Monday, June 17, 2019

IN YOUR LCS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

THORS #1 $3.99
 (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

Sunday, June 16, 2019

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 55 YEARS AGO TODAY

What a great time to be a Thor fan. Not only did he appear in 
with a cover and 23 pages of art by Jack Kirby - plus the first appearance of a rare non-Asgardian addition to Thor's Rogues Gallery, the Grey Gargoyle.


Thor also appeared in
with a cover and 22 pages of art by Jack Kirby - plus the third appearances of Asgardian members of Thor's Rogues Gallery, Amora and Skurge.

Thor also had a 1 panel cameo in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 (drawn by the Amazing Ditko)

This brought Thor's appearances up to 15 so far for the year. He would end up appearing in more comics in 1964 than any other year in the 'Sixties.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 56 YEARS AGO TODAY

For the first time in history a Marvel superhero
fights their duplicate on a cover.


At DC it had happened only 4 times.
Cover by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito
September 1962

Cover by Al Plastino
September 1956

Cover by Curt Swan
January 1956

Cover by Wayne Boring
December 1953

Friday, June 14, 2019

IN YOUR LCS 2 YEARS 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.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN YOUR LCS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

THOR #1 $5.99  
(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
Jack Kirby remastered B&W variant cover

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

50 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 11, 2019

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #23 $3.99 
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Ryan Ottley
   The fallout from "HUNTED" is felt and much of Peter's life is called into question.   What is left of Spider-Man after living through the harrowing hunt?! Thor Odinson makes a 1 panel crowd-scene cameo.

Monday, June 10, 2019

NEW THORS IN YOUR LCS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

CAPTAIN AMERICA 
AND MIGHTY AVENGERS #9 $3.99 
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Luke Ross
   In Earth's final hours, the Mighty Avengers come together one last time but in the face of the end of everything, what help can they give? Guest-starring the latest and perhaps the greatest Mighty Avenger - YOU! Lady Thor appears in a flying one panel crowd scene.

CAPTAIN MARVEL AND CAROL CORPS #1 $3.99 
(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kelly Thompson (A/CA) David Lopez
  These ladies are the best of the best--and will take you down if you threaten their Captain. Welcome to Hala Field, where being a part of the elite Carol Corps, requires guts, guile and a whole lot of grit. Dozens of Thors have a cameo.
  
MARVEL UNIVERSE 
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE 
SEASON TWO #8 $2.99

(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various 

   Modok takes over S.H.I.E.L.D and uses an Infinity Gem to cause the Avengers to swap minds. It's Mind over Matter, as the team must scramble in their new bodies to defeat Modok!
 
ULTIMATE END #2 $3.99        
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mark Bagley
   The countdown has begun.  An end of an era. Who will survive? Seven Thors lay down the law.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

54 YEARS AGO TODAY

This was a book that you could definitely judge by its cover.




Quadruple DEJAck (Kirby) VU!

Saturday, June 8, 2019

57 YEARS AGO TODAY

IF YOU HAD A DOLLAR YOU COULD HAVE PURCHASED THIS HISTORIC FIRST APPEARANCE AND HAD ENOUGH CHANGE LEFT TO SEE DR NO AT THE MOVIES.
Would it occur to you that a half century later Thor would be the star of two movies that combined would take in more than a billion dollars worldwide?

Friday, June 7, 2019

THERE WAS 3 DIFFERENT THORS IN YOUR LCS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY


AVENGERS #8 $3.99 
(W) Mark Waid, Jeremy Whitley (A) Phil Noto (CA) Alex Ross
    The Avengers have to decide whether the Infamous Iron Man is friend or foe! It's hard to trust an "ally" you've been fighting against for years! Lady Thor is on the cover and the inside too!



NOVA #7 $3.99
(W) Jeff Loveness, Ramon K. Perez (A) Scott Hepburn, Ramon K. Perez (CA) Dan Mora
    As Richard Rider struggles to come to terms with the revelations from his return to the Cancerverse, Sam Alexander struggles with homework, his family and dating! Cancerverse Thor has a brief scary appearance.


ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE #2 $4.99 
(W) Yusaku Komiyama, Jim Zub (A/CA) Yusaku Komiyama
   The original manga is adapted into English for the first time!  Earth's Mightiest Heroes must fight to contain an outbreak of horrifying zombies, and stop them from spreading across the Earth!  Thor Odinson goes full zombie

    

Thursday, June 6, 2019

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN YOUR LCS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

DEADPOOL #1 $4.99 
(W) Skottie Young (A/CA) Nic Klein

    While Deadpool tries to get his humble mercenary-for-hire business back off the ground, a catastrophic threat so mind-breakingly cataclysmic it defies description, is heading toward Earth, and there's only ONE PERSON WHO CAN STOP IT!!! Thor Odinson appears in 1 panel.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 53 YEARS AGO

 How could you not have noticed this enticing variation on the "surrounded/bullseye" layout?

