Tuesday, August 22, 2017

NEW THOR (THE REAL DEAL) APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW


  GENERATIONS: UNWORTHY THOR & MIGHTY THOR #1
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Mahmud A. Asrar
    When a battle goes south, Thor finds herself in ancient Egypt - facing a young Odinson! A misguided party of Vikings has bitten off way more than they can spear. But when the prince of Asgard answers their cries for help, he ends up in a fight no axe alone can win! And Apocalypse is not one for mercy.  Can a not-yet-worthy god and a time-lost hero take on one of the world's most powerful mutants at the height of his empire? And what does their encounter mean for the future of two Thors?
 
Oliver Coipel variant cover
Alex Ross connecting variant cover
 

Kirby 100 variant cover
Das Pastoras variant cover
Dale Keown Marvel Vs Capcom variant cover 

SECRET EMPIRE #9 $4.99 (CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE VAR) (JS CAMPBELL VAR) (MORA VILLAIN VAR) (SORRENTINO HYDRA HEROES VAR)
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Leinil Francis Yu (CA) Mark Brooks
     UNITED WE STAND - against the SECRET EMPIRE! Thor Odinson has a pivotal role. Lady Thor appears for less than a page.
 

Monday, August 21, 2017

49 YEARS AGO TODAY

It was a good summer to be a Thor fan as the Mangog trilogy came to a conclusion.
It would be more than 3 years before he made another appearance.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

47 YEARS AGO TODAY

If you had been buying comics for more than five years this Kirby cover would have been familiar to you.
So might the 52 pages of Kirby Thor art contained inside (reprinted from six different issues of JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY)

Saturday, August 19, 2017

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MIGHTY DEFENDERS #2 $3.99
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Alan Davis
   Mondo City breaks out its biggest gun - the WAR MACHINE! Meanwhile, Captain Britain faces Mondo's toughest lawman, Boss Cage - from the inside of a cell!  Once the brutal Boss System is done with the Defenders... will there be anything left of them to arrest? Guest Starring Lady Baron Thor.

GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE #3 $3.99 (NIGHTOW MANGA VAR) (YOUNG CONNECTING D VAR)
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mike Deodato
    The secrets of Knowhere reveal themselves and it will change the face of the Guardians forever.  This special chapter on Secret Wars will have long-lasting repercussions. The Thor known as Angela questions her religion.

SPIDER-VERSE #4 $3.99 (MAYHEW VAR)
(W) Mike Costa (A) Andre Arujo (CA) Nick Bradshaw
    The Spiders of the multiverse are in a race against Mayor Norman Osborn to discover what exactly brought them all together! An angry Thor appears.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY


MIGHTY THOR #10 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
     Lady Thor has a new enemy with which to contend:  S.H.I.E.L.D.

Natachos Bustos Tsum Tsum variant

WEB WARRIORS #10 $3.99
(W) Mike Costa (A) David Baldeon (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
   What do a giant spider-robot, a cartoon pig from the future and a lady with four robotic arms have in common?  They're all stuck on Earth-001 with the WEB-WARRIORS!  But what's been happening while they've been gone?! Thor Odinson from Earth 53015 appears (spoiler: he’s a cute dog).

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

MIGHTY THOR #22 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Russell Dauterman, Valerio Schiti (CA) Russell Dauterman
   Lady Thor and the War Thor go face-to-flame with the Queen of Cinders! 

Joyce Chin Capcom Vs. Marvel Variant


MARVELS THOR RAGNAROK PRELUDE #4 $3.99
(W) Will Pilgrim (A) J. L. Giles
   THE BATTLE FOR MIDGARD!  THOR ODINSON and LOKI's unlikely alliance brings them to the front line of battle but will their teamwork be enough to hold back MALEKITH'S forces?  The fate of the realms is decided here!


MARVEL THORS HAMMER OVERSIZED FOAM PROP REPLICA $250
NECA
Add extra fun to your day with NECA's new line of super-oversized, foam versions of classic comic book items! Each has detailed paint deco to look just like the real thing, but is perfectly safe. From Marvel Comics, Mighty Thor's hammer, Mjolnir. Our oversized version measures a massive 4 feet tall and can easily be lifted!

