Sunday, July 31, 2016

50 YEARS AGO TODAY

Besides the usual monthly THOR pamphlet, the second THOR annual was also in the shops with 30 pages of new Kirby art.

It featured the third appearance of this easily reusable Lee/Kirby-conceived Thor opponent. The Destroyer is a more interesting opponent than a robot because it has to be animated by the lifeforce of another.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TWO YEARS AGO TODAY

Only one Thor appearance from Marvel
UNCANNY AVENGERS #22 $3.99 
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Daniel Acuña
   The fate of the seven prime timelines decided!  Kang's ultimate revenge on the Uncanny Avengers revealed.


plus

The Avatar Press Thor appeared in
GOD IS DEAD #17 $3.99
(W) Mike Costa (A) Omar Francia 
Jesus Christ walks the earth once again.  But gone are the visions of his pity and sacrifice.  Now the world trembles as the returned gods struggle to grasp the last piece of humanity for themselves.

Friday, July 29, 2016

NEW THORS IN THE SHOPS ONE YEAR AGO TODAY




THORS #2 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Chris Sprouse
 (Keown variant cover)

plus

DEADPOOLS SECRET SECRET WARS #3 $3.99
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Lolli (CA) Tony Harris
    The war that's so secret, the rest of the Marvel Universe doesn't even remember it!  Amid the chaos Deadpool dons...a new costume?!?! Plus an attack on the gluttonous GALACTUS! Classic ‘80’s Thor appears silently in crowd scenes on four pages.

MODOK ASSASSIN #3 $3.99
(W) Christopher Yost (A) Amilcar Pinna (CA) David Lafuente
    The impossible has happened: the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing has fallen head over heels in love with a beautiful Thor.  But with the love of his life caught in the crosshairs of Killville's most ruthless mercenaries, can M.O.D.O.K. stay one step aHEAD of his rivals and live long enough to find out who set her up? Plus another Thor’s appearance that establishes this issue as being prior to SECRET WARS #4 continuity-wise.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

NO NEW THOR ODINSON APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #12 $3.99 (DEATH OF X VAR)
(W) Mark Waid (A) Paco Medina (CA) Alex Ross
   In chains, held captive millions of light-years from home, the Avengers are without salvation and without hope - unless they're willing to make some hard choices. Lady Thor is on the cover and inside the book too.

CIVIL WAR II #4 $4.99 (GI B&W VIRGIN CONNECTING E VAR) (MICHAEL CHO VAR) (NOTO CHARACTER VAR)
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic
    Sides are harshly divided as the Marvel Universe's trial of the century reaches its shocking verdict!  A silent Lady Thor appears in one panel.

MIGHTY THOR #9 $3.99 (MOORE DEATH OF X VAR)
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   Marvel's most corrupt corporations are up to something sinister, but Lady Thor and S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent  Solomon are determined to stop them.  It turns out millions of lives depend on the Goddess of Thunder saving Roxxon's own evil executive Dario Agger.

MOCKINGBIRD #5
$3.99
(W) Chelsea Cain (A) Ibrahim Moustafa (CA) Joëlle Jones
   MOCKINGBIRD has to fight her way through a S.H.I.E.L.D. medical clinic, learning some awkward private medical information about her super hero colleagues in the process.  Nagging questions regarding ping pong balls and zombie levitation will be answered!  A silent Lady Thor appears in 2 panels of a 3 panel page.

Monday, July 25, 2016

In the shops October 26


RAGNAROK #11

IDW PUBLISHING

(W/A/CA) Walter Simonson
Thor Odinson and the Black Elf assassin, Regn, face off against the Lord of the Dead and his draugar in the Dark Tower, the citadel of his power that stands on the edge of Hel.
Geof Darrow variant cover

Sunday, July 24, 2016

IN THE SHOPS AUGUST 22



RAGNAROK #10
IDW PUBLISHING

(W/A/CA) Walter Simonson
     Riding on the backs of the newly metamorphosed steeds of the Thunder God, Thor, Regn, and Drifa soar across the Dusk Lands. Beneath them roars a Frost Giant, towering over a back door into Hel. And before them lies the Fortress of Angantyr, the Lord of the Dead, and a rendezvous with destiny.
 
