Thursday, May 31, 2018

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE 1 YEAR AGO TODAY


GUARDIANS OF GALAXY MOTHER ENTROPY #5
(W) Jim Starlin (A/CA) Alan Davis
   The Guardians fall to Mother Entropy's might one by one.   Who will be the last Guardian standing?   Who has to face this monstrous villain all by his or herself?  Lady Thor has a 1 panel cameo as a fungus-covered zombie.



Monday, May 28, 2018

4 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS #30 $3.99 
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu
     Thor is a major player in this Original Sin story.

THANOS ANNUAL #1 $4.99
(W) Jim Starlin (A) Ron Lim (CA) Dale Keown
Thanos must face Mephisto, his future self, the Avengers and more!  Learn how a devastating defeat in Thanos' past set events into motion that will redefine the Marvel Universe in the near future! 

Ron Lim variant cover
Thor appears in 3 panels and is unconscious in 2 of them!


UNCANNY AVENGERS #20 $3.99 
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Daniel Acuña
   The Avengers Unity Squad pull it together, but is it too late? Which of the seven futures will become dominant? Kang continues to clean up Thor’s mess.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 26 YEARS AGO TODAY

That's right, it is another issue without an appearance by Thor Odinson.

Uroc the troll appears for the third issue in a row.
But wait, there's more. Not only does Ego appear in the back-up story, so does the High Evolutionary, Nobilus and a newborn Celestial. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW


INCREDIBLE HULK #717  $3.99
(W) Greg Pak (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Frank Cho
   The curse of the Hulk has turned into a horror, and now Amadeus enters his final showdown with the monster within. But what happens if the monster turns out to be Amadeus himself? A hero faces his greatest demons with the lives of everyone he loves in the balance and massive repercussions for Amadeus and the Hulk! Thor Odinson appears in 3 panels.

Monday, May 21, 2018

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS WORLD #6 $3.99
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Neal Adams
   The Avengers launch a desperate rescue mission.  Hyperion confronts the man who pulled him back from the nothing between universes. Thor is a major player in this story.

ORIGINAL SIN #2 $3.99   
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Mike Deodato (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
   The cosmic manhunt for the Watcher's killer continues. More bodies are discovered. The killer's trail leads to the far corners of the universe and beyond. Thor makes an appearance.


  Augustin Alessio teaser variant cover


THOR GOD OF THUNDER #22 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Esad Ribic (CA) Hyung Jee
   Thor and SHIELD agent Roz Solomon vs. Ulik the troll! ROXXON vs. Broxton, Oklahoma! And in the far future, the Goddesses of Thunder take on Old Galactus! But wait, where's King Thor...?
 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Both of these 1963 covers are by Kirby and Ayers.

The stories they promote were drawn by Joe Sinnott and were written by Robert Bernstein.

   Bernstein was a writer that I was a fan of as a child even though I didn't know his name. The barbershop where I started reading comics had a massive collection of old DCs, mostly the Superman titles. Many of the short stories were by Bernstein including this 1961 Swan-drawn one.
 
"I guessed that Loki must be the original ancestor of Mr. Mxyzptlk and that he, too, can be sent to the 5th dimension for 90 days if he could be tricked into saying his name backwards." JIMMY OLSEN #55 (Jimmy the Red, Thor's Best Pal)

Friday, May 18, 2018

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


SILVER SURFER #4 $3.99
(W) Dan Slott (A/CA) Mike Allred
   There is a price to pay for what Norrin Radd has done.  Some actions can never be taken back or forgiven. Will any of Earth's heroes stand by the Silver Surfer's side in this, his greatest moment of need? Guest starring The Avengers, The Thing and major characters from around the Marvel Universe including Lady Thor.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW


AVENGERS #2 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ed McGuinness
    Black Panther and Dr. Strange battle for their lives deep within the earth. Captain Marvel battles death and destruction raining down from the skies while Thor, Iron Man and Captain America lead the valiant (yet hopeless) fight against the Final Host of Dark Celestials.  And Ghost Rider and the Savage Hulk make brutal war against...each other? Plus, you can't have a gathering of Avengers without a certain Prince of Lies, now can you?
David Marquez Variant cover




