Monday, December 31, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

The only new Thor appearance was by Lady Thor. She appeared in a double-page crowd scene in SHIELD #1. 

Monday, December 24, 2018

WHAT'S BETTER THAN NEW THOR APPEARANCES ON A CHRISTMAS EVE?

IN THE SHOPS FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS #24.now $4.99
Writer: Jonathan Hickman   Art: Esad Ribic
"ROGUE PLANET" - Part 1 of 5
   Captain America and Iron Man plan for the next version of the Avengers.  A runaway planet is on a collision course with Earth. Thor first appears on page 10 in a two page comedy relief sequence that is a definite nod to the Lee/Kirby style of Sixties story-telling. Thor doesn't appear again until two pages at the end of the issue.

Don't be fooled by the big #1. It refers to the issue being the perfect jumping on point because of the beginning of a new story arc. It IS actually AVENGERS #24.
Here's 25% of Thor's participation in the issue.

 Alessio variant cover.
 Bianchi variant cover

IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY


AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #9 $4.99 
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Jim Cheung
ACT III: NEW WORLD DISORDER
   Who will live? Who will die? Who will remain inverted? A shocking climax that promises to crack the Marvel Universe to its very core!  An old foe must claim the mantle of his greatest enemy to save the lives of all he cares for!  An X-Man's horrifying fate! An Avenger's appalling choice! Thor does something dramatic!


CAPTAIN AMERICA AND MIGHTY AVENGERS #3 $3.99 
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Luke Ross
   THE AVENGERS/AVENGERS WAR!  With Captain America and Iron Man bringing the full power of the Avengers against the Gem Theater, can our heroes possibly survive?  Guest-starring Spider-Man! Thor, of course, is involved in the battle.


LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #9 $3.99
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Lee Garbett
   Loki, swashbuckling savior of truth and justice, versus Lorelei -- scheming sister of the noble Enchantress!  Once -- in a time Loki would rather forget -- these two were allies. Now, Loki must bring Lorelei in -- or die trying!  Also featuring: the base villainy of Thor -- Marvel's brutish God Of Evil!



MARVELS AVENGERS #1 $2.99
(W) Will Pilgrim (A) Joe Bennett 
   OFFICIAL ADAPTATION OF THE FIRST BLOCKBUSTER FILM!  Iron Man! Thor! Captain America! Black Widow! Hawkeye! The Hulk!


NOVA #25 $4.99 
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) David Baldeon (CA) Zach Montoya
   Over-sized monumental 25th issue and great jumping-on point! Thor appears briefly doing what he does best.
Arthur Adams variant cover

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

What I wanted for Christmas four years ago...


THOR THE DARK WORLD THOR AHV 
From Dragon Models
Pre-painted and with just the snap of a few parts, you can have a highly detailed desktop display of your favorite hero with the new 1/9-scale Action Hero Vignettes. A hybrid between a display figure and a kit, Dragon's use of model kit techniques allow us reproduce the intricate details and sharp lines to maximize the usage of the official 3D character scans. This highly collectible display model of Chris Hemsworth as Thor was developed in 3D, using official data from Marvel. Fully colored and textured to movie likeness, the figure requires minimal assembly. 


Monday, December 10, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY


AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #7 $3.99 
(W) Rick Remender (A) Adam Kubert (CA) Jim Cheung
     THE ASTONISHING AVENGERS VS THE UNCANNY X-MEN FOR THE FATE OF NEW YORK! Shirtless Thor lounges around in one panel.


DEADPOOLS ART OF WAR #3 $3.99
(W) Peter David (A/CA) Scott Koblish
  You think you know war? Deadpool doesn't think you know war. He's teaching you about war in this series. Like, the previous issues, Thor assists with the lessons.

THOR #3 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   Lifting the enchanted hammer Mjolnir has transformed a mysterious woman into an all-new version of the mighty Thor. But what happens when she's separated from that hammer? Plus, Frost Giants! ROXXON! And whatever happened to the guy who used to carry that hammer?
Harren variant cover

Thursday, December 6, 2018

NEW THOR IN YOUR LCS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

AVENGERS #674 $3.99 
(W) Mark Waid (A) Jesus Saiz (CA) Alex Ross
   WORLDS COLLIDE Part 5  As Earth and Counter-Earth begin to approach one another, the Avengers/Champions team must find some way to avert dual global catastrophes! Not only does Lady Thor appear on the cover, she is inside too.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW

DEADPOOL #7 $3.99 
(W) Skottie Young (A/CA) Nic Klein
   Deadpool gets his most difficult mission yet. TAKE OUT SANTA CLAUS!  Jolly old St. Nick ain't so jolly no more. He's downright DEADLY!  The best Christmas story since Die Hard! Thor has a 2 panel cameo.

