Friday, March 31, 2017

44 YEARS AGO TODAY

Gil Kane covers a Gerry Conway story (the interior art is by John Buscema, Don Perlin and Vince Colletta)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

from MARVEL

CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #7 $5.99
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Daniel Acuña (CA) Alex Ross
  Since World War II, Steve Rogers has wielded his shield against unspeakable odds. When he fell, Bucky Barnes picked it up. When it was time to rest, he handed it to Sam Wilson. But now Steve will be asked to wield it one last time, against a foe so deadly it could very well be his final stand. Thor appears on one page as an example of a hero that "inspired" Steve Rogers.



from IDW

RAGNAROK #8
script, art and cover by Walter Simonson
With his dead child behind him, and a thousand burning demons before, the Black Elf assassin, Regn, fights furiously alongside Thor, so that after the battle, he and he alone can kill the God of Thunder.
Mike Mignola subscription variant

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

34 YEARS AGO TODAY

Dracula turns Sif into a vampire
The Bill Sieniewicz cover alone was worth 60 1983 cents!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

AVENGERS #5.1 $3.99 
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Barry Kitson
   THE SHOCKING CONCLUSION TO THE TALE OF THE ORIGINAL NEW AVENGERS!  Avenger X isn't who she's been pretending to be! Will the rest of the Avengers learn the truth about her in time to prevent disaster? Not only does Thor Odinson appear on the cover he also appears on 4 of the first 5 pages.


 SPIDER-WOMAN #17 $3.99
(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Veronica Fish (CA) Robbi Rodriguez
   Jessica's about to put it all on the line like she never has before. Lady Thor has a supporting role.

Monday, March 27, 2017

27 YEARS AGO TODAY

Ron Frenz (layouts)  and Joe Sinnott (everything else but colors) channel their inner Kirby!!!
 MY GRATITUDE TO ALL THREE!!!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY


AVENGERS #27 $3.99 
   Writer: Jonathan Hickman Art: Salvador Larroca Cover art: Mike Deodato
    The science war overtakes the world(s). The collision of Avengers and New Avengers is imminent. Plenty of Thor battle action in this issue.





UNCANNY AVENGERS #18.NOW $3.99 
   Writer: Rick Remender Cover and interior art: Daniel Acuña
    Welcome to Planet X, the new mutant homeworld, where everything is great-presuming that you possess the mutant gene! Janet Van Dyne, the Wasp, is the last human being alive, relentlessly pursued by Magneto and his All-New X-Force and their "No More Humans" campaign, and protected by her husband, Havok!
    There is a one-panel appearance by a probable parallel-time Thor…

Saturday, March 25, 2017

2 YEARS AGO TODAY - THOR'S ONLY NEW APPEARANCE


  NEW AVENGERS #32 $3.99
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Mike Deodato, Carlos Pacheco (CA) Gabriele Dell'Otto
IN TWO MONTHS...TIME RUNS OUT! Thor wields the hammer of Thorr?!

Friday, March 24, 2017

50 YEARS AGO TODAY

If you missed THOR #140 the good news is that the Kirby/Colletta lead story would be reprinted only 7 years later.
The bad news is that only 2 of these panels would be reprinted in MARVEL SPECTACULAR #11.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #7 $3.99   (SHANER WOP VAR)
(W) Mark Waid (A) Adam Kubert (CA) Alex Ross
   The ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS vs the UNCANNY AVENGERS! Lots of Lady Thor in this one.





ANGELA QUEEN OF HEL #6 $3.99
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Aaron Kim Jacinto, Stephanie Hans (CA) Aaron Kim Jacinto
   The first meeting between Angela and Lady Thor! 


NO NEW APPEARANCES BY 
THOR ODINSON!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

UNWORTHY THOR #5 $3.99 
(STEVENS VAR) (YU VAR)
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Olivier Coipel & Various (CA) Olivier Coipel
  The hammer of the Ultimate Thor is finally within reach of Asgard's fallen son.  Is redemption finally at hand?  No matter what happens next, life will never be the same for the Odinson.


CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #14 $3.99
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Jesus Saiz (CA) Elizabeth Torque
     Madame Hydra! She's been pulling the strings on Captain America's life since before he even existed! Lady Thor appears on one page.

Monday, March 20, 2017

38 YEARS AGO TODAY

Seems like a mismatch to me. Cover (and interior art) by Herb Trimpe and Dan Green.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

DON'T TELL IDW BUT I'D GLADLY PAY MORE THAN $4.99 FOR THIS BOOK. THANK YOU MR SIMONSON

IN THE SHOPS APRIL 12
RAGNAROK #12 $4.99

IDW PUBLISHING

(W/A/CA) Walter Simonson

   Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, will decide the fates of the Black Elf Assassin, Regn, his daughter Drifa, and Angantyr, the Lord of the Dead, in the depths of Angantyr's fortress at the edge of Hel. Its decision is written with lightning and thunder, and it is always final. Plus a gallery section of pages from this issue-Artist's Edition style!  The second story arc of Walter Simonson's masterpiece concludes!



 Lee Weeks variant cover

Saturday, March 18, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #12 $3.99
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Lee Garbett
   He's Loki's older, nastier, vastly more powerful future self. His machinations have cost Loki everything... but who IS King Loki?  What kingdom would have him? What dread Asgard is he the Agent of? And what evil scheme has he been brewing all this time? This issue -- King Loki tells all! Of course, Thor has a large role in the story.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #5 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
    Hulk and Hawkeye have been trapped in a televised deathmatch by the nefarious Mojo! Can they survive the onslaught of killer robot Torgo long enough to escape? Thor appears in 3 panels and has a couple sentences of dialog
.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

MARVEL FACT FILES #103 FEMALE THOR COVER $6
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD
Marvel Fact Files is a weekly in-depth guide to the Marvel Universe, packed with information on all the heroes and villains, their weapons, vehicles and technology.
Every issue features original cutaway artwork that reveals hidden secrets, detailed profiles of characters, a history of the teams, and a timeline of Marvel's greatest battles, plus inside information about the history of Marvel Comics.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS TODAY


MIGHTY THOR #17 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
  The heavens rumble as the war between Asgard and the Shi'ar tears through space.  Meanwhile, the Challenge of the Gods rages on.  And though Thor has fought valiantly to protect the people of Midgard, the gods of the Shi'ar have a dark and dangerous surprise in store.


MONSTERS UNLEASHED #5 $4.99
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Adam Kubert
   Up against odds that have never seemed so dire, Marvel heroes like CAPTAIN AMERICA, SPIDER-MAN and MEDUSA will have to lean on their newest and youngest ally to save the day. But what is imagination worth up against several tons of teeth, claws and rage? Well, one LEVIATHON is about to find out. KID KAIJU will have to dig deep into his newfound powers if he wants to save the day! Lady Thor appears in 2 panels.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

FINALLY - IN THE SHOPS MARCH 22

UNWORTHY THOR #5
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Olivier Coipel & Various (CA) Olivier Coipel
   The hammer of the Ultimate Thor is finally within reach of Asgard's fallen son.  Is redemption finally at hand?  No matter what happens next, life will never be the same for the Odinson.

1 in 50 Leinil Francis Yu cover

Monday, March 13, 2017

43 YEARS AGO TODAY

After a 6 year absence the Destroyer returns, scripted by Gerry (Law & Order) Conway.  John Romita becomes the second artist (after Kirby) to do a Destroyer cover.
And John Buscema becomes the second artist after Kirby to draw a Destroyer story.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

3 YEARS AGO TODAY

The Marvel Animated Universe Thor DID have a substantial appearance in MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #6 $2.99 (the Avengers face the Super-Adaptoid, an A.I. that can mimic their powers.) Unfortunately he wasn't deemed worthy to appear on the cover.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY


THOR #6 $3.99 (INHUMAN 50TH ANNIVERSARY FERRY Variant) (WOMEN OF MARVEL Variant)
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   WHO IS LADY THOR?  That's the question on everyone's lips. Most especially Prince Odinson of Asgard. This issue, he starts to narrow down the list of suspects. Meanwhile, tensions continue to flare between the All-Mother and All-Father, Malekith forges his most dangerous pact yet, and Thor prepares to face her greatest challenge!


