Sunday, July 23, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY


Writer/artist/mythologist and Honorary Asgardian Walt Simonson returns to THOR!!!!!
RAGNAROK #1
 (from IDW PUBLISHING)
 
   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.  
 Subscription variant cover


And from Marvel...  

ORIGINAL SIN #5.2 $3.99 (W) Jason Aaron, Al Ewing (A) Simone Bianchi (CA) Dale Keown
   Thanks to the events of ORIGINAL SIN, the deepest secret of the Nine Realms is revealed... a Tenth Realm! Thor and Loki embark on a quest to discover this strange new world -- and the sister Thor never knew he had!


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 $3.99
(W) Dan Slott (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
   The radioactive spider that gave Peter Parker his powers bit someone else, too! Thor cameo in 2 panels depicting a key event from ORIGINAL SIN.

DAREDEVIL #6 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A) Javier Rodriguez (CA) Chris Samnee
   When Matt learns something about his past that's too terrible to accept he seeks out his mother only to find her in more trouble than he could possibly have imagined. Thor cameo in a double-page spread depicting a key event from ORIGINAL SIN.

ORIGINAL SINS #4 $3.99
(W) Charles Soule & Various (A) Various (CA) Mark Brooks
   The ORIGINAL SIN of DOCTOR DOOM! (Thor appears in an Avenger-crowd-scene cameo)   

Saturday, July 22, 2017

THE ONLY NEW THOR(s) APPEARANCE IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

OLD MAN LOGAN #3 $3.99
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino
   Having survived his first step in his quest across the realms of Battleworld, Logan has come face to face with the horrors mutantkind can produce.  But mutants are not the sole purveyors of horror on this patch-worked planet. And Logan's job is far from finished. Two Thors confront Logan.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

There were NO NEW THOR ODINSON OR LADY THOR APPEARANCES but there were these pseudo-Thor appearances


CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #10 $4.99 
(W) Al Ewing (A) Rhoald Marcellius (CA) Skan
   IRON PATRIOT SUPREME!  Maestro's team of dark Avengers were powerful enough to go toe-to-toe with the renegade Champions, but are they too powerful even for him? A clone of Thor Odinson takes part in the battle.

A-FORCE #7 $3.99
(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Ben Caldwell
  After narrowly escaping a grisly death at the hands of one of their own, a weary but determined A-FORCE make bold moves to free NICO and the town from Countess's control. However, saving the day is going to take more than just super-powered punches.  A-FORCE is going to have to go deeper than that - changing Countess's very mind - which is not exactly something super villains readily embrace. Meanwhile, developments with the team's sparkly THOR rock A-FORCE to the core.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

FREE THOR IN THE SHOPS TODAY


Has a 4 page preview of 
GENERATIONS: THE THUNDER #1
plus a short interview with writer Jason Aaron.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW


MIGHTY THOR #21 $3.99 (X-MEN CARD VAR)
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Russell Dauterman, Valerio Schiti (CA) Russell Dauterman
   The Queen of Cinders sets the realms ablaze - and even the combined might of three Thunder Gods may not be enough to put out the flames!  But the all-new Ultimate Thor has a shocking secret. Can Thor trust her newest ally to have her back as Malekith's army grows and the War of the Realms reaches Asgard's doorstep?

SECRET EMPIRE #6 (OF 10) $4.99 (CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE VAR) (JS CAMPBELL VAR) (MORA VILLAIN VAR) (SORRENTINO HYDRA HEROES VAR) (YU VAR) 
(W) Nick Spender (A) Leinil Francis Yu (CA) Mark Brooks
     The unworthy, the untrusted, the unstable - this is their day! Not only is Thor Odinson on the cover, he (eventually) appears inside. 


