Wednesday, February 28, 2018

29 YEARS AGO TODAY

If you had been a Marvel Zombie for more than 3 years you probably would have figured out who the mystery villain was on this Ron Frenz/Joe Sinnott cover.
Inside Tom DeFalco provides the reason why this villain makes their first THOR appearance in a 17 page story drawn by Frenz/Sinnott.
Plus there was also the first chapter of a well-drawn Tales of Asgard trilogy.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

AVENGERS #682 $3.99 
 (W) Mark Waid & Various (A) Sean Izaakse (CA) Mark Brooks
   NO SURRENDER Part 8  One Avenger will gamble everything to save thousands! The Challenger reveals his ace in the hole, and Jarvis awakens from a mysterious coma long enough to cry four chilling words: "It's all a lie!"  Lady Thor makes an appearance.


DOCTOR STRANGE #386 $3.99
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Niko Henrichon
   A "DAMNATION" TIE-IN!  Doctor Strange bet on his ability to restore Las Vegas and got his prize - with some satanic strings attached!  Now he's going double or nothing to set things right. How did he get back to full power? And will it be enough when he's gambling for his life? Lady Thor makes an appearance.

MARVELS AVENGERS INFINITY WAR PRELUDE #2 $3.99
(W) Will Pilgrim (A) Jorge Fornes (CA) Ryan Meinerding
   As a Master of the Mystic Arts, DOCTOR STEPHEN STRANGE has witnessed many unusual things but none so powerful and potentially Universe-threatening as the existence of the INFINITY STONES!  A galaxy-spanning story featuring IRON MAN, THOR, CAPTAIN AMERICA, VISION, SCARLET WITCH and more!

Monday, February 26, 2018

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

CATACLYSM ULTIMATES LAST STAND #5 $3.99 (COEHLO VAR)
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mark Bagley
    GALACTUS VS. THE ULTIMATES.  The st
unning conclusion!! Ultimate Thor does something heroic.

UNCANNY AVENGERS #17 $3.99
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Steve McNiven
   The conclusion of Ragnarök Now! Thor battles.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

THOR ANNUAL #1 $4.99
(W) Jason Aaron & Various (A) Rob Guillory & Various (CA) Rafael Albuquerque

 Variant cover by Rob Guillory
Variant cover by Marguerite Sauvage

   Three stories featuring three Thors!
   Wrestling superstar CM Punk and Rob Guillory (Chew) on Young Thor's idea for how to prove himself worthy of Mjolnir: a drinking competition!
   Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes) and Marguerite Sauvage tell a tale of the new Thor!
   And Jason Aaron on the Girls of Thunder's quest to find the perfect birthday present for their grandfather, King Thor! 

Art by Rob Guillory 

Art by Marguerite Sauvage



Art by Tim Truman

MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN WEB WARRIORS #4 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
   Spidey is shrunken down to teeny-tiny size by the fiendish Loki.  The itsy-bitsy Spider-Man swings into action with the help of the mighty Thor!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #6 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A) Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Alex Ross
    The villain pulling the Avengers' strings stands revealed - someone who's been a part of Avengers history for almost all of the team's existence, in a way you've never seen
  them before! Lady Thor has a major role in this issue.

THERE WERE NO NEW THOR ODINSON APPEARANCES!!

Friday, February 23, 2018

53 YEARS AGO TODAY

The 49th Marvel comic with Thor on the cover was on display at the local spinner racks.
Like the previous 48 the layouts and pencils were by Kirby. This cover, like 20 of the 48, was inked by Chic Stone.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

51 YEARS AGO TODAY

Jack Kirby's 77th Thor cover (if you count AVENGERS #1-15, TALES OF SUSPENSE #56, X-MEN #9 and FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #3) was added to the Sixties zeitgeist.

It was the third consecutive issue to feature pre-internet Trolls.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

29 YEARS AGO TODAY

As timely today as it was then.
Behind this Tom Palmer cover is a story about immigration written by Danny Fingeroth with art by Rich Buckler and Tom Palmer

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW


MIGHTY THOR #704 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   Jane's cancer has taken a turn for the worse. But while she faces the enemy of her body the Mangog ravages Asgardia!  Odin and his son unite to take on the Ultimate Judgment. But without their mightiest warrior, the time of gods may come to an end.  The Death of the Mighty Thor is coming. Will the world survive it? Of course Thor Odinson appears.

AVENGERS #681 $3.99
(W) Al Ewing & Various (A) Aaron Kim Jacinto, Mike Perkins (CA) Mark Brooks
    Who is Voyager? Valerie Vector, the forgotten founding Avenger, tells all! And a fan-favorite Avenger returns to the fold as the stakes in the battle for Earth become clear! Lady Thor appears and Thor Odinson appears in one panel of a retro flashback.

DOCTOR STRANGE DAMNATION #1 $4.99
(W) Donny Cates, Nick Spencer (A/CA) Rod Reis
     The city of sin gets its biggest sinner yet. When Doctor Strange raises Las Vegas up from its destruction during SECRET EMPIRE, he inadvertently opens a big door for the embodiment of evil, MEPHISTO! The devilish villain takes the city for himself and sets his sights on the rest of the world. It's going to take heroes from all over the Marvel Universe to defeat him. Lady Thor does not appear on the cover but she does appear inside.