Thursday, March 9, 2017

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

INFINITY ENTITY #1 $3.99 (LIM VAR) (RUDY VAR)

(W) Jim Starlin (A/CA) Alan Davis



    When last we saw Adam Warlock, he was a captive of Annihilus of the Negative Zone. So where does THE INFINITY ENTITY #1 find him? Hanging with the original Avengers including Thor Odinson.

MIGHTY THOR #5 $3.99


(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman

    Lady Thor vs Odin. And in the war for Asgard...there will be casualties. And the Odinson returns!!!

Laura Braga Women Of Power Variant
VISION #5 $3.99
(W) Tom King (A) Gabriel Hernandez Walta (CA) Marco D'Alfonso
   The secrets are turning into lies, and the lies are turning into blood. In the midst of this violence, Vision must find the truth of what happened to the Grim Reaper. Lady Thor makes a one page cameo.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

77 YEARS AGO

    One of the most difficult things to do is get an accurate feel for an era from before you existed. 
     How familiar was the average literate American with Thor in 1940? There is a story called "The Roaring Trumpet" by L. Sprague De Camp and Fletcher Pratt published in the May 1940 pulp magazine UNKNOWN. The 77 page story lead off the magazine and it featured Thor, Odin, Loki and Heimdall. Pagsilang Rey Isip's comic book, pulp and movie poster art added to the zeitgeist of America for four decades including the Thor painting he did for the UNKNOWN cover.
The interior art for "The Roaring Trumpet" was by Edd Cartier, a prolific artist who is best known for illustrating The Shadow's stories.



Sunday, March 5, 2017

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

Out of 13 new Marvels that went on sale the only Thor appearance was in a one page flashback!

LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #2 $2.99 (McKelvie Design variant)
(W) Al Ewing (A) Lee Garbett (CA) Jenny Frison
   Loki vs. Lorelei! It's the battle of the Asgardian younger siblings - from the casinos of Monte Carlo to a speed date in New York! 


Saturday, March 4, 2017

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

ANGELA ASGARDS ASSASSIN #4 $3.99
(W) Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett (A) Phil Jimenez, Stephanie Hans (CA) Stephanie Hans
   Thor Odinson appears in a one page sequence.

GUARDIANS TEAM-UP #1 $3.99 (FERRY VAR) (INHUMAN 50TH ANNIVERSARY VAR) (YOUNG VAR)
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Arthur Adams
   GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and THE AVENGERS!  Kicking off with a cosmic threat so massive, it'll take more than just the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop it! Assembled side by side with the mighty Avengers, prepare for two titanic teams to unite like you've never seen before! Lady Thor appears but Thor Odinson doesn’t.

Friday, March 3, 2017

53 YEARS AGO TODAY

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #104 had the 
26th appearance of Thor, 
the 16th appearance of Odin,   
the 12th appearance of Loki,
the 6th appearance of Heimdall,
the 3rd appearance of Balder,
the 2nd appearance of the Enchantress,
the 2nd appearance of the Executioner

Plus it also had the 5th Tales Of Asgard 5 page back-up: the installment that explained why Heimdell was qualified to guard the Rainbow Bridge.
What more could you ask for?

Thursday, March 2, 2017

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY


Lady Thor's only appearance is on the cover of SPIDER-MAN #2. Art by Sara Pichelli

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE CIVIL WAR #1 $2.99

(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
   AVENGER VS. AVENGER!  Captain America makes a discovery that may tear the team apart! Animated Thor Odinson has a role.
 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

IN THE SHOPS TODAY


METALS MARVEL THOR AGE OF ULTRON 4 INCH DIE-CAST FIGURE $10.99
     Standing 4" tall and weighing in at over half a pound, this collectible die-cast figure is sure to be a standout in any collection.