MARVELS THOR RAGNAROK PRELUDE #2 (OF 4) $3.99
(W) Will Pilgrim (A) J. L. Giles
   HULK VS. ABOMINATION!  GENERAL ROSS' obsession with the HULK will have dire consequences including the emergence of a powerful villain that may prove too much for his forces or the Hulk!  It's a showdown in New York City, and the next step on the road to Ragnarok! WARNING: Thor only appears on the cover.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

SLIM THOR PICKINGS IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS WORLD #9 $3.99
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Stefano Casselli (CA) Ryan Stegman
   Cannonball and Sunspot have twenty-four hours in the future to find the help the Avengers need. They're just gonna stop for a drink first. Thor only appears on the synopsis page

ORIGINAL SIN #6 (ADAMS INTERLOCKING BATTLE VAR) (DELLOTTO VAR) (RENAUD TEASER VAR) $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Mike Deodato (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
    Who Pulled The Trigger? Thor makes a silent, Avengers crowd scene, one panel appearance.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO

ARMOR WARS #3 $3.99
(W) James Robinson (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Paul Rivoche
   Jim (Thor Machine!) Rhodes' investigation of the murder of one of Technopolis' few superheroes takes an unexpected and dangerous turn.

SILVER SURFER #13 $3.99
(W) Dan Slott (A) Michael Allred, Michael Allred
   Time ran out and the Marvel Universe died. There are NO survivors except the Surfer, Dawn, and Toomie. How did they pull this off? And can they figure out a way to bring everything BACK? If you care about the fate and future of the Cosmic corners of the Marvel Universe, you cannot miss this comic! Lady Thor makes a silent one panel cameo.



PLUS

AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON THOR LIFE-SIZE STANDUP
ADVANCED GRAPHICS
 $34.95

AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON THOR DESK STANDEE 
NMR DISTRIBUTION AMERICA

$5.99

Friday, July 14, 2017

51 YEARS AGO TODAY

In issue #132 of his title Thor encountered two iconic science fiction threats - a cosmic toll booth

and planet stealing aliens.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

AGENTS OF SHIELD #7 $3.99
(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) German Peralta (CA) Mike Norton
   The AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. are thrust into the middle of a war between heroes, and nothing will ever be the same for S.H.I.E.L.D. itself and for our beloved team. Lady Thor appears in one panel.

CIVIL WAR II #3 $4.99 
(B&W VIRGIN CONNECTING D VAR) (MICHAEL CHO VAR) (NOTO HAWKEYE VAR) (QUESADA MIDNIGHT LAUNCH VAR)
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic
       One of the biggest heroes in the Marvel Universe will fall! Who it is and how and why will divide fans for years to come. Will the heroes of the Marvel Universe survive the unthinkable happening? Lady Thor appears.


WEB WARRIORS #9 $3.99
(W) Mike Costa (A) David Baldeon (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
   The Web of Life and Destiny is damaged, and even worse - it's getting TANGLED!  How are the Web-Warriors supposed to repair REALITY ITSELF?!  Join us for this insane web-hopping romp that features A GIANT SPIDER-MAN ROBOT FROM THE FARTHEST CORNER OF THE MULTIVERSE as a guest star! A dog Thor appears on one page.
 


AND

RAGNAROK #9 $4.99
IDW PUBLISHING
(W/A/CA) Walter Simonson
      Amidst the smoking ruins of Asgard, the Black Elf assassin, Regn, stands ready to avenge his daughter's death by killing the God of Thunder, who may or may not hold the key to the resurrection of his dead child.

 Bill Sienkiewicz variant cover

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

IN THE SHOPS TODAY

RAGNAROK HC VOL 02 LORD OF THE DEAD $24.99
IDW PUBLISHING
(W/A/CA) Walter Simonson
Ragnarök, the doom of the gods, has finally occurred. But the long-held belief that evil would be destroyed along with the gods in that final conflagration proved false. Only the gods died. The Nine Worlds collapsed and became the Dusk Lands, a vast twilight realm inhabited by men, trolls, demons, and shattered kingdoms, under the tyranny of the Great Enemies. After hundreds of years, a single god emerged into the post-Ragnarök world, Thor, the God of Thunder. But Angantyr, the Lord of the Dead, has discovered his reappearance, and unleashes his draugar, the undead walkers, against the Thunder God, seeking to destroy the last vestige of the former worlds, and the only hope for the present one. Collects issues #7-12. (how could anyone wait so long!)

