Tuesday, December 31, 2019

NEW THOR COMICS IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW



THOR #1 $4.99
(W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel
    A BRAND-NEW, SUPERSTAR CREATIVE TEAM TAKES THE KING OF ASGARD TO NEW REALMS OF GLORY!
The prince is now a king. All Asgard lies before Thor, the God of Thunder. And after many months of war, the Ten Realms are finally at peace. But the skies above the Realm Eternal are never clear for long. The Black Winter is coming. And the God of the Storm will be powerless before it. 
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TAROT #1 $4.99
(W) Alan Davis (A/CA) Paul Renaud
An all-new epic adventure teaming the classic Earth's Mightiest Heroes with Marvel's premiere Non-Team by Alan Davis and Paul Renaud!

      A strange and impossible lost memory from his days in World War II draws Namor the Sub-Mariner to his one-time compatriot Captain America-but the two heroes and their respective allies find themselves pulled into a labyrinth of pain, destruction and madness courtesy of the Infernal Ichor of Ish'lzog!

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PLUS!  
THOR #1 TRADING CARDS - free at participating stores!

Monday, December 30, 2019

IN YOUR LCS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

THE LAST WALT SIMONSON THOR COMIC OF 2015

RAGNAROK #7
IDW PUBLISHING
Everything: Walter Simonson
    The Black Elf assassin, Regn, and his young daughter, Drifa, have hunted Thor for countless leagues across the Dusk Lands, to the ruins of Asgard. Now, as Thor calls down the lightning to create a funeral pyre for the dead of Asgard, Regn prepares himself for his greatest challenge, to kill the last god standing, the god responsible for the death of his wife.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 51 YEARS AGO TODAY

It was a great time to be a Thor fan thanks to Ego's second 1968 appearance.
Lee's synopsis makes you wish that you hadn't missed the previous issue.
The two-page Kirby collage depicting the Black Galaxy made you glad that you didn't miss this one!
Helping to give this tale an epic feel was the four Kirby full-pagers
This exciting 2 page sequence is just a hint of the eye-popping cosmic battles in this 20 page gem.
Would you rank this issue in the THOR TOP TEN? It has to at least make the THOR TOP ONE HUNDRED...?!?!

Saturday, December 28, 2019

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

MIGHTY THOR #14 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Steve Epting (CA) Russell Dauterman
   The War of the Realms has spread to every branch of the World Tree!  Lady Thor and the new League of Realms have fought valiantly to restore the peace, but the road is fraught with unanticipated challenges.  Malekith has formed a wicked union of his own! NOTE: Kurse appears on the cover NOT Thor



SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #12  $3.99
(W) Paul Scheer, Nick Giovannetti (A) Todd Nauck (CA) Dave Johnson
   It's the holidays and both our heroes are alone which means they're the only ones who can SAVE CHRISTMAS!  That's right, the holiday is under attack from the least likely of places! Learn where Lady Thor spent Christmas eve.


CIVIL WAR II #8 $4.99
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Various (CA) TBD
     Ulysses' precognitive powers grow stronger with each passing moment. As they reach their peak, what horrors from the future will be unleashed? And seeds sown here will bear bitter fruit for the Marvel Universe of tomorrow. Thor Odinson appears in a one-page Ulysses’ vision. 

Friday, December 27, 2019

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN YOUR LCS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

SPIDER-MEN II #5 $3.99
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Sara Pichelli
  The final issue.  Peter and Miles are faced with their toughest challenge yet! Ultimate Thor makes a gratuitous 1 panel cameo.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

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

FANTASTIC FOUR #5 $7.99 
(W) Dan Slott (A) Aaron Kuder & Various (CA) Esad Ribic
    SPECIAL 650th ISSUE SPECTACULAR! The wedding that's been years in the making...the wedding of Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters! Featuring an untold tale of the courtship of Ben and Alicia. A bachelor party that only Johnny Storm could throw. (Thor Odinson attends the bachelor party and helps provide comedy relief.) And a very special ceremony brought to you in the Mighty Marvel Manner.
Alex Ross Variant cover

