Tuesday, July 31, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

DEADPOOL #3 $3.99 
(W) Skottie Young (A/CA) Nic Klein
    THE BATTLE FOR PLANET EARTH!  Deadpool's got a plan, and those usually work out flawlessly, so don't worry! Thor appears in 2 humorous panels.


INFINITY WARS #1 $5.99 
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Mike Deodato
    As the Infinity Stones come to Earth, so too comes the war for control over them. But none who wield the stones know the truth about the power they contain...or what it would take to bring them to their END.  Thor makes an epic 1 page appearance.

Monday, July 30, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

Only one Thor appearance from Marvel
UNCANNY AVENGERS #22 $3.99 
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Daniel Acuña
   The fate of the seven prime timelines decided!  Kang's ultimate revenge on the Uncanny Avengers revealed.

plus

The Avatar Press Thor appears in
GOD IS DEAD #17 $3.99
(W) Mike Costa (A) Omar Francia 
Jesus Christ walks the earth once again.  But gone are the visions of his pity and sacrifice.  Now the world trembles as the returned gods struggle to grasp the last piece of humanity for themselves.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY




THORS #2 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Chris Sprouse
 (Keown variant cover)

plus

DEADPOOLS SECRET SECRET WARS #3 $3.99
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Lolli (CA) Tony Harris
    The war that's so secret, the rest of the Marvel Universe doesn't even remember it!  Deadpool dons...a new costume?!?! Plus an attack on GALACTUS! Classic ‘80’s Thor appears silently in crowd scenes on four pages.

MODOK ASSASSIN #3 $3.99
(W) Christopher Yost (A) Amilcar Pinna (CA) David Lafuente
    The impossible has happened: the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing has fallen head over heels in love with a beautiful Thor.  But with the love of his life caught in the crosshairs of Killville's most ruthless mercenaries, can M.O.D.O.K. stay one step aHEAD of his rivals and live long enough to find out who set her up? Plus another Thor’s appearance that establishes this issue as being prior to SECRET WARS #4 continuity-wise.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

26 YEARS AGO TODAY

A Ron Frenz/Al Migrom cover homage to the legendary Walt Simonson
If the Eric Masterson Thor lead story didn't excite you  maybe you found the Tales of Asgard back-up more stimulating. 

Friday, July 27, 2018

54 YEARS AGO TODAY

ON THE SPINNER RACKS
Not only was there a Thor/Doc Strange team-up in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #108 that included Loki's 14th appearance.
                           

Thor also starred in AVENGERS #8
Thor was on the splash from TALES TO ASTONISH #59 and 3 panels (but not on the cover)

Plus Thor had a guest appearance (along with the rest of the Avengers) in (but not on the cover of ) FANTASTIC FOUR #31 

It was the first time ever that 4 new Thor appearances shipped the same month.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

  CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #19
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Jesus Saiz

    SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!  Steve Rogers has won over the hearts and minds of the people - save one! Unfortunately, that one is the person he cares about the most. So Sharon Carter has a fateful decision to make. Steve Rogers lectures Thor Odinson in a 5 page sequence.

GWENPOOL #18 $3.99 (X-MEN CARD VAR)
(W) Christopher Hastings (A/CA) Gurihiru
   Gwenpool is no stranger to trouble in the Marvel Universe.  But now, it seems the Marvel Universe is after her. WARNING: Lady Thor only appears on the cover.

  MIGHTY THOR LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK THUNDER STRIKE $4.99
RANDOM HOUSE BOOKS

(W) John Sazaklis (A/CA) Patrick Spaz Spaziante

    Marvel's Mighty Thor teams up with the Incredible Hulk! This book also features the the villians Skurge and Grandmaster! A great way to introduce boys and girls 2-5 to Thor and the other heroes in the Marvel Universe.



Has a 4 page preview of 
GENERATIONS: THE THUNDER #1
plus a short interview with writer Jason Aaron.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

49 YEARS AGO TODAY you could have purchased 53 pages of Kirby art for 25 cents. AVENGERS ANNUAL #3 reprinted Captain America's first AVENGERS appearance and three Captain America stories from TALES OF SUSPENSE.

The cover of AVENGERS ANNUAL #3 wasn't by Kirby. It was by another industry giant, John Buscema. (although it WAS embellished by chronic Kirby collaborator Frank Giacoia)
Was this Kirby cover not reused because after five years right-leaning covers went out of style?

