Wednesday, May 31, 2017

In SANDMAN #24 (1991) Neil Gaiman introduced some "new" characters.

   He spent the first five pages retelling one of the few Loki myths from the Eddas that Lee/Kirby hadn't homaged in THOR. This is followed by two pages of Gaiman's version of Marvel's Nightmare keeping the readers in suspense with sparse  enigmatic dialog.
      Finally on page eight Gaiman's script calls for the impressive art team of Kelly Jones and P. Craig Russell to visualize DC comic's third version of Thor in 49 years and second version of Loki in 34 years.
With art this nice who cares what is written in the word balloons.

Monday, May 22, 2017

27 YEARS AGO TODAY


It was a good time to be a Thor fan. As you can tell from this cover DeFalco, Frenz and Sinnott did their best to supply all the elements that a Thor fan would want.


The first of the two full-pagers (the second one is saved for the blow off) is an obvious nod to the most influential artist in comic book history - Jack Kirby


Friday, May 12, 2017

AN EXAMPLE OF HOW MUCH LEE/KIRBY COULD CRAM INTO JUST 4 PANELS

We get a glimpse of the Valhalla ceremonial chamber, Loki being Loki, Balder in a suit and a variation on traveling from Asgard to Midgard - for when the Rainbow Bridge is just too slow!
Plus Thor. Jane Foster. And the Enchantress!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

THOR ODINSON IN YOUR FUTURE

IN THE SHOPS JUNE 14

ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE #3 $4.99
(W) Yusaku Komiyama, Jim Zub (A) Yusaku Komiyama (CA) Kiichi Mizushima
The outbreak is spreading, and two of Earth's Mightiest Heroes have been infected! Captain America, Hawkeye and Iron Man venture out into the zombie-filled streets to stem the tide, while Bruce Banner and Dr. Amano race to find a cure - and one of them will make a shocking sacrifice to test its effectiveness! Will another Avenger succumb to the virus? Where did the outbreak originate? The thrills continue as the original manga is adapted into English for the first time!
Land variant cover

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

AVENGERS #7 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A) Phil Noto (CA) Alex Ross
     The Infamous Iron Man joins the Avengers - or, to hear him tell it, they're joining HIM.  How will Lady Thor and the Avengers  react to a reformed villain like Doctor Doom?
 

MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #19 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A) Various (CA) TBD
   In part one of a two-part story, the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY must choose sides when ASGARD attacks SPARTAX!  But something more sinister is going on beneath the surface - and it's up to STAR-LORD, GAMORA, DRAX, ROCKET and GROOT to bring that deception to light!



ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE #1 $4.99
(W) Yusaku Komiyama, Jim Zub (A/CA) Yusaku Komiyama
    The original manga is adapted into English for the first time! Time and again, the Avengers have assembled to save the Earth from destruction. But they've never had to face a threat as gruesome and UNDEAD as this one! Now, Earth's Mightiest Heroes must fight to contain an outbreak of horrifying zombies, and stop them from spreading across the Earth! But not all of the Avengers will escape uninfected...


Tony Moore variant cover.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

THOR ODINSON IN YOUR FUTURE

ON SALE MAY 17
Cover for MIGHTY THOR #19 $3.99 
Art by Russell Dauterman

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW


SECRET EMPIRE #1 $4.99 
(W) Nick Spender (A) Steve McNiven (CA) Mark Brooks
   The moment has arrived for Steve Rogers to step into the light and declare his allegiance to Hydra! How can the heroes of the Marvel Universe cope with this shattering betrayal by the most trusted figure among them? And what will this mean for the world? Lady Thor ONLY appears on the cover. Thor Odinson has a minor appearance in the issue.

 Adi Granov variant cover
 Todd Nauck party variant cover

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ULTRON REVOLUTION #10 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
   When their new allies the INHUMANS find out that ULTRON is bringing a dangerous weapon to Earth, the AVENGERS  (including Thor Odinson) must rally to help their new allies fight an old foe.

 

CHAMPIONS #8 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
     The fallout from the team's encounter with the Freelancers continues! The Champions realize they have to reframe their purpose. Lady Thor not only appears on the cover, she also has a 1-panel cameo inside.