MARVELS AVENGERS UNTITLED PRELUDE #1 $3.99
(W) Will Pilgrim (A) Paco Diaz
From the dawn of the universe came six INFINITY STONES, each in control of an essential aspect of existence: space, reality, power, soul, mind and time. Now, THANOS strives to collect them all to further his mad plan of wiping out half the universe's population. Standing between him and his goal: the AVENGERS, the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, SPIDER-MAN, and more! 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

If you like these Thor photomontages that appeared 30 days apart in early 1969 thank the zeitgeist.


The album cover art to the BEATLES SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND won a Grammy Award in 1968. In the 'Sixties more people saw album cover art than any other art. It is possible that the iconic photomontage inspired Jack Kirby to create these pages. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW

DAREDEVIL #612 $4.99 
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Phil Noto
   The whirlwind adventure of the fall ends here! Thor has a courtroom cameo.

Monday, November 26, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND MIGHTY AVENGERS #2 $3.99 
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Luke Ross
    Luke Cage was a man of the people, a hero for everyone who needed help. But there's a new Luke Cage in town... and the only one he's helping is himself! Plus: Captain America declares war - on the Mighty Avengers! Thor appears on one page.

NEW AVENGERS #27 $3.99
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Salvador Larroca
     IN 6 MONTHS...TIME RUNS OUT! Plenty of Thor in this issue!




Friday, November 23, 2018

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

MIGHTY THOR #13 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Steve Epting (CA) Russell Dauterman
    The War of the Realms rages on. The only way to defeat Malekith is for the realms to join forces, and it's up to Lady Thor to bring them together.  Heroes from across the ten realms - including Lady Sif and Angela - have united under Thor's command to form a new League of Realms with the sole mission of bringing this war to an end.  And their first mission: Infiltrate Dark-Elf-occupied territory.


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

THE ONLY NEW THOR ODINSON APPEARANCE IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW

MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #37 $3.99
(W) Brandon Montclare (A) Gustavo Duarte (CA) Natacha Bustos
   He's making a list and checking it twice...but you won't find precocious provocateur Moon Girl on there!  When the children of Yancy Street need some holiday cheer, it's up to notorious grinch Lunella Lafayette and jolly red Devil Dinosaur to fill in.  FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST SANTA CLAUS! NOTE FOR THOR COMPLETISTS: Thor makes a 2 panel cameo in the night before Christmas crowd at Rockefeller Center.

Monday, November 19, 2018

IN YOUR LCS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS #38 $3.99 
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Stefano Caselli (CA) Simone Bianchi
     IN 6 MONTHS...TIME RUNS OUT! Thor appears oh so briefly.


AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #6 $3.99 

(W) Rick Remender (A) Terry Dodson (CA) Jim Cheung
   The Axis of Evil have won, who is left to stop them?  Rogue and Nightcrawler vs Mystique! Thor vs Loki!   Magneto and Quicksilver vs The Scarlet Witch! This is it, the face of the new world disorder--The Astonishing Avengers are formed!
Ribic Inversion variant


AXIS REVOLUTIONS #2 $3.99

(W) Frank Tieri, Kevin Maurer (A) TBD, Paul Davidson (CA) Kalman Andrasofszky
   Nightcrawler decides to avenge the death of Wolverine by hunting down Sabretooth!  And Thor goes on a bender!


LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #8 $3.99

(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Lee Garbett
   With a quip on his lips and a song in his heart, Loki continues his dashing quest for truth, justice and the Asgardian Way!  Guest-starring -- the Enchantress! And some other people, including Thor

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW




THOR #7 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Tony Moore (CA) Michael Del Mundo
    A TALE OF YOUNG THOR FROM THE VIKING AGE! Every time Thor comes to Midgard, he gets all the mead, battle and romance a young god could possibly want. But he still can't figure out how to prove himself worthy of Mjolnir. And now Odin is determined to keep his son away from Midgard for good. And young Loki knows just the way to do it.