 John Paul Leon Subscription variant cover

Saturday, July 23, 2016

TWO YEARS AGO TODAY: WHAT AN EXCITING TIME TO BE A THOR FAN


Writer/artist/mythologist and Honorary Asgardian Walt Simonson returns to THOR!!!!!
 
RAGNAROK #1
 (from IDW PUBLISHING)
 
   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.  
 Subscription variant cover


And from Marvel...  

ORIGINAL SIN #5.2 $3.99 (W) Jason Aaron, Al Ewing (A) Simone Bianchi (CA) Dale Keown
   Thanks to the events of ORIGINAL SIN, the deepest secret of the Nine Realms is revealed... a Tenth Realm! Thor and Loki embark on a quest to discover this strange new world -- and the sister Thor never knew he had!


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 $3.99
(W) Dan Slott (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
   The radioactive spider that gave Peter Parker his powers bit someone else, too! Thor cameo in 2 panels depicting a key event from ORIGINAL SIN.

DAREDEVIL #6 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A) Javier Rodriguez (CA) Chris Samnee
   When Matt learns something about his past that's too terrible to accept he seeks out his mother only to find her in more trouble than he could possibly have imagined. Thor cameo in a double-page spread depicting a key event from ORIGINAL SIN.

ORIGINAL SINS #4 $3.99
(W) Charles Soule & Various (A) Various (CA) Mark Brooks
   The ORIGINAL SIN of DOCTOR DOOM! (Thor appears in an Avenger-crowd-scene cameo)   

Friday, July 22, 2016

THE ONLY NEW THOR(s) APPEARANCE IN THE SHOPS ONE YEAR AGO TODAY

OLD MAN LOGAN #3 $3.99
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino
   Having survived his first step in his quest across the realms of Battleworld, Logan has come face to face with the horrors mutantkind can produce.  But mutants are not the sole purveyors of horror on this patch-worked planet. And Logan's job is far from finished. Two Thors confront Logan.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

NO NEW THOR ODINSON OR LADY THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

But there are these pseudo-Thor appearances

CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #10 $4.99
(W) Al Ewing (A) Rhoald Marcellius (CA) Skan
   IRON PATRIOT SUPREME!  Maestro's team of dark Avengers were powerful enough to go toe-to-toe with the renegade Champions, but are they too powerful even for him? A clone of Thor Odinson takes part in the battle.

A-FORCE #7 $3.99
(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Ben Caldwell
  After narrowly escaping a grisly death at the hands of one of their own, a weary but determined A-FORCE make bold moves to free NICO and the town from Countess's control. However, saving the day is going to take more than just super-powered punches.  A-FORCE is going to have to go deeper than that - changing Countess's very mind - which is not exactly something super villains readily embrace. Meanwhile, developments with the team's sparkly THOR rock A-FORCE to the core.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

THOR #137 was the best issue since #136.

In the lead story a 40 issue subplot was finally set to rest and Ulik, toughest of the Trolls, was introduced. 
Plus the Tales of Asgard back-up spotlighted the grimmest of Thor's questing companions.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

SLIM THOR PICKINGS IN THE SHOPS TWO YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS WORLD #9 $3.99
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Stefano Casselli (CA) Ryan Stegman
   Cannonball and Sunspot have twenty-four hours in the future to find the help the Avengers need. They're just gonna stop for a drink first. Thor only appears on the synopsis page

ORIGINAL SIN #6 (ADAMS INTERLOCKING BATTLE VAR) (DELLOTTO VAR) (RENAUD TEASER VAR) $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Mike Deodato (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
    Who Pulled The Trigger? Thor makes a silent, Avengers crowd scene, one panel appearance.

Friday, July 15, 2016

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS ONE YEAR AGO TODAY

ARMOR WARS #3 $3.99
(W) James Robinson (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Paul Rivoche
   Jim (Thor Machine!) Rhodes' investigation of the murder of one of Technopolis' few superheroes takes an unexpected and dangerous turn.

SILVER SURFER #13 $3.99
(W) Dan Slott (A) Michael Allred, Michael Allred
   Time ran out and the Marvel Universe died. There are NO survivors except the Surfer, Dawn, and Toomie. How did they pull this off? And can they figure out a way to bring everything BACK? If you care about the fate and future of the Cosmic corners of the Marvel Universe, you cannot miss this comic! Lady Thor makes a silent one panel cameo.



