Saturday, March 23, 2019

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 53 YEARS AGO TODAY

Not only did the cover deliver what it promised- 16 pages of well drawn action by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta featuring Hercules, 12 trolls and Pluto (his second appearance).
There was also one of the best 5 page Tales of Asgard backups!
It was Thor's third appearance of the year.

Fun fact: It was the 10th time that Volstagg appeared since debuting 11 issues earlier but the first time that he appeared in the main feature.

Friday, March 22, 2019

IN YOUR LCS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

UNWORTHY THOR #5 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Olivier Coipel & Various (CA) Olivier Coipel
  The hammer of the Ultimate Thor is finally within reach of Asgard's fallen son.  Is redemption finally at hand?  
Chris Stevens 25 copy incentive variant cover
Yu 50 copy incentive variant cover

Thursday, March 21, 2019

IN YOUR LCS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

MIGHTY THOR #705 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   Thor battles the unstoppable Mangog, with the fate of all Asgardia hanging in the balance. Is Thor willing to pay the ultimate price in order to save the gods? The tragic and heroic story of Jane Foster finally reaches its heart-rending zenith. You knew it was coming. The Death of Thor is here at last. And, of course, Thor Odinson is there for it.
Artgerm variant
Jee Hyung variant
Esad Ribic variant

DOCTOR STRANGE DAMNATION #3 $3.99
(W) Donny Cates, Nick Spencer (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Rod Reis
   Wong's makeshift Midnight Sons (Iron Fist! Blade! Moon Knight! The Scarlet Spider?!) stand against a whole platoon of Ghost Riders and a Demon Lady Thor.

INCREDIBLE HULK #714 $3.99
(W) Greg Pak (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Mike Deodato
    WORLD WAR HULK II BEGINS! Following his apocalyptic adventure on Planet Hulk, Amadeus Cho returns to Earth - but the raging monster inside of him has been unchained, leading to dire consequences for anybody who crosses the Formerly Awesome Hulk's path! The still hammerless Thor Odinson appears on the first 2 pages.

THANOS #17 $3.99
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Geoff Shaw
   THE SURFER STRIKES! Thanos and his future self take on the most powerful opposition to his reign left in the universe -  Norrin Radd.   Can even two Thanoses crack his Cosmic Shell? Even though no Thors appear in this issue, Mjolner co-stars.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

IN YOUR LCS 40 YEARS AGO TODAY

What an historic confrontation.
The cover and the story art were by Herb Trimpe and Dan Green.
Doug Moench provided the words.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW

AVENGERS #17 $3.99  
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) David Marquez
    The final fate of Dracula! The Avengers vs. Ghost Rider?! Blade vs. the Shadow Colonel! And the world of the Marvel U vampires will be changed forever. Thor and his faithful dog Thori help.





THOR #11 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Lee Garbett (CA) Michael Del Mundo

    PRELUDE TO THE WAR OF THE REALMS! Lady Freyja struggles to protect Asgard's refugees as Malekith's forces grow bold! But the All-Mother won't have to protect Midgard alone - enter Thor and his faithful dog Thori! The War of the Realms is coming - but the invasion starts here!



WOLVERINE INFINITY WATCH #2 $3.99
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Andy MacDonald (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli

    Wolverine is the best there is at what he does. But how is he at protecting the universe from cosmic disaster? Would you guess better or worse than Loki, the admitted god of lies? King Thor has a 1 page cameo.




MARVEL ACTION AVENGERS #3 $3.99  
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Matthew K. Manning (A) Jon Sommariva (CA) Ryan Jampole
      The saga of the stolen Iron Man armor comes to a thrilling conclusion! Will the Avengers be able to stop the wily machinations of the Iron Mechanic and his army of AIM agents? Can they ever hope to silence the destructive appetite of Fin Fang Foom? And where on earth is Tony Stark?!
Ryan Jampole variant cover

Monday, March 18, 2019

NEW THOR ODINSON IN YOUR LCS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #12 $3.99
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Lee Garbett
   He's Loki's older, nastier, vastly more powerful future self. His machinations have cost Loki everything... but who IS King Loki?  What dread Asgard is he the Agent of? And what evil scheme has he been brewing all this time? This issue -- King Loki tells all! Of course, Thor has a large role in the story.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #5 $2.99

(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
    Hulk and Hawkeye have been trapped in a televised deathmatch by the nefarious Mojo! Can they survive the onslaught of killer robot Torgo long enough to escape? Thor appears in 3 panels and has a couple sentences of dialog.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 49 YEARS AGO TODAY

It was Thor's 4th 1970 appearance. He doesn't appear until page 11 of the John Buscema/Tom Palmer drawn 20 page story (written by Roy Thomas).  Even though he only appears in 7 panels he IS crucial to the story.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 46 YEARS AGO TODAY

Gil Kane covers a Gerry Conway story (the interior art is by John Buscema, Don Perlin and Vince Colletta)
The 1st appearance of Sssthgar, an alien slaver.
It was Thor's 8th appearance of 1973.