Not only was there a visit to Olympus with Hercules...


Kirby redefined feminine beauty. (What a heavenly chest!)

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW

WAR OF REALMS #5 $4.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Russell Dauterman (CA) Arthur Adams
    MIDGARD'S LAST STAND Malekith's army gets a whole new crop of recruits - the dead! As Midgard transforms under the rule of Malekith and his allies, the dead rise up to form a new Niffleheim! The Black Panther calls in every hero on his roster to fight for Earth, from Spider-Man and the Spiders of Hel to Ghost Rider and Balder the Brave. But if there's any hope for the Ten Realms, it'll come from the skies. Although Thor doesn't appear on ANY of the covers, he IS in the comic.


MARVEL ACTION AVENGERS #5 $3.99
(W) Matthew K. Manning (A/CA) Jon Sommariva
All-new mighty Marvel action continues here! As the nefarious ne'er-do-well Count Nefaria threatens New York City, Captain Marvel, Thor, and Doctor Strange attempt to escape from their confounding crimson confinement-but will the God of Thunder's strength be their undoing?! The nature of the Ruby Egress is revealed-you won't want to miss it!

Earth's Mightiest Heroes tackle adventures perfect for young and old readers alike!

Monday, June 3, 2019

IN YOUR LCS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

SECRET WARS #3 $3.99 
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Esad Ribic (CA) Alex Ross
      So many Thors in just one comic!!

Bob McLeod variant cover


ARMOR WARS #1 $3.99 
(W) James Robinson (A) Marcio Takara (CA) TBD
   TECHNOPOLIS:  Amazing Domain of science and wonder created by rival genius brothers TONY AND ARNO STARK.  A utopia except...a unique disease forces EVERYONE to wear armor to live and breathe.  In this armored land a hero is murdered and the killer's identity a mystery Baron Tony Stark must solve.   But in doing so, will Technopolis be forced into a civil war? Multiple Thors appear.


GIANT SIZE LITTLE MARVEL AVX #1 $3.99
(W/A/CA) Skottie Young
  

THOR isn't just on the cover(s). 
He's on the inside too!




UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #6 $3.99

(W) Ryan North (A/CA) Erica Henderson

    WARNING: Even though two Thors appear on the cover there are no Thors on the inside.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

52 YEARS AGO TODAY

The first Marvel comic I ever bought was fighting for attention on the nation's spinner racks.
Stan Lee prided himself on making sure that every comic he worked on was a good jumping on point for new readers. He certainly succeeded with THOR #143. Of course, the Kirby cover had to get my attention first!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #10 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A) Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Alex Ross
   The Avengers join Sam Alexander for a spacefaring mission to find Nova's lost father only to find themselves trapped on a galactic prison planet! Lady Thor plays a vital role.




CIVIL WAR II #1 $5.99  
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic
      A new Inhuman, with the ability to profile the future, emerges and the ramifications ripple into every corner of the Marvel Universe. Lines are drawn, bodies fall, and the Marvel Universe will be rocked to it's very core. Lady Thor appears.

David Marquez variant cover
TEAM IRON MAN HIP HOP VARIANT


CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #9 $3.99
(W) Al Ewing (A) Paco Medina (CA) Skan
   A new team of heroes is registered for the Contest -and they are VERY pro-registration!  Their next mission: exterminate the renegade champions scattered across Battleworld! A Thor Odinson clone makes an appearance.


INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #10 $3.99 
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mike Deodato
   It is Tony against some of his closest and dearest friends as the portents of civil war rock Tony and his status quo to its very foundation. Lady Thor has a one page cameo. 



MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE CIVIL WAR #4 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
   The divided Avengers will need to reunite to save the world from ultimate destruction!  But can Captain America and Iron Man put aside their differences before Ultron can make his final move? Animated Thor Odinson appears.


A-FORCE #6 $3.99
(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Ben Caldwell
  The mysterious Countess has taken over the town A-Force came to save, rebuilding it in her own image and with a mind-controlled NICO MINORU at her side. It's A-FORCE vs NICO and the team (and one innocent town!) is learning the hard way just how powerful Nico can be. Will SHE-HULK'S risky plan allow them to live long enough to fight another day?! Dazzler Thor makes an appearance.

Friday, May 31, 2019

IN YOUR LCS 31 YEARS AGO TODAY

Thor's 13th appearance of 1988
It was his 616th appearance of all time.
Cover and 22 pages of interior art by Steve Lightle.
Story by Louise Simonson

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

35 YEARS AGO TODAY


   What this Walt Simonson cover promises, it delivers! The 4th  appearance of Malekith! 
     It was Thor's 39th appearance of 1983.