10 copy incentive cover

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW


JEAN GREY #4 $3.99 
(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Harvey Tolibao (CA) David Yardin
   Jean Grey is more determined than ever to escape her predecessor's fate when the Phoenix comes for her.  To learn how to go toe-to-toe with a god, she'll seek out training from a god: ODINSON! A great self-contained issue that shouldn’t be missed by fans of Thor Prime, the Real Deal!!!
MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #20 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A) Various (CA) TBD
   SPARTAX WAR - PART TWO!  THANOS has come to SPARTAX and now the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY must unite with THOR and his all-star guard in order to save PETER QUILL!
ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE #0 $4.99 
(W/A) Yusaku Komiyama (CA) Kiichi Mizushima
      You've seen Earth's Mightiest Heroes face off against a raging zombie virus - now, go back to the beginning in this special prelude issue of the epic manga adaptation! The Avengers risk their lives to make the world a safer place for all, oftentimes suffering severe injury and great loss. When Tony Stark faces a more personal threat - one leveled against Pepper Potts - the risk is too great to ignore, and he's forced to act fast. What lengths will Tony go to in order to keep Pepper safe?  Thor appears in 3 panels and has no dialog.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

DEADPOOL #31 $3.99
(W) Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn (A) John Lucas (CA) Mark Brooks
   Preston uncovers a secret from Deadpool's past that needs immediate attention!  But Deadpool and Dazzler are still fighting off Dracula's forces! Thor has a cameo.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #10 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna
     Marvel Animation Universe Thor. Plus Loki and other Asgardian goodyness!

ORIGINAL SIN #5.1
$3.99
(W) Jason Aaron, Al Ewing (A) Simone Bianchi, Lee Garbett (CA) Dale Keown



   The deepest secret of the Nine Realms is revealed... a Tenth Realm! Thor and Loki embark on a quest to discover this strange new world and the sister Thor never knew he had!  But can Loki be trusted? Will brother and sister murder each other before the truth comes out?

WOLVERINE #10 $3.99 (STEGMAN VAR)
(W) Paul Cornell (A) Pete Woods (CA) Steve McNiven
   Logan comes clean to his old friends as Sabretooth marks Wolverine's new love Pinch for death! Thor makes a guest appearance.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

GHOST RACERS #2 $3.99 (GEDEON DANNY KETCH VAR)
(W) Felipe Smith (A) Juan Gedeon (CA) Francesco Francavilla
   How did ROBBIE REYES become a cursed GHOST RACER?  Is his sizzling winning streak the ONLY reason why his fellow Ghost Racers despise him and crave to see him fail? Two Thors make a brief appearance.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #9
$2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
   Hawkeye travels to Monster Island to train the newest addition to the Avengers: Ant-Man!  The island holds a secret more terrifying than giant monsters: A secret base of the Red Skull! Thor appears in 3 panels but has no dialog.

MRS DEADPOOL AND HOWLING COMMANDOS #2 $3.99
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Salva Espin (CA) Reilly Brown
   Undisputed Queen of the Monster Metropolis is out to avenge the death of her brothers!  Teamed with Werewolf By Night, Frankenstein's Monster, the Living Mummy, Man-Thing, and Marcus the Centaur, she must fight their way through the land of the undead! Speaking of - How DOES one kill DRACULA, King of the Undead? Two previously unseen members of the Thor Corps make a brief appearance.

Friday, July 7, 2017

What's more racist - a Thor Shrine or a statue of a Confederate General?

(It's a trick question. Inanimate objects can't be racist, only people's perceptions of them based upon their own learned subjective biases.)

Thursday, July 6, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

 
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ULTRON REVOLUTION #1 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
   As the Avengers unite once more, they'll have to relearn how to work as a team. And they'd better figure it out quickly before Ultron's master plan kicks into high gear! If that weren't enough, the Scientist Supreme unveils the latest deadly creation from AIM! Animated Odinson is on the cover and outsmarting the Hulk on the inside.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15 $3.99 
(W) Dan Slott (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli (CA) Alex Ross
    Regent's master plan is working until Mary Jane Watson gets into the fray! Lady Thor appears in a one page crowd scene.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #11 $3.99 
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mike Deodato
   During the last Civil War, Tony Stark and Captain America battled to the bitter end. Now they find themselves on the same side. Or do they? Lady Thor appears in a double-page crowd scene.

