Friday, October 28, 2016

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN THE SHOPS ONE YEAR AGO TODAY

WHAT IF INFINITY DARK REIGN #1 $3.99
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Goran Sudzuka (CA) James Flames
   What if NORMAN OSBORN had the INFINITY GAUNTLET?! DARK REIGN returns as the GREEN GOBLIN gets his hands on the most dangerous item in the Marvel Universe! No one is safe, not even Thor!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

85 YEARS AGO TODAY The first man to script Thor was born

Thor was just another story. I didn't think about it at all. Stan said, "I'm trying to make up a character," and he gave me the plot, and he said, "Why don't you write the story?"
        Larry Lieber from Alter Ego Vol. 3 #2 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #15 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A) Adam Kubert (CA) Alex Ross
   In her short time wielding the hammer Mjolnir, Thor has witnessed cosmic chaos - but how does her human half process the consequences of the Iron Man/Captain Marvel struggle and what it does to the Avengers? She has Heimdall tell her a tale of what Thor Odinson did in a similar situation.

CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #6
$3.99
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Javier Pina (CA) Paul Renaud
   With the Marvel Universe at war, Steve fights for peace. Guest-starring Captain Marvel! Lady Thor appears in 3 Avenger-crowd-scene panels.

CIVIL WAR II #6 $4.99
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic
     Sides have been drawn, battles have been fought, but it all comes down to this. Captain Marvel versus Iron Man over the future of the Marvel Universe! Lady Thor is a part of the action.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN THE SHOPS TWO YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #3 $3.99 
(W) Rick Remender (A) Leinil Francis Yu (CA) Jim Cheung
   With the heroes lost, the world's fate lies in the hands of the vilest syndicate known to man.  Scarlet Witch is forced to join Dr. Doom, the man who unleashed her power to cause M-Day, or she will watch those she loves most die.  The return of one of the Marvel Universe's great villains! An Avenger quits, a heart is broken, and the world as we know it is gone. 

Friday, October 21, 2016

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN THE SHOPS ONE YEAR AGO TODAY

WHAT IF INFINITY GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #1 $3.99
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Jason Copland (CA) Dave Rapoza
   What if the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY found out the ILLUMINATI were hiding Thanos?  Thor has cameos on two different crowd scene pages and on one of them (SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!) he’s unconscious.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

If you like these Thor photomontages that appeared 30 days apart in early 1969 thank the zeitgeist.


The album cover art to the BEATLES SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND won a Grammy Award in 1968. In the 'Sixties more people saw album cover art than any other art. It is possible that the iconic photomontage inspired Jack Kirby to create these pages. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

IN THE SHOPS IN TWO WEEKS




UNWORTHY THOR #1 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Olivier Coipel
    Odinson's desperate search to regain his worthiness has taken him out into the cosmos, where he's learned of the existence of a mysterious other Mjolnir. This weapon of unimaginable power, a relic from a dead universe, is the key to Odinson's redemption - but some of the greatest villains of the Marvel Universe are now anxious to get their hands on it as well. Can The Odinson reclaim his honor, or will the power of thunder be wielded for evil? The quest for the hammer begins here.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

TOMORROW'S ONLY NEW THOR(s!!!) APPEARANCE



MIGHTY THOR #12 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   Forged from the mystical metal known as Uru, Thor's Hammer is the key to a power that only the worthy can wield.  But what makes one worthy to carry this weapon? Is it destiny? Or does the hammer choose its partner?  Discover the storied history of Thor's greatest ally - The MIGHTY MJOLNIR! Lady Thor appears in the framing sequence and a young Thor Odinson appears in the main story.

Monday, October 17, 2016

John Romita's first in a series of Unconscious Thor Covers.

John Romita's third Unconscious Thor Cover in less than two years.
A quarter century later John Romita's son does his second Unconscious Thor cover!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

There's more to Thor comics then just punching.

The Enchantress in action. 


