Friday, November 30, 2018

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 51 YEARS AGO TODAY

The second Unconscious Thor Cover
Heritage Auctions sold the original art to this Kirby cover in March 2002 for $8,912. Then again in May 2008 for $23,900. 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

NEW IN YOUR LCS 24 YEARS AGO TODAY

Thor makes his 400th appearance in the title formerly known as JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY
    Behind the simple but effective cover by Lou Harrison is an epic 50 page story written by the legendary Roy (the Boy/the Super-Adaptoid) Thomas.
    31 of the pages were penciled by M.C. Wyman and embellished by Mike DeCarlo.
    Keith Pollard provided 9 pages of full art.
    The team of Stewart Johnson and Carmen Imperato were responsible for 10 pages.
    Plus there was a 22 page Tales of Asgard back-up starring the Warriors Three that was both exciting and heart-warming. It was written by Glen Greenberg with art by Robert Walker and Jim Amash.
     A bargain for $2.95. That's $5.03 in 2018 money...

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

NEW THOR IN YOUR LCS 29 YEARS AGO TODAY

    What the cover promised the 17 page story inside delivered, Ron Frenz and Joe Sinnott depicting a Thor battle. Not only that but Hercules guest stars and there are two mystery villains.
    Plus there is a 5 page Beta Ray Bill back-up tale drawn by Ron Lim and Mike DeCarlo.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW

DAREDEVIL #612 $4.99 
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Phil Noto
   The whirlwind adventure of the fall ends here! Thor has a courtroom cameo.

Monday, November 26, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND MIGHTY AVENGERS #2 $3.99 
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Luke Ross
    Luke Cage was a man of the people, a hero for everyone who needed help. But there's a new Luke Cage in town... and the only one he's helping is himself! Plus: Captain America declares war - on the Mighty Avengers! Thor appears on one page.

NEW AVENGERS #27 $3.99
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Salvador Larroca
     IN 6 MONTHS...TIME RUNS OUT! Plenty of Thor in this issue!




Sunday, November 25, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

 
AVENGERS VS INFINITY #1 $5.99 
(W) Joe Caramagna (A) Ron Lim, Wellington Alves (CA) Kalman Andrasofszky
   The Avengers take on their most powerful foes in four thrilling adventures!  Dangerous Asgardian treasures have been lost and the Avengers are on the hunt to get them back!  But will the Avengers still prevail when they're fighting each other?!  Featuring Doctor Doom, Dracula, and the Blood Brothers! Thor appears in two of the four stories.

Ron Lim variant cover


SHIELD #12 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
    Thanks to an all-out battle between gods and Earthlings, our planet has been wiped clean by the Scarlet Centurion! Coulson and his team have one chance to leap back in time and save the world--but to do so, they'll have to wage war on Asgard! Lady Thor’s corpse has a one panel cameo. Thor Odinson’s corpse also has a one panel appearance.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

46 YEARS AGO TODAY

Gil Kane's first Enchantress cover was for the reprint of AVENGERS #15 
which Jack Kirby did the original cover for

Friday, November 23, 2018

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

MIGHTY THOR #13 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Steve Epting (CA) Russell Dauterman
    The War of the Realms rages on. The only way to defeat Malekith is for the realms to join forces, and it's up to Lady Thor to bring them together.  Heroes from across the ten realms - including Lady Sif and Angela - have united under Thor's command to form a new League of Realms with the sole mission of bringing this war to an end.  And their first mission: Infiltrate Dark-Elf-occupied territory.


Wednesday, November 21, 2018

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 53 YEARS AGO TODAY

   The Marvel Age of Comparative Mythology continued with the second appearance of  Hercules (and Zeus). They had both debuted in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY ANNUAL #1 five months earlier.
   It was Thor's 74th appearance. His 16th for 1965.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

THE ONLY NEW THOR ODINSON APPEARANCE IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW

MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #37 $3.99
(W) Brandon Montclare (A) Gustavo Duarte (CA) Natacha Bustos
   He's making a list and checking it twice...but you won't find precocious provocateur Moon Girl on there!  When the children of Yancy Street need some holiday cheer, it's up to notorious grinch Lunella Lafayette and jolly red Devil Dinosaur to fill in.  FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST SANTA CLAUS! NOTE FOR THOR COMPLETISTS: Thor makes a 2 panel cameo in the night before Christmas crowd at Rockefeller Center.