VOTE LOKI #2 $3.99 
(W) Christopher Hastings (A) Langdon Foss (CA) Tradd Moore
    Presidential candidate Loki Laufeyson is finding it hard to roll with the punches of the campaign trail. As if proving his eligibility isn't hard enough, the media has started the HORRIBLE rumor that his Super P.A.C. is actually a cult under Loki's control!  Plus, Lady Thor makes an amusing two page appearance.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

ON SALE TODAY $19.99

  

From PPW. The Thor Wood Warriors Action Figure stands 8-inches tall! Packaged in faux-organic window box packaging, this solid wood hand-painted action figure comes fully articulated to sit, stand, flex, and fight anywhere toys go on adventures.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

AVENGERS #9 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A) Mike Del Mundo (CA) Alex Ross
   The most loved Avenger of all has now shown his true colors - and the Avengers will have to put their allegiances to Steve Rogers aside and fight the good fight!  But for one Avenger, that fight is very far away indeed! Trapped in a nameless land, a timeless time, can Lady Thor find her way back to the here and now in order to return to the struggle?

DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE AGAIN #1 $3.99 (FOSGITT VAR) (LARRAZ VAR) (WALSH VAR)
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Dalibor Talajic (CA) Dave Johnson
    Remember the time Deadpool went a little TOO crazy and killed the entire Marvel Universe? Well, this is  ANOTHER tale of Deadpool taking out all of your faves in the most horrific ways possible! Lady Thor makes a brief appearance.

MARVELS THOR RAGNAROK PRELUDE #1 $3.99
(W) Will Pilgrim (A) J. L. Giles
   BRUCE BANNER has been trying to put the past behind him as he learns to control the powerful beast inside him. But as GENERAL ROSS continues to hunt the fugitive Banner, it's only a matter of time before the HULK will smash! Join us for part one of our lead-up to 2017's cinematic event Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok!
WARNING: not only does Thor not appear on the cover, he doesn't appear on the inside either.



Monday, July 3, 2017

JACK KIRBY DOES JOHN BUSCEMA A FAVOR



Just before leaving Marvel to work exclusively for DC, Kirby had Surtur burn down Asgard making it possible for John Buscema to design his own Realm Eternal when he took over the art chores on THOR.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

CAPTAIN AMERICA #22 $3.99 
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Carlos Pacheco
   After the events of last issue how can Steve Rogers survive his new situation?  Two of his oldest foes move forward their plot! Enter Arnim Zola and The Red Skull!  Can even Thor and the Avengers keep Rogers safe?


THOR GOD OF THUNDER #24 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Agustin Alessio

   Thor's battle against ROXXON has colossal ramifications for all of Asgard. And also for... Jane Foster?  While in the far future, what dark fate has befallen Galactus at the hands of the King Thor?

Saturday, July 1, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

SECRET WARS #4 $3.99 (BIANCHI CONNECTING VAR) (CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE VAR) (COKER VAR) (HENDERSON VAR) (SAMNEE AGWENGERS VAR) (STARLIN VAR)
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Esad Ribic (CA) Alex Ross
    Although Thor only appears on one of the seven covers numerous Thors DO appear on the interior pages



 

GIANT SIZE LITTLE MARVEL AVX #2 $3.99 (BRADSHAW VAR)
(W/A/CA) Skottie Young
   Our heroes may be little, but boy are they fierce!  The land of Marville brings you the best of Marvel as they face-off in a battle of the fittest, in a slightly smaller package. Super-powered dodgeball, high-tech hideouts and eye-puns a plenty. The Thor Corps appears in one panel. And a silent young Thor appears in three panels.

GROOT #2 $3.99 (FRANCAVILLA VAR)
(W) Jeff Loveness (A) Brian Kesinger (CA) Declan Shalvey

STRANDED, and without anyone who can understand what's coming out of his mouth, it's Groot vs The Cosmos in a trek to get his best friend back!  Lady Thor appears ONLY ON THE COVER!!

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #7
$3.99
(W) Ryan North (A/CA) Erica Henderson
    SQUIRREL GIRL HAS TO FIGHT THE AVENGERS IN THIS ISSUE. She also fights Ratatoskr, the Norse God of squirrels!  Also, Old Guy Thor is in this issue! As is Lady Thor!