Saturday, February 29, 2020

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 52 YEARS AGO TODAY

Thor's 5th appearance of  1968
Not only did THOR #152 feature Sif, Balder, Karnilla, Loki and Ulik as the Jack Kirby/Vince Colletta cover indicates.
The 16 page story Lee/Kirby/Colletta also featured the Destroyer.
Unfortunately there was a 5 page (17 panel) non-Thor backup story (the Inhumans). The good news was that it was the final installment of the series so the next issue would be all Thor.


Friday, February 28, 2020

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS 2 YEARS 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!

Thursday, February 27, 2020

IN YOUR LCS 30 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

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

NEW THOR IN YOUR LCS 6 YEARS AGO TODAY



CATACLYSM ULTIMATES LAST STAND #5 $3.99 
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mark Bagley
    GALACTUS VS. THE ULTIMATES.  The st
unning conclusion!! Ultimate Thor does something heroic.

UNCANNY AVENGERS #17 $3.99
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Steve McNiven
   The conclusion of Ragnarök Now! Thor battles.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

NEW THOR IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW

 TAROT #3 $4.99 
(W) Alan Davis (A/CA) Paul Renaud
As the chaos and madness continues to spread, the Avengers and the Defenders find themselves confronted by the most unlikely characters in Marvel history! Would you believe - THE UNBELIEVABLES?
ALAN DAVIS VARIANT



AVENGERS #31 $4.99  
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Gerardo Zaffino, More (CA) Gerardo Zaffino
THE TEMPTATION OF ANTHONY STARK!
Special Oversized Issue! Trapped in an icy cave at the dawn of time, Tony Stark has lost most of his armor and a good chunk of his mind. And tonight when the sun goes down and the devil comes round again, Iron Man may very well lose whatever's left of his soul. A dark tale of hell and ice and iron, unlike any Golden Avenger story you've ever read, featuring the gorgeously gritty visuals of guest artist Gerardo Zaffino. Besides appearing on the TIANQI HU CHINESE NEW YEAR VARIANT and the GWEN STACY VARIANT Thor also possibly appears on 1 panel inside (could be Odin)


SCREAM CURSE OF CARNAGE #4 $3.99  
 (W) Clay McLeod Chapman (A) Chris Mooneyham, Garry Brown (CA) Ryan Stegman
   SCREAM faces an ancient evil from the depths of the sea!  Watch as the VENOM lore builds the history of the symbiotes into a twisted tale of horror and menace! (SPOILER ALERT: Thor is the villain of a mult-page child's bedtime story.)


Monday, February 24, 2020

TODAY IN THOR HISTORY

1999
Thor's 7th appearance of the year. Just like the cover, the story art is by the great George Perez. The script is by the also Thor-worthy Kurt Busiek

1987
Even though Thor didn't make the cover of X-MEN VS AVENGERS #3 he did appear in 11 Silvestri/Rubenstein drawn panels.making this Thor's 6th appearance of the year.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

IN YOUR LCS 27 YEARS AGO TODAY


This Bruce Zick/Mike DeCarlo battle cover delivers what it promises. An epic Zick/DeCarlo battle story and yes, Thor has the Warrior Madness again!

Saturday, February 22, 2020

NEW THOR APPEARANCES ON THE SPINNER RACKS 51 YEARS AGO TODAY

If you had been reading THOR for more than 3 years you would have recognized the bald man that dominates this cover (thanks to the dynamic Kirby layout) as Pluto. It was Pluto's 5th THOR appearance but only the second time he appeared on the cover.


Even though he is not on the cover, Thor appears (along with a lot of other top tier guest stars) in this Jim Steranko/Tom Palmer drawn comic.

Friday, February 21, 2020

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

MIGHTY THOR #704 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   Jane's cancer has taken a turn for the worse. But while she faces the enemy of her body the Mangog ravages Asgardia!  Odin and his son unite to take on the Ultimate Judgment. But without their mightiest warrior, the time of gods may come to an end.  The Death of the Mighty Thor is coming. Will the world survive it? Of course Thor Odinson appears.


AVENGERS #681 $3.99
(W) Al Ewing & Various (A) Aaron Kim Jacinto, Mike Perkins (CA) Mark Brooks
    Who is Voyager? Valerie Vector, the forgotten founding Avenger, tells all! And a fan-favorite Avenger returns to the fold as the stakes in the battle for Earth become clear! Lady Thor appears and Thor Odinson appears in one panel of a retro flashback.

DOCTOR STRANGE DAMNATION #1 $4.99
(W) Donny Cates, Nick Spencer (A/CA) Rod Reis
     The city of sin gets its biggest sinner yet. When Doctor Strange raises Las Vegas up from its destruction during SECRET EMPIRE, he inadvertently opens a big door for the embodiment of evil, MEPHISTO! The devilish villain takes the city for himself and sets his sights on the rest of the world. It's going to take heroes from all over the Marvel Universe to defeat him. Lady Thor does not appear on the cover but she does appear inside.

INCREDIBLE HULK #713 $3.99
(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Greg Land
   HULK has reached the final level of THE GAUNTLET! The freedom of the DOKA'ABI CLAN rests on his shoulders alone...  Who is the true WORLD BREAKER? With AMADEUS refusing to embrace the DARK HULK within, it's up to the Warlord of Sakaar to show him real brutality. Guest-starring THE UNWORTHY THOR!

