Wednesday, October 31, 2018

ON THE SPINNERS RACK 49 YEARS AGO TODAY

Thor's 2 appearances for October 1969 brought his total for the year to 17.
What the cover promises 13 of the 20 pages inside delivers - Thor battling the Wrecker, drawn dynamically by Jack Kirby and Bill Everett.  The other 7 pages were devoted to Dr. Blake's contributions to the Civil Rights cause.

Thor also appeared inside of, but not on the cover of AVENGERS #71.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

THE CLOSEST THAT YOU ARE GOING TO GET TO NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW

AVENGERS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL #1 $4.99
(W) Gerry Duggan, More (A) Laura Braga & Various (CA) Geoff Shaw
    Spooky stories starring the X-Men & Doctor Doom!
Epic thrills and ghastly horror awaits in these twisted tales! See your favorite heroes and villains as you've never seen them before! ATTENTION THOR COMPLETISTS: a silent Thor appears in 1 panel of the Doctor Doom story.


INFINITY WARS IRON HAMMER #2  $3.99
(W) Al Ewing (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
   THE RAGNARMOROK WARS!  Stark Odinson may have forged his own astonishing armor and become Iron Hammer...but is even that enough when Madame Hela, masked queen of Hel, comes for him? A clever mash-up of the Odinson and the rich Iron Man mythos but is it a Thor appearance? (Maybe half a Thor appearance??)

Monday, October 29, 2018

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 50 YEARS AGO TODAY

The only new Thor appearance for October 1968 was his 14th for the year. The frequently under-rated Vince Colletta embellished the cover. He also collaborated on the 20 page Thor story inside. 
It was an historic self-contained issue that answered the questions that readers were asking since Thor's first appearance.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

WHAT IF INFINITY DARK REIGN #1 $3.99
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Goran Sudzuka (CA) James Flames
   What if NORMAN OSBORN had the INFINITY GAUNTLET?! DARK REIGN returns as the GREEN GOBLIN gets his hands on the most dangerous item in the Marvel Universe! No one is safe, not even Thor! 

NOTE: Thor does not appear on the cover

Saturday, October 27, 2018

31 YEARS AGO TODAY

Thor appearance #601 was his only new appearance for October 1987. It was his 24th for the year. 
What the cover promises the 22 pages inside delivers - Thor battling a Celestial, drawn dynamically by Ron Frenz and Brett Breeding. This is the second chapter of a Celestials trilogy.

Friday, October 26, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #15 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A) Adam Kubert (CA) Alex Ross
   In her short time wielding the hammer Mjolnir, Thor has witnessed cosmic chaos - but how does her human half process the consequences of the Iron Man/Captain Marvel struggle and what it does to the Avengers? She has Heimdall tell her a tale of what Thor Odinson did in a similar situation.

CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #6
$3.99
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Javier Pina (CA) Paul Renaud
   With the Marvel Universe at war, Steve fights for peace. Guest-starring Captain Marvel! Lady Thor appears in 3 Avenger-crowd-scene panels.

CIVIL WAR II #6 $4.99
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic
     Sides have been drawn, battles have been fought, but it all comes down to this. Captain Marvel versus Iron Man over the future of the Marvel Universe! Lady Thor is a part of the action.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY



THOR WHERE WALK THE FROST GIANTS #1 $3.99
(W) Ralph Macchio (A) Todd Nauck, Todd Nauck
   When tragedy strikes the kingdom of Asgard, Thor soars into action! Wielding the thundering hammer Mjolnir, Thor sets off for the land where the Frost Giants dwell-frozen Nifleheim-in a matter of life and death for Asgard. But if YMIR has his way, the only thing awaiting Thor will be a frozen grave! An ALL-NEW tale featuring the original God of Thunder! Also featuring a special presentation of the historic battle between Thor and the Incredible HULK from JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #112!

 Howard variant cover

DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #288 $3.99 
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Scott Koblish (CA) David Lopez
     Cable better get ready because his old friend Wade has him in the crosshairs. Thor has a 1 panel cameo.


NO NEW LADY THOR APPEARANCES.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

51 YEARS AGO TODAY


The only new Thor appearance for October 1967 was his 13th for the year. It was the 10th Kirby-drawn Thor appearance of 1967. As you can probably tell from the buildings, the frequently under-rated Vince Colletta embellished the cover. He also collaborated on the 16 page Thor story inside. There was a 5 page Kirby/Sinnot back-up featuring who-cares-it-wasn't-Thor.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW

WHAT IF? THOR #1 $3.99
(W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Michele Bandini (CA) Marco Checchetto
   When young THOR'S father falls to the King of Giants, his life is forever changed. He's ripped from Asgard to be raised in a world of persistent winter, learning the brutal way of life in Jotenheim. But what happens when the runt of the giants, LOKI, is under the shadow of his new step-brother?
Christopher action figure variant


