Saturday, September 30, 2017

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

MODOK ASSASSIN #5 $3.99
(W) Christopher Yost (A) Amilcar Pinna (CA) David Lafuente
    With the life of the Thor who's stolen his heart hanging in the balance, the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing races to put an end to Baron Mordo's murderous bid for power.  Will M.O.D.O.K. save the day? A myriad of Thors appear.  


 
SHIELD #10 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A) Evan Shaner (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
   Howard the Duck side by side with SHIELD! Why a duck? Because Coulson knows a secret about Howard that could save the multiverse! A Thor duck makes a multi-page appearance.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

1 YEAR AGO TODAY THERE WAS BARELY ANY NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS

CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #5 $3.99 (TSUM TSUM VAR)
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Javier Pina (CA) Paul Renaud
   CIVIL WAR II TIE-IN!  As heroes choose sides and tragedy strikes, Steve takes steps to end the war.  Guest-starring the Invincible Iron Man! Lady Thor appears in a couple of panels.

GUIDE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE MARVELS AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON #1 $3.99
(W) Mike O'Sullivan, The Ohotmu (A) Various (CA) Mike Del Mundo
    Everything you need to know about Earth's Mightiest Heroes' second big-screen blockbuster! With fact sheets, movie-to-comic comparisons and behind-the-scenes production art and stills, this issue is packed with profiles and updates on the Avengers themselves - Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Hulk - as well as allies and new members including Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, War Machine, Falcon and Vision! And don't forget Ultron himself! Plus: Nick Fury! Loki's scepter! 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

29 YEARS AGO TODAY

Your visit to your local comic shop would reward you with a Thor comic that was reminiscent of the Lee/Kirby THORs of the late Sixties.
There was a double page spread and 4 full page panels.
And no new characters were introduced.
Words by Tom DeFalco. Art by Ron Frenz and Romeo Tanghal

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

MARVEL LEGACY #1 $5.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Esad Ribic & Various (CA) Joe Quesada
   It begins at the dawn of the human race, and ends with a child's prayer! In between, empires fall, mysteries brew, secrets are revealed, quests are undertaken and legends are forged! All leading up to the dramatic return you've been waiting for - and one you've been dreading! Lady Thor and Thor Odinson appear.



 ALEX ROSS VARIANT

CHRISTOPHER TRADING CARD VARIANT



DEODATO WRAPAROUND VARIANT 
 
LAND VARIANT
  

PARTY VARIANT


YOUNG VARIANT


MIGHTY THOR #23 $3.99 (CRAIN VENOMIZED HELA VAR) (W) Jason Aaron (A) Valerio Schiti (CA) Russell Dauterman 
     THOR AGAINST THOR!  When the Ultimate Thor finally goes too far, in the name of peace and sanity, Jane has no choice but to stop him.  Can she quell the rage of the War Thor before he destroys the very realms he once hoped to save? Thor Odinson appears too!!!


Rudy Rock  N Roll Variant







GENERATIONS CAPTAIN AMERICAS #1
$4.99
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Paul Renaud
    They were part of the Greatest Generation! And now Sam Wilson finds himself alongside them yet again in a strange yet familiar setting - fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with Captain America and Bucky against a seemingly unstoppable threat to the safety of the world! Lady Thor appears on 4 pages. Real Deal Thor appears in 3 panels.

MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #9
$3.99
 

(W)Margaret Stohl (A)Michele Bandini (CA)Meghan
Hetrick 
    Carol Danvers has been stretched a little thin. Though she desperately needs to unwind, there's no time for recreational asteroid punching today. Not when Earth's fate rests in the hands a few Alpha Flight Cadets. Thor Odinson appears in one panel.

 And from Image Comics

ANNUAL TP 2017 $9.99
(W) Joe Casey (A) Nathan Fox & Various (CA) Sonia Harris
  It all starts here: pulp popcorn tale, THE WINTERNATIONAL! The CASEY/FOX collaboration from Playboy! New-millennium mythology with JIM RUGG! Plus, more all-new material and special features! There is an 8 page story by Joe Casey and art by Jim Rugg called "Odin's Mighty Return". Thor appears in 3 panels but he is dead.