INCREDIBLE HULK #713 $3.99
(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Greg Land
   HULK has reached the final level of THE GAUNTLET! The freedom of the DOKA'ABI CLAN rests on his shoulders alone...  Who is the true WORLD BREAKER? With AMADEUS refusing to embrace the DARK HULK within, it's up to the Warlord of Sakaar to show him real brutality. Guest-starring THE UNWORTHY THOR!

Monday, February 19, 2018

52 YEARS AGO TODAY

One of Kirby's 10 best Thor covers?
 And Lee/Kirby "create" two Greek Gods; Pluto lord of the Netherworld and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons for the 16 page lead story. 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

31 YEARS AGO TODAY

Behind Walt Simonson's 42nd THOR cover was the 29th issue to also be written and drawn by him.
It has everything - Loki, Malekith, the Enchantress, Beta Ray Bill, Volstagg, his wife, all of their children, the coronation of Balder and this...

Saturday, February 17, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

MIGHTY THOR #4 $3.99

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   The path of the All-Mother and Asgard is torn apart by civil war, with Lady Thor caught in the middle. Plus the wedding of Malekith?

1 in 20 Cho Variant 

1 in 50 Hughes Variant

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #16 $2.99

(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
     All-powerful Thanos has come to conquer Earth and destroy the Avengers once and for all. Always nice to see Animated Thor Odinson pared down to the basics that make him great.

Friday, February 16, 2018

55 YEARS AGO TODAY

Thor encounters Loki for the third time in seven issues. Plus scripter Larry Lieber and plotter/editor Stan Lee prove that they did some research on Norse Mythology. Art by Joe Sinnott.

It was Jack Kirby's 20th consecutive cover for JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY. 80% of those covers, including this one, were embellished by Dick Ayers.           

Thursday, February 15, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

MIGHTY THOR #16 $3.99 

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   To prove that they're the mightiest, the Shi'ar gods infiltrated Asgard and kidnapped Lady Thor and forced her to be a contestant in their Challenge of the Gods. The prize? They won't kill the people of Midgard.
Jusko corner box variant

CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #19 $3.99
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Daniel Acuña
   Cap's problems intensify and a city burns! Lady Thor has a silent one-panel cameo.

DOCTOR STRANGE #1.MU $4.99 

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Julian Lopez (CA) Chip Zdarsky
   Doctor Strange gets sucked into the monster event of the year!  Too bad for the Marvel Universe that Strange is at his lowest power levels. A silent Lady Thor has a one panel cameo

DOCTOR STRANGE #17
$3.99 

(W) Jason Aaron (A) Frazer Irving (CA) Kevin Nowlan
   MR. MISERY helped Doctor Strange defeat the Empirikul. But don't misunderstand, Misery is no hero, and he aims to show Strange the meaning of his name. Lady Thor appears.


MONSTERS UNLEASHED #3 $4.99 
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu
   As monsters continue their assault against Earth and its heroes, the being responsible for the attack is made perfectly clear and a new ally emerges from the rubble.  But what does all of this have to do with a little boy from New York City and how does he tie into the INHUMANS' ancient history? A silent Lady Thor appears in a couple of crowd scenes.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

40 YEARS AGO TODAY

Find the unconscious Thor on this George Perez/Terry Austin cover. 
Jim Shooter was the writer/editor for this George Perez/Pablo Marcos drawn Ultron appearance.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

AVENGERS #680 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid & Various (A) Aaron Kim Jacinto (CA) Mark Brooks
     NO SURRENDER Part 6 Wonder Man and Beast team up in a desperate attempt to save Jarvis, while the Avengers reel from the crushing loss of one of their own. NOTE: Thor does not appear on the cover but does appear inside
OLD MAN HAWKEYE #2 $3.99
(W) Sacks, Ethan (A/CA) Marco Checchetto
   HAWKEYE makes his first move toward his final mission. NOTE: Thor only appears on the cover but not on the inside.

Monday, February 12, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY



THOR GOD OF THUNDER #19 $3.99 (Bianchi variant cover) (Mann variant cover) (Parks animal variant cover)
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Esad Ribic
   Thor has always fought to save his adopted home of Earth. But who can he fight when the planet itself is dying? Thor's mortal ally and environmental secret agent Roz Solomon has a few ideas. Namely the world's largest and most nefarious energy company Roxxon, and its ruthless new CEO known as "The Minotaur." Has the God of Thunder finally met his match, in the form of a multinational super-corporation? Meanwhile, many millennia ahead, a future version of Thor faces a very different battle to save what remains of the earth--a battle against Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds!




Esad Ribic's art for THOR GOD OF THUNDER #19 
           (And, damn I love this page!)