Friday, March 15, 2019

IN YOUR LCS 36 YEARS AGO TODAY

Seems like a mismatch to me. 
Cover art by Ron Wilson and Hellboy creator, Mike Mignola.
38 pages of story art by Ron Wilson and Danny Bulanadi.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

IN YOUR LCS 41 YEARS AGO TODAY

Roy Thomas, John Buscema and Tom Palmer deliver a self-contained story literally based on Norse Mythology (from the nearly 900 year old Eddas) for the ideal comic to introduce a newcomer to THOR. The clever Thomas uses a framing device to have Thor himself tell the tale to a boy that is being bullied.
Plus there is also a text page by the knowledgeable Thomas explaining why he holds the THOR series in such high regard.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

45 YEARS AGO TODAY

After a 6 year absence the Destroyer returns, scripted by Gerry (Law & Order) Conway.  John Romita becomes the second artist (after Kirby) to do a Destroyer cover.
And John Buscema becomes the second artist (after Kirby) to draw a Destroyer story.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

THE ONLY NEW THOR ODINSON APPEARANCE IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW


Only the cover by Jen Bartel for MARVEL TALES THOR #1 $7.99 is new.  Reprinting the debut of Thor's devious stepbrother Loki - in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #85! The Thunder God faces Hercules in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY ANNUAL #1! The Avengers are taught a lesson by the Asgardian Valkyrie and her Lady Liberators in AVENGERS #83! And Walter Simonson's legendary run begins with the  arrival of Beta Ray Bill in THOR #337!

Monday, March 11, 2019

NEW THOR IN YOUR LCS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

THOR #6 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   WHO IS LADY THOR?  That's the question on everyone's lips. Most especially Prince Odinson of Asgard. This issue, he starts to narrow down the list of suspects. Meanwhile, tensions continue to flare between the All-Mother and All-Father, Malekith forges his most dangerous pact yet, and Thor prepares to face her greatest challenge!
WOMEN OF MARVEL Variant

Sunday, March 10, 2019

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 49 YEARS AGO TODAY

What this Kirby/Everett cover promises...
The Kirby/Colletta interior art delivers.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

NEW THOR ODINSON IN YOUR LCS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

INFINITY ENTITY #1 $3.99 
(W) Jim Starlin (A/CA) Alan Davis



LIM VARIANT COVER
    When last we saw Adam Warlock, he was a captive of Annihilus of the Negative Zone. So where does THE INFINITY ENTITY #1 find him? Hanging with the original Avengers including Thor Odinson.

Friday, March 8, 2019

IN YOUR LCS 42 YEARS AGO TODAY

Walt Simonson's 1st THOR cover!!!
(inks by Joe Sinnott)
It was also the 1st issue of THOR that Simonson drew..

Thursday, March 7, 2019

51 YEARS AGO TODAY

Thor made his 6th appearance of 1968. 
Unfortunately it was only a 1 panel cameo. Words by Roy Thomas. Art by John Buscema and Vince Colletta.
(from AVENGERS #52)

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

79 YEARS AGO TODAY

     How familiar was the average literate American with Thor in 1940? There is a story called "The Roaring Trumpet" by L. Sprague De Camp and Fletcher Pratt published in the May 1940 pulp magazine UNKNOWN. The 77 page story lead off the magazine and it featured Thor, Odin, Loki and Heimdall. Pagsilang Rey Isip's comic book, pulp and movie poster art added to the zeitgeist of America for four decades including the Thor painting he did for the UNKNOWN cover.
The interior art for "The Roaring Trumpet" was by Edd Cartier, a prolific artist who is best known for illustrating The Shadow's stories.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW.

AVENGERS #16 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) David Marquez
"WAR OF THE VAMPIRES" PART 3!
    Welcome to the Avengers, Blade - hope you survive the experience! Though there are plenty of vampires out there that definitely won't, as the civil war tearing apart the worldwide undead community rages on. Thor battles the Ghost Rider.