Monday, August 14, 2017

38 YEARS AGO TODAY

What more could you ask for from a THOR cover?!?
 
Art by Keith Pollard and Chick Stone

 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

Six Real Deals, one Animation Thor and one Avatar Press Thor :

AMAZING X-MEN #10 $3.99
(W) Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost (A/CA) Carlo Barberi
   As the Wendigo virus runs rampant through Canada, one of the X-Men falls prey to the deadly plague!  Guest-starring Alpha Flight and Thor!

AVENGERS WORLD #11
$3.99
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Raffaele Lenco (CA) Paul Renaud
   The UPRISING begins. The Island opens its doors. The Dead march into the light. The Dragon declares war. Confronted by immense dangers on all sides, Thor and the Avengers face a world on fire -- and to restore peace, they'll have to become something even bigger than before.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #23 $3.99
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Carlos Pacheco
    Zola has waged war on New York! Without a Captain America to lead them, can Thor and the Avengers stop the Bio-Fanatic's plot for revenge?!

FANTASTIC FOUR #8 $3.99
(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Leonard Kirk
    BEN GRIMM: MURDERER?! Thor shows up for three battle pages.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #11 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) TBD
   The Red Skull has turned Thor and the Avengers into rampaging monsters! Hulk and Black Widow must team up and stop the raging Hulk-Vengers!

ORIGINAL SIN #7 $3.99 (W) Jason Aaron (A) Mike Deodato (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
     Thor finds yet another way to be defeated in what might be the three most important pages in the history of the character!!!

WOLVERINE #11 $3.99 

(W) Paul Cornell (A) Pete Woods (CA) Steve McNiven
    With the fates of two human beings placed in her hands, Pinch is faced with a decision that may haunt her for the rest of her life. That is, unless Wolverine and his S.H.I.E.L.D. cavalry can reach her in time. Classic Sabretooth, still finds time to mess with Logan, even while he's busy trying to remake the world in his image. Thor has a one panel cameo.



GOD IS DEAD #18 (Avatar Press)
(W) Mike Costa (A) Emiliano Urdinola (CA) Jacen Burrows
   The returned Norse and Greek gods are waging all-out war against each other, but thanks to Jesus and his miracle, they are having a hard time staying dead! 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

A-FORCE #3 $3.99 
(W) C. Willow Wilson, Marguerite Bennett (A/CA) Jorge Molina
   She-Hulk has violated the most sacred rule of Battleworld and now A-Force is on the run from the planet's protectors: The Thor Corps!

HOWARD THE DUCK #5 $3.99 (CHAYKIN VAR)
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Joe Quinones
  While the world's greatest super heroes fight to save NYC - and possibly America and parts of Canada - Howard and Tara Tam learn a lot about each other, and themselves. Lady Thor has a two panel cameo.

INHUMANS ATTILAN RISING #4
$3.99 (DESIGN VAR) (KOYAMA MANGA VAR)
(W) Charles Soule (A) John Timms (CA) Dave Johnson
   Black Bolt undergoes the same interrogation that killed a Ghost Rider in #1. The Resistance makes its big push against Medusa's royal rule! The arrival of three Thors complicates matters.

SECRET WARS #5 $3.99 (BIANCHI CONNECTING VAR) (BRODERICK CLASSIC VAR) (CAMPBELL VAR)  (CHIRSTOPHER ACTION FIGURE VAR) (COKER VAR)
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Esad Ribic (CA) Alex Ross
    OWEN REECE DIED FOR OUR SINS! More than 33 Thors attend a funeral.

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #8
$3.99
(W) Ryan North (A/CA) Erica Henderson
  It's the classic tale of good squirrel versus evil squirrel as SQUIRREL GIRL fights RATATOSKR, the Norse Squirrel God!  The fate of the world hangs in the balance! Lady Thor and Thor the Unworthy show up to help!  

Friday, August 11, 2017

52 YEARS AGO TODAY - still on sale if you were lucky.

The top 47 Marvel characters of Summer 1965 all in one Kirby-drawn comic (and cover)!!!!!
Rainy Day Fun: find the Enchantress.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

1 YEAR AGO TODAY

THERE WERE NO NEW THOR ODINSON APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS and nothing but cameos for Lady Thor...