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

.For Malekith's first cover appearance Walt Simonson employs basic symbolism: big = threatening

"I did a lot of work in my run on Thor, such as the "Malekith the Accursed" story, that had some basis in and inspiration from Celtic fairy and folk tales. I read quite a bit when I was doing Thor-not only in Norse mythology, but about the Celtic fairy-faith and a lot of northern European folk stories, out of Britain, Scandinavia, Northern Europe. Great stuff and it was strongly related to the kind of feeling I wanted to give the book."
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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW

INCOMING #1 $9.99 
(W) Al Ewing, More (A) Aaron Kud(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Mark Bagley
ONE WILL UNITE THEM!
      A mysterious murder brings together the heroes of the Marvel Universe in the search for a killer - but no one can imagine where the trail will lead, or how it will affect everything in 2020 and beyond! Who is the victim and who is the assailant? The closing chapter to MARVEL's 80th year, which will connect the dots of everything that happened in 2019 and propel the narrative into the year that is to come! Featuring the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Daredevil, Spider-Man, the Champions, the Agents of Atlas, Valkyrie, the Immortal Hulk, Jessica Jones, Venom, Ghost Rider, the Masked Raider and more!
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VENOM #21 $3.99 
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Mark Bagley
     VENOM ISLAND BEGINS HERE! Thor Odinson appears.  'Nuff said!

SPIDER-HAM #1 $3.99 
(W) Zeb Wells (A) Will Robson (CA) Wendell Dalit
    APORKALYPSE NOW!   Not a dream! Not a hoax! Not an imaginary tail! Spider-Ham finally has his own series! (Again!)
Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham finds himself jumping through time, side-by-side with Peter PARKER, the Spectacular Spider-MAN!  Thor Odinson doesn't appear but Dog Thor does...

Monday, December 23, 2019

IN YOUR LCS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

GUIDEBOOK TO MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE MARVELS THOR $3.99
(W) Mike O'Sullivan, The Ohotmu (A) Various (CA) Pascal Campion, Will Sliney
     Reveals everything you need to know about the golden realm of Asgard! Featuring fact sheets, movie-to-comic comparisons, and behind-the-scenes production art and movie stills, this issue profiles Thor Odinson himself; family members Loki, Odin and Frigga; Asgardian allies Sif, Heimdall, Hogun and Volstagg; human friends Erik Selvig, Jane Foster and Darcy Lewis; and an in-depth look at Asgard itself! Plus: Laufey and the Frost Giants, S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jasper Sitwell and the Avenging Archer, Hawkeye! And more!

Sunday, December 22, 2019

A 2009 CHRISTMAS PRESENT FROM MARVEL

ORIGINS OF SIEGE was a special giveaway issue containing everything a reader needed to prepare for a story six years in the making! Showcasing an all-new lead-in story featuring Loki, it also contained an all-new origins section covering all of the major players drawn by the biggest artists at Marvel, as well as pinups and a checklist. Plus a preview of SIEGE #1!
 
Fun Fact: Shops received one free copy of ORIGINS OF SIEGE for each copy of CAPTAIN AMERICA #3 that they ordered, rounded up to the next 25. Shops could also purchase ORIGINS OF SIEGE in bundles of 25 at $10 a bundle. 

Saturday, December 21, 2019

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 53 YEARS AGO TODAY

Not only was it the first appearance of Ulik 
it was also the third appearance of Sif.

If you liked this issue you were in luck. The next 2 issues would also feature Ulik and Sif . They would also be the product of the same creative team as this issue, Lee/Kirby/Colletta.

Friday, December 20, 2019

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY


MIGHTY THOR #702 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
    As the War of the Realms continues to spread, Jane Foster has finally had enough. Will she rally the Asgardians in time to save their home? Or has Odin's arrogance doomed them all?  And as if total war wasn't enough, there's also the impending arrival of the unstoppable Mangog. Can even a guest appearance by Hercules avert disaster? 
Anka Phoenix variant cover






CHAMPIONS #15 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
   The Champions/Avengers team faces its first real casualty in their ongoing struggle to prevent two planets from colliding - and that fatality changes the game!  The conclusion of WORLDS COLLIDE! Lady Thor is not only on the cover. She guest stars!!


