Monday, December 25, 2017

Walt Simonson proto-reindeer cover

"Thor was the god of the peasants and the common people. He was represented as an elderly man, jovial and friendly, of heavy build, with a long white beard. His element was fire, his color red. The rumble and roar of thunder were said to be caused by the rolling of his chariot, for he alone among the gods never rode on horseback, but drove in a chariot drawn by two white goats (called Cracker and Gnasher). He was fighting the giants of ice and snow, and thus became the Yule-god. He was said to live in the "Northland," where he had his palace among the icebergs. By our pagan forefathers he was considered as the cheerful and friendly god, never harming humans, but rather helping and protecting them. The fireplace in every home was especially sacred to him, and he was said to come down through the chimney into his element, the fire."
        MYTHS OF NORTHERN LANDS (1895) H.A. Guerber

Thursday, December 21, 2017

1 YEAR AGO TODAY

WORST CHRISTMAS WEEK EVER?!?
NO NEW APPEARANCES OF THOR (EITHER GENDER) appeared in the shops.

Monday, December 18, 2017

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY


THOR GOD OF THUNDER #16 $3.99
Writer: Jason Aaron 
Artist: Ron Garney 
Cover Artist: Esad Ribic
   Death comes in the mountains of Jotunheim... and there is a traitor among Thor's newly formed League of Realms! As Thor prepares to execute one of his own comrades, Malekith stages his final bloody raid... on Earth.





UNCANNY AVENGERS #15 $3.99
     Writer: Rick Remender   Art:Steve McNiven
The fate of humanity rests in the hands of Thor, but can the God of Thunder defeat the combined might of two Apocalypses? 

LONGSHOT SAVES MARVEL UNIVERSE #4 $2.99
   Writer: Christopher Hastings Art: Jacopo Camagni
       1 panel Thor cameo

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY


CATACLYSM ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #2 $3.99
  Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Cover and interior art: David Marquez
  The young heroes of the ULTIMATE UNIVERSE gather together to save New York from the terror of GALACTUS!!!
   2 panel Ultimate Thor cameo





MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #3 $2.99
  Writer: Joe Caramagna
   It's up to Falcon to save the day when a mysterious foe turns the Avengers into evil ghosts! Based on the hit animated show on DISNEY XD

Monday, December 4, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY


CATACLYSM ULTIMATES LAST STAND #2 $3.99 (SUAYAN VAR)
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mark Bagley
The ULTIMATES discover where GALACTUS has come from  If they send the WORLD DESTROYER back to where he came from all that will do is create more destruction and havoc! 

     ULTIMATE THOR appearance.

 
INHUMANITY #1 $3.99 (BRADSHAW VAR) (YOUNG VAR)
(W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Olivier Coipel
   After INFINITY, the Marvel Universe has changed. The Avengers find themselves face to face with Karnak who has discovered the secret of the Inhumans that will shake the Marvel U to its core.
     Two page THOR cameo.



LONGSHOT SAVES MARVEL UNIVERSE #3 $2.99
(W) Christopher Hastings (A) Jacopo Camagni (CA) David Nakayama
   The worst threats that ever have/will face the Marvel Universe?  Sounds like a job for Longshot, right?
    THOR appears in 4 panels.




GOD IS DEAD #4 $4.99 (Avatar Press Inc)
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Di Amorim (CA) Jonathan Hickman
The End of Days has come!  As the Asgardians destroy pantheon after pantheon in their quest for total domination, the human race's last hope is a desperate gamble to create their own god weapon.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

3 YEARS AGO TODAY: A young Asgard

Skottie, that is!!


ANGELA ASGARDS ASSASSIN #1 $3.99 (JIMENEZ VAR) (QUESADA DESIGN VAR) (YOUNG VAR)
(W) Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett (A) Phil Jimenez, Stephanie Hans (CA) Stephanie Hans
    All her life, Angela -- the finest warrior of Heven -- was raised to hate Asgard with every fiber of her being.  And now Angela knows the truth about her identity: She is Thor's sister. She is an Asgardian.     Cast out of her home and wanting nothing to do with Asgard, Angela must now strike out on her own!  But what does Angela have that both Asgard and Heven want? And why are they so eager to get it? Of course Thor shows up to help his sister kick off her series.