PLUS

AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON THOR LIFE-SIZE STANDUP
ADVANCED GRAPHICS
 $34.95

AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON THOR DESK STANDEE 
NMR DISTRIBUTION AMERICA

$5.99

Thursday, July 14, 2016

HAVEN'T BOUGHT RAGNAROK #9 YET?





WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!?
Thank you Mr. Simonson for continuing the legend.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

AGENTS OF SHIELD #7 $3.99
(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) German Peralta (CA) Mike Norton
   The AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. are thrust into the middle of a war between heroes, and nothing will ever be the same for S.H.I.E.L.D. itself and for our beloved team. Lady Thor appears in one panel.

CIVIL WAR II #3 $4.99 (B&W VIRGIN CONNECTING D VAR) (MICHAEL CHO VAR) (NOTO HAWKEYE VAR) (QUESADA MIDNIGHT LAUNCH VAR)
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic
       One of the biggest heroes in the Marvel Universe will fall! Who it is and how and why will divide fans for years to come. Will the heroes of the Marvel Universe survive the unthinkable happening? Lady Thor appears.

WEB WARRIORS #9 $3.99
(W) Mike Costa (A) David Baldeon (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
   The Web of Life and Destiny is damaged, and even worse - it's getting TANGLED!  How are the Web-Warriors supposed to repair REALITY ITSELF?!  Join us for this insane web-hopping romp that features A GIANT SPIDER-MAN ROBOT FROM THE FARTHEST CORNER OF THE MULTIVERSE as a guest star! A dog Thor appears on one page. 





AND
 
RAGNAROK #9 $4.99
IDW PUBLISHING
(W/A/CA) Walter Simonson
      Amidst the smoking ruins of Asgard, the Black Elf assassin, Regn, stands ready to avenge his daughter's death by killing the God of Thunder, who may or may not hold the key to the resurrection of his dead child.

 Bill Sienkiewicz variant cover

Monday, July 11, 2016

50 YEARS AGO TODAY

In issue #132 of his title Thor encountered two iconic science fiction threats - a cosmic toll booth

and planet stealing aliens.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOP TWO YEARS AGO TODAY

DEADPOOL #31 $3.99
(W) Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn (A) John Lucas (CA) Mark Brooks
   Preston uncovers a secret from Deadpool's past that needs immediate attention!  But Deadpool and Dazzler are still fighting off Dracula's forces! Thor has a cameo.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #10 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna
     Marvel Animation Universe Thor. Plus Loki and other Asgardian goodyness!

ORIGINAL SIN #5.1
$3.99
(W) Jason Aaron, Al Ewing (A) Simone Bianchi, Lee Garbett (CA) Dale Keown



   The deepest secret of the Nine Realms is revealed... a Tenth Realm! Thor and Loki embark on a quest to discover this strange new world -- and the sister Thor never knew he had... Angela!  But can Loki be trusted? Will brother and sister murder each other before the truth comes out?

WOLVERINE #10 $3.99 (STEGMAN VAR)
(W) Paul Cornell (A) Pete Woods (CA) Steve McNiven
   It's the beginning of the end for Wolverine!  Logan comes clean to his old friends as Sabretooth marks Wolverine's new love Pinch for death! Thor makes a guest appearance.

Friday, July 8, 2016

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOP ONE YEAR AGO TODAY

GHOST RACERS #2 $3.99 (GEDEON DANNY KETCH VAR)
(W) Felipe Smith (A) Juan Gedeon (CA) Francesco Francavilla
   How did ROBBIE REYES become a cursed GHOST RACER?  Is his sizzling winning streak the ONLY reason why his fellow Ghost Racers despise him and crave to see him fail? Two Thors make a brief appearance.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #9
$2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
   Hawkeye travels to Monster Island to train the newest addition to the Avengers: Ant-Man!  The island holds a secret more terrifying than giant monsters: A secret base of the Red Skull! Thor appears in 3 panels but has no dialog.

