Monday, December 25, 2017

Walt Simonson proto-reindeer cover

"Thor was the god of the peasants and the common people. He was represented as an elderly man, jovial and friendly, of heavy build, with a long white beard. His element was fire, his color red. The rumble and roar of thunder were said to be caused by the rolling of his chariot, for he alone among the gods never rode on horseback, but drove in a chariot drawn by two white goats (called Cracker and Gnasher). He was fighting the giants of ice and snow, and thus became the Yule-god. He was said to live in the "Northland," where he had his palace among the icebergs. By our pagan forefathers he was considered as the cheerful and friendly god, never harming humans, but rather helping and protecting them. The fireplace in every home was especially sacred to him, and he was said to come down through the chimney into his element, the fire."
        MYTHS OF NORTHERN LANDS (1895) H.A. Guerber

Thursday, December 21, 2017

1 YEAR AGO TODAY

WORST CHRISTMAS WEEK EVER?!?
NO NEW APPEARANCES OF THOR (EITHER GENDER) appeared in the shops.

Monday, December 18, 2017

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY


THOR GOD OF THUNDER #16 $3.99
Writer: Jason Aaron 
Artist: Ron Garney 
Cover Artist: Esad Ribic
   Death comes in the mountains of Jotunheim... and there is a traitor among Thor's newly formed League of Realms! As Thor prepares to execute one of his own comrades, Malekith stages his final bloody raid... on Earth.





UNCANNY AVENGERS #15 $3.99
     Writer: Rick Remender   Art:Steve McNiven
The fate of humanity rests in the hands of Thor, but can the God of Thunder defeat the combined might of two Apocalypses? 

LONGSHOT SAVES MARVEL UNIVERSE #4 $2.99
   Writer: Christopher Hastings Art: Jacopo Camagni
       1 panel Thor cameo

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

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.

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.

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.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

4 YEARS AGO TODAY

THOR: THE DARK WORLD 
finished its first week in the United States with $108 million dollars in box office.


Overseas it had opened a week earlier and had already earned $280 million.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

4 YEARS AGO TODAY:

THOR: THE DARK WORLD opened in 3,841 North American theaters.
It had been released to most of the rest of the World nearly a week earlier and had already done $133 million in box office.  
By the end of the weekend  it had done $85,737,841 in domestic box office. At the time that was the 38th best domestic opening weekend. Since then 32 movies have surpassed it.



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

HOW GREAT IS THIS?!

In your LCS November 15, 2017
MARVEL GRAPHIC COLLECTION BOXES THOR VS HULK 
Formatted specifically for trade paperbacks and small hardcovers, these collection boxes showcase your books with the spine facing up making it easy to find what you are storing! Featuring illustrations on all sides from comics' finest artists, Marvel's Graphic Collection Boxes will star all your Marvel favorites - beginning with Thor and Hulk! 

Monday, October 30, 2017

SPOILER ALERT! (Will I be able to keep myself from reading this cover to cover before Friday?)

ON SALE WEDNESDAY

MARVELS THOR RAGNAROK ART OF MOVIE SLIPCASE HC 
(W) Eleni Roussos
Get an exclusive look at the art and designs behind the Mighty Avenger's newest film in this latest installment of the popular ART OF series of movie tie-in books! A new all-powerful being threatens the destruction of Asgard, but Thor is trapped on the other side of the universe and must race against time to save his civilization. Go behind the scenes with exclusive concept artwork and in-depth analysis from the filmmakers in this keepsake volume, and get insider details about the making of the highly anticipated film!
       328 pages for $50

Sunday, October 29, 2017

3 YEARS AGO

THOR #1 was the third highest-selling comic for the month of October 2014 (150,862 copies)
(according to Diamond Comics)

Art by Russell Dauterman
1 in 75 variant cover by Alex Ross.

Friday, October 27, 2017

IF YOU HAVE A YOUNG THOR FAN IN YOUR FAMILY THEY ARE PROBABLY HAVING A HARD TIME WAITING FOR NOVEMBER 3

For a mere $6.99 this will keep them occupied for a while. It has been in the shops for a couple of weeks.
Here's just a few of the 224 pages!



















Wednesday, October 25, 2017

IN THE SHOPS DECEMBER 27


MARVEL FACT FILES CLASSIC SPECIAL #5 THOR $34.95
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD

Part of a new mini series inspired by the original art of the 1960s Marvel Avengers, this figure captures an iconic hero as they looked when they joined the team. Each figure stands between 5 and 6 inches tall. Collect all six to reveal Earth's Mightiest Heroes in a striking action formation.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Estimated on sale date - July 25, 2018 (BETTER START SAVING NOW!!)



THOR RAGNAROK LS-049 THOR LIFE SIZE FIGURE $8,500
     From Beast Kingdom. The latest Beast Kingdom Life Size Series figure is based on the gladiator armor Thor in Marvel's blockbuster movie Thor: Ragnarok. The Life Size Figure and weapons are based on the original manufacturer's 3D specifications to capture Thor's battle scene with the Hulk in Sakaar. The lifelike Thor figure is made with high-quality fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) and professional hand sculpture techniques. Thor's new style head carving gives it a laser sharp battle ready look. The thinness and surface lines of the swords in the movie are reproduced using stainless steel material and the laser engraving method. Finally, a professional hand painting technique is used to give life to the statue and greatly enhance its realism. Collect both Thor and the Hulk to capture their awesome battle moment forever! Actual product may differ from image shown. Product details can subject to change without further notice. Packaged in 3 pieces. Life-size statues are handmade, delivery time on actual situation. H6.7' x W7.2' x L5.7'





THOR RAGNAROK EAA-053 THOR PX AF $80
    From Beast Kingdom. Beast Kingdom's EEA highly movable action figure series has launched the latest head culpture based on Thor: Ragnarok. It is a revision from the previous more realistic style that makes the hair carving more supple and consistent with the overall shape of the figure. This revised product was launched in the 2017 Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) and received high praises from the public. The second creation is the Gladiator Thor! Thor's armor and weapons during his battle against the Hulk in the arena are meticulously reproduced according to the movie. The helmet, armor, and dual swords are modeled based on the official specifications. The professional hand-painting makes Thor even more courageous and lifelike.