MIGHTY THOR GATES OF VALHALLA #1 $4.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Ramon K. Perez, Jen Bartel (CA) Nick Derington
   "The Death of the Mighty Thor" has come and gone. But Jane Foster's power to inspire lives on - even in the far future! Don't miss the tribute to Jason Aaron's epic tale of Thor and the mighty hammer Mjolnir, drawn by rising star Jen Bartel! And with or without a Thor, the War of Realms continues. As Malekith's power grows, the realms will fall - and who is left to stop him? 
Ron Garney Variant cover


ALL NEW WOLVERINE #35 $3.99 
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) David Lopez
   The world has been saved. Its people, never happier. The Wolverine should be retired, enjoying her time ruling Madripoor and living life with her sister. But instead Laura is in the last bastion of cruelty: Latveria. She has one more mission: One person to save, one person to kill. It all comes down to this. Thor appears on 3 pages.

Monday, May 14, 2018

THERE WAS ONLY 1 NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO

AVENGERS #29 $4.99 
   Writer: Jonathan Hickman  Artist: Leinil Francis Yu
    The Illuminati, a secret cabal of the Marvel Universe's greatest minds, was brought together to protect the world from the threat of multiversal armageddon. But to save our universe, Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Mr. Fantastic, Namor, The Black Panther, The Beast and Black Bolt would have to do the unthinkable. No secret stays buried forever and Steve Rogers discovers the shocking secrets Stark and his secret inner circle been keeping.
     Although he is not on the cover Thor has a substantial role in this issue with an equal amount of well-written dialogue and well-drawn brawling.


Sunday, May 6, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO

AVENGERS VS #1 $5.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A) Andrea Di Vito & Various (CA) Tom Raney
   It's the Avengers versus some of their all-time greatest foes! Powerful Asgardian artifacts are on Earth...but can the Avengers recover them before Loki?  Contains four short stories featuring the  Red Skull, Attuma, Loki, MODOK, and more! Thor Odinson appears in 3 out of 4 stories 
and on 2 out of 4 covers (art by Ron Lim and Michael Ryan)
Ron Lim variamt 
  Michael Ryan variant

HULK #16 $4.99 
 (W) Gerry Duggan (A) Mark Bagley, Rhoald Marcellius (CA) Mark Bagley
   The HULK confrontation you've been waiting for: DOC GREEN VS JEN WALTERS  What is Doc Green's startling confession???  Lady Thor appears on five pages and Thor Odinson appears in a double-page spread of dead heroes.

SECRET WARS #1 $4.99 
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Esad Ribic (CA) Alex Ross
THE FINAL INCURSION IS HAPPENING!  THE MARVEL UNIVERSE IS COLLIDING WITH THE ULTIMATE UNIVERSE! AND NEITHER WILL SURVIVE! Lady Thor appears but not Thor Odinson. (unless you count his appearance on the Cheung variant cover)

Variant cover by Chip Zdarsky
Variant cover by Esad Ribic
Variant cover by Cheung

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #5 $3.99
(W) Ryan North (A/CA) Erica Henderson
    These TAILS of the Squirrel Girl will show you the Marvel Universe's most powerful super hero from a bunch of brand-new perspectives. Lady Thor flies by on one page.

Friday, May 4, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12 $3.99
(W) Dan Slott (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli (CA) Alex Ross
   The Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man, Spider-Man and the rest of the All-New All-Different Avengers come together for this huge story!  Lady Thor appears on the cover and on a video monitor on one page.
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE CIVIL WAR #3 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
   With only half of the team on his side, and Avengers Tower wiped out by his new creation, Iron Man seeks help from an ally - only to land them in deeper danger! Meanwhile, Captain America and his half of the team discover S.H.I.E.L.D. isn't everything they thought it was. Will the two teams unite in time to save the day? Plenty of animated Thor Odinson action

A-FORCE #5 $3.99 
(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Ben Caldwell
   When a massive dragon attacks a small coastal town, SHE-HULK, CAPTAIN MARVEL, MEDUSA, DAZZLER, NICO MINORU, and SINGULARITY spring into action. But this dragon is more than she seems and has her sights set on more than just one small town. In fact, she's got her sights set on one of A-FORCE.  Meanwhile, the strangest ally ever is going to help them in this fight  – Dazzler Thor!