Monday, November 19, 2018

IN YOUR LCS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS #38 $3.99 
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Stefano Caselli (CA) Simone Bianchi
     IN 6 MONTHS...TIME RUNS OUT! Thor appears oh so briefly.


AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #6 $3.99 

(W) Rick Remender (A) Terry Dodson (CA) Jim Cheung
   The Axis of Evil have won, who is left to stop them?  Rogue and Nightcrawler vs Mystique! Thor vs Loki!   Magneto and Quicksilver vs The Scarlet Witch! This is it, the face of the new world disorder--The Astonishing Avengers are formed!
Ribic Inversion variant


AXIS REVOLUTIONS #2 $3.99

(W) Frank Tieri, Kevin Maurer (A) TBD, Paul Davidson (CA) Kalman Andrasofszky
   Nightcrawler decides to avenge the death of Wolverine by hunting down Sabretooth!  And Thor goes on a bender!


LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #8 $3.99

(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Lee Garbett
   With a quip on his lips and a song in his heart, Loki continues his dashing quest for truth, justice and the Asgardian Way!  Guest-starring -- the Enchantress! And some other people, including Thor

Sunday, November 18, 2018

IN YOUR LCS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY


MIGHTY THOR #1 $4.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   When DR. JANE FOSTER lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, THE MIGHTY THOR! Her enemies are many, as Asgard descends further into chaos and war threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet her greatest battle is against the cancer that is killing her mortal form.
 Dauterman variant
 
Coipel variant




 

   Dauterman design variant
Deotato Hip Hopvariant


Cosplay variant


Blank variant - duh

MS MARVEL #1 $4.99 
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Takeshi Miyagawa, Adrian Alphona (CA) Cliff Chiang
    Look out world, Kamala Khan is back and officially an Avenger! She's toe to toe with the best of the best, but will being one of Earth's mightiest heros be everything she imagined? Is being a celebrity hero as wonderful as Kamala has hoped? Lady Thor has a two page cameo.

SECRET WARS TOO #1 $4.99
(W/A) Various (CA) Chip Zdarsky
THE BEYONDERS TRY THEIR (SCARY, EXTRA-DIMENSIONAL) HAND AT MARKETING:
   These tales from across the multifarious domains of Battleworld - not of heroism, but of humor - provide a brief respite from millennia of omnipotence.  A couple of pages have cheap Thor Odinson yuks.

SPIDER-WOMAN #1 $3.99 
(W) Dennis Hopeless (A/CA) Javier Rodriguez
      Jessica Drew is a private investigator, a super hero and... a mom to be? Ben Urich and Porcupine are still along for the adventure, too, and aren't making Jess' life any easier - half the time they won't even let her leave the car! Lady Thor has a one panel cameo. 

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #13 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
   The Avengers and Squadron Supreme FACE OFF!  It's the final battle of the super-teams. But which will prevail?! Of course animated Thor Odinson has a large role.

RAGNAROK HC VOL 01 LAST GOD STANDING 
IDW PUBLISHING $24.99
(W/A/CA) Walter Simonson

     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. Walter Simonson returns to comics in this stunning all-new series.

    Reprints the first six issues plus all the covers and previously unseen preliminary art by Walt Simonson!!!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

NEW IN YOUR LCS 37 YEARS AGO TODAY

Marvel Thor's 436th appearance was his 21st one for 1981.

What the cover promised the 21 page conclusion of a two-part story inside delivered, Alan Weiss artwork and the Molecule Man. Be warned that there is a lot more Don Blake than Thor in this comic. 

Friday, November 16, 2018

47 YEARS AGO TODAY

the newest issue of THOR contained the mind-boggling Mangog.
 