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

TOMORROW'S ONLY NEW THOR ODINSON APPEARANCE

VENOM #4 $3.99
        (W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Ryan Stegman
   An ancient Klyntar has awakened on Earth, and with it, something has stirred in Eddie Brock's symbiote.  And while Venom would never do anything to hurt Eddie or an innocent person, the ancient symbiote has no such qualms. Thor Odinson has an historic cameo.

And I know that nobody that reads this blog didn't not buy THOR #1 but just in case.
THOR #1 
2ND PTG WARD VAR $5.99

THOR #1 
2ND PTG WOLVERINE VAR $5.99

Monday, July 23, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY


Writer/artist/mythologist and Honorary Asgardian Walt Simonson returns to THOR!!!!!
RAGNAROK #1
 (from IDW PUBLISHING)
 
   Ragnarök...the Twilight of the Gods in Norse mythology...the destruction of the Nine Worlds.  And now, three hundred years later, the birth of vengeance.  
 Subscription variant cover


And from Marvel...  

ORIGINAL SIN #5.2 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron, Al Ewing (A) Simone Bianchi (CA) Dale Keown
   Thanks to the events of ORIGINAL SIN, the deepest secret of the Nine Realms is revealed... a Tenth Realm! Thor and Loki embark on a quest to discover this strange new world -- and the sister Thor never knew he had!



AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 $3.99 
(W) Dan Slott (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
   The radioactive spider that gave Peter Parker his powers bit someone else, too! Thor cameo in 2 panels depicting a key event from ORIGINAL SIN.

DAREDEVIL #6 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A) Javier Rodriguez (CA) Chris Samnee
   When Matt learns something about his past that's too terrible to accept he seeks out his mother only to find her in more trouble than he could possibly have imagined. Thor cameo in a double-page spread depicting a key event from ORIGINAL SIN.

ORIGINAL SINS #4 $3.99
(W) Charles Soule & Various (A) Various (CA) Mark Brooks
   The ORIGINAL SIN of DOCTOR DOOM! (Thor appears in an Avenger-crowd-scene cameo)   

Sunday, July 22, 2018

THE ONLY NEW THOR(S) APPEARANCE IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

OLD MAN LOGAN #3 $3.99 
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino
   Having survived his first step in his quest across the realms of Battleworld, Logan has come face to face with the horrors mutantkind can produce.  But mutants are not the sole purveyors of horror on this patch-worked planet. And Logan's job is far from finished. Two Thors confront Logan.

Friday, July 20, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

There were NO NEW THOR ODINSON or LADY THOR APPEARANCES but there were these pseudo-Thor appearances


CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #10 $4.99 
(W) Al Ewing (A) Rhoald Marcellius (CA) Skan
   IRON PATRIOT SUPREME!  Maestro's team of dark Avengers were powerful enough to go toe-to-toe with the renegade Champions, but are they too powerful even for him? A clone of Thor Odinson takes part in the battle.

A-FORCE #7 $3.99
(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Ben Caldwell
  After narrowly escaping a grisly death at the hands of one of their own, a weary but determined A-FORCE make bold moves to free NICO and the town from Countess's control. However, saving the day is going to take more than just super-powered punches.  A-FORCE is going to have to go deeper than that - changing Countess's very mind. Meanwhile, developments with the team's sparkly THOR rock A-FORCE to the core.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

  CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #19
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Jesus Saiz

    SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!  Steve Rogers has won over the hearts and minds of the people - save one! Unfortunately, that one is the person he cares about the most. So Sharon Carter has a fateful decision to make. Steve Rogers lectures Thor Odinson in a 5 page sequence.

GWENPOOL #18 $3.99 (X-MEN CARD VAR)
(W) Christopher Hastings (A/CA) Gurihiru

   Gwenpool is no stranger to trouble in the Marvel Universe.  But now, it seems the Marvel Universe is after her. WARNING: Lady Thor only appears on the cover.

  MIGHTY THOR LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK THUNDER STRIKE $4.99
RANDOM HOUSE BOOKS

(W) John Sazaklis (A/CA) Patrick Spaz Spaziante

    Marvel's Mighty Thor teams up with the Incredible Hulk! This book also features the the villians Skurge and Grandmaster! A great way to introduce boys and girls 2-5 to Thor and the other heroes in the Marvel Universe.



Has a 4 page preview of 
GENERATIONS: THE THUNDER #1
plus a short interview with writer Jason Aaron.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

52 YEARS AGO TODAY

Besides the usual monthly THOR pamphlet, the second THOR ANNUAL was also in the shops with 30 pages of new Kirby art.