SENTRY #5 $3.99 
(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Joshua Cassara (CA) Aaron Kim Jacinto
   Bob Reynolds and the Sentry are both dead...so it's time for something new to rise in their place! Thor and the Avengers appear.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8 $3.99 
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
   The heist of the century is ON!   Who are the Thieves Guild of New York?  Spidey might dying trying to find out. Thor makes a brief embarrassing appearance

Monday, October 22, 2018

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #3 $3.99 
(W) Rick Remender (A) Leinil Francis Yu (CA) Jim Cheung
   With the heroes lost, the world's fate lies in the hands of the vilest syndicate known to man.  Scarlet Witch is forced to join Dr. Doom, the man who unleashed her power to cause M-Day, or she will watch those she loves most die.  The return of one of the Marvel Universe's great villains! An Avenger quits, a heart is broken, and the world as we know it is gone. 

Sunday, October 21, 2018

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

WHAT IF INFINITY GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #1 $3.99
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Jason Copland (CA) Dave Rapoza
   What if the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY found out the ILLUMINATI were hiding Thanos?  Thor has cameos in two different crowd scene pages and in one of them (SPOILER ALERT!!!) he’s unconscious.


INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #2 
KIRBY MONSTER VARIANT - $3.99
(CA) Walt Simonson
Thor only appears on this variant cover, not inside!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 52 YEARS AGO TODAY

The only new Thor appearance that shipped October 1966. It was the 12th of the year.
Besides fighting the Man-Beast in the 16 page lead story, Thor encounters the High Evolutionary and his Knights of Wundagore
And if that wasn't enough in the 5 page Tales of Asgard back-up Thor battles a dragon. The entire issue, including the cover, was drawn by Jack Kirby and embellished by Vince Colletta.

Friday, October 19, 2018

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


MIGHTY THOR #12 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   Forged from the mystical metal known as Uru, Thor's Hammer is the key to a power that only the worthy can wield.  But what makes one worthy to carry this weapon? Is it destiny? Or does the hammer choose its partner?  Discover the storied history of Thor's greatest ally - The MIGHTY MJOLNIR! Lady Thor appears in the framing sequence and a young Thor Odinson appears in the main story.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

MIGHTY THOR #700 (DAUTERMAN B&W VAR)


MIGHTY THOR #700 (Movie variant)






MIGHTY THOR #700 (HUGHES VARIANT)


 MIGHTY THOR #700 (KIRBY 1965 T-SHIRT VAR)


MIGHTY THOR #700 (CHRISTOPHER TRADING CARD VARIANT)



MIGHTY THOR #700 (HANS VARIANT)



 MIGHTY THOR #700 (MCKONE LEGACY HEADSHOT VAR) 

 MIGHTY THOR #700 (NAUCK DCD NYCC PX VAR)

MIGHTY THOR #700 $5.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Russell Dauterman & Various (CA) Russell Dauterman
    DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 1 The final judgement comes as the Mangog arrives! The War Thor will meet the beast head on. But even the bloodthirst of this Ultimate Thor may pale in comparison to the might of the Mangog! The battle rages as Jane's cancer takes a turn for the worse, and she might not have to wait for the final judgment at all. PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and art by Schiti!!



 CHAMPIONS #13 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
     The titanic clash between the Champions and the Avengers continues! Lady Thor is not just on the cover she is also inside  PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!

 (Mora Lenticular Homage Variant)


INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #593 $3.99 
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Stefano Caselli (CA) Adi Granov
     THE SEARCH FOR TONY STARK Part 1 Tony Stark has vanished! The mystery deepens as Stark friends and foes must decide, finally, who will wield the power of Iron Man! Lady Thor has a 1 panel cameo.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

44 YEARS AGO TODAY

Thor's 272nd Marvel Universe appearance hit the shops.
Gil Kane and Mike Esposito are tasked with depicting the busy cover.
The rare art team-up of Sal Buscema and Joe Staton provide the 17 pages of artwork for the opening chapter of a trilogy that features Kang using time travel to form an army of "dead" characters.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW BUT WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR!?

THOR #6 
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Christian Ward (CA) Esad Ribic
    ALL-FATHER THOR FACES HIS DOOM!  It's the end of the universe - and the return of Doctor Doom. A Doom more powerful than anything that has ever lived. Get ready for the greatest battle the far future has ever seen, as Old King Thor and the Phoenix Wolverine stand together at the end of time against an army of monsters and the final Doom.


Sujin Jo Battle Lines variant


Richard Isanove MKXX variant

Monday, October 15, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #2 $3.99 
(W) Rick Remender (A) Adam Kubert (CA) Jim Cheung
   The heroes of the Marvel Universe storm the beaches of Red Skull's Genoshian Reeducation camps. What they discover within will lead to a bleak new era. The revelation of Tony Stark's dark secret promises to shatter the fragile alliance between A and X.  Nova's attempt at solving the crisis leads to disaster. Magneto betrays his alliance to join an army of evil. Despite Thor being mentioned as a cast member he only appears in Tony Stark's dreams.

