Sunday, April 30, 2017

3 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS #28 $3.99 (CAPTAIN AMERICA TEAM UP VAR)
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Agustin Alessio
   Bruce Banner puts the pieces together and confronts Iron Man. The Thors (that’s right, two of them) make a brief appearance.
  
AVENGERS WORLD #5 $3.99
(W) Nick Spencer, Jonathan Hickman (A) Stefano Caselli (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
   Three Avengers' lives depend on Manifold breaching the unbreachable. What is Manifold's true destiny? 
A dramatically posed but silent Thor appears on one page.

UNCANNY AVENGERS ANNUAL #1 $4.99 (RENAUD VAR)
(W) Rick Remender (A) Paul Renaud (CA) Arthur Adams
   The first appearance of the Avengers of the Supernatural! When the producers of the Mojoverse can't make a hit series they call on Mojo to gather an all-new, all-creepy Avengers! Can the Uncanny Avengers survive the wrath of an unleashed Spirit of Vengeance? Thor and the Wolverine have a one-page tussle… plus see Thor in a Mojo movie!

WHAT IF AGE OF ULTRON #5 $3.99 (DOYLE VAR)
(W) Joe Keatinge (A) Raffaele Ienco, Ramon Villalobos, Neil Edwards and Mico Suayan (CA) Chris Stevens
   What if Hank Pym never created Ultron? Could a world survive without Ultron's own weapon-turned-Avenger, the Vision? In the darkest of all realities, can the Avengers ever hope to Assemble? Brief glimpses of  female alternate-timeline Thors!

WOLVERINE #5 $3.99 (SUAYAN CAPTAIN AMERICA TEAM UP VAR)
(W) Paul Cornell (A) Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Ryan Stegman
   Logan faces his most dire threat yet -- with no healing factor to protect him!

 (Spoiler Alert: it’s Thor!!!)

Friday, April 28, 2017

If you were born a 100 years ago your favorite Thor artist might have been Johannes Gehrts.


His artwork appeared in popular magazines and children's books at the beginning of the 20th century.

He made a living illustrating pirate stories, German legends, Fairy Tales and, obviously, Norse Mythology.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

ANGELA QUEEN OF HEL #7 $3.99
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Aaron Kim Jacinto, Stephanie Hans (CA) Stephanie Hans
   An ancient evil slithers into New York City, making living horrors out of fables and folklore.  Angela, Sera, Leah, and Lady Thor race to defeat THE FAUSTIAN QUEEN before she rewrites the world into a story of her very own.
 


AVENGERS STANDOFF ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL OMEGA #1 $4.99 (CONNECT B VAR) (DEODATO VAR) (STERANKO VAR)
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Daniel Acuña, Angel Unzueta (CA) Daniel Acuña
    Lost heroes return, new threats emerge, and the stage is set for major upheavals all throughout the Marvel Universe! And Lady Thor appears.

GUIDE TO MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE IRON MAN THOR DARK WORLD $3.99
(W) Mike O'Sullivan, The Ohotmu (A) Various (CA) Marcos Martin
   The MCU Guidebooks launch into Phase 2 of the Cinematic Universe, and Iron Man and Thor lead the charge as our comprehensive coverage of the fan-favorite Marvel Studios films and Marvel Television shows continues! Featuring fact sheets, movie-to-comic comparisons and production stills, this issue is packed with profiles and updates on heroes including Thor, Sif, Odin and the Warriors Three; stalwart allies including Jane Foster, Erik Selvig and Darcy Lewis; and deadly foes including Loki and Malekith! Plus: Frigga! Bor! Heimdall! And more!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

THOR ODINSON IN YOUR FUTURE

IN THE SHOPS JULY 10
SECRET EMPIRE #6 (OF 9)
(W) Nick Spender (A) Leinil Francis Yu (CA) Mark Brooks
         The unworthy, the untrusted, the unstable - this is their day! 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

NO NEW THOR ODINSON APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

Maybe you'll settle for this?
MIGHTY THOR #18 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   The gods of the Shi'ar call down their ultimate judgment on the Asgardians. And where the Phoenix goes, lately so does the X-Men's favorite troublemaker, Quentin Quire! Has the rebel-without-a-cause finally found one, or will he just let the world(s) burn?

Monday, April 24, 2017

THE END OF AN ERA

After 49 episodes Tales of Asgard ends!!!
Tales Of Asgard ended in THOR #145.
It had possibly the lowest panel-to-page ratio of any comic series.
Full Pagers = 52
2 Panel Pages = 1
3 Panel Pages = 50
4 Panel Pages = 133
5 Panel Pages = 8
6 Panel Pages = 1

Sunday, April 23, 2017

9 YEARS AGO TODAY

Three covers and 23 interior pages of artwork by Marko Djurdjevic were released. 

