Saturday, March 31, 2018

45 YEARS AGO TODAY

Gil Kane covers a Gerry Conway story (the interior art is by John Buscema, Don Perlin and Vince Colletta)
First appearance of Sssthgar, an alien slaver.
Will he have a cameo in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR?

Friday, March 30, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO

from MARVEL

CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #7 $5.99
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Daniel Acuña (CA) Alex Ross
  Since World War II, Steve Rogers has wielded his shield against unspeakable odds. When he fell, Bucky Barnes picked it up. When it was time to rest, he handed it to Sam Wilson. But now Steve will be asked to wield it one last time, against a foe so deadly it could very well be his final stand. Thor appears on one page as an example of a hero that "inspired" Steve Rogers.

from IDW
RAGNAROK #8
script, art and cover by Walter Simonson
With his dead child behind him, and a thousand burning demons before, the Black Elf assassin, Regn, fights furiously alongside Thor, so that after the battle, he and he alone can kill the God of Thunder.
Mike Mignola subscription variant

Thursday, March 29, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 1 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS #5.1 $3.99 
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Barry Kitson
   THE SHOCKING CONCLUSION TO THE TALE OF THE ORIGINAL NEW AVENGERS!  Avenger X isn't who she's been pretending to be! Will the rest of the Avengers learn the truth about her in time to prevent disaster? Not only does Thor Odinson appear on the cover he also appears on 4 of the first 5 pages.

 SPIDER-WOMAN #17 $3.99
(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Veronica Fish (CA) Robbi Rodriguez
   Jessica's about to put it all on the line like she never has before. Lady Thor has a supporting role.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

SPOILER ALERT?!

AVENGERS 6 INCH ACTION FIGURE W/INFINITY STONE ASSORTMENT
HASBRO TOY GROUP
Power up your action figures with the Avengers Infinity War 6-Inch Action Figures with Stones! Each individually packaged action figure includes an Infinity Stone. $10.99 each
      

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

THOR IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

AVENGERS #686 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid & Various (A) Paco Medina (CA) Mark Brooks
    NO SURRENDER Part 12 As Wonder Man struggles to get through to the Hulk, the Black Order attacks Avengers HQ! The grand cosmic game comes to its shocking conclusion - but the war for Earth is just beginning! Lady Thor is not on the cover but she does have a large part inside.

BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #16 $3.99
(W) Peter David (A) Will Sliney (CA) Khary Randolph
   DAMNATION TIE-IN!  Ben Reilly is the Spider-Man who can't die - the only spider to slip through Mephisto's grasp time and again. But even the Scarlet Spider cannot avoid DAMNATION. Demon Lady Thor appears on one page (in a group shot of the Demon Avengers).

OLD MAN HAWKEYE #3 $3.99 
OLIVIER COIPEL MIGHTY THOR VARIANT
WARNING: NO THORS APPEAR INSIDE
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #598 $3.99 
DALE KEOWN MIGHTY THOR VARIANT
WARNING: NO THORS APPEAR INSIDE
DAREDEVIL #600 $5.99  
YU MIGHTY THOR VARIANT
WARNING: NO THORS APPEAR INSIDE
BLACK PANTHER #171 $3.99 
NICK BRADSHAW MIGHTY THOR VARIANT
WARNING: NO THORS APPEAR INSIDE
THOR VS HULK TP CHAMPIONS OF UNIVERSE $14.99
(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Simone Buonfantino, Alti Firmansyah (CA) Dan Mora
     An Elder of the Universe has come to Earth, and he means to battle our planet's strongest hero. But will Thor and Hulk ever agree on which one of them that is? Asgard's Avenger and the green goliath will have to run a gauntlet of impossible challenges to prove their worthiness to face down this cosmic menace - but what's really waiting for them at the finish line? And can even the two mightiest heroes on the planet smash their way out of this one? 
       This is a digital-original comic in print for the first time.


Monday, March 26, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY


AVENGERS #27 $3.99 
   Writer: Jonathan Hickman Art: Salvador Larroca Cover art: Mike Deodato
    The science war overtakes the world(s). The collision of Avengers and New Avengers is imminent. Plenty of Thor battle action in this issue.





UNCANNY AVENGERS #18.NOW $3.99 
   Writer: Rick Remender Cover and interior art: Daniel Acuña
    Welcome to Planet X, the new mutant homeworld, where everything is great-presuming that you possess the mutant gene! Janet Van Dyne, the Wasp, is the last human being alive, relentlessly pursued by Magneto and his All-New X-Force and their "No More Humans" campaign, and protected by her husband, Havok!
    There is a one-panel appearance by a probable parallel-time Thor…

Sunday, March 25, 2018

3 YEARS AGO TODAY - THOR'S ONLY NEW APPEARANCE


  NEW AVENGERS #32 $3.99
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Mike Deodato, Carlos Pacheco (CA) Gabriele Dell'Otto
IN TWO MONTHS...TIME RUNS OUT! Thor wields the hammer of Thorr?!

Friday, March 23, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY


ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #7 

(W) Mark Waid (A) Adam Kubert (CA) Alex Ross
   The ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS vs the UNCANNY AVENGERS! Lots of Lady Thor in this one.