Monday, September 25, 2017

27 YEARS AGO TODAY

If Marvel hadn't of run out of room on the cover they might have mentioned that Heimdall rebuilds the Rainbow Bridge (with the the help of the Royal Scepter). He's filling in for old man Odin, who felt the need of a nap.
Ron Frenz and Joe Sinnott channel their inner Kirby with this dynamic full-pager that delivers one of the cover's promises.
Unfortunately the cover doesn't warn potential buyers that their is non-Thor 5 page back-up story "Tales of the Earth Force"

Sunday, September 24, 2017

3 YEARS AGO TODAY THERE WAS ONLY ONE NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN THE SHOPS

AMAZING X-MEN #11 $3.99
(W) Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost (A/CA) Carlo Barberi
    As the Wendigo threat spreads across Canada, the X-Men take the battle to a new front - the Spirit Realm!  Guest staring Alpha Flight! A chatty Thor appears on two pages.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TWO YEARS AGO TODAY

CAPTAIN MARVEL AND CAROL CORPS #4 $3.99
(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A) Laura Braga (CA) David Lopez

   Captain Marvel and her team are pinned down by the Thor Corps and the squad is in no shape for a firefight. 
 

INHUMANS ATTILAN RISING #5 $3.99 
(W) Charles Soule (A) John Timms (CA) Dave Johnson
   Medusa finds more than she bargained for with Black Bolt: a new understanding.  With Medusa on their side, the Resistance has their best shot to make change on Battleworld!  But is it too late? Three Thors show up on official business on one page.

Friday, September 22, 2017

30 YEARS AGO TODAY

IF YOU THOUGHT THAT THE KIRBY-CREATED CELESTIALS WERE THREATENING THE EARTH AGAIN. 
Marvel had managed to fool you!
Art by Ron Frenz and Brett Breeding.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

1 YEAR AGO TODAY IT WAS THE 6th CONSECUTIVE NEW COMIC DAY WITH NO NEW THOR ODINSON APPEARANCES

There was $20 worth of new Lady Thor appearances available for those that were willing to settle...

CIVIL WAR II #5 $4.99 (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic
    The truth about Ulysses' future-seeing power is revealed and it is a game changer. Sides are irrevocably drawn and the gauntlet is thrown for the biggest battle in Marvel Universe history. Lady Thor appears throughout the entire issue (even though she doesn't appear on any of the covers)!

GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #12 $3.99
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Valerio Schiti (CA) Arthur Adams
   The Guardians' allegiances are split right down the middle, and tensions have NEVER been higher!  Lady Thor makes a silent one-panel crowd-scene cameo.

MIGHTY THOR #11 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman

   Lady Thor's crusade against the corporate overlords of Midgard reaches its climax--and the lives of all New Yorkers hang in the balance. The Goddess of Thunder and S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Roz Solomon make their final stand against the Exterminatrix and the Silver Samurai. And Roz and Thor get help from the most unexpected source.
(Ferry Prostate Cancer Awareness Variant)

VISION #11 $3.99
(W) Tom King (A) Gabriel Hernandez Walta (CA) Mike Del Mundo
  The Avengers draw a line in the sand. They tell Vision he is not to cross this line. If he does, they will destroy him. "Remember," they say. "You're an Avenger. First. Always." "Stay where you are," they say. "Don't cross the line," they say. Then Vision crosses the line. Lady Thor briefly battles the Vision.

VOTE LOKI #4 $3.99 (LOPEZ VAR)
(W) Christopher Hastings (A) Langdon Foss (CA) Tradd Moore
   Election Day is upon us and Loki-mania has reached its height! The American people have spoken and THEY WANT LOKI.  But Nisa's not buying it. She had a bad feeling about Loki from the get go and she's finally got proof that he's up to no good. Too bad no one will listen. Lady Thor makes  a two page cameo. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

IT'S LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE

On sale October 4
 

COLOR YOUR OWN THOR TP  $9.99
(A) Various (CA) Olivier Coipel
Unleash a Rainbow Bridge of color! If ye be worthy, lift your pencils, crayons or markers aloft, and have at page after page of mighty artwork featuring Thor, along with his many friends and foes! Whether it's the original Thunder God himself or Jane Foster, Sif or the Warriors Three, they're all rendered here in black and white, waiting for you to fill in between the lines. But watch out for Loki - he's tricky! From Asgard's gleaming towers to Midgard's city streets, action shots from Marvel's finest artists demand you bring them to life in glorious color - whether you stick to the classic hues or make your own multicolored mythology! Why not a magenta Mjolnir? Or a damson Destroyer? And as for orange? Odin's beard, the possibilities! One thing's for sure: It'll be legendary!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

TOMORROW'S ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE


AVENGERS #11 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A) Mike Del Mundo (CA) Alex Ross
   Not every Avenger came out of the Secret Empire's regime the same as going in. One of Earth's Mightiest, in particular, will either step up to lead the team - or retire altogether! Lady Thor plays a vital role this issue



THERE ARE NO NEW THOR ODINSON APPEARANCES BUT THERE IS THIS...

