Thursday, August 25, 2016

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

Thor gives added value to 11 pages of UNCANNY AVENGERS ANNUAL #1.
Rick Remender scripts a fresh Thor scenerio for Paul Renaud to render.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

IN THE SHOPS TODAY - $119.99

From Beast Kingdom. 
Egg Attack Action Thor from Avengers: Age of Ultron 

The 6" action figure has over 22 points of articulations, and separate rolling eyeballs. Featuring a highly detailed costume, and an LED light-up Mjolnir. The figure comes with 3 interchangeable hands, and 2 pairs of interchangeable arms (silver-colored and patterned sleeves with muscular arms), letting collectors display the figure to their own preference.

Monday, August 22, 2016

41 YEARS AGO TODAY - How do you keep a Thor fan in suspense?

Marvel did it by reprinting this Tales of Asgard cliff-hanger from THOR #134 in MARVEL SPECTACULAR #19

and then waiting 9 years to reprint the concluding three chapters in TALES OF ASGARD Volume 2 #1!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

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


The 1st two pages of Thor's 10 page appearance in
NEW WARRIORS #6
Script by Chris Yost 
Art by Nicke Roche & David Baldeon

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Historians tell us comic books have existed since before the Victorian Era but nobody noticed them until Superman appeared in 1938.

Seven years later editor Jack Schiff reasoned that a series featuring the gamechanger's childhood would appeal to young readers. Superboy appeared in multiple titles until he was finally given his own book in 1949.

   Thor's boyhood only lasted for 15 pages, spread out over the JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #100, 101 and 102 episodes of Tales Of Asgard. 
    Comic Historians still haven't located any Viking comics from the 9th century...

Thursday, August 11, 2016

53 YEARS AGO TODAY

The Newspaper-Reading crowd gets the bad news.
from JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #97 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

54 YEARS AGO TODAY


 The crowd scene in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #85 had three "surprise" lurkers...
Don Blake, Jane Foster
and Loki!!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

NEW KIRBY THOR IN THE SHOPS TODAY


JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #68 
     Jack Kirby Collector spotlights Key Kirby Characters! Galleries of rare and unseen Kirby pencil art! The cover is a recently-discovered 1960s Kirby illo of Dr. Doom, inked by Paul Chadwick! There is a never-before-seen Thor page from the same collection as the cover. Worth the $11 even if you just cut out the Thor page and frame it!!!!