Thursday, December 14, 2017

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ULTRON REVOLUTION #6 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
   ENTER THE THUNDERBOLTS!  When JUSTIN HAMMER's weapons factories threaten civilian lives, THE AVENGERS (including Thor Odinson, of course) are ready to take him down...but our heroes weren't expecting a SECOND hero team to show up to help! Who are the mysterious THUNDERBOLTS?  


GWENPOOL HOLIDAY SPECIAL MERRY MIX UP $5.99 (HENDERSON VAR) (LIM VAR) (ZDARSKY VAR)
(W/A) Various (CA) Salva Espin
    It's time to join EVERYONE'S FAVORITE GWEN and celebrate good times! Only problem is somehow this year's festive traditions seem to be a little off and Gwen's the only one who notices. FEATURING: Spider-Man, Red Skull, Punisher and even Deadpool! Lady Thor makes a 2 panel cameo.

and Lady Thor appears ONLY on the cover of this comic...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

46 YEARS AGO TODAY

The newest issue of THOR contained the mind-boggling Mangog. John Romita becomes the first artist to do a Mangog cover after Kirby, who of course, did the first 3 Mangog covers
And a new use is found for Thor's hammer.
Words by Gerry Conway. Art by John Buscema and Vince Colletta.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY


CATACLYSM ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #2 $3.99
  Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Cover and interior art: David Marquez
  The young heroes of the ULTIMATE UNIVERSE gather together to save New York from the terror of GALACTUS!!!
   2 panel Ultimate Thor cameo





MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #3 $2.99
  Writer: Joe Caramagna
   It's up to Falcon to save the day when a mysterious foe turns the Avengers into evil ghosts! Based on the hit animated show on DISNEY XD

Sunday, December 10, 2017

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO

AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #7 $3.99 
(W) Rick Remender (A) Adam Kubert (CA) Jim Cheung
     THE ASTONISHING AVENGERS VS THE UNCANNY X-MEN FOR THE FATE OF NEW YORK! Shirtless Thor lounges around one panel.

DEADPOOLS ART OF WAR #3 $3.99

(W) Peter David (A/CA) Scott Koblish
  You think you know war? Deadpool doesn't think you know war. He's teaching you about war in this series. Like, the previous issues, Thor assists with the lessons.

THOR #3 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   Lifting the enchanted hammer Mjolnir has transformed a mysterious woman into an all-new version of the mighty Thor. But what happens when she's separated from that hammer? Plus, Frost Giants! ROXXON! And whatever happened to the guy who used to carry that hammer?
Harren variant cover

Saturday, December 9, 2017

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

SECRET WARS #8 $3.99
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Esad Ribic (CA) Alex Ross
   The final battle against God Doom rages on! Battleworld teeters on the brink. The Shield has fallen. Armies march on Doomstadt. As Battleworld gives way to a new Marvel Universe...no one will come out the other side unscathed, if they come out at all.  Lady Thor points out the obvious in a 1 panel cameo. And A silent Rune Thor appears in 2 panels.

GWENPOOL SPECIAL #1 $5.99
(W/A) Various (CA) Kris Anka
   AN ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL! She-Hulk throws a holiday party and invites the entire Marvel U!  Deadpool teams up with both Hawkeyes - Kate and Clint - to...stop a pickpocket?!  Ms. Marvel takes on her most dangerous threat yet: the holiday blues!  And then there's the reason for the season(al special): GWENPOOL!  A dancing Lady Thor makes a 1 panel cameo.

Friday, December 8, 2017

ON SALE 53 YEARS AGO

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #113 was the 29th 1964 comic that Thor appeared in.
Not only is there a 16 page lead story that delivers what the cover promises but there also is a 5 page Tales Of Asgard back-up featuring a tale of young Thor and Loki.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO

(Bianchi variant)
AVENGERS #2 $3.99 (XCI VARIANT)
(W) Mark Waid (A) Mike Del Mundo (CA) Alex Ross
    KANG WAR TWO! The Vision is hell-bent on revenge against Kang and if the Avengers can't hold the synthezoid back, all of history is in jeopardy! Lady Thor appears. Unworthy Thor only appears on the XCI variant.




UNWORTHY THOR #2 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Olivier Coipel
  The Realm of Old Asgard has vanished, taking with it Odinson's hope for redemption.  But good tidings from Beta Ray Bill might breathe new life into the quest. For Bill knows the fate of the Realm Eternal. To win back Odinson's honor, the brothers in arms must infiltrate the fortress of THE COLLECTOR.