       THOR #8 is a rare treat with its Djurdjevic cover and 23 pages of  interior artwork.

J. Michael Straczynski provides a script that shows the extemes that Djurdjevic can convincingly portray,

from a Odin/Thor/Surtur battle in a Hellish Realm,
to quiet moments in a hospital with a tragic cancer patient or a flashback to an important event in Loki's history. Sadly, only the pencils are by Djurdjevic though.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS OPERATION HYDRA #1 $3.99 (KIRBY CLASSIC variant cover)
(W) Will Pilgrim (A) Andrea DiVito (CA) Micheal Ryan (Variant Cover) Jack Kirby    

   Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and the Hulk on an all-new adventure against a secret Hydra splinter cell!     
   PLUS: Reprinting Avengers #16, presenting the story that brought Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch onto the team for the first time!   


AVENGERS WORLD #20 $3.99
(W) Frank Barbiere (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Sanford Greene
   The fall of The Avengers ! Namor's fury unleashed! The Cabal rises...no world is safe! A dramatically posed but silent Thor Odinson appears on one page.
 
HULK #15 $3.99   
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Mark Bagley
   The battle between Doc Green & Red Hulk changes the Marvel Universe forever !  Doc Green proves once and for all: science is difficult, even for the smartest of us .  The US military makes a surprising change to their gamma-monster policy. A dramatically posed but silent Lady Thor appears on one page.

Friday, April 21, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 44 YEARS AGO TODAY

A rare cover collaboration by super-stars Jim Starlin and John Romita Senior

Thursday, April 20, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

MIGHTY THOR #6 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Rafa Garres (CA) Russell Dauterman
   A special tale of young Thor adventuring in the age of Vikings!  Meanwhile, LOKI conjures up a dark and powerful new enemy: VIKING HULK.
Joyce Chin Civil War Variant cover

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A QUICK TOUR OF KIRBY'S ASGARD

Is there anything more impressive than the view of Asgard from the  Bifrost? From JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #101 (1964)
The changing architecture of Kirby's Asgard makes me wonder if Kirby was inspired by Herriman's KRAZY KAT, a popular strip  when he was a boy. From THOR #136
In Kirby's Asgard even going to the doctor's office requires a quest. From JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #111

 
No tour of Asgard would be complete without a visit to Odin's Castle. From JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #98 (1964)

Monday, April 17, 2017

45 YEARS AGO TODAY

Talk about loyalty. Pluto made 9 appearanes from 1966 to 1972
Pluto had appeared on the cover of THOR 4 times before, each time rendered by Jack Kirby. This time he was depicted by another Silver Age legend, Gil Kane.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #31 $5.99 
(W) Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage (A) Will Sliney (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
   SERIES FINALE! A tale of triumph and tragedy! The GREEN GOBLIN unmasked! A hero reborn!  Thor appears on one page and says 5 words.

THOR GOD OF THUNDER #21
$3.99 (Garney variant)
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Esad Ribic
   THE LAST DAYS OF MIDGARD, Part Three
   ROXXON strikes back! Broxton, Oklahoma under siege! The Minotaur shakes hands with the king of the trolls! And in the far future, King Thor is overwhelmed by the fury of Galactus!




WHAT IF AGE OF ULTRON #3 $3.99
(W) Joe Keatinge (A) Mico Suayan (CA) Chris Stevens
   In a world without Thor, the Norse end times of Ragnarök takes the lives of every super-powered being, leaving only the unpowered heroes of the Marvel Universe behind!
   Thor appears on the cover and one interior page.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

THOR #7 $3.99 (AVENGERS variant) (BROWNE WTD variant)
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
    THE BATTLE FOR THE HAMMER RAGES ON!  LADY THOR BATTLES THE DESTROYER. Thor Odinson makes an appearance.


Friday, April 14, 2017

30 YEARS AGO TODAY

After more than 6 years, thanks to Walt Simonson, the Destroyer returns.
 Simonson did the cover and wrote the issue. The interior artwork was by Sal Buscema and Joe Sinnott.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #8 $3.99 
(W) Mark Waid (A) Adam Kubert (CA) Alex Ross
    Trapped in Pleasant Hill, the Avengers can't tell the heroes from the villains -- and, worse, they don't even recognize each other! How can the Avengers act like a team when they have no memory of one another? Lady Thor has a large role in this issue.


ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT #4 $3.99 
(W) Skottie Young (A) Aaron Conley (CA) Skottie Young
   It's the best of times when Rocket and Groot are recruited as replacements in an intergalactic football league. Lady Thor appears in the framing sequence.

SILVER SURFER #3 $3.99
(W) Dan Slott (A/CA) Mike Allred
    In 1966, the heroes of Earth met Norrin Radd of Zenn-La, the Silver Surfer.  In 2016, for the greatest stakes of all time, he will have to fight them all. Lady Thor appears.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

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

&

DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE SORCERERS SUPREME #7 $3.99
(W) Robbie Thompson (A/CA) Javier Rodriguez
      Sir Isaac Newton betrayed the rest of the Sorcerers Supreme, and has come to the present-day where he takes on the Avengers!
 