THOR LEGENDS GEAR ELECTRONIC HAMMER $109.99
HASBRO TOY GROUP
This full-scale elecronic Mjolnir hammer is a 1/1-scale 19 3/4" premium role-play hammer that features a premium movie-inspired wrist strap and pommel. Voice-activated light features reveal the symbol of Odin. Are you worthy to lift the enchanted hammer?

Monday, September 18, 2017

47 YEARS AGO TODAY

  
Thor delivers a talking-to-himself recap of the previous issue 
so that panel 3 of this page will make sense to the readers.
Longtime readers must have have enjoyed  the crucial cameo by the investigative journalist Harris Hobbs who visited Asgard 5 years earlier in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #123

Sunday, September 17, 2017

3 YEARS AGO TODAY - What a Great Time to be a Thor Fan!

AVENGERS #35 $4.99 (ALESSIO VAR)
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Jim Cheung & Various (CA) Jim Cheung
   IN 8 MONTHS...TIME RUNS OUT! Thor appears on 2 pages doing what he does best

ORIGINAL SIN #5.5 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron, Al Ewing (A) Simone Bianchi, Lee Garbett (CA) Simone Bianchi
   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... Angela! Can Loki be trusted? Will brother and sister murder each other before the truth comes out?

THOR GOD OF THUNDER #25 (BISLEY VARIANT)  (GUERA VARIANT) (MANARA VARIANT) $4.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Esad Ribic & Various (CA) Esad Ribic
   Young Thor vs. Frost Giants!
   The untold origin of Malekith the Accursed!
   King Thor's granddaughters uncover a startling secret chapter from the history of the Thunder God!
   Thor deals with the shocking fall-out from ORIGINAL SIN!

 
 Esad Ribic Cover
R.M. Guera Cover
Milo Manara Cover
Simon Bisley Cover

Saturday, September 16, 2017

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

ARMOR WARS #5 $3.99
(W) James Robinson (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Paul Rivoche
   ATTACK OF THE FIFTY FOOT MECHA!  With the STARK FAMILY secret revealed one the STARK BROTHERS must pay the price. Many Thors are part of the big finish.

CAPTAIN AMERICA WHITE #1 $4.99 
   (W) Jeph Loeb (A/CA) Tim Sale
   From his re-awakening in the present day (a 3 page sequence, the only with Thor in it) to his days on the battlefield during World War II, follow CAPTAIN AMERICA as he recalls a special mission during THE BIG ONE! 
   Extra-sized issue featuring CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #0

GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE #4 $3.99 
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mike Deodato
   Who is this mysterious woman and how could she have taken out Gamora? Knowhere is in turmoil and, some would say, easy-pickings. Featuring the Thor called Angela Doomsdaughter.

SPIDER-VERSE #5 $3.99 
(W) Mike Costa (A/CA) Andre Arujo
  As Gwen Stacy explores her past, the Spiders square off against their greatest foe! A Lady Thor guest stars.

Friday, September 15, 2017

48 YEARS AGO TODAY

 After a talking-to-himself synopsis Thor spends the rest of THOR #170 engaged in battle with a giant robot that Lee/Kirby created in the previous issue. The Warriors Three assist him. 
Plus there is a 2 page sequence "many worlds away" featuring Karnilla and Loki having a non-violent spat. THOR #170 is one of those rare issues that doesn't introduce any new characters.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

1 YEAR AGO TODAY THIS WAS THE ONLY NEW LADY THOR APPEARANCE IN THE SHOPS

SPIDER-MAN #8 $3.99
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Nico Leon (CA) Sara Pichelli
   Ulysses' latest prediction has the whole Marvel Universe on Miles' tail.  Lady Thor is among the crowd.


 AND THERE WAS NO NEW THOR ODINSON APPEARANCES!!!!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

49 YEARS AGO TODAY


If you hadn't read JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #83 or MARVEL TALES #1, it was your lucky day. The origin of Thor was available on the nations spinner racks for a third time
There was also 7 brand new pages of Kirby Thor art. This one was my personal favorite.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW


 ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE 2 #2 $4.99 
(W) Yusaku Komiyama, Jim Zub (A) Yusaku Komiyama (CA) Kiichi Mizushima
    No one is immune to the zombie virus - not even the Hulk! The Avengers face off against their strongest teammates while the race to find a cure continues. As the virus spreads across New York and among the Avengers, new information comes to light about Dr. Toshiko Amano, Jasper Scott and the interstellar origins of the zombie plague. Is it too late to stop it from spreading further? Printed in black-and-white in the original right-to-left reading orientation.