AVENGERS #10 $5.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A) David Marquez & Various (CA) David Marquez
    After 700 issues of saving the world, you'd think the Avengers would be due some celebration. But instead the whole world seems to be gunning for them, especially Namor's fearsome new Defenders of the Deep and the Russian Super-Soldiers of the Winter Guard. Plus: The all-new Agents of Wakanda! The mystery of the Avengers of 1,000,000 BC deepens! A key revelation concerning the resurrection of Wolverine! And the next startling new Avenger is revealed!
Arthur Adams variant


Finch variant


Ron Lim variant

David Marquez variant

Ed McGuinness variant

George Perez variant

Alex Ross variant

NEW THOR APPEARANCES Skottie Young variant


Monday, November 12, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY


AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #5 $3.99 
(W) Rick Remender (A) Terry Dodson (CA) Jim Cheung
   Steve Rogers enlists Spider-Man and Nova for an impossible fight.  The new Sorceress Supreme comes for revenge on Doom.  Iron Man vs Daredevil for the fate of an infected San Francisco.  The X-Men claim a new home.  The Axis of Evil strikes down the heroes of the Marvel Universe! Thor appears on the cover, on the cast page and in 3 panels. He has no dialog and does no fighting.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #1     $3.99 
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
    The Marvel Animated Universe Thor appears, of course.
Stomp Out Bullying variant.


NOVA #23 $3.99
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) David Baldeon (CA) Zach Montoya
    Nova faces the Hulk! Find out why they're fighting and just how Sam thinks he has a chance! 1 panel Thor cameo.



 
THOR #2 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
    Witness the mysterious all-new Thor in action for the very first time! With an army of Frost Giants invading the earth, she may be the world's only hope! No appearance by the male Thor.
Chris Samnee variant
James Stokoe Rocket Raccoon and Groot variant

 Esad Ribic design variant




Tuesday, November 6, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW

ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #3 $3.99
   (W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Lolli (CA) Dale Keown
   Long-dead Thor appears on the cover but not inside the issue

MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 MEALTIME MAYHEM $3.99
(W) Seanan McGuire (A) Mario Delpennino (CA) Jacob Chabot
   Half the issue is a tale of Spider-man and Thor searching for his lost hammer

X-MEN RED #10 $3.99
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Paolo Villanelli (CA) Jenny Frison
    In the aftermath of a showdown between Jean Grey and Cassandra Nova, the rules have changed! It's all hands on deck as the building wave of hatred against mutants crashes down on the X-Men! Thor Odinson and the Avengers make a brief appearance.

Monday, November 5, 2018

4 YEARS AGO TODAY: Two new Thor appearances went on sale.

AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #4 $3.99 
(W) Rick Remender (A) Leinil Francis Yu (CA) Jim Cheung
   The fate of the Red Skull decided. An Avenger quits. KLUH, the strongest one there is, is born. Doom tears down Latveria. The X-Men join their greatest foe. Thor appears on 6 pages.


DEADPOOLS ART OF WAR #2 $3.99
(W) Peter David (A/CA) Scott Koblish
    Deadpool's war is well under way and out of his control!  Loki has the conquest of Earth in his sights and the 'Pool in his dungeon! Plenty of Thor and other Asgardians.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

THE CLOSEST THAT YOU ARE GOING TO GET TO NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW

AVENGERS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL #1 $4.99
(W) Gerry Duggan, More (A) Laura Braga & Various (CA) Geoff Shaw
    Spooky stories starring the X-Men & Doctor Doom!
Epic thrills and ghastly horror awaits in these twisted tales! See your favorite heroes and villains as you've never seen them before! ATTENTION THOR COMPLETISTS: a silent Thor appears in 1 panel of the Doctor Doom story.


INFINITY WARS IRON HAMMER #2  $3.99
(W) Al Ewing (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
   THE RAGNARMOROK WARS!  Stark Odinson may have forged his own astonishing armor and become Iron Hammer...but is even that enough when Madame Hela, masked queen of Hel, comes for him? A clever mash-up of the Odinson and the rich Iron Man mythos but is it a Thor appearance? (Maybe half a Thor appearance??)

Friday, October 26, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #15 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A) Adam Kubert (CA) Alex Ross
   In her short time wielding the hammer Mjolnir, Thor has witnessed cosmic chaos - but how does her human half process the consequences of the Iron Man/Captain Marvel struggle and what it does to the Avengers? She has Heimdall tell her a tale of what Thor Odinson did in a similar situation.

CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #6
$3.99
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Javier Pina (CA) Paul Renaud
   With the Marvel Universe at war, Steve fights for peace. Guest-starring Captain Marvel! Lady Thor appears in 3 Avenger-crowd-scene panels.

