Monday, April 30, 2018

4 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS #28 $3.99
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Agustin Alessio
   Bruce Banner puts the pieces together and confronts Iron Man. The Thors (that’s right, two of them) make a brief appearance.
  
AVENGERS WORLD #5 $3.99
(W) Nick Spencer, Jonathan Hickman (A) Stefano Caselli (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
   Three Avengers' lives depend on Manifold breaching the unbreachable. What is Manifold's true destiny? A dramatically posed but silent Thor appears on one page.

UNCANNY AVENGERS ANNUAL #1 $4.99
(W) Rick Remender (A) Paul Renaud (CA) Arthur Adams
   The first appearance of the Avengers of the Supernatural! When the producers of the Mojoverse can't make a hit series they call on Mojo to gather an all-new, all-creepy Avengers! Can the Uncanny Avengers survive the wrath of an unleashed Spirit of Vengeance? Thor and the Wolverine have a one-page tussle… plus see Thor in a Mojo movie!

WHAT IF AGE OF ULTRON #5 $3.99 
(W) Joe Keatinge (A) Raffaele Ienco, Ramon Villalobos, Neil Edwards and Mico Suayan (CA) Chris Stevens
   What if Hank Pym never created Ultron? Could a world survive without Ultron's own weapon-turned-Avenger, the Vision? In the darkest of all realities, can the Avengers ever hope to Assemble? Brief glimpses of  female alternate-timeline Thors!

WOLVERINE #5 $3.99 
(W) Paul Cornell (A) Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Ryan Stegman
   Logan faces his most dire threat yet -- with no healing factor to protect him!

(Spoiler Alert: 


it’s Thor!!!)

Saturday, April 28, 2018

26 YEARS AGO TODAY

That's right. Another issue of Thor without Thor Odinson in it! It is also yet another issue that Odin sleeps through.
In the 5 page Tales of Asgard back-up Balder and Sif are searching for the missing Thor Odinson.

Friday, April 27, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

ANGELA QUEEN OF HEL #7 $3.99
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Aaron Kim Jacinto, Stephanie Hans (CA) Stephanie Hans
   An ancient evil slithers into New York City, making living horrors out of fables and folklore.  Angela, Sera, Leah, and Lady Thor race to defeat THE FAUSTIAN QUEEN before she rewrites the world into a story of her very own.
 



AVENGERS STANDOFF ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL OMEGA #1 $4.99 
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Daniel Acuña, Angel Unzueta (CA) Daniel Acuña
    Lost heroes return, new threats emerge, and the stage is set for major upheavals all throughout the Marvel Universe! And Lady Thor appears.

Arthur Adams Connect B variant cover

GUIDE TO MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE IRON MAN THOR DARK WORLD $3.99
(W) Mike O'Sullivan, The Ohotmu (A) Various (CA) Marcos Martin
   The MCU Guidebooks launch into Phase 2 of the Cinematic Universe, and Iron Man and Thor lead the charge as our comprehensive coverage of the fan-favorite Marvel Studios films and Marvel Television shows continues! Featuring fact sheets, movie-to-comic comparisons and production stills, this issue is packed with profiles and updates on heroes including Thor, Sif, Odin and the Warriors Three; stalwart allies including Jane Foster, Erik Selvig and Darcy Lewis; and deadly foes including Loki and Malekith! Plus: Frigga! Bor! Heimdall! And more!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

24 YEARS AGO TODAY

 A scan can not do justice to this foil-stamped embossed Lou Harrison cover.
NOTE: Like most 1994 THOR issues, the High Evolutionary makes an appearance. (and his most evil creation - the villain formerly known as Man-Beast, does too)
Scripter Roy Thomas not only has Thor battling until his clothes are in tatters, 
he also has Mjolner make him a new costume! (art by M.C. Wyman)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

23 YEARS AGO TODAY

The Midgard Serpent appears on cover of THOR for the fifth time. 
The first three times (THOR #200, 273 and 278) were drawn by John Buscema. The fourth time (THOR #380) was by Walt Simonson. This cover, like the 22 Roy Thomas-written pages inside, was drawn by M.C. Wyman.

