLE STANDEE ONE SHEETS
The Secret Wars Battle Standee One-Sheets feature 8 different characters that can be assembled into individual figure standees.

Monday, June 29, 2015

SOMETHING FOR THE YOUNGBLOODS



MARVEL THOR HAND SK8 COMPLETES SKATEBOARD
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Screaming Hand, the legendary design from Santa Cruz Skateboards, the company has joined forces with Marvel. Featuring designs inspired by some of Marvel's coolest icons. These complete skateboards are ready to ride and feature the following high quality components: 100% Maple Deck. Bullet Trucks and 52mm 90a Wheels. Not too hard, easy to ride yet still good for tricks. Thor measures 30.6" long x 7.5" wide.



$64.94 - On sale August 26

Saturday, June 27, 2015

JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!! (Coming December 2: YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIGHT ME FOR IT!!!)



MARVEL THOR 8IN RETRO AF SET
Marvel's God of Thunder in all his 1970s glory, this retro-style action figure set features a cloth-costumed Thor just as he looked when he was released by the Mego Corporation in his first action figure appearance! With his hammer, helmet, and long golden hair, Thor comes packaged inside a vintage-style window box. Thor also comes with two extra heads and outfits to change into his alter ego, Dr. Donald Blake, as well as a more modern take on the hero, complete with an updated hammer. All are packaged in a display-ready gift tray. Limited to 3,000 sets! Designed and Sculpted by EMCE Toys! How much?! $80 - you shouldn't be allowed to purchase it for even asking!!!


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