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.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

2 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS #30 $3.99 (YU VAR)
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu
     Thor is a major player in this Original Sin story.

THANOS ANNUAL #1 $4.99 (LIM VAR) (STARLIN VAR)
(W) Jim Starlin (A) Ron Lim (CA) Dale Keown

Thanos must face Mephisto, his future self, the Avengers and more!  Learn how a devastating defeat in Thanos' past set events into motion that will redefine the Marvel Universe in the near future! Thor appears in 3 panels and is unconscious in 2 of them!

UNCANNY AVENGERS #20 $3.99 (LAND VAR)
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Daniel Acuña

The Avengers Unity Squad pull it together, but is it too late? Which of the seven futures will become dominant? Kang continues to clean up Thor’s mess.

Friday, May 27, 2016

In the shops 1 year ago today

INHUMANS ATTILAN RISING #1  $3.99
(W) Charles Soule (A) John Timms (CA) Dave Johnson
  There is a rebellion brewing on Battleworld and it stretches far and wide into every domain. Medusa, ruler of Attilan, is tasked with uncovering the leader of this uprising and scuttling it with extreme prejudice. When she discovers the leader of this rebellion is Black Bolt, however, things get complicated. Five Thors appear.

MODOK ASSASSIN #1
$3.99
(W) Christopher Yost (A) Amilcar Pinna (CA) David Lafuente
   In a world populated by the most fearsome thieves, murderers and ne'er-do-wells, there is one who is a HEAD above the rest...  Enter, M.O.D.O.K.: The Mental Organism Designed Only for KILLING! Thors appear in this issue.

SHIELD #6 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A) Paul Renaud (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco


 
     SHIELD, battered, broken and with no back-up, has to somehow protect the Earth from the Mindless Plague! Not only does Lady Thor appear on the cover she also appears in one interior panel.

UNCANNY AVENGERS ULTRON FOREVER #1 $4.99
    The time-spanning epic comes to a senses-shattering finish!  Asgardia's Avengers versus the massed forces of Ultron! Can the Avengers triumph - or will evil re-take the throne of Odin?  Plus - the dark secret of Doctor Doom! And who is... Earth's Last Avenger? Guest starring three Thors and two Mjolnirs.

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)  

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

MIGHTY THOR #7 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Rafa Garres (CA) Russell Dauterman
    The conclusion of a classic two-part Thor Odinson and his half-brother Loki encounter in the Age of Vikings.

TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #6 $3.99
(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Mike Choi
   The Hulk finds himself caught between the Enchantress and the Lady Thor!

MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN CONTEST CHAMPIONS #3 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
   VENOM and IRON SPIDER return.   When ANNIHILUS, TERRAX and ATTUMA join the Grandmaster's team...the Collector makes a "mighty" addition to his roster!  That’s right, it’s Thor Odinson!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

In the shops 2 years ago today

AVENGERS WORLD #6 $3.99
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Neal Adams
   The Avengers launch a desperate rescue mission.  Hyperion confronts the man who pulled him back from the nothing between universes. Thor is a major player in this story.

ORIGINAL SIN #2
$3.99 (ALESSIO TEASER VARIANT COVER SPOTLIGHTING THOR)
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Mike Deodato (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco

    The cosmic manhunt for the Watcher's killer continues. More bodies are discovered. The killer's trail leads to the far corners of the universe and beyond. Of course, Thor makes an appearance.

THOR GOD OF THUNDER #22 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Esad Ribic (CA) Hyung Jee
   Thor and SHIELD agent Roz Solomon vs. Ulik the troll! ROXXON vs. Broxton, Oklahoma! And in the far future, the Goddesses of Thunder take on Old Galactus! But wait, where's King Thor...?

 

Friday, May 20, 2016

In the shops 1 year ago today

A-FORCE #1 $3.99 (BLANK VAR) (DAUTERMAN VAR) (HANS VAR) (HUGHES INHUMANS 50TH ANNIVERSARY VAR) (MOLINA VAR) (YOUNG VAR)
 (W) C. Willow Wilson, Marguerite Bennett (A) Jorge Molina (CA) Jim Cheung
    In a secluded corner of the Battleworld, an island nation is fiercely protected by a team of Avengers the likes of which has only ever been glimpsed before. Fighting to protect the small sliver of their world that's left, the Amazing A-FORCE stands shoulder-to-shoulder, ready to take on the horde! Four Thors make an appearance.

AVENGERS WORLD #21 $3.99
(W) Frank Barbiere (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Jeff Dekal
   The last stand of A.I.M. ... in the Savage Land! Thor and Hyperion unleashed!