NOTE: Like most 1995 THOR issues, the High Evolutionary makes an appearance.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW




MIGHTY THOR #706 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
  AT THE GATES OF VALHALLA! The battle against the Mangog is finished. And the losses have been profound.  So what - if anything - remains of the story of Jane Foster, Goddess of Thunder? And where do the other gods possibly go from here?
Marco Checcetto variant cover
Walt Simonson variant cover


AVENGERS #690 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid & Various (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Mark Brooks
     "NO SURRENDER" REACHES ITS FINALE! As an era of the Avengers comes to a close, what will rise to take its place?

DOCTOR STRANGE #389 $3.99
(W) Donny Cates (A) Niko Henrichon (CA) Michael Del Mundo
   DAMNATION TIE-IN! •  Stephen Strange's first act back as Sorcerer Supreme backfired catastrophically! Maybe the Vishanti were right about him. Will the world trust him to clean up his mess? There's a new magical landscape after DAMNATION, and a long journey back to the Sanctum Sanctorum! Lady Thor makes an appearance.

DOCTOR STRANGE DAMNATION #4 $4.99
(W) Donny Cates, Nick Spencer (A/CA) Rod Reis
   It's DAMNATION NATION! Mephisto's on a hot streak that won't stop! Every team that's faced him has fallen, while more of the country falls under his influence.  There's just one card left to play: Wong versus Mephisto. ALONE!  Lady Thor makes an appearance.


Monday, April 23, 2018

10 YEARS AGO TODAY

THOR #8 is a rare treat with its Marko Djurdjevic cover and 23 pages of  interior artwork.
J. Michael Straczynski provides a script that shows the extemes that Djurdjevic can convincingly portray,

from a Odin/Thor/Surtur battle in a Hellish Realm,
to quiet moments in a hospital with a tragic cancer patient or a flashback to an important event in Loki's history. Sadly, only the pencils are by Djurdjevic though.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY


AVENGERS OPERATION HYDRA #1 $3.99 
(W) Will Pilgrim (A) Andrea DiVito (CA) Micheal Ryan (Variant Cover) Jack Kirby    
   Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and the Hulk on an all-new adventure against a secret Hydra splinter cell!     
   PLUS: Reprinting Avengers #16, presenting the story that brought Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch onto the team for the first time!   



AVENGERS WORLD #20 $3.99
(W) Frank Barbiere (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Sanford Greene
   The fall of The Avengers ! Namor's fury unleashed! The Cabal rises...no world is safe! A dramatically posed but silent Thor Odinson appears on one page.
 

HULK #15 $3.99    
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Mark Bagley
   The battle between Doc Green & Red Hulk changes the Marvel Universe forever !  Doc Green proves once and for all: science is difficult, even for the smartest of us .  The US military makes a surprising change to their gamma-monster policy. A dramatically posed but silent Lady Thor appears on one page.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 45 YEARS AGO TODAY

A rare cover collaboration by super-stars Jim Starlin and John Romita Senior

Friday, April 20, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

MIGHTY THOR #6 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Rafa Garres (CA) Russell Dauterman
   A special tale of young Thor adventuring in the age of Vikings!  Meanwhile, LOKI conjures up a dark and powerful new enemy: VIKING HULK.
Joyce Chin Civil War Variant cover

Thursday, April 19, 2018

51 YEARS AGO TODAY

How could this cover NOT convince you to give up your 12 cents?!
 