AVENGERS #26 $3.99 
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Mike Deodato
   The science war overtakes the world(s). The All-New Avengers Strike Back! All the answers to the questions you wished remained hidden. Thor in more than a cameo but less than a guest-starring role.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #5 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) TBD
    Dracula, King of the Vampires is coming, to drain the Avengers of their powers! 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

3 YEARS AGO TODAY - THOR'S ONLY APPEARANCE

THOR #5 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Jorge Molina (CA) Russell Dauterman
   The mysterious all-new Thor has taken Midgard by storm. Prince Odinson is making a list and checking it twice.  All-Father Odin is so desperate to see Mjolnir returned to Asgard that he will call on some very dangerous, very unexpected allies. And the Absorbing Man and Titania are robbing banks and crushing anyone who dares get in their way.
Noto variant cover.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

ILLUMINATI #4 $3.99
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Shawn Crystal (CA) Riley Rossmo
    TIitania versus Lady Thor! (round two)





ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #5 $3.99 (CHO VARIANT)
(W) Mark Waid (A) Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Alex Ross
     The villain pulling the Avengers' strings stands revealed - someone who's been a part of Avengers history for almost all of the team's existence! Plenty of Lady Thor in this issue and you won't guess who's left standing on the last page!


MS MARVEL #4 $3.99 (CHO VARIANT)
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Nico Leon (CA) David Lopez
   It's a strange new world for Ms. Marvel. Being an Avenger and a regular teenager isn't as awesome as she though it would be.  But that won't stop Kamala! She might just need a little help from her friends. Lady Thor makes a cameo.


NO SIGHTINGS OF THOR ODINSON!!

Friday, February 9, 2018

47 YEARS AGO TODAY

Not only does Thor get to stand around on the cover by the Johns Buscema and Verpoorten
He also gets to relax during the framing sequence for the Panther's origin

Thursday, February 8, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY



UNWORTHY THOR #4 $3.99  
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Oliver Coipel, Frazer Irving, Esad Ribic and Russel Dauterman  (CA) Olivier Coipel
   The Odinson's quest is impeded when Proxima Midnight and the Black Swan seek to battle with him!  But are the two acting alone or is there someone else pulling their strings? Plus the debut of the Odinson's all-new look!

                        1 in 25 Marguerite Sauvage variant 
1 in 50 Phil Noto variant

MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #17 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) TBD
   The GUARDIANS just want to get back on track and find the COSMIC SEED before THANOS can find it and wreak havoc but a chance encounter with THOR will throw the Guardians way off track - can they ever find their way back, or will the Son of Odin bring their journey to an end?

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

40 YEARS AGO TODAY

The 9th consecutive issue of THOR to have a Walt Simonson cover went on sale.
    It was the 12th consecutive issue of THOR with interior layout art by Walt Simonson.
    It was also writer/editor Len Wein's 30th and final issue!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW


AVENGERS #679 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid & Various (A) Aaron Kim Jacinto (CA) Mark Brooks
    NO SURRENDER Part 5 Who is the Challenger? What is at stake in his grudge match with the Grandmaster? And when the two of them clash, can the Earth survive the destruction they unleash? Not only does goddess Thor appear on the the connecting variant cover she also appears in 6 panels inside.
Bradshaw Connecting Variant

INFINITY COUNTDOWN ADAM WARLOCK #1 $4.99
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Mike Allred (CA) Aaron Kuder
    ADAM WARLOCK IS BACK! Reborn from the realm of the dead, Adam has come seeking the Soul Stone and the truth about what it did to Him! His guide through this Infinity Quest is none other than...Kang the Conqueror?!? Important Lee/Kirby Warlock/Thor historic moments are revisited.

Monday, February 5, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #1 $2.99
Writer: Al Ewing Art: Lee Garbett Cover Art: Jenny Frison
     Kid Loki's all grown up - and the God of Mischief is stronger, smarter, sexier and just plain sneakier than ever before. As Asgardia's one-man secret service, he's ready to lie, cheat, steal, bluff and snog his way through the most treacherous missions the All-Mother can throw at him... starting with a heart-stopping heist on Avengers Tower - and the death of Thor!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

ANGELA ASGARDS ASSASSIN #3 $3.99 
(W) Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett (A) Phil Jimenez, Stephanie Hans (CA) Stephanie Hans
   The Tenth Realm of Heven crashes into Vanaheim. We're going to Vanaheim for adventures, fun and bleak existential horror! Loki joins Thor in pursuit of Angela.

LaFuente variant cover.

         

Saturday, February 3, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

There was only one new Thor appearance...

SPIDER-MAN #1 $3.99 
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Sara Pichelli
     Miles Morales has been doing the super hero thing for a while, now, but after SECRET WARS, he'll be a full-fledged member of the Marvel Universe but it's not all fun and games for New York City's main Spider-MAN! What happened in the eight month gap? One panel cameo by a well-rendered unconscious Lady Thor.

Friday, February 2, 2018

47 YEARS AGO TODAY

The 7th THOR to have a John Buscema cover appeared on the spinner racks.
Like the other 6 Buscema-covered issues it also had 19 pages of John Buscema art.
Like many issues it predicts grave consequences for Midgard if Thor fails at his mission.
The Marvel checklist synopsis for this issue says
"The saga you never expected to see! Thor versus Odin! The world about to end! The coming of Karnilla - and the evil Loki - and, above all, the triumph of Infinity! Wow!"