The last panel establishing shot of the Executioner's home, alongside the Rainbow Bridge panel, makes Asgard seem like a real place.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

IN THE SHOPS TWO YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #2 $3.99 (ASRAR YOUNG GUNS VAR) (INVERSION VAR)
(W) Rick Remender (A) Adam Kubert (CA) Jim Cheung
   The heroes of the Marvel Universe storm the beaches of Red Skull's Genoshian Reeducation camps. What they discover within will lead to a bleak new era. The revelation of Tony Stark's dark secret promises to shatter the fragile alliance between A and X.  Nova's attempt at solving the crisis leads to disaster. Magneto betrays his alliance to join an army of evil. Despite Thor being mentioned as a cast member he only appears in Tony Stark's dreams.

AVENGERS WORLD #14 $3.99
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Jorge Molina
   The UPRISING is over; now the NEW ORDER begins!  Avengers World has become A.I.M. World.  The Avengers can't stop the combined might of A.I.M., The Gorgon and Morgan Le Fey. But what about the NEXT Avengers? Thor is part of the large cast.

DEADPOOL'S ART OF WAR #1 $3.99 (BURNHAM VAR)
(W) Peter David (A/CA) Scott Koblish
    Sun Tzu's Art of War has been called the definitive work on military strategy and tactics and has influenced leaders in both warfare and business for hundreds of years...which means it's totally in the public domain and ripe for being ripped off by Deadpool! And what's Deadpool's plan to ensure his version of Art of War outsells the original? Make sure the entire world is at war when it comes out! Plenty of Asgardian yuks and a major Thor appearance..

Friday, October 14, 2016

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS ONE YEAR AGO TODAY

A-FORCE #5 $3.99 (SAMNEE KIRBY MONSTER VARIANT)
(W) G. Willow Wilson, Marguerite Bennett (A/CA) Jorge Molina
   Though She-Hulk and her team have unmasked the traitor in their midst, the villain won't rest until their utopian island is RAZED. As the horrors of Battleworld bear down on Arcadia, what sacrifices will the members of A-Force make to save their home...and each other? Three lady Thors take part in the action.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #12 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
   Thanos wields ultimate power with the Infinity Gauntlet!  Can Thor and the Avengers save the galaxy from ruin?

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

NOW GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #1 $3.99
(W) Zac Gorman (A/CA) Will Robson
    When the team gets reinstated as permanent members of the Avengers and uprooted to Detroit, the GLA has one more shot at super hero glory...but can they answer the call? Lady Thor has a 2 panel cameo.


Saturday, October 8, 2016

IN THE SHOPS TWO YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS #36 $3.99 (DEADPOOL 75TH ANNIV RUBIO VAR) (HASBRO VAR) (STOMP OUT BULLYING CHEN VAR)
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Stefano Caselli (CA) Stuart Immonen
    IN 7 MONTHS TIME RUNS OUT! Thor has a major appearance but he is now officially known as the Odinson.

AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #1 $4.99 (DEADPOOL PARTY VAR) (INVERSION VAR) (YOUNG GUNS COMPLETE VAR) (YOUNG VAR)
(W) Rick Remender (A) Adam Kubert (CA) Jim Cheung
   The Red Skull has exploited the gifts of the world's greatest telepath to broadcast pure hatred across the globe. Now, born of the murder of Charles Xavier, World War Hate has begun. Tony Stark discovers a secret truth that will upend not only his life, but also the lives of everyone he cares for. Can The Avengers and X-Men finally unite? Would their combined strength be enough to hold back the darkness of the Red Onslaught?  Magneto murdered the wrong man, releasing the greatest evil the Marvel Universe has ever known. Now Rogue and Scarlet Witch are all that stand in its way. Of course Thor has a role in this story.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #13 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) TBD
   IRON MAN and CAPTAIN AMERICA go undercover disguised as the villains CROSSBONES and GRIM REAPER. Can two heroes still do good when they're dressed as bad guys?! Animated Thor appears for two panels and has a line of dialog. His appearance will possibly amuse students of classic storytelling tropes (or is that memes?)

