Saturday, June 30, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 26 YEARS AGO TODAY

Not only did this comic have 42 new pages  it is a flip-book that reprints the cover to JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #85 and the 13 page 1st  Loki story.
Reprinted full-sized within gatefold cover are the covers to JOURNEY IN MYSTERY #83 and THOR #432
plus quarter-size reprints of the covers of JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #86, 100, 124, 133, THOR #133, 155, 168, 200, 224, 274, 300, 333, 337, 359, 364, 376 and 411

Friday, June 29, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #11 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A) Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Alex Ross
   The Avengers--captives on the Stalag of Space! Its mysterious alien warden cannot be beaten by conventional means, but the Avengers' prison break will take them into an even more dangerous realm! Lady Thor dominates this issue.

CAPTAIN MARVEL #6 $3.99 
(W) Christos Gage, Ruth Gage (A/CA) Kris Anka
    Old friends face off as enemies in an event that will change Captain Marvel's life forever. As war erupts, Carol finds herself at the forefront of battle. But after tragedy hits too close to home, how far will Carol go to fight for what she believes in? Lady Thor appears on one page.

UNCANNY INHUMANS #11 $3.99
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Carlos Pacheco
   Inhumans vs. Stark Industries – Lady Thor appears on one page.

HYPERION #4 $3.99
(W) Chuck Wendig (A) Nicole Virella (CA) Elizabeth Torque
   HYPERION and Doll have a final showdown with the freaks and weirdos of the dark carnival of Valentine County, but the real danger is what lurks inside the haunted house. Something awaits within those twisted walls. Something that wants very badly to be free. Thor Odinson appears in a one page flashback montage.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

Odinson did not grace any of the myriad covers of the MUST BUY COMIC OF THE WEEK  but he did appear in it!!!

 SECRET EMPIRE #5 $3.99
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Andrea Sorrentino, Rod Reis (CA) Mark Brooks
    The heroes of the Marvel Universe never reckoned on the dread power that Steve Rogers would unleash! The Odinson makes a worthy appearance!


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

29 YEARS AGO TODAY

  Hate it or love it, there is no denying that this is an historic issue...
And not because Thor shaves. While Asgard drifts further into the Negative Zone, the Eric Masterson era of Thor truly begins.
And if you don't like the lead story there is always the back-up.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

THE ONLY COMIC YOU NEED TO PURCHASE TOMORROW!!!

THOR #2 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Michael Del Mundo
   The sons of Odin ride again! In the land of the dead, Thor is reunited with his long-lost brother, Balder, the King of Hel, just in time to face the Fire Goblin armies of the Queen of Cinders, as the War of the Realms continues to burn its way across all creation. Plus Loki! Thori the Hel-hound! Skurge with a really big gun! Monster trucks! And more!
Russell Dauterman Young Guns variant
Mike Deodato variant
James Harren Connecting Hammer variant





Monday, June 25, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

NEW WARRIORS #6 $3.99
(W) Christopher Yost (A) Nick Roche (CA) Ramon K. Perez
  The All-New New Warriors announce their arrival to the rest of the world, which doesn't make anyone particularly happy.  The Avengers vs. the New Warriors!  Thor pretty much dominates this book. 

ORIGINAL SINS #2 $3.99
(W) Ryan North & Various (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Mark Brooks
    Thor makes a one page cameo for the retelling of the exploding  Truth Bomb incident!




UNCANNY AVENGERS #21 $3.99
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Daniel Acuña
   The conclusion to an epic two years in the making! In our darkest hour The Avengers Unity Squad unite entirely and the fate of the seven futures decided! Thor appears for the big finale and on the cover!