It featured the third appearance of this easily reusable Lee/Kirby-conceived Thor opponent. The Destroyer is a more interesting opponent than a robot because it has to be animated by the lifeforce of another.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

THOR #3 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Michael Del Mundo
UNHOLY MATRIMONY!
War rages across the land of the dead, and not even the reunion of Thor with his brother Balder can stop it!  Perhaps peace might come from the wedding of the century... in Hel! With Hela, the goddess of death, as the bride, which Odinson brother is going to be the lucky groom? And what special surprise guest is looking to put a deadly stop to the nuptials?
James Harren Hammer variant


OLD MAN HAWKEYE #7 $3.99
(W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Marco Checchetto, Ibraim Roberson (CA) Marco Checchetto
   THE FALL OF THE SUPER HEROES!  HAWKEYE's been on a mission to hunt down the THUNDERBOLTS that betrayed him. Now see exactly what happened on that fateful date 45 years ago, in all of its bloody detail!  This issue - everybody dies! See how Thor dies in the Old-Man-Loganverse.




AVENGERS #5 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Ed McGuinness, Paco Medina (CA) Ed McGuinness
    Behold the wildest, most awe-inspiring team of Avengers ever assembled! But will it be enough to defeat the combined powers of Loki and the Final Host of Dark Celestials? And what is the startling secret of the Progenitor? Thor and She-Hulk continue their team-up

LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 $4.99 
(W) Margaret Stohl (A) Carlos Pacheco (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
    Carol Danvers was just a girl from the Boston suburbs who loved science and the Red Sox until a chance encounter with a Kree hero gave her incredible super-powers. Now, she's a leader in the Avengers and the commander of Alpha Flight. But what if there were more to the story? When crippling anxiety attacks put her on the sidelines in the middle of a fight, Carol finds herself reliving memories of a life she thought was far behind her. You can't outrun where you're from - and sometimes, you HAVE to go home again.  Thor has a 1 panel cameo and a line of dialog.

Monday, July 16, 2018

SLIM THOR PICKINGS IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS WORLD #9 $3.99
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Stefano Casselli (CA) Ryan Stegman
   Cannonball and Sunspot have twenty-four hours in the future to find the help the Avengers need. They're just gonna stop for a drink first. Thor only appears on the synopsis page



ORIGINAL SIN #6  $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Mike Deodato (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
    Who Pulled The Trigger? Thor makes a silent, Avengers crowd scene, one panel appearance.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

ARMOR WARS #3 $3.99 
(W) James Robinson (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Paul Rivoche
   Jim (Thor Machine!) Rhodes' investigation of the murder of one of Technopolis' few superheroes takes an unexpected and dangerous turn.



SILVER SURFER #13 $3.99
(W) Dan Slott (A) Michael Allred, Michael Allred
   Time ran out and the Marvel Universe died. There are NO survivors except the Surfer, Dawn, and Toomie. How did they pull this off? And can they figure out a way to bring everything BACK? If you care about the fate and future of the Cosmic corners of the Marvel Universe, you cannot miss this comic! Lady Thor makes a silent one panel cameo.



PLUS

AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON THOR LIFE-SIZE STANDUP
ADVANCED GRAPHICS
 $34.95

AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON THOR DESK STANDEE 
NMR DISTRIBUTION AMERICA
$5.99

Saturday, July 14, 2018

50 YEARS AGO TODAY

When you saw this image you could have easily assumed that this was a symbolic cover (also known as a no-scene-remotely-like-this-inside cover)
With the Mangog saga Lee/Kirby seemed to be trying surpass their  earlier Galactus trilogy in the FANTASTIC FOUR. Instead of merely eating the Earth, this villain wanted to destroy the universe by unsheathing the cover-depicted Odinsword. 
The four years Marvel paid Kirby to hone his monster-designing  skills (1958-1962) was indeed money well-spent. 

Friday, July 13, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY


RAGNAROK #9 $4.99
IDW PUBLISHING
(W/A/CA) Walter Simonson
      Amidst the smoking ruins of Asgard, the Black Elf assassin, Regn, stands ready to avenge his daughter's death by killing the God of Thunder, who may or may not hold the key to the resurrection of his dead child.

 Bill Sienkiewicz variant cover

AGENTS OF SHIELD #7 $3.99
(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) German Peralta (CA) Mike Norton
   The AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. are thrust into the middle of a war between heroes, and nothing will ever be the same for S.H.I.E.L.D. itself and for our beloved team. Lady Thor appears in one panel.


CIVIL WAR II #3  $4.99 
(B&W VIRGIN CONNECTING D VAR) (MICHAEL CHO VAR) (NOTO HAWKEYE VAR) (QUESADA MIDNIGHT LAUNCH VAR)
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic
       One of the biggest heroes in the Marvel Universe will fall! Who it is and how and why will divide fans for years to come. Will the heroes of the Marvel Universe survive the unthinkable happening? Lady Thor appears.