Words by Gerry Conway. Art by John Buscema and Vince Colletta.
THOR #195 was the Mangog's sixth appearance since Lee/Kirby debuted him in THOR #154

Thursday, November 15, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

 

MIGHTY THOR #701 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) James Harren (CA) Russell Dauterman
   The Mangog comes to Asgard! Attention Lee/Kirby fanatics this  story is best take yet on the Mangog. And the War Thor finally carries an issue single-handedly. My favorite line "They're not used to seeing hugs in Hel."


 Alex Ross variant cover - obviously







CHAMPIONS #14 $3.99

(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
     The High Evolutionary is on a suicide course - and he plans to take billions of people from two worlds with him! How can even the Champions and the Avengers together save an entire planet from destruction? Lady Thor appears.

DOCTOR STRANGE #381 $3.99 

(W) Donny Cates (A) Gabriel Hernandez Walta (CA) Michael Del Mundo
   Is the world ready for LOKI: SORCERER SUPREME?  He has the cloak, the spells - he's even got Zelma Stanton as his assistant - but is this the chance he needed to become a hero, or is the god of lies dangerously close to unlimited power? Lady Thor makes an appearance. And what happened to STEPHEN STRANGE? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!


NOT BRAND ECHH #14 $3.99
(W) Nick Spencer & Various (A) Jay P. Fosgitt & Various (CA) David Nakayama
    FORBUSH MAN IS BACK - and he's ready to take over the comics industry! Meanwhile, Captain America, Gwenpool, and more are...not quite themselves these days.?!  Includes 3 Lady Thor jokes.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

50 YEARS AGO TODAY

What a great time to be a THOR fan!



 Galactus makes his first non-FANTASTIC FOUR appearance!
But wait there's more!
 Ego makes his fourth appearance.
Art, of course, by the Master of the One-panel Page, Jack Kirby.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW




THOR #7 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Tony Moore (CA) Michael Del Mundo
    A TALE OF YOUNG THOR FROM THE VIKING AGE! Every time Thor comes to Midgard, he gets all the mead, battle and romance a young god could possibly want. But he still can't figure out how to prove himself worthy of Mjolnir. And now Odin is determined to keep his son away from Midgard for good. And young Loki knows just the way to do it.




AVENGERS #10 $5.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A) David Marquez & Various (CA) David Marquez
    After 700 issues of saving the world, you'd think the Avengers would be due some celebration. But instead the whole world seems to be gunning for them, especially Namor's fearsome new Defenders of the Deep and the Russian Super-Soldiers of the Winter Guard. Plus: The all-new Agents of Wakanda! The mystery of the Avengers of 1,000,000 BC deepens! A key revelation concerning the resurrection of Wolverine! And the next startling new Avenger is revealed!
Arthur Adams variant


Finch variant


Ron Lim variant

David Marquez variant

Ed McGuinness variant

George Perez variant

Alex Ross variant

NEW THOR APPEARANCES Skottie Young variant


Monday, November 12, 2018

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY


AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #5 $3.99 
(W) Rick Remender (A) Terry Dodson (CA) Jim Cheung
   Steve Rogers enlists Spider-Man and Nova for an impossible fight.  The new Sorceress Supreme comes for revenge on Doom.  Iron Man vs Daredevil for the fate of an infected San Francisco.  The X-Men claim a new home.  The Axis of Evil strikes down the heroes of the Marvel Universe! Thor appears on the cover, on the cast page and in 3 panels. He has no dialog and does no fighting.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #1     $3.99 
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
    The Marvel Animated Universe Thor appears, of course.
Stomp Out Bullying variant.


NOVA #23 $3.99
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) David Baldeon (CA) Zach Montoya
    Nova faces the Hulk! Find out why they're fighting and just how Sam thinks he has a chance! 1 panel Thor cameo.



 
THOR #2 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
    Witness the mysterious all-new Thor in action for the very first time! With an army of Frost Giants invading the earth, she may be the world's only hope! No appearance by the male Thor.
Chris Samnee variant
James Stokoe Rocket Raccoon and Groot variant

 Esad Ribic design variant