Thor, Kirby, mobsters ...
and criminally-controlled robots - what more could you want?
Wow! - DeJACK Vu!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

46 YEARS AGO TODAY

Pluto made 9 appearances from 1966 to 1972
Pluto had appeared on the cover of THOR 4 times before, each time rendered by Jack Kirby. This time he was depicted by another Silver Age legend, Gil Kane.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW



Chris Sprouse End of an Era Variant
AVENGERS #689 $4.99 
(W) Al Ewing & Various (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Mark Brooks
   One last battle against an impossible opponent. One last game with astronomical stakes. With the fate of the Earth on the line, a cry goes out across the Marvel Universe: AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!


VENOMIZED #3 $3.99
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Iban Coello (CA) Nick Bradshaw
   With Lady Thor consumed by the Poisons, the heroes of Earth must rally against her!  Meanwhile, the Poisons have been working in secret to shore up their defenses, but have they thought of everything?

And if you don't have enough Thor toys
there's this...


MARVEL THOR RAGNAROK THOR Q-FIG FIGURE 
Quantum Mechanix presents the God of Thunder in this dynamic Q-Fig! Measuring about 4 3/4" tall, Thor is armed and kicks up a fierce dust cloud as he charges forward. Based on his look from the film Thor: Ragnarok, the Norse god is ready to compete in the Grandmaster's Contest of Champions. The Thor: Ragnarok Thor Q-Fig Figure comes safely packaged in a window box. $14.95

Monday, April 16, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

THOR GOD OF THUNDER #21 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Esad Ribic
   THE LAST DAYS OF MIDGARD, Part Three
   ROXXON strikes back! Broxton, Oklahoma under siege! The Minotaur shakes hands with the king of the trolls! And in the far future, King Thor is overwhelmed by the fury of Galactus



Garney variant

WHAT IF AGE OF ULTRON #3 $3.99
(W) Joe Keatinge (A) Mico Suayan (CA) Chris Stevens
   In a world without Thor, the Norse end times of Ragnarök takes the lives of every super-powered being, leaving only the unpowered heroes of the Marvel Universe behind!
   Thor appears on the cover and one interior page.




Sunday, April 15, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

THOR #7 $3.99 

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
    THE BATTLE FOR THE HAMMER RAGES ON!  LADY THOR BATTLES THE DESTROYER. Thor Odinson makes an appearance.


AVENGERS variant 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

31 YEARS AGO TODAY

After more than 6 years, thanks to Walt Simonson, the Destroyer returns.
Simonson did the cover and wrote the issue. The interior artwork was by Sal Buscema and Joe Sinnott.

Friday, April 13, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #8 $3.99 
(W) Mark Waid (A) Adam Kubert (CA) Alex Ross
    Trapped in Pleasant Hill, the Avengers can't tell the heroes from the villains -- and, worse, they don't even recognize each other! How can the Avengers act like a team when they have no memory of one another? Lady Thor has a large role in this issue.


ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT #4 $3.99 
(W) Skottie Young (A) Aaron Conley (CA) Skottie Young
   It's the best of times when Rocket and Groot are recruited as replacements in an intergalactic football league. Lady Thor appears in the framing sequence.


SILVER SURFER #3 $3.99 

(W) Dan Slott (A/CA) Mike Allred
    In 1966, the heroes of Earth met Norrin Radd of Zenn-La, the Silver Surfer.  In 2016, for the greatest stakes of all time, he will have to fight them all. Lady Thor appears.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

RAGNAROK #12 $4.99

IDW PUBLISHING

(W/A/CA) Walter Simonson

   Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, will decide the fates of the Black Elf Assassin, Regn, his daughter Drifa, and Angantyr, the Lord of the Dead, in the depths of Angantyr's fortress at the edge of Hel. Its decision is written with lightning and thunder, and it is always final. Plus a gallery section of pages from this issue-Artist's Edition style!  The second story arc of Walter Simonson's masterpiece concludes!