Anka variant
Cheung variant
Deodato teaser variant

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

ON SALE 54 YEARS AGO

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #101 was the 15th and final comic with Thor in it to hit the spinner racks in 1963. Not only was there 13 page lead story guest starring the Avengers, it also had a 5 page "Boyhood of Thor" back-up story. Both were drawn by Jack Kirby and George Roussos.
I was buying comics back then but instead of that I chose to buy this
If only they had put young Thor on the cover, given him a dog and had Curt Swan draw it maybe I wouldn't have waited 3 years before I bought my first Thor comic.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

AVENGERS #674 $3.99 
(W) Mark Waid (A) Jesus Saiz (CA) Alex Ross
   WORLDS COLLIDE Part 5  As Earth and Counter-Earth begin to approach one another, the Avengers/Champions team must find some way to avert dual global catastrophes! Not only does Lady Thor appear on the cover, she is inside too.


Monday, December 4, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY


CATACLYSM ULTIMATES LAST STAND #2 $3.99 (SUAYAN VAR)
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mark Bagley
The ULTIMATES discover where GALACTUS has come from  If they send the WORLD DESTROYER back to where he came from all that will do is create more destruction and havoc! 

     ULTIMATE THOR appearance.

 
INHUMANITY #1 $3.99 (BRADSHAW VAR) (YOUNG VAR)
(W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Olivier Coipel
   After INFINITY, the Marvel Universe has changed. The Avengers find themselves face to face with Karnak who has discovered the secret of the Inhumans that will shake the Marvel U to its core.
     Two page THOR cameo.



LONGSHOT SAVES MARVEL UNIVERSE #3 $2.99
(W) Christopher Hastings (A) Jacopo Camagni (CA) David Nakayama
   The worst threats that ever have/will face the Marvel Universe?  Sounds like a job for Longshot, right?
    THOR appears in 4 panels.




GOD IS DEAD #4 $4.99 (Avatar Press Inc)
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Di Amorim (CA) Jonathan Hickman
The End of Days has come!  As the Asgardians destroy pantheon after pantheon in their quest for total domination, the human race's last hope is a desperate gamble to create their own god weapon.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

3 YEARS AGO TODAY: A young Asgard

Skottie, that is!!


ANGELA ASGARDS ASSASSIN #1 $3.99 (JIMENEZ VAR) (QUESADA DESIGN VAR) (YOUNG VAR)
(W) Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett (A) Phil Jimenez, Stephanie Hans (CA) Stephanie Hans
    All her life, Angela -- the finest warrior of Heven -- was raised to hate Asgard with every fiber of her being.  And now Angela knows the truth about her identity: She is Thor's sister. She is an Asgardian.     Cast out of her home and wanting nothing to do with Asgard, Angela must now strike out on her own!  But what does Angela have that both Asgard and Heven want? And why are they so eager to get it? Of course Thor shows up to help his sister kick off her series.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

2 YEARS AGO TODAY

There was only one new Thor appearance in the shops
 
ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #2 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A) Adam Kubert, Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Alex Ross
     Captain America, Thor, Vision, and Iron Man--are living separate lives--but when a threat from beyond the stars targets our world, fate draws them together once more, alongside Nova, Ms. Marvel, and Miles Morales a.k.a. Spider-Man!

 Jim Jimenez variant cover

Friday, December 1, 2017

51 YEARS AGO TODAY

THE ROCKS WERE FLYING FOR FOUR PAGES WHEN ULIK FIRST APPEARED IN THOR #137
Art by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta. Words by Stan Lee.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 50 YEARS AGO TODAY

The second Unconscious Thor Cover
Heritage Auctions sold the original art to this Kirby cover in March 2002 for $8,912. Then again in May 2008 for $23,900. 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

BEST THOR COVER EVER?

Thor figures by Kirby/Colletta. Thor portrait by the great Marie Severin.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

NO NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

Unless you count this

MARVEL ANIMATED STYLE THOR STATUE
GENTLE GIANT STUDIOS
The Mighty Thor becomes the 11th character in the Marvel animated statue line. The Thor Animated Statue was digitally sculpted and carefully printed on state of the art 3D Systems 3D printers. The high-resolution prints were then used in the creation of prototypes needed to produce this animated collectible. Each animated statue is hand-cast, hand-painted, and hand-numbered with a limited edition Certificate of Authenticity. Only $65.