DEADPOOLS SECRET SECRET WARS #1 $4.99 (ACTION FIGURE VAR) (BLANK VAR) (GAZIN VAR) (PANOSIAN VAR) (YOUNG VAR)
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Lolli, Jacopo Camagni (CA) Tony Harris
   NOT A SECRET WARS TIE-IN!  Well it is...but not THAT Secret Wars.  Remember the original Secret Wars from 1984? And remember how Deadpool played a huge important role in it? Wait...you DON'T? Then you need to read this series immediately and be educated!   Plus: a bonus Deadpool Contest of Champions tale! Thor Odinson, still wielding his hammer, guest stars.

PLANET HULK #1
$4.99 (BLANK VAR) (SINGH VAR) (YOUNG VAR) 
(W) Sam Humphries, Greg Pak (A) Marc Laming, Takeshi Miyagawa (CA) Mike Del Mundo
   A forbidden zone of wild HULKS,  a battle-worn gladiator named STEVE ROGERS  and a journey that could break the spirit of a world's greatest freedom fighter. Five Thors appear.

SECRET WARS BATTLEWORLD #1 $3.99 (ACTION FIGURE) (STOKOE VAR) 
(W) Joshua Williamson, Ed Brisson (A) Mike Henderson, Scott Hepburn (CA) Paco Medina
    Featuring the fights, battles and blow-ups that are just TOO BIG for Secret Wars! When a Dr. Strange-possessed Punisher goes on the run, only Spider-Man, Wolverine, Hulk and Ghost Rider can track him down!  Question: What happens when M.O.D.O.K. recruits every single M.O.D.O.K. ever for his evil schemes? Answer: M.O.D.O.K. M.A.D.N.E.S.S.! Four Thors make an appearance.

ULTIMATE END #1 $3.99 (BAGLEY SPIDER-MAN VAR) (CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE VAR) (MARQUEZ VAR) (YOUNG VAR)
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mark Bagley
    MILES MORALES and the rest of the heroes of the ULTIMATE U face final extinction. As the end of their world becomes inevitable, will the heroes' heartbreaking sacrifices make any difference?  A half dozen Thors make an appearance! 

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?

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Tomorrow's only new Thor Appearance (and it is NOT Thor Odinson)


SILVER SURFER #4 $3.99
(W) Dan Slott (A/CA) Mike Allred
   There is a price to pay for what Norrin Radd has done.  Some actions can never be taken back or forgiven. Will any of Earth's heroes stand by the Silver Surfer's side in this, his greatest moment of need? Guest starring The Avengers, The Thing and major characters from around the Marvel Universe including Lady Thor.

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.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

2 YEARS AGO TODAY THERE WAS ONLY ONE NEW THOR APPEARANCE

AVENGERS #29 $4.99 
   Writer: Jonathan Hickman  Artist: Leinil Francis Yu
    The Illuminati, a secret cabal of the Marvel Universe's greatest minds, was brought together to protect the world from the threat of multiversal armageddon. But to save our universe, Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Mr. Fantastic, Namor, The Black Panther, The Beast and Black Bolt would have to do the unthinkable. No secret stays buried forever and Steve Rogers discovers the shocking secrets Stark and his secret inner circle been keeping.
     Although he is not on the cover Thor has a substantial role in this issue with an equal amount of well-written dialogue and well-drawn brawling.


Friday, May 13, 2016

New Thor appearances in the shops 1 year ago today

ANGELA ASGARDS ASSASSIN #6 $3.99
(W) Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett (A) Phil Jimenez, Stephanie Hans (CA) Stephanie Hans
   In the climax of a battle between Heven and Asgard, both their futures are changed forever. Thor Odinson guest stars.

GUARDIANS 3000 $3.99
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Nico Leon (CA) Gerardo Sandoval
   Stranded on 21st century Earth, the 31st century Guardians finally have a chance to locate the anomaly that is ripping the past, present and future of the Universal Time-stream apart.  But locating it is one thing...preventing it is something else altogether. Shocking twists and end-of-the-World action! A dramatically posed but silent Thor appears in two panels.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #7 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various

    Fed up with his son's dealing with mortals, Odin orders Thor back to Asgard. Now Thor must prove to his father that he does good on earth or return home forever!

SECRET WARS #2 $4.99 

(BIANCHI CONNECTING VAR) (CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE VAR) (CLASSIC NOWLAN VAR) (PUTRI VAR) (RIBIC VAR)
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Esad Ribic (CA) Alex Ross

 
   WHEN THE MARVEL UNIVERSE IS GONE, ALL THAT REMAINS IS BATTLEWORLD! LEARN THE SECRETS OF THIS BRAVE NEW REALM IN THIS SPECIAL OVERSIZED ISSUE! Even more Thors in the issue then there are on the cover!!!


THOR #8 $3.99 

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   The final battle with the Destroyer! Guest stars galore! A shocking return! And Thor's secret identity revealed at last!!!