 Lee Weeks variant cover

&

DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE SORCERERS SUPREME #7 $3.99

(W) Robbie Thompson (A/CA) Javier Rodriguez
      Sir Isaac Newton betrayed the rest of the Sorcerers Supreme, and has come to the present-day where he takes on the Avengers!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

40 YEARS AGO TODAY

The Midgard Serpent appears on cover of THOR for only the second time. The first time was THOR #200 which was also drawn by John Buscema.
Roy Thomas constructs an enjoyable, intelligent story that cleverly utilizes continuity. 
And even if it wasn't a well-written tale the impressive art team of John Buscema and Tom Palmer would make it worth looking at.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

AVENGERS #688 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid & Various (A) Aaron Kim Jacinto, Stefano Casselli (CA) Mark Brooks
   As the final battle for Earth begins, one Avenger will sacrifice everything to give his teammates a fighting chance. Lady Thor has an important role.

BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #17 $3.99
(W) Peter David (A) Will Sliney (CA) Khary Randolph
   DAMNATION TIE-IN!  For years, MEPHISTO has had a fascination with the Parker clan. In this issue, does the King of Hell claim the soul of a certain friendly neighborhood Spider-Clone?! A demonized Lady Thor appears on one page.

DOCTOR STRANGE #388 $3.99
(W) Donny Cates (A) Niko Henrichon (CA) Michael Del Mundo
   DAMNATION TIE-IN!  Doctor Strange has tried playing it straight and he's tried cheating - is the only way to win Mephisto's game not to play? While he tries to check out of the Hotel Inferno, Wong and the Midnight Sons try to break in!  With the souls of the living and the dead on the line, is the Sorcerer Supreme willing to follow his former assistant's lead? Lady Thor has an important role.

VENOMIZED #2 $3.99
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Iban Coello (CA) Nick Bradshaw
    Venom and the X-Men have returned from the extraterrestrial adventures of "Poison-X" to find dozens of heroes and villains bonded with Klyntar symbiotes - and none of 'em are happy about it!  The grand plans of the Poisons begins to make themselves known...including their designs for Cletus Kasady! A venomized Lady Thor appears!

Monday, April 9, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

DEADPOOL #27 $9.99 

(W/A) Various (CA) Scott Koblish
   First up in this ENORMOUSLY OVERSIZED ISSUE is the biggest wedding since that one guy married that other guy as Deadpool and his mysterious bride tie the knot!  Thor appears on the cover and in three panels. He has one line.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #7
$2.99

(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) TBD
    The Marvel Animation Thor battles Hyperion.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

ANGELA ASGARDS ASSASSIN #5 $3.99
(W) Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett (A) Phil Jimenez, Stephanie Hans (CA) Stephanie Hans
   Superheroic to-do list for Angela "INVADE MY HOMELAND, WHILST PURSUED BY ASGARDIANS, CARRYING A DEMONIC CHILD WITH ONLY MY SARCASTIC SPACE FRIENDS FOR COMPANY." One of the Asgardians pursuing her is Thor Odinson

Avengers variant cover
DEADPOOL #45 (250TH ISSUE) $9.99 
(W) Various (A) Various, Mirko Colak (CA) Scott Koblish
    In our over-sized main story, ULTIMATUM comes at Deadpool for revenge, so he has no choice but to take them on-ALL OF THEM. Then, in an Infinity Gauntlet crossover, what would Deadpool do if he got the six gems from Thanos? Plus: a slew of stories showcasing Deadpool's closest friends and allies by special guest writers! Also, SPOILER: Deadpool dies at the end of the issue. Thor appears in two panels in one story to deliver two punch lines.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #6 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
    Tony Stark ages backwards when the Time Stone affects his Arc Reactor!  Can Iron Man stop the reverse flow of time, all while facing dinosaurs and other terrors out of time? Marvel Animation Thor appears, of course!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

52 YEARS AGO TODAY

Not only did Hercules, Zeus, Pluto and Tana Nile appear in this  issue
it also had an iconic Kirby/Colletta Bifrost/Asgard panel.