Wednesday, January 31, 2018

NEW 24 YEARS AGO TODAY


Walt Simonson's 18th Thor cover would surely intrigue you enough to check out the splash page
Any Simonson THOR issue is a better-than-average THOR issue but this one is better than most. It is both a self-contained tale highlighting Thor's connection with the common man and it is part of a multi-part epic, in the tradition set by Lee/Kirby.
Plus it had the fourth appearances of  Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder - the underused inspirations for Santa's reindeer.

Monday, January 29, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

CATACLYSM ULTIMATES LAST STAND #4 $3.99
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Cover and interior art: Mark Bagley
   Ultimate Thor has a brief battle with Galactus.

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #26 $3.99
Writer: Dan Slott (CA) Ryan Stegman 

Interior art: Humberto Ramos
    The Green Goblin vs. The Original Hobgoblin
    Thor and the Avengers appear on 4 pages. Thor has no dialogue.



 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #18 $3.99

Writer: Jason Aaron  Interior art: Das Pastoras
Cover art: Esad Ribic
A tale of Young Thor, in the age of the Vikings!



UNCANNY AVENGERS #16 $3.99
Writer: Rick Remender 


Cover and interior art: Steve McNiven
   Thor vs Uriel! Feral and vengeful after the death of a teammate, Thor is a mad God out for blood!
   






Saturday, January 27, 2018

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


ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #4 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A) Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Alex Ross
   When passions flare between Captain America and Thor, they lead to Earth's Mightiest Kiss!



Thor's hammer appears on this 1 in 25 Deodato variant cover for 
OLD MAN LOGAN #1








Thursday, January 25, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

AVENGERS #1.MU $4.99
(W) Jim Zub (A) Sean Izaakse (CA) David Nakayama
   A seemingly straightforward mission for Spider-Man takes an unexpected turn when Earth's Mightiest Heroes are caught off-guard by a monstrous invasion from the sky.  An all-star lineup of Avengers, including Lady Thor, battle behemoths.

CIVIL WAR II OATH #1 $4.99 
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Rod Reis (CA) Jeff Dekal
    In the aftermath of war, Tony Stark and Carol Danvers both turn to the one person they can trust...Steve Rogers, Captain America. Lady Thor has a one page face-in-a-crowd cameo.


NO NEW APPEARANCES BY THOR ODINSON!!!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

AVENGERS #677 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid & Various (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Mark Brooks
NO SURRENDER Part 3
    Quicksilver flamed out of the Avengers, leaving devastation in his wake. But now that it's all hands on deck, is this his chance at redemption? Lady Thor is part of the large cast.
 
 Esad Ribic variant cover

BLACK PANTHER #169 $3.99
(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Leonard Kirk (CA) Brian Stelfreeze
   The Black Panther loses ally after ally as Klaw's powers grow.  Note: Lady Thor only appears only on the cover.

Monday, January 22, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS #25
Cover Art: Mike Deodato

75th Anniversary Alex Ross cover
    Writer: Jonathan Hickman
    Interior Art: Salvador Larroca 
Not only is Thor on the covers but he is a major player in the story.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

11 YEARS AGO TODAY

 The first Djurdjevic-rendered Thor.
    This was Marko Djurdjevic's fifteenth cover for Marvel, his fifth for X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. It would be more than two years before Djurdjevic would depict Thor again.
     Two rejected sketchs for this cover are presented in THE MARVEL ART OF MARKO DJURDJEVIC. They show how much finessing goes into a layout. The abstract graphic design elements are not represented in either of the sketches. Both the preliminaries and the published cover have Thor in the background and one or two X-Men in the foreground. 

Monday, January 15, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

CATACLYSM ULTIMATES #3 $3.99
Cover art: Mukesh Singh

       ULTIMATE THOR ON COVER ONLY



FANTASTIC FOUR #16 $3.99 
Cover art: Mark Bagley
      THOR ON COVER ONLY





SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #25 $4.99 

Writers: Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage Cover and interior art: Humberto Ramos
   Otto Octavius, the Superior Spider-Man, in a life-or-death struggle against the original Superior Venom!   Guest starring: The Avengers!



THOR GOD OF THUNDER #17 $3.99
Writer: Jason Aaron Artists: Ron Garney, Emanuela Lupacchino Cover art: Esad Ribic
THE GRAND FINALE OF THE ACCURSED!
     Thor's desperate tour of the Nine Realms brings him to Midgard, to Earth, where he makes his final stand against Malekith and the dark forces of the Wild Hunt. But what has become of Thor's newest compatriots, the League of Realms? Who stands revealed as the traitor in their midst? And what bloody victory has Malekith already won?






GOD IS DEAD #5 (AVATAR PRESS INC) $3.99
Writer: Jonathan Hickman Art: Di Amorim Cover art: Jonathan Hickman
The world is only hours away from Armageddon as the pantheons of Asgard and Olympus collide.  With the first attempt at creating a god weapon resulting in the birth of Mammon, the enclave of scientists strikes a desperate stake as they hope they can create a being able to stand against the deities waging war across the globe.  But tampering with the very stuff of gods is a dangerous game and the end result is nothing short of staggering...


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

40 YEARS AGO TODAY

The 8th consecutive issue of THOR to have a Walt Simonson cover went on sale.
It was the 11th consecutive issue of THOR with interior layout art by Walt Simonson

Monday, January 8, 2018

4 YEARS AGO TODAY: 5 New Thor appearances went on sale

ALL NEW MARVEL NOW POINT ONE #1 $5.99
    Features completely new LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD, SILVER SURFER, BLACK WIDOW, MS MARVEL, ALL-NEW INVADERS and AVENGERS WORLD lead-in stories!
    One of the two Loki stories has a Thor appearance.

AVENGERS WORLD #1 $3.99
    Writers: Jonathan Hickman & Nick Spencer  Interior Art: Stefano Caselli  Cover Art: John Cassaday
     Earth's Mightiest Heroes have returned from the stars but on the world they left behind, new threats have emerged, and The Avengers will be tested like never before.

     Thor appears on the cover and 1 page (2 if you count the head shot on the roster page) This comic was second-printed 5 weeks later.


 CATACLYSM ULTIMATES LAST STAND #3 $3.99 
   Writer: Brian Michael Bendis  Interior & Cover Art: Mark Bagley
   MARVEL'S GALACTUS VS. THE ULTIMATES!!!  A silent Ultimate Thor appears in crowd scenes in 3 panels

INFINITY HEIST #4 $3.99
  Writer: Frank Tieri  Interior & Cover Art: Alejandro Barrionuevo
  The crime of the century just got a bit more complicated! Thor appears in one panel.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #4 $2.99
   Writer: Joe Caramagna
   DR. DOOM summons a Midgard Serpent using powerful Asgardian magic. Only THOR can save the AVENGERS...but at what cost? 

Monday, January 1, 2018