Monday, November 27, 2017

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

DEADPOOL ANNUAL #1 $4.99
  Writers: Ben Blacker, Ben Acker  Art: Evan Shaner Cover Art: Tradd Moore
    Featuring Thor, Daredevil, Luke Cage and...Madcap?!?


HAWKEYE #14 $2.99 (Walt Simonson Thor Battle variant cover)
For your collection of Thor-on-cover-only comics.

INFINITY #6 $5.99 (Design Hickman variant) (Generals Lee variant) (Hero Dodson variant) (Young variant)
   Writer: Jonathan Hickman Art: Jim Cheung Cover Art: Adam Kubert
   The heroes of Earth versus the forces of Thanos!


AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #21 $3.99
     Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Art: Matteo Buffagni Cover Art: Jorge Molina
    When Spider-Girl is in trouble...who does she go to?  Black Widow, Spider-Girl and Spider-Woman. Spider-Woman as a mentor...Who thought this was a good idea?

    Thor has a cameo.

NOVA #10 $4.99 (Buscema variant) (Jimenez variant) (Jones variant) (Agents of SHIELD variant)
   Writers: Zeb Wells, Gerry Duggan Art: Paco Medina, Carlo Barberi Cover Art: Ed McGuinness
    Big changes for Sam Alexander in this supersized 100th issue!  Guest staring the new New Warriors! Also a bonus story from new regular Nova writer Gerry Duggan!

     Thor has a Cameo. 

WOLVERINE AND X-MEN ANNUAL #1
   Writer: Jason Aaron, Art by Jorge Molina. 
Not only is Thor on the cover but he appears on 4 interior pages.
Marvel creates new characters the old-fashioned way, by having old characters have children.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND MIGHTY AVENGERS #2 $3.99 (GREENE VAR)
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Luke Ross
    Luke Cage was a man of the people, a hero for everyone who needed help. But there's a new Luke Cage in town... and the only one he's helping is himself! Plus: Captain America declares war - on the Mighty Avengers! Thor appears on one page.

NEW AVENGERS #27 $3.99
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Salvador Larroca
     IN 6 MONTHS...TIME RUNS OUT! Plenty of Thor in this issue!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS VS INFINITY #1 $5.99 (LIM VARIANT)
(W) Joe Caramagna (A) Ron Lim, Wellington Alves (CA) Kalman Andrasofszky
   The Avengers take on their most powerful foes in four thrilling adventures!  Dangerous Asgardian treasures have been lost and the Avengers are on the hunt to get them back!  But will the Avengers still prevail when they're fighting each other?!  Featuring Doctor Doom, Dracula, and the Blood Brothers! Thor appears in two of the four stories.


SHIELD #12 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
    Thanks to an all-out battle between gods and Earthlings, our planet has been wiped clean by the Scarlet Centurion! Coulson and his team have one chance to leap back in time and save the world--but to do so, they'll have to wage war on Asgard! Lady Thor’s corpse has a one panel cameo. Thor Odinson’s corpse also has a one panel appearance.
 

Friday, November 24, 2017

45 YEARS AGO TODAY

Gil Kane's first Enchantress cover was for the reprint of AVENGERS #15 
which Jack Kirby did the original cover for

Thursday, November 23, 2017

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

MIGHTY THOR #13 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Steve Epting (CA) Russell Dauterman
    The War of the Realms rages on. The only way to defeat Malekith is for the realms to join forces, and it's up to Lady Thor to bring them together.  Heroes from across the ten realms - including Lady Sif and Angela - have united under Thor's command to form a new League of Realms with the sole mission of bringing this war to an end.  And their first mission: Infiltrate Dark-Elf-occupied territory.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

COMING FEBRUARY #21, 2017

MIGHTY THOR #704
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 5
    Jane's cancer has taken a turn for the worse. But while she faces the enemy of her body the Mangog ravages Asgardia! Odin and his son unite to take on the Ultimate Judgment. But without their mightiest warrior, the time of gods may come to an end. The Death of the Mighty Thor is coming. Will the world survive it?