ANGELA QUEEN OF HEL #6 $3.99
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Aaron Kim Jacinto, Stephanie Hans (CA) Aaron Kim Jacinto
   The first meeting between Angela and Lady Thor! 


NO NEW APPEARANCES BY 
THOR ODINSON!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

UNWORTHY THOR #5 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Olivier Coipel & Various (CA) Olivier Coipel
  The hammer of the Ultimate Thor is finally within reach of Asgard's fallen son.  Is redemption finally at hand?  
Chris Stevens 25 copy incentive variant cover
Yu 50 copy incentive variant cover

CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #14 $3.99
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Jesus Saiz (CA) Elizabeth Torque
     Madame Hydra! She's been pulling the strings on Captain America's life since before he even existed! Lady Thor appears on one page.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

51 YEARS AGO TODAY

If you missed THOR #140 the good news is that the Kirby/Colletta lead story would be reprinted only 7 years later.
The bad news is that only 2 of these panels would be reprinted in MARVEL SPECTACULAR #11.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW


MIGHTY THOR #705 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   Thor battles the unstoppable Mangog, with the fate of all Asgardia hanging in the balance. Is Thor willing to pay the ultimate price in order to save the gods? The tragic and heroic story of Jane Foster finally reaches its heart-rending zenith. You knew it was coming. The Death of Thor is here at last. And, of course, Thor Odinson is there for it.
Artgerm variant
Jee Hyung variant
Esad Ribic variant

DOCTOR STRANGE DAMNATION #3 $3.99
(W) Donny Cates, Nick Spencer (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Rod Reis
   Wong's makeshift Midnight Sons (Iron Fist! Blade! Moon Knight! The Scarlet Spider?!) stand against a whole platoon of Ghost Riders and a Demon Lady Thor.

INCREDIBLE HULK #714 $3.99
(W) Greg Pak (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Mike Deodato
    WORLD WAR HULK II BEGINS! Following his apocalyptic adventure on Planet Hulk, Amadeus Cho returns to Earth - but the raging monster inside of him has been unchained, leading to dire consequences for anybody who crosses the Formerly Awesome Hulk's path! The still hammerless Thor Odinson appears on the first 2 pages.

THANOS #17 $3.99
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Geoff Shaw
   THE SURFER STRIKES! Thanos and his future self take on the most powerful opposition to his reign left in the universe -  Norrin Radd.   Can even two Thanoses crack his Cosmic Shell? Even though no Thors appear in this issue, Mjolner co-stars.

Monday, March 19, 2018

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY


THOR GOD OF THUNDER #20 $3.99 (Klein variant cover)
Writer: Jason Aaron Cover & interior art: Esad Ribic
     THE LAST DAYS OF MIDGARD Part Two 
     In the present day, Thor takes on Roxxon, the world's most powerful and nefarious super-corporation. While in the far future, King Thor is all that stands between Old Galactus and the planet he's been dying to eat for a very long time.




and for you Thor completists...

ALL NEW INVADERS #3 $3.99 
Writer: James Robinson Art: Steve Pugh Cover art: Mukesh Singh
     Thor appears on one page to have a video chat with Captain America.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #12 $3.99
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Lee Garbett
   He's Loki's older, nastier, vastly more powerful future self. His machinations have cost Loki everything... but who IS King Loki?  What dread Asgard is he the Agent of? And what evil scheme has he been brewing all this time? This issue -- King Loki tells all! Of course, Thor has a large role in the story.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #5 $2.99

(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
    Hulk and Hawkeye have been trapped in a televised deathmatch by the nefarious Mojo! Can they survive the onslaught of killer robot Torgo long enough to escape? Thor appears in 3 panels and has a couple sentences of dialog.

Friday, March 16, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

MARVEL FACT FILES #103 FEMALE THOR COVER $6
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD
Marvel Fact Files is a weekly in-depth guide to the Marvel Universe, packed with information on all the heroes and villains, their weapons, vehicles and technology.
Every issue features original cutaway artwork that reveals hidden secrets, detailed profiles of characters, a history of the teams, and a timeline of Marvel's greatest battles, plus inside information about the history of Marvel Comics.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY


MIGHTY THOR #17 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
    The war between Asgard and the Shi'ar tears through space. Meanwhile, the Challenge of the Gods rages on.  And though Thor has fought valiantly to protect the people of Midgard, the gods of the Shi'ar have a dark and dangerous surprise in store.