Friday, October 7, 2016

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS ONE YEAR AGO TODAY

CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #1 $4.99
(W) Al Ewing (A) Paco Medina & Various (CA) Paco Medina

      Welcome to the BATTLEREALM--a broken section of space-time where cosmic beings gamble for the ultimate power while their unwilling pawns fight for their lives and a chance to return back to Earth. Who will survive... ? Lady Thor appears on the cover but NO Thors appear on the inside.

MARVEL SUPER HERO SPECTACULAR #1 $3.99
(W) Karl Kesel (A) David Baldeon (CA) Todd Nauck
   Get a front row seat to the hottest ticket in town as we unveil Saturnalia and the Interstellar Circus Spectacular! Featuring a wild array of new characters and Marvel's most popular super heroes including the Avengers (with Thor), the Guardians of the Galaxy, and Spider-Man!

SECRET WARS #6 $3.99 

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Esad Ribic (CA) Alex Ross
     THE FINAL WAR! A silent Thor appears in a single flashback panel.


SIEGE #4 $3.99
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Filipe Andrade & Various (CA) W. Scott Forbes
   The biggest battle conceivable. Heroes rise. Legends fall. THIS IS THE SHIELD! Some Thors appear in a Two-Page Spread/Recap.

SPIDER-ISLAND #5 $3.99
(W) Christos N. Gage, Tom DeFalco (A) Paco Diaz, Ron Frenz (CA) Humberto Ramos
   Venom and his band of mighty monsters take the fight to the Spider-Queen once and for all!  This time he's not going it alone - he'll have a webslinger by his side! Dino-Thor makes an appearance.

WHAT IF INFINITY INHUMANS #1 $3.99
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Riley Rossmo (CA) Christian Ward
  What if the INHUMANS took over Earth?  BLACK BOLT is the new supreme ruler of Earth, but what
happened to Earth's Mightiest Heroes? An unconscious Thor appears in one panel.

WHAT IF INFINITY THANOS #1
$3.99 (ANKA VAR)
 (W) Joshua Williams (A) Mike Henderson (CA) Tom Whalen
   What if Thanos joined the Avengers? 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

RAGNAROK #10 $4.99
Writer/Artist 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.


Walt Simonson cover 
 John Paul Leon variant cover. 


And from Marvel...
 NOW CHAMPIONS #1 $4.99
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
     Following the fallout of CIVIL WAR II, Avengers Ms. Marvel, Nova and Spider-Man strike out on their own - joined by Cyclops, Viv Vision and the Totally Awesome Hulk! Six young heroes determined to change the world - and they're only the beginning! Lady Thor makes a 3 page appearance.

SPIDEY #11 $3.99
(W) Robert P. Thompson (A/CA) Nathan Stockman
   Spidey has had a lot of villains in his early days, but none were designed to hate him more than Mac Gargan, the Scorpion! So why is this Spider-Man/Scorpion battle so different from the others?  Thor Odinson makes a cameo to help battle Galactus.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ULTRON REVOLUTION #4 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
  After a nuclear accident, Bruce Banner is stripped of his angry alter ego - the Incredible Hulk!  Can THE AVENGERS figure out how to bring the big green monster back? Of course, animated Thor Odinson appears.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TWO YEARS AGO TODAY

CAPTAIN AMERICA #25 $4.99 
(W) Rick Remender (A) Carlos Pacheco, Stuart Immonen (CA) Stuart Immonen
   Who is the All-New Captain America? The conclusion to the story that began in Dimension Z as Zola strikes in unison with The Red Skull! The final fate of Jet Black! The Thor that is not a woman appears on the cover and on 8 interior pages.

THOR #1 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   The great hammer MJOLNIR lies on the moon, unable to be lifted by anyone in all the heavens! Even THOR!  Something dark has befallen the God of Thunder, leaving him weakened and for the first time in forever... UNWORTHY! But when Frost Giants invade the Earth, the hammer will be lifted and an all-new Thor will arise! A Thor unlike any we've ever seen before! Who is this new GODDESS OF THUNDER? Not even Odin knows!

1 in 25 variant cover
 by Fiona Staples
1 in 25 variant cover
by Sara Pichelli
Variant cover by Scottie Young.