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

NO REASON TO GO TO THE COMIC SHOP TOMORROW UNLESS YOU ARE A THOR COMPLETIST


THANOS #13 $3.99
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Geoff Shaw
     THANOS WINS.  Thor’s hammer appears on the main cover and an unconscious Thor appears on the Burrows variant cover. Thor Odinson appears in 1 panel inside the comic. 
 Jacen Burrows variant cover

Monday, November 20, 2017

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS #23 
Writer: Jonathan Hickman Cover & Interior Art: Leinil Francis Yu
    INFINITY TIE-IN - "AVENGERS UNIVERSE: VI" The Avengers versus the Black Order. The battle for Earth moves planetside.  Thanos takes center stage. THOR APPEARS IN ONE PANEL!!!

Thor appears on one page of LONGSHOT SAVES THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #2.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS #38 $3.99 (ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT VAR) 
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Stefano Caselli (CA) Simone Bianchi
     IN 6 MONTHS...TIME RUNS OUT! Thor appears oh so briefly.

AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #6 $3.99 (INVERSION RIBIC VAR) (YOUNG GUNS VAR)
(W) Rick Remender (A) Terry Dodson (CA) Jim Cheung
   The Axis of Evil have won, who is left to stop them?  Rogue and Nightcrawler vs Mystique! Thor vs Loki!   Magneto and Quicksilver vs The Scarlet Witch! This is it, the face of the new world disorder--The Astonishing Avengers are formed!

AXIS REVOLUTIONS #2 $3.99
(W) Frank Tieri, Kevin Maurer (A) TBD, Paul Davidson (CA) Kalman Andrasofszky
   Nightcrawler decides to avenge the death of Wolverine by hunting down Sabretooth!  And Thor goes on a bender!

LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #8 $3.99
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Lee Garbett
   With a quip on his lips and a song in his heart, Loki continues his dashing quest for truth, justice and the Asgardian Way!  Guest-starring -- the Enchantress! And some other people including Thor

Saturday, November 18, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY


MIGHTY THOR #1 $4.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   When DR. JANE FOSTER lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, THE MIGHTY THOR! Her enemies are many, as Asgard descends further into chaos and war threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet her greatest battle is against the cancer that is killing her mortal form.
 Dauterman variant
 
Coipel variant




 

   Dauterman design variant
Deotato Hip Hopvariant


Cosplay variant


Blank variant - duh

MS MARVEL #1 $4.99 
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Takeshi Miyagawa, Adrian Alphona (CA) Cliff Chiang
    Look out world, Kamala Khan is back and officially an Avenger! She's toe to toe with the best of the best, but will being one of Earth's mightiest heros be everything she imagined? Is being a celebrity hero as wonderful as Kamala has hoped? Lady Thor has a two page cameo.

SECRET WARS TOO #1 $4.99
(W/A) Various (CA) Chip Zdarsky
THE BEYONDERS TRY THEIR (SCARY, EXTRA-DIMENSIONAL) HAND AT MARKETING:
   These tales from across the multifarious domains of Battleworld - not of heroism, but of humor - provide a brief respite from millennia of omnipotence.  A couple of pages have cheap Thor Odinson yuks.

SPIDER-WOMAN #1 $3.99 
(W) Dennis Hopeless (A/CA) Javier Rodriguez
      Jessica Drew is a private investigator, a super hero and... a mom to be? Ben Urich and Porcupine are still along for the adventure, too, and aren't making Jess' life any easier - half the time they won't even let her leave the car! Lady Thor has a one panel cameo. 

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #13 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
   The Avengers and Squadron Supreme FACE OFF!  It's the final battle of the super-teams. But which will prevail?! Of course animated Thor Odinson has a large role.

RAGNAROK HC VOL 01 LAST GOD STANDING 
IDW PUBLISHING $24.99
(W/A/CA) Walter Simonson

     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. Walter Simonson returns to comics in this stunning all-new series.

    Reprints the first six issues plus all the covers and previously unseen preliminary art by Walt Simonson!!!!!

Friday, November 17, 2017

49 YEARS AGO TODAY

What a great time to be a THOR fan!
 Galactus makes his first non-FANTASTIC FOUR appearance!
But wait there's more!
 Ego makes his fourth appearance.


Thursday, November 16, 2017

46 YEARS AGO TODAY

Just like yesterday, the newest issue of THOR contained the mind-boggling Mangog.
 

Words by Gerry Conway. Art by John Buscema and Vince Colletta.
THOR #195 was the Mangog's sixth appearance since Lee/Kirby debuted him in THOR #154