MRS DEADPOOL AND HOWLING COMMANDOS #2 $3.99
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Salva Espin (CA) Reilly Brown
   Undisputed Queen of the Monster Metropolis is out to avenge the death of her brothers!  Teamed with Werewolf By Night, Frankenstein's Monster, the Living Mummy, Man-Thing, and Marcus the Centaur, she must fight their way through the land of the undead! Speaking of - How DOES one kill DRACULA, King of the Undead? Two previously unseen members of the Thor Corps make a brief appearance.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Jack Kirby does John Buscema a favor



Just before leaving Marvel to work exclusively for DC Kirby had Surtur burn down Asgard making it possible for John Buscema to design his own Realm Eternal when he took over the art chores on THOR.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

IN THE BETTER SHOPS TODAY


JACK KIRBY MIGHTY THOR ARTIST EDITION HC $95
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Stan Lee (A/CA) Jack Kirby
   Jack Kirby co-created Thor, one of the key characters from the Marvel Age of Comics All the grandeur and energy that infused Kirby's work is evident here. Classic complete stories are included from Journey Into Mystery #111, #117, #118, and more, plus a gallery section!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

TOMORROW'S NEW THOR APPEARANCES

 
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ULTRON REVOLUTION #1 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
   As the Avengers unite once more, they'll have to relearn how to work as a team. And they'd better figure it out quickly before Ultron's master plan kicks into high gear! If that weren't enough, the Scientist Supreme unveils the latest deadly creation from AIM! Animated Odinson is on the cover and outsmarting the Hulk on the inside.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15 $3.99 
(W) Dan Slott (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli (CA) Alex Ross
    Regent's master plan is working until Mary Jane Watson gets into the fray! Lady Thor appears in a one page crowd scene.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #11 $3.99 
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mike Deodato
   During the last Civil War, Tony Stark and Captain America battled to the bitter end. Now they find themselves on the same side. Or do they? Lady Thor appears in a double-page crowd scene.

VOTE LOKI #2 $3.99 
(W) Christopher Hastings (A) Langdon Foss (CA) Tradd Moore
    Presidential candidate Loki Laufeyson is finding it hard to roll with the punches of the campaign trail. As if proving his eligibility isn't hard enough, the media has started the HORRIBLE rumor that his Super P.A.C. is actually a cult under Loki's control!  Plus, Lady Thor makes an amusing two page appearance.

Monday, July 4, 2016

If you were a Thor fan in 1990...

This was the third of three Unconscious Thor covers you would have seen that year.
This was Paul Ryan's second Unconscious Thor Cover.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TWO YEARS AGO TODAY

CAPTAIN AMERICA #22 $3.99 
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Carlos Pacheco
   After the events of last issue how can Steve Rogers survive his new situation?  Two of his oldest foes move forward their plot! Enter Arnim Zola and The Red Skull!  Can even Thor and the Avengers keep Rogers safe?


THOR GOD OF THUNDER #24 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Agustin Alessio

   Thor's battle against ROXXON has colossal ramifications for all of Asgard. And also for... Jane Foster?  While in the far future, what dark fate has befallen Galactus at the hands of the King Thor?

Friday, July 1, 2016

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS ONE YEAR AGO TODAY

SECRET WARS #4 $3.99 (BIANCHI CONNECTING VAR) (CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE VAR) (COKER VAR) (HENDERSON VAR) (SAMNEE AGWENGERS VAR) (STARLIN VAR)
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Esad Ribic (CA) Alex Ross
    Although Thor only appears on one of the seven covers numerous Thors DO appear on the interior pages



 

GIANT SIZE LITTLE MARVEL AVX #2 $3.99 (BRADSHAW VAR)
(W/A/CA) Skottie Young
   Our heroes may be little, but boy are they fierce!  The land of Marville brings you the best of Marvel as they face-off in a battle of the fittest, in a slightly smaller package. Super-powered dodgeball, high-tech hideouts and eye-puns a plenty. The Thor Corps appears in one panel. And a silent young Thor appears in three panels.

GROOT #2 $3.99 (FRANCAVILLA VAR)
(W) Jeff Loveness (A) Brian Kesinger (CA) Declan Shalvey

STRANDED, and without anyone who can understand what's coming out of his mouth, it's Groot vs The Cosmos in a trek to get his best friend back!  Lady Thor appears ONLY ON THE COVER!!

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #7
$3.99
(W) Ryan North (A/CA) Erica Henderson
    SQUIRREL GIRL HAS TO FIGHT THE AVENGERS IN THIS ISSUE. She also fights Ratatoskr, the Norse God of squirrels!  Also, Old Guy Thor is in this issue! As is Lady Thor!