Tuesday, May 31, 2016

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW



ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #10 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A) Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Alex Ross
   The Search for Nova's father begins! The Avengers join Sam Alexander for a spacefaring mission to find Nova's lost father only to find themselves trapped on a galactic prison planet! Lady Thor plays a vital role.


CIVIL WAR II #1 $5.99 (BATTLE VAR) (BLANK VAR) (GI B&W VIRGIN CONNECTING B VAR) (HOT WHEELS VAR) (MARQUEZ VAR) (MCNIVEN SKETCH VAR) (MCNIVEN VAR) (MICHAEL CHO VAR) (NOTO SHE-HULK VAR) (PARTY VAR) (PREM VAR) (TEAM CAPTAIN MARVEL HIP HOP VAR) (TEAM IRON MAN HIP HOP VAR)
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic
      A new Inhuman, with the ability to profile the future, emerges and the ramifications ripple into every corner of the Marvel Universe. Lines are drawn, bodies fall, and the Marvel Universe will be rocked to it's very core. Lady Thor appears.

CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #9
$3.99 (BAGLEY VAR)
(W) Al Ewing (A) Paco Medina (CA) Skan
   A new team of heroes is registered for the Contest -and they are VERY pro-registration!  Their next mission: exterminate the renegade champions scattered across Battleworld! A Thor Odinson clone makes an appearance.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #10 $3.99 (CW REENACTMENT VAR)
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mike Deodato
   It is Tony against some of his closest and dearest friends as the portents of civil war rock Tony and his status quo to its very foundation. Lady Thor has a one page cameo.
 

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE CIVIL WAR #4 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
   The divided Avengers will need to reunite to save the world from ultimate destruction!  But can Captain America and Iron Man put aside their differences before Ultron can make his final move? Animated Thor Odinson appears.


A-FORCE #6 $3.99
(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Ben Caldwell
  The mysterious Countess has taken over the town A-Force came to save, rebuilding it in her own image and with a mind-controlled NICO MINORU at her side. It's A-FORCE vs NICO and the team (and one innocent town!) is learning the hard way just how powerful Nico can be. Will this be the end of A-Force at the hands of one of their own? Or will SHE-HULK'S risky plan allow them to live long enough to fight another day?! Dazzler Thor makes an appearance.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Are you disappointed...

... when a Thor variant cover isn't the Odinson?! CIVIL WAR II GODS OF WAR #1 Noto variant

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR

A sophisticated parody for everyone who loves Marvel Comics 
from
MARVEL ILLUSTRATED:
THE SWIMSUIT ISSUE #1
(1991)  

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Have you met Thor's trio of good-looking grandaughters?

from THOR GOD OF THUNDER #22 
(art by Esad Ribic)
How many of their inherited weapons do you recognize?

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Another non-Marvel Thor

    In SANDMAN #24 (1991) Neil Gaiman introduced some "new" characters. He spent the first five pages retelling one of the few Loki myths from the Eddas that Lee/Kirby hadn't homaged in THOR. This is followed by two pages of Gaiman's version of Marvel's Nightmare keeping the readers in suspense with sparse  enigmatic dialog.
      Finally on page eight Gaiman's script calls for the impressive art team of Kelly Jones and P. Craig Russell to visualize DC comic's third version of Thor in 49 years and second version of Loki in 34 years.
With art this nice who cares what is written in the word balloons.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

5 YEARS AGO TODAY: the last of the 19 variant Thor covers inspired by iconic movie posters arrived at the stores.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #13 boasted the second Thor Hollywood Variant Cover by Amanda Conners. According to THOR GOES HOLLYWOOD adding Sif and the Enchantress to the composition was her idea. 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

74 YEARS AGO TODAY

KIRBY'S FIRST THOR COVER WENT ON SALE

Although it also had Kirby's first Thor story it wasn't the first comic with a Thor story. Thor first appeared WEIRD COMICS #1 more than two years earlier and appeared in 5 consecutive issues.