AVENGERS WORLD #14 $3.99
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Jorge Molina
   The UPRISING is over; now the NEW ORDER begins!  Avengers World has become A.I.M. World.  The Avengers can't stop the combined might of A.I.M., The Gorgon and Morgan Le Fey. But what about the NEXT Avengers? Thor is part of the large cast.

DEADPOOL'S ART OF WAR #1 $3.99 
(W) Peter David (A/CA) Scott Koblish
    Sun Tzu's Art of War has been called the definitive work on military strategy and tactics and has influenced leaders in both warfare and business for hundreds of years...which means it's totally in the public domain and ripe for being ripped off by Deadpool! And what's Deadpool's plan to ensure his version of Art of War outsells the original? Make sure the entire world is at war when it comes out! Plenty of Asgardian yuks and a Thor appearance.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

A-FORCE #5 $3.99 
(W) G. Willow Wilson, Marguerite Bennett (A/CA) Jorge Molina
   Though She-Hulk and her team have unmasked the traitor in their midst, the villain won't rest until their utopian island is RAZED. As the horrors of Battleworld bear down on Arcadia, what sacrifices will the members of A-Force make to save their home...and each other? Three lady Thors take part in the action.



MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #12 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
   Thanos wields ultimate power with the Infinity Gauntlet!  Can Thor and the Avengers save the galaxy from ruin?

Saturday, October 13, 2018

26 YEARS AGO TODAY

Yet another issue of MIGHTY THOR that doesn't have Thor Odinson in it!

Friday, October 12, 2018

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

NOW GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #1 $3.99
(W) Zac Gorman (A/CA) Will Robson
    When the team gets reinstated as permanent members of the Avengers and uprooted to Detroit, the GLA has one more shot at super hero glory. Lady Thor has a 2 panel cameo.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY


ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE 2 #3 $4.99
(W) Yusaku Komiyama, Jim Zub (A) Yusaku Komiyama (CA) Kiichi Mizushima
    The zombie plague rages on! More and more of New York City's population is being infected - without a cure in sight. And there's something not quite right about Jasper Scott - it's only a matter of time before the Avengers find out firsthand what he's hiding. What role did he have in spreading the virus? And what does he want with Tony Stark? Printed in black and white in the original right-to-left

Buffagni Variant Cover

UNCANNY AVENGERS #28 $3.99
(W) Jim Zub (A) Sean Izaakse (CA) R. B. Silva
    Two of Earth's mightiest friends, Wonder Man and the Beast. When the world throws you cosmic conflict, global calamity, death, rebirth and heartache aplenty, it's important to remember where your friends are. No Thor in the main story.
PLUS: Includes the same 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES that appeared in AVENGERS #672 last week. Story by Robbie Thompson and art by Daniel Acuna with The Real Deal Thor back in the day with the Avengers!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

44 YEARS AGO TODAY

Jane Foster makes her first appearance in nearly 5 years. The 18 page tale is written by Gerry Conway and rendered by John Buscema and Dick Giordano. The cover is by Gil Kane, of course.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

AVENGERS #9 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) David Marquez
    WORLD WAR BELOW! With the underwater world on the brink of war, the Avengers go aquatic to save the day, but air-breathers are no longer welcome in the undersea city of Atlantis. And Namor, lord of the seven seas, has a plan that will change the balance of power on Earth forever. Thor and sharks! Now THAT'S a party!


IMMORTAL HULK #7 $3.99 
(W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross
   They're the reason he died. They're the reason he came back. Now THE AVENGERS have to bring him in.  Not only is Thor on the cover, he's inside too!

INFINITY WARS #4 $4.99 
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Mike Deodato
    Requiem is victorious. Infinity has been warped. Reality only has one hope. Thor makes a brief appearance.

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #37 $3.99
(W) Ryan North (A) Derek Charm (CA) Erica Henderson
     She's defeated Galactus! She's defeated Doctor Doom! This issue begins a story arc called..."THE DEATH OF SQUIRREL GIRL"! Is this TRULY the end of Doreen Green? We haven't canceled the comic so it doesn't seem likely, but can you REALLY be sure? PLUS: This issue also has Thor in it for several pages!