CIVIL WAR II #6 $4.99
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic
     Sides have been drawn, battles have been fought, but it all comes down to this. Captain Marvel versus Iron Man over the future of the Marvel Universe! Lady Thor is a part of the action.

Monday, October 22, 2018

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #3 $3.99 
(W) Rick Remender (A) Leinil Francis Yu (CA) Jim Cheung
   With the heroes lost, the world's fate lies in the hands of the vilest syndicate known to man.  Scarlet Witch is forced to join Dr. Doom, the man who unleashed her power to cause M-Day, or she will watch those she loves most die.  The return of one of the Marvel Universe's great villains! An Avenger quits, a heart is broken, and the world as we know it is gone. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

44 YEARS AGO TODAY

Thor's 272nd Marvel Universe appearance hit the shops.
Gil Kane and Mike Esposito are tasked with depicting the busy cover.
The rare art team-up of Sal Buscema and Joe Staton provide the 17 pages of artwork for the opening chapter of a trilogy that features Kang using time travel to form an army of "dead" characters.


Saturday, October 13, 2018

26 YEARS AGO TODAY

Yet another issue of MIGHTY THOR that doesn't have Thor Odinson in it!

Friday, October 12, 2018

THIS WAS THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

NOW GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #1 $3.99
(W) Zac Gorman (A/CA) Will Robson
    When the team gets reinstated as permanent members of the Avengers and uprooted to Detroit, the GLA has one more shot at super hero glory. Lady Thor has a 2 panel cameo.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

AVENGERS #9 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) David Marquez
    WORLD WAR BELOW! With the underwater world on the brink of war, the Avengers go aquatic to save the day, but air-breathers are no longer welcome in the undersea city of Atlantis. And Namor, lord of the seven seas, has a plan that will change the balance of power on Earth forever. Thor and sharks! Now THAT'S a party!


IMMORTAL HULK #7 $3.99 
(W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross
   They're the reason he died. They're the reason he came back. Now THE AVENGERS have to bring him in.  Not only is Thor on the cover, he's inside too!

INFINITY WARS #4 $4.99 
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Mike Deodato
    Requiem is victorious. Infinity has been warped. Reality only has one hope. Thor makes a brief appearance.

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #37 $3.99
(W) Ryan North (A) Derek Charm (CA) Erica Henderson
     She's defeated Galactus! She's defeated Doctor Doom! This issue begins a story arc called..."THE DEATH OF SQUIRREL GIRL"! Is this TRULY the end of Doreen Green? We haven't canceled the comic so it doesn't seem likely, but can you REALLY be sure? PLUS: This issue also has Thor in it for several pages!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #2 $3.99 
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Lolli (CA) Dale Keown
   Angela's ragtag team of Asgardians are hot on Nebula's trail - but she's left a grisly gift behind. With the power of the Naglfar Armada at her cybernetic fingertips, Nebula is unleashing hordes of undead gods to ravage the galaxy. And its only defenders are a slightly traitorous Executioner, a half-mortal Valkyrie, a lost Asgardian huntress, a hammer-wielding teenager, a suit of ancient armor and a frog. And if the rest of the team finds out who's behind the Destroyer's faceplate, things will go from bad to Ragnarok. Guest-starring Gladiator and the Imperial Guard! Thor seemingly appears but it will be impossible to determine until the next issue.

Monday, October 1, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

THOR #1 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   The great hammer MJOLNIR lies on the moon, unable to be lifted by anyone in all the heavens! Even THOR!  Something dark has befallen the God of Thunder, leaving him weakened and for the first time in forever... UNWORTHY! But when Frost Giants invade the Earth, the hammer will be lifted and an all-new Thor will arise! A Thor unlike any we've ever seen before! Who is this new GODDESS OF THUNDER? Not even Odin knows!

1 in 25 variant cover
 by Fiona Staples
1 in 25 variant cover
by Sara Pichelli
Variant cover by Scottie Young.


Andrew Robinson variant cover


Alex Ross variant cover


Esad Ribic variant cover

CAPTAIN AMERICA #25 $4.99 
(W) Rick Remender (A) Carlos Pacheco, Stuart Immonen (CA) Stuart Immonen
   Who is the All-New Captain America? The conclusion to the story that began in Dimension Z as Zola strikes in unison with The Red Skull! The final fate of Jet Black! The Thor that is not a woman appears on the cover and on 8 interior pages.