FANTASTIC FOUR #6 $3.99
(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Leonard Kirk
   They were the best of friends since that fateful trip into the cosmic unknown. The day the Fantastic Four were born, they became a family. Cosmic explorers - forever united. Johnny Storm became the high-flying, hot-headed Human Torch. Ben Grimm, the hideous monster known as The Thing. Super-Scientist Reed Richards has tried time and again to reverse Grimm's condition. Each and every time was met with failure. But there was a time when he possessed a device that held the key to permanently curing The Thing - until Johnny inadvertently destroyed it! Reed has kept Johnny's secret for as long as he could - but now it's about to get out! What will Ben do when he discovers that one of his closest friends and steadfast ally condemned him to a life sentence as a monster? A silent Thor appears with other Avengers during a four page sequence.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

MODOK ASSASSIN #2 $3.99 
(W) Christopher Yost (A) Amilcar Pinna (CA) David Lafuente
   When a Thor crash lands in Killville, the Mental Organism Designed Only for KILLING sets out to do what he does best!   TWO Thors appear in this issue and they are both GOOD-LOOKING WOMEN!

 Regular cover

1 in 25 Christian Ward variant

SHIELD #7 $3.99 
(W) Mark Waid (A) Greg Smallwood (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
   SHIELD agent Skye, a.k.a. Quake, a.k.a. Daisy Johnson - has only one ally she can turn to: her father, Mr. Hyde! Thor appears in a one panel flashback.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 8 YEARS AGO TODAY

The Post Siege Era begins 

Behind this striking Mico Suayan cover is the first 22 pages of "Fine Print"
 Kieron Gillen spins an enjoyable yarn featuring Mephisto, Hela and the Disir. It also might have the most horrifying ironic wordless panel in a Thor comic.
Here's a sample of the Rich Elson art.
Spoiler free plot synopsis: Thor is told not to go to Hel.

Friday, June 22, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

MIGHTY THOR #8 $3.99 


(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   "LORDS OF MIDGARD" STARTS NOW!  Corporate espionage, Marvel-style. Some of the world's most powerful and evil corporations are going to war over turf.  With Lady Thor caught in the middle.  That's if Jane Foster can first escape from the clutches of... S.H.I.E.L.D.?
SAUVAGE STORY THUS FAR VARIANT

 HILDEBRANDT CLASSIC VARIANT 
Note: Thor Odinson's only appearance this week is on this 1 in 15 variant cover.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

MIGHTY THOR #20 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Russell Dauterman, Valerio Schiti (CA) Russell Dauterman
   THE SAGA OF THE ALL-NEW ULTIMATE THOR STARTS HERE!  The Ultimate Thor died defending the Multiverse, but his hammer remains. Who will hold the hammer now?  War is coming to the Ten Realms. Can the new Ultimate Thor keep back the bloody tide? Plus Thor Odinson appears!!!


Patrick Brown Mary Jane variant cover

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

49 YEARS AGO TODAY

Whether you call it the Sorcery Screen or Odin's Eye, like 95% of 1969 American households, Asgard had television. (but less than 7% of those households had color.)

from THOR #167 (Art by Kirby and Colletta)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

AVENGERS #3 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ed McGuinness
   Fate has once again brought together Earth's Mightiest Heroes to face their greatest challenge yet. But with Captain America now taken prisoner by Loki, what hope do these new Avengers have to defeat the Final Host of Dark Celestials? And what startling secrets are still left to be uncovered that will rewrite everything we know about the origin of the Marvel Universe?
Art Adams variant

Monday, June 18, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS #31 $3.99
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu
   Propelled fifty years into the future, the Avengers come face-to-face with the legacy of their actions! Plenty of Thor and future Asgardian history!


NOVA #18 $3.99 

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) David Baldeon (CA) Paco Medina
    The death of the Watcher has left a hole in young Nova's life, but even as he grieves for the loss of his friend, there is hope for the future. Before his death, Uatu left Sam with hope that his long-lost Father, former Black Nova Jesse Alexander, is still alive. Only there is more to the story... the secret history of the Black Novas begins to unravel! Plenty of guest stars including Thor.

THOR GOD OF THUNDER #23 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Esad Ribic (CA) Agustin Alessio
   Thor's war to save the earth comes to its epic conclusion. In the far future, King Thor makes a dark decision that may save the day, but at what cost? And in present-day Broxton, Oklahoma, Thor makes a final stand against the forces of ROXXON, but not even a god can save everyone. 