 
 Silva variant cover

GWENPOOL #20 $3.99
(W) Christopher Hastings (A/CA) Gurihiru
   Gwen Poole mysteriously escaped from our universe to join the Marvel Universe!  And her knowledge of comics has allowed her manipulate the very panels she walks in! Lady Thor appears on 1 micro-page.

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #24 $3.99
(W) Ryan North (A/CA) Erica Henderson
   Squirrel Girl, Nancy and Tippy are trapped in the Savage Land! Good thing there're only regular dinosaurs there and not, for example, a giant metal killer-dinosaur version of Ultron instead!!  Sorry, I'm just getting word that there is, in fact, a giant metal killer-dinosaur version of Ultron here, and Squirrel Girl needs to stop him before he takes over the world - a task that has regularly bested many other super heroes, including the Avengers themselves! Oh, also Kraven the Hunter is in this issue too!  Thor Odinson appears in 2 panels.



THOR LEGENDS 6IN ACTION FIGURES $22.99 each
HASBRO TOY GROUP
Some of your favorite Thor: Rangnarok characters are brought to life in the 6" scale! Each features a detailed sculpt and comes with accessories. Collect all of the figures in the series to obtain the parts to create a Gladiator Hulk build-a-figure!


MARVEL LEGENDS 12IN THOR ACTION FIGURE $109.50
HASBRO TOY GROUP
The impressively detailed 12-inch scale LEGENDS SERIES figures are the perfect addition to any Super Hero collection! Each figure features premium detailing and finish, over 30 points of articulation, and multiple accessories for ultimate poseability.

Monday, September 11, 2017

50 YEARS AGO TODAY

WHAT THE HELL IS THIS DOING IN THOR!?!
From THOR #146
AND IT WAS IN THE NEXT 6 ISSUES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(At least Colletta can't be accused of erasing The King's backgrounds.)

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

A-FORCE #4 $3.99 
(W) G. Willow Wilson, Marguerite Bennett (A/CA) Jorge Molina
   With the fate of Arcadia hanging in the balance, a traitor in A-FORCE's ranks is revealed!  But why would she sell out her teammates? A trio of Lady Thors enforce Doom’s Law.

GIANT SIZE LITTLE MARVEL AVX #4
 $3.99
(W/A/CA) Skottie Young
    Avengers vs. X-Men vs. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!?  It's a bombastic backyard brawl like you've never seen before! Little Thor stands around silently in a couple panels and appears in one of the two double-page battle spreads.

KORVAC SAGA #4 $3.99
(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Otto Schmidt
   Lord Michael Korvac's kingdom of The Forest Hills is all but overwhelmed by a dark plague of madness, and the crisis threatens to draw down the wrath of God Doom himself.  Korvac's rival, the Wonder Man Simon Williams, has decided to move against the governor, deploying his Avengers in an effort to seize power and spare both Korvac's kingdom and his own from Doom's displeasure. At least 14 Thors appear in a multi-page battle.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #11 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
    THANOS is coming for the INFINITY GEMS and time is running out!  BLACK WIDOW has a plan to save the universe, but it'll take all of THE AVENGERS to pull it off. Thor, of course, has a large role.

MRS DEADPOOL AND HOWLING COMMANDOS #4 $3.99 (W) Gerry Duggan (A) Salva Espin (CA) Reilly Brown
   The battle royale between Shiklah and Dracula for the Monster Metropolis. At least 14 Thors appear in a multi-page battle.

Friday, September 8, 2017

51 YEARS AGO TODAY

Not only did the High Evolutionary make his first appearance in the Marvel Universe
but also Galactus made his first non-FANTASTIC FOUR appearance.
Art by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta

Thursday, September 7, 2017

52 YEARS AGO TODAY

Thor deals with an investigative reporter !
Visuals by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta 
from JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #122

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

54 YEARS AGO TODAY

It was a great time to be a Thor fan. For only the second time in the history of the character he made 2 appearances in the same month.


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

NO NEW THOR ODINSON IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

And this is the ONLY appearance by Lady Thor...

VENOMVERSE WAR STORIES #1 $4.99
(W) Declan Shalvey & Various (A) Annapaola Martello & Various (CA) Francesco Mattina
      For completists only: Lady Thor appears in 1 panel of the VENOMIZED Doom story!

Monday, September 4, 2017

55 YEARS AGO TODAY


Even though it was only the fourth Marvel Thor story it was not the best one so far. That would be JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #85 with the first Loki story and the first appearance of Asgard.