Monday, March 4, 2019

THE ONLY NEW THOR ODINSON APPEARANCE IN YOUR LCS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

ANGELA ASGARDS ASSASSIN #4 $3.99
(W) Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett (A) Phil Jimenez, Stephanie Hans (CA) Stephanie Hans
   Thor Odinson appears in a one page sequence.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 55 YEARS AGO TODAY


JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #104 had 
the 26th appearance of Thor, 
the 16th appearance of Odin,   
the 12th appearance of Loki,
the 6th appearance of Heimdall,
the 3rd appearance of Balder,
the 2nd appearance of the Enchantress,
the 2nd appearance of the Executioner

Plus it also had the 5th Tales Of Asgard 5 page back-up: the installment that explained why Heimdell was qualified to guard the Rainbow Bridge.
What more could you ask for?

Saturday, March 2, 2019

THE ONLY NEW THOR ODINSON APPEARANCE IN YOUR LCS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE CIVIL WAR #1 $2.99

(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
   AVENGER VS. AVENGER!  Captain America makes a discovery that may tear the team apart! Animated Thor Odinson has a role.

 

Friday, March 1, 2019

NEW THOR ODINSON APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS 2 YEARS AGO

AVENGERS #5 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A) Mike Del Mundo (CA) Alex Ross
     The Avengers storm through time and space relentlessly to put an end to Kang's menace once and for all!  Lady Thor and a time-displaced Thor Odinson battle together.
 David Marquez Venomized variant cover



MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ULTRON REVOLUTION #9 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
   AVENGERS VS. INHUMANS!  When several townspeople mysteriously transform into primitive beings, the AVENGERS must step in and try to help.  However, this puts the AVENGERS at odds with another super-powered group, the INHUMANS!



METALS MARVEL THOR AGE OF ULTRON 4 INCH DIE-CAST FIGURE $10.99
     Standing 4" tall and weighing in at over half a pound, this collectible die-cast figure is sure to be a standout in any collection. 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

AVENGERS #682 $3.99 
 (W) Mark Waid & Various (A) Sean Izaakse (CA) Mark Brooks
   NO SURRENDER Part 8  One Avenger will gamble everything to save thousands! The Challenger reveals his ace in the hole, and Jarvis awakens from a mysterious coma long enough to cry four words: "It's all a lie!"  Lady Thor makes an appearance.


DOCTOR STRANGE #386 $3.99
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Niko Henrichon
   A "DAMNATION" TIE-IN!  Doctor Strange bet on his ability to restore Las Vegas and got his prize - with some satanic strings attached!  Now he's going double or nothing to set things right. How did he get back to full power? And will it be enough when he's gambling for his life? Lady Thor makes an appearance.

MARVELS AVENGERS INFINITY WAR PRELUDE #2 $3.99
(W) Will Pilgrim (A) Jorge Fornes (CA) Ryan Meinerding
   As a Master of the Mystic Arts, DOCTOR STEPHEN STRANGE has witnessed many unusual things but none so powerful and potentially Universe-threatening as the existence of the INFINITY STONES!  A galaxy-spanning story featuring IRON MAN, THOR, CAPTAIN AMERICA, VISION, SCARLET WITCH and more!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

IN YOUR LCS 29 YEARS AGO TODAY

Thor Odinson's 674th and 675th appearances.

 
Thor appears on 5 pages of this comic.
6 if you count this one.

Thor appears on 15 pages of this comic.

 16 if you count this one.
Cover, story and artwork by Walt Simonson

Monday, February 25, 2019

NEW THOR IN YOUR LCS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

THOR ANNUAL #1 $4.99
(CA) Rafael Albuquerque

 Variant cover by Rob Guillory
Variant cover by Marguerite Sauvage

   Three stories featuring three Thors!
   Wrestling superstar CM Punk and Rob Guillory (Chew) on Young Thor's idea for how to prove himself worthy of Mjolnir: a drinking competition!
   Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes) and Marguerite Sauvage tell a tale of the new Thor!
   And Jason Aaron on the Girls of Thunder's quest to find the perfect birthday present for their grandfather, King Thor! 

Art by Rob Guillory 

Art by Marguerite Sauvage



Art by Tim Truman

MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN WEB WARRIORS #4 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
   Spidey is shrunken down to teeny-tiny size by the fiendish Loki.  The itsy-bitsy Spider-Man swings into action with the help of the mighty Thor!