INCREDIBLE HULK #711
(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Greg Land
   On the savage planet of Sakaar, the last remaining tribes of a dead society fight for dwindling resources... A sequence of ancient trials known as the Gauntlet is the only way to survive!  A champion is called to battle: AMADEUS CHO, THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK! His opponent is a familiar one... WITNESS THE THUNDERING BARBARIAN!!! The ODINSON!

Thursday, December 19, 2019

57 YEARS AGO TODAY

1962 was the first year that you could get a brand new Thor comic for Christmas.


Stan Lee's philosophy was that every issue might be someone's first. His sentimentality combined with Jack Kirby's aesthetics for a perfect jumping on point issue.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

THOR #8 $3.99 (ANDREWS VAR) 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Michael Del Mundo
    After waging war in Hel, Thor finds himself a prisoner of the fearsome warriors of Heven. Can even the intervention of Valkyrie and Thor's deadly sister Angela help him escape the unescapable prison of angels?
Patrick Zircher Conan variant.

MARVEL SH ADVENTURES CAPTAIN MARVEL FROST GIANTS #1 $3.99
(W) Leah Williams, Joe Caramagna (A) Ty Templeton, Mario Del Pennino (CA) Jacob Chabot
   It's the middle of winter in New York City, which means all your favorite heroes and villains are trying to beat the cold!  But this time the cold beats back, when a group of fearsome FROST GIANTS make themselves right at home in the city, leaving the heroes of the Marvel Universe no choice but to bundle up and stand against the ice-hearted interlopers!

CAPTAIN AMERICA #6 $3.99 
(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Leinil Francis Yu (CA) Alex Ross
   "WINTER IN AMERICA" CONCLUDES with a shocking turn of events that will send the Star-Spangled Avenger's life into a sudden dramatic tailspin you won't see coming! ATTENTION THOR COMPLETISTS: Thor has a 1 panel flashback cameo remind Cap readers that Thor Odinson "bent the knee" to Hydra.

EXILES #11 $3.99
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Javier Rodriguez (CA) David Nakayama
     The Exiles' beloved Khan-who sacrificed herself to stop the Time-Eater-has miraculously returned! But this time, her gun is trained on her old teammates! And she's not alone. Meet the evil Exiles-Captain Axis; Shuri, a.k.a. Killmonger; Iron Kang; X 2/3rd and SKELE-THOR!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

NEW THOR IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW

KING THOR #4 $5.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Esad Ribic, More (CA) Esad Ribic
   THE FINAL CHAPTER OF THE YEARS-SPANNING, AWARD-WINNING SAGA! The sun has gone black. Midgard isn't far behind. The entire Multiverse is dying - and with it, the last of the gods. A millennium ago, the God of Thunder heard a whisper: "Gorr was right." Now Gorr the God of God-Butchers ascends to his final murder: the All-Father of all existence. Plus, a who's who of Jason's past THOR collaborators and a few surprise guests help close out the story in thunderous style!
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AVENGERS #28 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ed McGuinness
       A mysterious new wielder of the all-powerful, cosmic super-weapon the Starbrand has arisen inside a space prison the size of a galaxy, drawing the attention of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, along with some of the most powerful figures from beyond the stars. Behold the coming of the Three Heralds. Also, Thor is a Brood now...


HISTORY OF MARVEL UNIVERSE #6 $4.99 
(W) Mark Waid (A) Javier Rodriguez (CA) Steve McNiven
    From the stories of today to the end of the Marvel Universe! The grand finale has only one promise to make - no one gets out alive! Includes what was arguably the second most pivatol point in Thor Odinson's life,

Monday, December 16, 2019

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

 
MIGHTY THOR #2 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   The return of Loki!  But for Lady Thor, will he be friend or foe?
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ULTIMATE END #5 $4.99

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mark Bagley
ULTIMATE NO MORE!  2000 - 2015 
Many Thors appear

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #14 $2.99

(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various

   Squadron Supreme have taken over the entire world and reign supreme! The Avengers must strike back from the underground and save the planet once and for all!