Monday, October 8, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

 
AVENGERS #36 $3.99 
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Stefano Caselli (CA) Stuart Immonen
    IN 7 MONTHS TIME RUNS OUT! Thor has a major appearance but he is now officially known as the Odinson.
Hasbro variant


AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #1 $4.99 
(W) Rick Remender (A) Adam Kubert (CA) Jim Cheung
   The Red Skull has exploited the gifts of the world's greatest telepath to broadcast pure hatred across the globe. Now, born of the murder of Charles Xavier, World War Hate has begun. Tony Stark discovers a secret truth that will upend not only his life, but also the lives of everyone he cares for. Can The Avengers and X-Men finally unite? Would their combined strength be enough to hold back the darkness of the Red Onslaught?  Magneto murdered the wrong man, releasing the greatest evil the Marvel Universe has ever known. Now Rogue and Scarlet Witch are all that stand in its way. Of course Thor has a role in this story.
Deadpool Party variant


MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #13 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) TBD
   IRON MAN and CAPTAIN AMERICA go undercover disguised as the villains CROSSBONES and GRIM REAPER. Can two heroes still do good when they're dressed as bad guys?! Animated Thor appears for two panels and has a line of dialog. His appearance will possibly amuse students of classic storytelling conventions.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #1 $4.99 
(W) Al Ewing (A) Paco Medina & Various (CA) Paco Medina
     BATTLEREALM--a broken section of space-time where cosmic beings gamble for the ultimate power while their unwilling pawns fight for their lives and a chance to return back to Earth. Who will survive... ? Lady Thor appears on the cover but NO Thors appear on the inside.

MARVEL SUPER HERO SPECTACULAR #1 $3.99
(W) Karl Kesel (A) David Baldeon (CA) Todd Nauck
   Get a front row seat to the hottest ticket in town as we unveil Saturnalia and the Interstellar Circus Spectacular! Featuring a wild array of new characters and Marvel's most popular super heroes including the Avengers (with Thor), the Guardians of the Galaxy, and Spider-Man!



SECRET WARS #6 $3.99 
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Esad Ribic (CA) Alex Ross
     THE FINAL WAR! A silent Thor appears in a single flashback panel.
and on the Simone Bianchi connecting variant cover


SIEGE #4 $3.99
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Filipe Andrade & Various (CA) W. Scott Forbes
   The biggest battle conceivable. Heroes rise. Legends fall. THIS IS THE SHIELD! Some Thors appear in a Two-Page Spread/Recap.


SPIDER-ISLAND #5 $3.99
(W) Christos N. Gage, Tom DeFalco (A) Paco Diaz, Ron Frenz (CA) Humberto Ramos
   Venom and his band of mighty monsters take the fight to the Spider-Queen once and for all!  This time he's not going it alone - he'll have a webslinger by his side! Dino-Thor makes an appearance.

WHAT IF INFINITY INHUMANS #1 $3.99
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Riley Rossmo (CA) Christian Ward
  What if the INHUMANS took over Earth?  BLACK BOLT is the new supreme ruler of Earth, but what happened to Earth's Mightiest Heroes? An unconscious Thor appears in one panel.

WHAT IF INFINITY THANOS #1 $3.99
 (W) Joshua Williams (A) Mike Henderson (CA) Tom Whalen
   What if Thanos joined the Avengers? 

Kris Anka variant

Saturday, October 6, 2018

53 YEARS AGO TODAY

I wasn't sophisticated enough to appreciate Kirby so I didn't buy this...
 
or this
   
Instead I bought this
and this. 
It would be a couple more years before I would outgrow Curt Swan. My aesthetic sensibilities would not mature sufficiently to make me appreciate a THOR cover enough to buy an issue for another 20 months.

Friday, October 5, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

RAGNAROK #10 $4.99
Writer/Artist Walter Simonson!!!
Riding on the backs of the newly metamorphosed steeds of the Thunder God, Thor, Regn, and Drifa soar across the Dusk Lands. Beneath them roars a Frost Giant, towering over a back door into Hel. And before them lies the Fortress of Angantyr, the Lord of the Dead, and a rendezvous with destiny.


Walt Simonson cover 
 John Paul Leon variant cover. 


And from Marvel...
 NOW CHAMPIONS #1 $4.99
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
     Following the fallout of CIVIL WAR II, Avengers Ms. Marvel, Nova and Spider-Man strike out on their own - joined by Cyclops, Viv Vision and the Totally Awesome Hulk! Six young heroes determined to change the world - and they're only the beginning! Lady Thor makes a 3 page appearance.

SPIDEY #11 $3.99

(W) Robert P. Thompson (A/CA) Nathan Stockman
   Spidey has had a lot of villains in his early days, but none were designed to hate him more than Mac Gargan, the Scorpion! So why is this Spider-Man/Scorpion battle so different from the others?  Thor Odinson makes a cameo to help battle Galactus.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ULTRON REVOLUTION #4 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
  After a nuclear accident, Bruce Banner is stripped of his angry alter ego - the Incredible Hulk!  Can THE AVENGERS figure out how to bring the big green monster back? Of course, animated Thor Odinson appears, even though he isn't on the cover.