ACCUSED #1 $4.99 (LIM VAR) (STAPLES VAR)
(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) Ramon Bachs, Garry Brown (CA) David Mack
    As an Avenger falls, another takes the stand to answer for his death. As Hawkeye stands trial amid a case full of super heroes and politics - who will prosecute? None other than Matt Murdock - Daredevil! But when Matt digs into the case he may not like what he finds. A silent Lady Thor appears in crowd scenes in 4 panels including one in which she is unconscious.

AGENTS OF SHIELD #8 $3.99
(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) German Peralta (CA) Mike Norton
   PHIL COULSON, agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. no more!  Coulson has chosen a side in this war...HIS OWN!  Lady Thor appears in a crowd scene in 1 panel.

VISION #10 $3.99
(W) Tom King (A) Gabriel Hernandez Walta (CA) Mike Del Mundo
    Tragedy has come to the Vision family. While those around him mourn, Vision plans for revenge, a revenge that will send him into a deadly confrontation with the heroes of the Marvel. Lady Thor has a 2 panel cameo.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

IN THE SHOPS SEPTEMBER 27

MIGHTY THOR #23 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Valerio Schiti (CA) Russell Dauterman
     THOR AGAINST THOR! When the Ultimate Thor finally goes too far, in the name of peace and sanity, Jane has no choice but to stop him. Can she quell the rage of the War Thor before he destroys the very realms he once hoped to save?
Marco Rudy 1 in 5 Rock N Roll variant cover

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

THE CLOSEST THING TO A NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

SAMNEE VARIANT COVER
ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE 2 #1 $4.99 
(W) Yusaku Komiyama, Jim Zub (A) Yusaku Komiyama (CA) Kiichi Mizushima
   The Avengers face a threat even bigger and more menacing than they could have imagined! Caught in a massive explosion, Captain America, Hawkeye and Iron Man wake up in the midst of a city overrun by zombies. Miraculously, they haven't been turned, and they find themselves face-to-face with a mysterious scientist who claims to have a cure for the virus. But who is he really, and does he actually possess the antivirus that Bruce Banner has been struggling to create? More importantly: Is the Hulk immune to the zombie plague?


But for a buck each there are these classic reprints!!!

TRUE BELIEVERS KIRBY 100TH INTRODUCING MIGHTY THOR #1
    Reprinting the Thor story from JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY  #83 and the Loki story from JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #85
 
TRUE BELIEVERS KIRBY 100TH THOR VS HULK #1
    Reprinting JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #112 plus the cover and 10 pages from AVENGERS #3

Monday, August 7, 2017

52 YEARS AGO TODAY

A giant Absorbing Man swatting Thor attracts a crowd of random rooftop KIRBYstanders and a few ineffective Kirby cops.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

ORIGINAL SIN #5.3 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron, Al Ewing (A) Simone Bianchi, Lee Garbett (CA) Simone Bianchi
   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! Can Loki be trusted? And will brother and sister murder each other before the truth comes out?

Saturday, August 5, 2017

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY


MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #10 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
   The Reality Stone flips the world on its head, as our heroes become villains!  How will the Dark Avengers fare against Earth's NEW mightiest heroes: Squadron Surpeme?!


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GIANT SIZE LITTLE MARVEL AVX #3 $3.99
(W/A/CA) Skottie Young
   Playtime is serious business in the land of Marville and our tiniest heroes are putting in work to prove to their new neighbors which crew is toughest. Little Thor hams it up for two pages.


Friday, August 4, 2017

52 YEARS AGO TODAY

 Lee/Kirby learned lots from their record-breaking yearlong Tales of Asgard quest story. Instead of dozens of Asgardians, Odin selects a trio of warriors to assist Thor on his next Ragnarok-avoiding mission, guaranteeing a more focused narrative. (and fewer mutinies!)