Monday, April 10, 2017

50 YEARS AGO TODAY

How could this cover NOT convince you to give up your 12 cents?!
 
Thor, Kirby, mobsters 
and criminally-controlled robots - what more could you want?
Wow! - DeJACK Vu!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

3 YEARS AGO TODAY


DEADPOOL #27 $9.99
(W/A) Various (CA) Scott Koblish
   First up in this ENORMOUSLY OVERSIZED ISSUE is the biggest wedding since that one guy married that other guy as Deadpool and his mysterious bride tie the knot in a tale by Gerry  Duggan, Brian Posehn, & Mike Hawthorne!  Thor appears on the cover and in three panels. He has one line.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #7
$2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) TBD
    The Marvel Animation Thor battles Hyperion.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

ANGELA ASGARDS ASSASSIN #5 $3.99
(W) Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett (A) Phil Jimenez, Stephanie Hans (CA) Stephanie Hans
   Superheroic to-do lists are quite the thing. Angela's read "INVADE MY HOMELAND, WHILST PURSUED BY ASGARDIANS, CARRYING A DEMONIC CHILD WITH ONLY MY SARCASTIC SPACE FRIENDS FOR COMPANY." One of the Asgardians pursuing her is Thor Odinson

DEADPOOL #45
(250TH ISSUE) $9.99 (AVENGERS VAR) (GREEN WTD VAR) (MOORE DEATH OF DEADPOOL VAR) (RUN JEWELS YOUNG VAR)
(W) Various (A) Various, Mirko Colak (CA) Scott Koblish
    In our over-sized main story, ULTIMATUM comes at Deadpool for revenge, so he has no choice but to take them on-ALL OF THEM. Then, in an Infinity Gauntlet crossover, what would Deadpool do if he got the six gems from Thanos? Plus: a slew of stories showcasing Deadpool's closest friends and allies by special guest writers! Also, SPOILER: Deadpool dies at the end of the issue. Thor appears in two panels in one story to deliver two punch lines.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #6 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
    Tony Stark ages backwards when the Time Stone affects his Arc Reactor!  Can Iron Man stop the reverse flow of time, all while facing dinosaurs and other terrors out of time? Marvel Animation Thor appears, of course!

Friday, April 7, 2017

41 YEARS AGO TODAY

Kirby, King of the Unconscious Thor Cover
See also THOR #127, 149, 172 and 174

Thursday, April 6, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

VISION #6 $3.99
(W) Tom King (A) Gabriel Hernandez Walta (CA) Marco D'Alfonso
   The bodies will not stay buried. The truth will not remain hidden. And The Vision will never be the same. Lady Thor has a silent one-panel cameo


MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE CIVIL WAR #2 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
   Find out the secret Iron Man has kept from the team...and how it will change the Avengers' future! Captain America takes a stand against Iron Man!  Animated Thor Odinson plays a large role.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

52 YEARS AGO TODAY

THOR GOES TO VIET NAM!!!
Plus the Enchantress and the Executioner each make their 9th Marvel Universe appearances. And wait there's more - Loki's 22nd MU appearance!!!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW


AVENGERS #6    $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A) Mike Del Mundo (CA) Alex Ross
   "Kang War VI" concludes! The rules of time are fluid - and when reality re-forms around the Avengers, not everything (or everyone) will necessarily be in the same place it was left! Lady Thor and Thor Odinson continue their team-up.

Monday, April 3, 2017

53 YEARS AGO TODAY

Counting the first 5 issues of the AVENGERS, this was Marvel Thor's 28th appearance. 
The 18 page lead story had a guest appearance by the Avengers

The 6th Tales Of Asgard back-up was a 5-pager spotlighting Heimdall.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

54 YEARS AGO TODAY




Thor's 11th appearance in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY introduced Radioactive Man, a Stan Lee-Robert Bernstein-Jack Kirby creation (Dick Ayers embellished the 13 page story and Kirby cover)

Radioactive Man would appear in 4 issues of the AVENGERS over the next 6 years.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

 
AVENGERS MILLENNIUM #1 $3.99
(W) Mike Costa (A) Carmine DiGiandomenico (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
   At a secret Hydra installation hidden away in rural Japan, the Avengers discover a time-portal that sends them on an adventure that spans millennia.
     THOR APPEARS ONLY ON THE COVER!

AVENGERS ULTRON FOREVER #1 $4.99  (MOVIE CONNECTING B VAR) ( MOVIE CONNECTING C VAR) (MCKONE AVENGERS VARIANT) (YOUNG VAR)
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Alan Davis