WEB WARRIORS #9 $3.99
(W) Mike Costa (A) David Baldeon (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
   The Web of Life and Destiny is damaged, and even worse - it's getting TANGLED!  How are the Web-Warriors supposed to repair REALITY ITSELF?!  Join us for this insane web-hopping romp that features A GIANT SPIDER-MAN ROBOT FROM THE FARTHEST CORNER OF THE MULTIVERSE as a guest star! A dog Thor appears on one page.
 



Thursday, July 12, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

JEAN GREY #4 $3.99 
(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Harvey Tolibao (CA) David Yardin
   Jean Grey is more determined than ever to escape her predecessor's fate when the Phoenix comes for her.  To learn how to go toe-to-toe with a god, she'll seek out training from a god: THOR ODINSON!!!!

MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #20 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A) Various (CA) TBD
      THANOS has come to SPARTAX and now the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY must unite with THOR and his all-star guard in order to save PETER QUILL! 


ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE #0 $4.99 
(W/A) Yusaku Komiyama (CA) Kiichi Mizushima
      The Avengers risk their lives to make the world a safer place for all. When Tony Stark faces a more personal threat - one leveled against Pepper Potts - and he's forced to act fast. What lengths will Tony go to in order to keep Pepper safe?  Thor appears in 3 panels and has no dialog.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

49 YEARS AGO TODAY

Galactus appears in THOR for the 5th time in 9 issues.
(All drawn by Kirby, of course)

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

TOMORROW'S ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN THE SHOPS

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 $5.99
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Ryan Ottley
     An alien invasion hits New York City and the only one who can stop it is...Spider-Man?! But that's far from all you'll find here -  a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker's job, relationships, and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that's not enough, you'll see a new roommate, new love interests - and a new villain! Thor makes a silent 1 panel cameo in both the lead story and the the back-up.


plus there's this
THOR ACTION METALLIC CANVAS ART 
COHEN HAZAN GROUP LLC  $29.99

Metallic sheen canvas print of your favorite Marvel Comics character featuring a montage of artwork, taken from the covers of some of your favorite comic books. Bring some energy into your home or office with this print of Thor.

Monday, July 9, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

ORIGINAL SIN #5.1 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron, Al Ewing (A) Simone Bianchi, Lee Garbett (CA)Dale Keown



   The deepest secret of the Nine Realms is revealed... a Tenth Realm! Thor and Loki embark on a quest to discover this strange new world and the sister Thor never knew he had!  But can Loki be trusted? Will brother and sister murder each other before the truth comes out?

WOLVERINE #10 $3.99
(W) Paul Cornell (A) Pete Woods (CA) Steve McNiven
   Logan comes clean to his old friends as Sabretooth marks Wolverine's new love Pinch for death! Thor makes a guest appearance.


DEADPOOL #31 $3.99 
(W) Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn (A) John Lucas (CA) Mark Brooks
   Preston uncovers a secret from Deadpool's past that needs immediate attention!  But Deadpool and Dazzler are still fighting off Dracula's forces! Thor has a cameo.


MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #10 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna 
     Marvel Animation Universe Thor. Plus Loki and other Asgardian goodyness!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

GHOST RACERS #2 $3.99 
(W) Felipe Smith (A) Juan Gedeon (CA) Francesco Francavilla
   How did ROBBIE REYES become a cursed GHOST RACER?  Is his sizzling winning streak the ONLY reason why his fellow Ghost Racers despise him and crave to see him fail? Two Thors make a brief appearance.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #9
$2.99

(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
   Hawkeye travels to Monster Island to train the newest addition to the Avengers: Ant-Man!  The island holds a secret more terrifying than giant monsters: A secret base of the Red Skull! Thor appears in 3 panels but has no dialog.

MRS DEADPOOL AND HOWLING COMMANDOS #2 $3.99

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Salva Espin (CA) Reilly Brown
   Undisputed Queen of the Monster Metropolis is out to avenge the death of her brothers!  Teamed with Werewolf By Night, Frankenstein's Monster, the Living Mummy, Man-Thing, and Marcus the Centaur, she must fight their way through the land of the undead! Speaking of - How DOES one kill DRACULA, King of the Undead? Two previously unseen members of the Thor Corps make a brief appearance.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

52 YEARS AGO TODAY

In issue #132 of his title Thor encountered two iconic science fiction threats - 
a cosmic toll booth

and planet stealing aliens.