Thursday, March 31, 2016

If you were born a century and a half ago in Germany your favorite Thor artist might have been Johannes Gehrts.


His artwork appeared in popular magazines and children's books at the beginning of the 20th century.

He made a living illustrating pirate stories, German legends, Fairy Tales and, obviously, Norse Mythology.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

IN THE SHOPS TODAY

THE BEST THOR COMIC THAT YOU"RE NOT READING?
from RAGNAROK #8
(pictures and words by Walt Simonson)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

from MARVEL

CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #7 $5.99
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Daniel Acuña (CA) Alex Ross
  Since World War II, Steve Rogers has wielded his red, white and blue shield against unspeakable odds. When he fell, his brother in arms, Bucky Barnes, picked it up. When it was time to rest, he handed it to his good friend, Sam Wilson. But now Steve will be asked to wield it one last time, against a foe so deadly he knows it could very well be his final stand. Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Marvel's Sentinel of Liberty with a story of Captain Americas present and formerhe blockbuster spring Avengers event, STANDOFF.  Thor appears on one page as an example of a hero that "inspired" Steve Rogers.



from IDW

RAGNAROK #8

script, art and cover by Walter Simonson
With his dead child behind him, and a thousand burning demons before, the Black Elf assassin, Regn, fights furiously alongside Thor, so that after the battle, he and he alone can kill the God of Thunder.

Mike Mignola subscription variant

Saturday, March 26, 2016

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY


AVENGERS #27 $3.99 
   Writer: Jonathan Hickman Art: Salvador Larroca Cover art: Mike Deodato
    The science war overtakes the world(s). The collision of Avengers and New Avengers is imminent. Plenty of Thor battle action in this issue.




UNCANNY AVENGERS #18.NOW $3.99 
   Writer: Rick Remender Cover and interior art: Daniel Acuña
    Welcome to Planet X, the new mutant homeworld, where everything is great-presuming that you possess the mutant gene! Janet Van Dyne, the Wasp, is the last human being alive, relentlessly pursued by Magneto and his All-New X-Force and their "No More Humans" campaign, and protected by her husband, Havok!
    There is a one-panel appearance by a probable parallel-time Thor…

Friday, March 25, 2016

1 YEAR AGO TODAY: THOR'S ONLY NEW APPEARANCE


  NEW AVENGERS #32 $3.99
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Mike Deodato, Carlos Pacheco (CA) Gabriele Dell'Otto
IN TWO MONTHS...TIME RUNS OUT! Thor wields the hammer of Thorr?!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

49 YEARS AGO TODAY

If you missed THOR #140 the good news is that the Kirby/Colletta lead story would be reprinted only 7 years later.
The bad news is that only 2 of these panels would be reprinted in MARVEL SPECTACULAR #11.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

IN THE SHOPS TODAY


MARVEL FACT FILES #92 THOR & MEDUSA COVER $6
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD
  Marvel Fact Files is a weekly publication that builds up to create a fantastic in-depth guide to the Marvel Universe, packed with information on all the heroes and villains, their weapons, vehicles and technology.
Every issue features original cutaway artwork that reveals hidden secrets, detailed profiles of characters, a history of the teams, and a timeline of Marvel's greatest battles, plus inside information about the history of Marvel Comics.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Do you have what it takes to be a Marvel Reprint Editor?

   When Marvel reprinted 1967's THOR #146 in 1975's MARVEL SPECTACULAR #17 they needed to cut three pages. Two complete pages were able to be removed without seriously compromising the comprehensibility of the story.

    These two pages were combined into one page....


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

NO NEW APPEARANCES BY 
SHE THOR 
OR 
THOR ODINSON 
IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW!!!

Monday, March 14, 2016

By JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #114 one third of the Tales of Asgard episodes were Lee/Kirby Four by Fours (A splash page followed by 4 four panel pages)

Fenris the Wolf God becomes the Big Bad Wolf in this clever combining of myth and fable. Do not confuse Fenris with Hati and Skoll, the two Wolf Gods introduced a year earlier.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

THE END OF AN ERA

After 49 episodes Tales of Asgard ends!!!
Tales Of Asgard ended in THOR #145.
It had possibly the lowest panel-to-page ratio of any comic series.
Full Pagers = 52
2 Panel Pages = 1
3 Panel Pages = 50
4 Panel Pages = 133
5 Panel Pages = 8
6 Panel Pages = 1

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

THOR ODINSON IN YOUR FUTURE

On sale April 20
MIGHTY THOR #6 $3.99
 (W) Jason Aaron (A) Rafa Garres (CA) Russell Dauterman
    A special tale of young Thor adventuring in the age of Vikings!  

Sunday, March 6, 2016