Thursday, August 3, 2017

THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

MARVEL TSUM TSUM #1 $3.99 (CLASSIFIED CONNECTING A VAR) (GURIHIRU VAR) (JAPANESE GAME VAR) (PHOTO VAR)
(W) Jacob Chabot (A) David Baldeon (CA) Chris Samnee
     Tsum Tsums are HUGE! These seemingly cute and cuddly creatures are sweeping the globe! What happens when these pint-sized piles of fur find their way into the Marvel Universe? After a crate of them falls to Earth en route to THE COLLECTOR, one small group of Brooklyn teenagers will find out! Thor Odinson makes a cameo and there is a Thor Tsum Tsum.




MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ULTRON REVOLUTION #2 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
   Ultron's got the perfect plan for an imperfect humanity: Replace all humans with robots! The first replacements on the list? THE AVENGERS!  But can the Avengers overcome their own weaknesses to defeat their flawless impostors?

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

55 YEARS AGO TODAY

Loki's first Silver Age appearance

The 13 page story from JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #85 also had the first appearances of Odin, Heimdall, Balder,  Asgard  and the Bifrost.

Art by Jack KIrby and Dick Ayers.
                   

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW


AVENGERS #10 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A) Mike Del Mundo (CA) Alex Ross
   SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!  They're Earth's Mightiest - but are they heroes? Taskmaster, Deadpool, the Superior Octopus...how can they be fighting alongside the Avengers we know? Thor Odinson is not only on the cover. He’s inside too!

MARVELS THOR RAGNAROK PRELUDE #3 $3.99
(W) Will Pilgrim (A) J. L. Giles
    As JANE FOSTER tracks a mysterious power on Earth, a great upheaval throughout the realms causes chaos. And with the convergence of the Nine Realms at hand, MALEKITH will make his move! As an ancient threat is unleashed, the mighty THOR will have to turn to the one person he never thought he'd need again:  LOKI! 

Monday, July 31, 2017

51 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.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 3 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 appears 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.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS 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.

Friday, July 28, 2017

25 YEARS AGO TODAY

A Ron Frenz/Al Migrom cover homage to the legendary Walt Simonson
If the Eric Masterson Thor lead story didn't excite you  maybe you found the Tales of Asgard back-up more stimulating. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

IN THE SHOPS TODAY - ONLY $225

MARVEL MILESTONES ARMORED THOR STATUE 
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Prepare for the coming of the Odinson! The God of Thunder heralds the return of the Marvel Milestones line of statues, wearing his full armor as seen in Walt Simonson's issues of the Marvel comic. Swinging his hammer Mjolnir, Thor hovers above the ground, ready to repel any horde that would lay waste to his beloved Asgard! Measuring 21 inches tall, this statue's production run is limited to only 1,000 pieces, and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Phil Ramirez!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

  CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #19 $3.99 (X-MEN CARD VAR)
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Jesus Saiz
    SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!  Steve Rogers has won over the hearts and minds of the people - save one! Unfortunately, that one is the person he cares about the most. So Sharon Carter has a fateful decision to make. Steve Rogers lectures Thor Odinson in a 5 page sequence.
 
GWENPOOL #18 $3.99 (X-MEN CARD VAR)
(W) Christopher Hastings (A/CA) Gurihiru
   Gwenpool is no stranger to trouble in the Marvel Universe.  But now, it seems the Marvel Universe is after her. WARNING: Lady Thor only appears on the cover.
 
  MIGHTY THOR LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK THUNDER STRIKE $4.99
RANDOM HOUSE BOOKS
(W) John Sazaklis (A/CA) Patrick Spaz Spaziante
    Marvel's Mighty Thor teams up with the Incredible Hulk! This book also features the the villians Skurge and Grandmaster! A great way to introduce boys and girls 2-5 to Thor and the other heroes in the Marvel Universe.

Monday, July 24, 2017

48 YEARS AGO TODAY you could have purchased 53 pages of Kirby art for 25 cents. AVENGERS ANNUAL #3 reprinted Captain America's first AVENGERS appearance and three Captain America stories from TALES OF SUSPENSE.

The cover of AVENGERS ANNUAL #3 wasn't by Kirby. It was by another industry giant, John Buscema. (although it WAS embellished by chronic Kirby collaborator Frank Giacoia)
Was this Kirby cover not reused because after five years right-leaning covers went out of style?

Sunday, July 23, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY


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)