THUNDERBOLTS #27 $2.99
(W) Ben Acker, Ben Blacker (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) David Yardin
   THE PUNISHER VS. THE THUNDERBOLTS, PART 1 Guest-starring The Avengers! Thor makes a cameo in a two-page spread.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

THORS #1 $3.99 (CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE VAR) 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Chris Sprouse
   The Thors of every domain, together in one book as cosmic cops! Whenever there's trouble on Battleworld, the Thors answer the call. But a string of mysterious murders leaves some of them asking questions that may unravel all of reality! A hard-hitting police drama with lots of hammers.

Kris Anka Gwen of Thunder Variant

Dale Keown Variant

Paul Renaud Ant-sized variant
Delicious Design League Maos variant
John Tyler Christopher Action Figure variant

Saturday, June 16, 2018

53 YEARS AGO TODAY

There was a book on sale that you could definitely judge by its cover.




Quadruple DEJAck VU!



Friday, June 15, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14 $3.99

(W) Dan Slott (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli (CA) Alex Ross
   Things aren't going well between the Amazing Spider-Man and the Invincible Iron Man and their conflict is opening the door for Regent and his plan against our heroes!  Now that Regent has started imprisoning HEROES and stealing their powers things have gone from bad to worse. Lady Thor appears.

CIVIL WAR II #2 $4.99 
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic
     Tony Stark decides to take matters (and the law) into his own hands and declares war on the Inhumans. But not everyone agrees with Tony's perspective and they are willing to die trying to stop him. Lady Thor appears.

NOVA #8 $3.99 
(W) Sean Ryan (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Humberto Ramos
   As an Avenger, Nova is on the front lines of Civil War II, but he may not have the same ideas as his friend and mentor Iron Man. Come to think of it, he isn't a big fan of Captain Marvel's stance, either. Lady Thor appears in the background on 3 pages.

VOTE LOKI #1 $3.99 
(W) Christopher Hastings (A) Langdon Foss (CA) Tradd Moore
  Loki is many things -- god, trickster, brother, liar, son, villain, even hero. Now he wants to add one more thing to the list: President of the United States. That's right, the God of Lies has set his sights on becoming the ruler of the free world, but is this just another scheme? One thing's for certain -- with Loki's winning smile and silver tongue on the campaign trail, this election just got a lot more interesting. Both Thor Odinson and Lady Thor make brief appearances.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

SECRET EMPIRE #4 $3.99
(W) Nick Spender (A) Leinil Francis Yu, Rod Reis (CA) Mark Brooks
    There is a power that can either save the world or doom it! Both Steve Rogers and the heroes arrayed against him need this power! But unfortunately for all of them, the key to possessing this power lies in the hands of the unstoppable Ultron! Thor Odinson has a sizeable role even though he only appears on 1 of the 6 covers.

1 in 25 Leinil Francis Yu variant cover


ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE #3 $4.99 

(W) Yusaku Komiyama, Jim Zub (A) Yusaku Komiyama (CA) Kiichi Mizushima
    The outbreak is spreading, and two of Earth's Mightiest Heroes have been infected! Captain America, Hawkeye and Iron Man venture out into the zombie-filled streets to stem the tide, while Bruce Banner and Dr. Amano race to find a cure! Even though Zombie Thor doesn’t appear on the cover he does have a sizeable role. Where did the outbreak originate? The original manga adapted into English.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

THOR #1 $5.99  
(BLANK VAR)  (KIRBY B & W REMASTERED VAR)
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Michael Del Mundo, Christian Ward (CA) Michael Del Mundo
   Thor Odinson has regained his mantle - and with it, a wild new world of trouble on his mighty hands! The artifacts of Asgard have been scattered across the earth, and to reclaim them, Thor will have to face some ugly truths. Like the production cost of hundreds of new hammers! And the Thunder God is going to need every last one of them if he's going to stop the unstoppable Juggernaut. And don't miss the latest chapter of the King Thor saga as the Thor of the far future encounters an old friend who's undergone some startling changes.
Christian Ward variant cover
Esad Ribic variant cover
Kaare  Andrews connecting party variant
Russell Dauterman design variant
James Harren connecting hammer variant
Jack Kirby remastered variant cover