Mike Mayhew NYC variant cover

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

New Thor in the shops tomorrow

GWENPOOL #2 $3.99
(W) Christopher Hastings (A) Gurihiru (CA) Stacey Lee
   Gwen finds herself unexpectedly working for a big-deal mercenary outfit and she takes a gig pitting her head-to-head against THOR! 

Reilly Brown variant cover.

VISION #7 $3.99
(W) Tom King (A) Michael Walsh (CA) Mike Del Mundo
   Once upon a time a robot and a witch fell in love. What followed was a tale of the dead and the dying, of the hopeful and the lost, of the wronged and the avenged. And in the end, after both had fallen, the witch and the robot rose from their dirt and eyed each other across a field of blood and bone. Forty-five years in the making, this is the story of Scarlet Witch and the Vision. Before family, there was love. And war. Thor Odinson make a very brief appearance.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Thor appearances in the shops 2 years ago today

ORIGINAL SIN #1 $4.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Mike Deodato (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
   The Watcher, the mysterious space-god who's been watching us from the moon... is dead. Thus begins the greatest murder mystery in Marvel Comics history. Of course, Thor plays a role in the story.



Arthur Adams interlocking battle variant cover

Skottie Young variant cover

PLUS

LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #4 $2.99
(W) Al Ewing (A) Lee Garbett (CA) Jenny Frison
    Ancient hero Sigurd wants his magic sword back from Loki. The All-Mother wants Sigurd back from Midgard and Loki wants to put a crew together for a caper that'll rock the ten realms. Of course Thor makes an appearance.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Thor appearances in the shops 1 year ago today

AVENGERS VS #1 $5.99 (ANDRASOFSZKY VAR) (LIM VAR) (RYAN VAR)
(W) Joe Caramagna (A) Andrea Di Vito & Various (CA) Tom Raney
   It's the Avengers versus some of their all-time greatest foes! Powerful Asgardian artifacts are on Earth...but can the Avengers recover them before Loki?  Contains four short stories featuring the villainous Red Skull, Attuma, Loki, MODOK, and more! Thor Odinson appears in 3 out of 4 stories 
and on 2 out of 4 covers (art by Ron Lim and Michael Ryan)

  

HULK #16 $4.99 (NYC VAR) (YU VAR)
 (W) Gerry Duggan (A) Mark Bagley, Rhoald Marcellius (CA) Mark Bagley
   The HULK confrontation you've been waiting for: DOC GREEN VS JEN WALTERS  What is Doc Green's startling confession???  Lady Thor appears on five pages and Thor Odinson appears in a double-page spread of dead heroes.

SECRET WARS #1 $4.99 (BIANCHI CONNECTING variant) (BLANK variant) (CHEUNG variant) (CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE variant) (CONNER WOMAN variant) (GUICE CLASSIC variant) (RIBIC PROMO variant) (YOUNG variant) (ZDARSKY PARTY variant)
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Esad Ribic (CA) Alex Ross
   THE FINAL INCURSION IS HAPPENING!  THE MARVEL UNIVERSE IS COLLIDING WITH THE ULTIMATE UNIVERSE! AND NEITHER WILL SURVIVE! Lady Thor appears but not Thor Odinson.


Variant cover by Chip Zdarsky
Variant cover by Esad Ribic
Variant cover by Cheung

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #5 $3.99
(W) Ryan North (A/CA) Erica Henderson
    These TAILS of the Squirrel Girl will show you the Marvel Universe's most powerful super hero from a bunch of brand-new perspectives. Lady Thor flies by on one page.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

51 YEARS AGO TODAY:

After Lee/Kirby created the prototypical mystical robot they were wise enough not to over use it.



From 1965 to 1973 the Destroyer only appeared in 5 comics, all drawn by Kirby.

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. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12 $3.99
(W) Dan Slott (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli (CA) Alex Ross
   The Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man, Spider-Man and the rest of the All-New All-Different Avengers come together for this huge story!  Lady Thor appears on the cover and on a video monitor on one page.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE CIVIL WAR #3 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
   With only half of the team on his side, and Avengers Tower wiped out by his new creation, Iron Man seeks help from an ally - only to land them in deeper danger! Meanwhile, Captain America and his half of the team discover S.H.I.E.L.D. isn't everything they thought it was. Will the two teams unite in time to save the day? Plenty of animated Thor Odinson action

A-FORCE #5 $3.99
(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Ben Caldwell
   When a massive dragon attacks a small coastal town, SHE-HULK, CAPTAIN MARVEL, MEDUSA, DAZZLER, NICO MINORU, and SINGULARITY spring into action. But this dragon is more than she seems and has her sights set on more than just one small town. In fact, she's got her sights set on one of A-FORCE.  Meanwhile, the strangest ally ever is going to help them in this fight or maybe try to arrest them – Dazzler Thor!

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.