MONSTERS UNLEASHED #5 $4.99

(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Adam Kubert
   Up against odds that have never seemed so dire, Marvel heroes like CAPTAIN AMERICA, SPIDER-MAN and MEDUSA will have to lean on their newest and youngest ally to save the day. But what is imagination worth up against several tons of teeth, claws and rage? Well, one LEVIATHON is about to find out. KID KAIJU will have to dig deep into his newfound powers if he wants to save the day! Lady Thor appears in 2 panels.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

40 YEARS AGO TODAY

Roy Thomas, John Buscema and Tom Palmer deliver a self-contained story based on actual Norse Mythology (from the nearly 900 year old Eddas) for the perfect comic to introduce a newcomer to THOR. The clever Thomas uses a framing device to have Thor himself tell the tale to a boy that is being bullied.
Plus there is also a text page by the knowledgeable Thomas explaining why he holds the THOR series in such high regard.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

AVENGERS #684 $4.99 
(W) Mark Waid & Various (A) Joe Bennett, Paco Medina (CA) Mark Brooks
     Back from the dead! He cannot be reasoned with. He will not be stopped. Bruce Banner isn't home right now. There is only THE IMMORTAL HULK.


DOCTOR STRANGE #387 $3.99
(W) Donny Cates (A) Niko Henrichon (CA) Michael Del Mundo
     Strange is captive in Mephisto's HOTEL INFERNO!  His only chance to get out? Winning on the casino floor.  But remember, the house ALWAYS wins. A demonic Lady Thor with a burning hammer appears.

Monday, March 12, 2018

4 YEARS AGO TODAY

The Marvel Animated Universe Thor DID have a substantial appearance in MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #6 $2.99 (the Avengers face the Super-Adaptoid, an A.I. that can mimic their powers.) Unfortunately he wasn't deemed worthy to appear on the cover.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

THOR #6 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   WHO IS LADY THOR?  That's the question on everyone's lips. Most especially Prince Odinson of Asgard. This issue, he starts to narrow down the list of suspects. Meanwhile, tensions continue to flare between the All-Mother and All-Father, Malekith forges his most dangerous pact yet, and Thor prepares to face her greatest challenge!
WOMEN OF MARVEL Variant

Saturday, March 10, 2018

47 YEARS AGO TODAY

What this Kirby/Everett cover promises...
The Kirby/Colletta interior art delivers.

Friday, March 9, 2018

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

INFINITY ENTITY #1 $3.99 (LIM VAR) (RUDY VAR)

(W) Jim Starlin (A/CA) Alan Davis





    When last we saw Adam Warlock, he was a captive of Annihilus of the Negative Zone. So where does THE INFINITY ENTITY #1 find him? Hanging with the original Avengers including Thor Odinson.

MIGHTY THOR #5 $3.99


(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman

    Lady Thor vs Odin. And in the war for Asgard...there will be casualties. And the Odinson returns!!!






Laura Braga Women Of Power Variant
VISION #5 $3.99
(W) Tom King (A) Gabriel Hernandez Walta (CA) Marco D'Alfonso
   The secrets are turning into lies, and the lies are turning into blood. In the midst of this violence, Vision must find the truth of what happened to the Grim Reaper. Lady Thor makes a one page cameo.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

78 YEARS AGO TODAY

    One of the most difficult things to do is get an accurate feel for an era from before you existed. 
     How familiar was the average literate American with Thor in 1940? There is a story called "The Roaring Trumpet" by L. Sprague De Camp and Fletcher Pratt published in the May 1940 pulp magazine UNKNOWN. The 77 page story lead off the magazine and it featured Thor, Odin, Loki and Heimdall. Pagsilang Rey Isip's comic book, pulp and movie poster art added to the zeitgeist of America for four decades including the Thor painting he did for the UNKNOWN cover.
The interior art for "The Roaring Trumpet" was by Edd Cartier, a prolific artist who is best known for illustrating The Shadow's stories.



Wednesday, March 7, 2018

50 YEARS AGO TODAY

Thor makes his 6th appearance of 1968. 
from AVENGERS #52
Unfortunately it is only a 1 panel cameo. Words by Roy Thomas. Art by John Buscema and Vince Colletta.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW


 Clayton Crain variant cover
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #797 $3.99 
(W) Dan Slott (A) Stuart Immonen (CA) Alex Ross
     No Thors appear inside this comic

AVENGERS #683 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid & Various (A) Paco Medina (CA) Mark Brooks
   Jarvis' life hangs by a thread. Only by voyaging into Jarvis' mind can the Beast save him - but what terrible secret is lurking inside the memory of the Avengers' loyal butler? Thor Odinson appears, but only in Jarvis' memories.
Humberto Ramos Thor variant cover


Emanuela Luppachino Thor variant cover

DOCTOR STRANGE DAMNATION #2 $3.99 
Donny Cates, Nick Spencer (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Rod Reis
   Mephisto has taken up some major real estate in Las Vegas, but he's not going to stop there. He's got the rest of Earth on his "TO GET" list and only Doctor Strange can stop him.   The only downside? Strange went into Mephisto's Hotel Inferno to confront him and has not been seen since.   Add the fact that the devilish villain has already corrupted several Avengers (including Lady Thor), and Wong' rag-tag group of mystical heroes look like they're in serious trouble.

  Russell Dauterman Thor variant cover
Ron Lim wraparound variant cover
(front only - no Thors appear on the back)
INFINITY COUNTDOWN #1 $4.99
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Aaron Kuder (CA) Nick Bradshaw
    As the Infinity Stones reappear around the cosmos, the ultimate race for power is on!!  NO THORS APPEAR IN THIS ISSUE.