Thursday, February 20, 2020

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

AVENGERS #15 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) David Marquez
CIVIL WAR: VAMPIRE EDITION!
    Dracula forges unholy alliances from his prison cell. Ghost Rider goes berserk. The Shadow Colonel and his new Legion of the Unliving raise bloody hell all over the globe. It's a good thing the Avengers just added a startling new member to the team.

MARVELS AVENGERS ENDGAME PRELUDE #3 $3.99
(W) Will Pilgrim (A) Paco Diaz
AVENGERS & GUARDIANS ASSEMBLE!
   The last stand of the AVENGERS, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and the heroes of Earth!  But can even their combined might stop THANOS' mad scheme, now that he's assembled all the INFINITY STONES?  Thor Odinson has a substantial role.

HULKVERINES #1 $4.99
(W) Greg Pak (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Greg Land, D'Armata, Frank
   At last! It's Weapon H versus his predecessors-Wolverine and the Hulk! Once, the Weapon X program sought to recreate the world's two greatest hunters. They ended up with Weapon H, a man of Adamantium claws and gamma-juiced blood. Now, Wolverine and the Hulk are back in action - and coming after the dangerous creation made in their name! An unconscious Thor Odinson appears on one page.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

50 YEARS AGO TODAY

Just like 1963 and 1966, at this point in the year this was only Thor's second appearance.

 It was one of those rare issues that Stan Lee and Jack Kirby didn't create any new characters for.
Loki, Sif, Karnilla, Odin, Balder, Fandral, Hogun. Volstagg, Haag plus mountain giants, trolls, gnomes and demons appeared.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW



VALKYRIE JANE FOSTER #8 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron, Torunn Gronbekk (A) CAFU (CA) Mahmud A. Asrar
    When Earth erupts with a cancerous contagion, it's up to Jane to find the cure. But it'll take more than her medical knowledge to fight off this infection. The source is buried deep in Asgardian legend - the sort only a king would know. Valkyrie finally joins forces with the All-Father of Asgard in a fight for the entire planet!

CAPTAIN MARVEL #15 $3.99 
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Lee Garbett (CA) Mark Brooks
"THE LAST AVENGER" PART 4: DESPERATE MEASURES

Captain Marvel had 24 hours to kill five Avengers - and she's dangerously close to failing. Carol's plan was always flawed, but as she nears the endgame, those flaws are becoming fatal. As Vox Supreme's true plans for five dead Avengers emerge, it's more important than ever that Carol not fail today. Thor is an integral component of this issue.


MARVELS VOICES #1 $4.99 

(W) Vita Ayala, More (A) Brian Stelfreeze, More (CA) Ryan Benjamin
THE WORLD OUTSIDE YOUR WINDOW!

Marvel's acclaimed podcast series focusing on telling the stories of diverse creators and their unique perspectives becomes a one shot of brand new adventures! The X-Men find their place in the world after declaring a new nation! Killmonger strikes! Moon Girl and Devil Dino return! Thor appears in 1 panel of one of the 20 stories.


MARVELS BLACK WIDOW PRELUDE #2 $3.99
(W) Peter David (A) Carlos Villa
THE HUNT FOR THE BLACK WIDOW!
   Follow the trail of NATASHA ROMANOFF's exploits in the Marvel Cinematic Universe!  As the facts are considered, the question remains: is the BLACK WIDOW really a threat?  Get ready for MARVEL STUDIOS' BLACK WIDOW solo film with the conclusion to this prelude story! MCU Thor makes a brief appearance.

Monday, February 17, 2020

53 YEARS AGO TODAY

Jack Kirby's 77th Thor cover (if you count AVENGERS #1-15, TALES OF SUSPENSE #56, X-MEN #9 and FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #3) was added to the Sixties zeitgeist.

It was the third consecutive issue to feature pre-internet Trolls.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

55 YEARS AGO TODAY

The 49th Marvel comic with Thor on the cover was on display on the local spinner racks.
Like the previous 48, the layouts and pencils were by Kirby. This cover, like 20 of the 48, was inked by Chic Stone.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

MIGHTY THOR #16 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   To prove that they're the mightiest, the Shi'ar gods infiltrated Asgard and kidnapped Lady Thor and forced her to be a contestant in their Challenge of the Gods. The prize? They won't kill the people of Midgard.
Jusko corner box variant

CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #19 $3.99
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Daniel Acuña
   Cap's problems intensify and a city burns! Lady Thor has a silent one-panel cameo.

DOCTOR STRANGE #1.MU $4.99 

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Julian Lopez (CA) Chip Zdarsky
   Doctor Strange gets sucked into the monster event of the year!  Too bad for the Marvel Universe that Strange is at his lowest power levels. A silent Lady Thor has a one panel cameo

DOCTOR STRANGE #17
 $3.99 

(W) Jason Aaron (A) Frazer Irving (CA) Kevin Nowlan
   MR. MISERY helped Doctor Strange defeat the Empirikul. But don't misunderstand, Misery is no hero, and he aims to show Strange the meaning of his name. Lady Thor appears.


MONSTERS UNLEASHED #3 $4.99 
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu
   As monsters continue their assault against Earth and its heroes, the being responsible for the attack is made perfectly clear and a new ally emerges from the rubble.  But what does all of this have to do with a little boy from New York City and how does he tie into the INHUMANS' ancient history? A silent Lady Thor appears in a couple of crowd scenes.

Friday, February 14, 2020

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS #680 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid & Various (A) Aaron Kim Jacinto (CA) Mark Brooks
     NO SURRENDER Part 6 Wonder Man and Beast team up in a desperate attempt to save Jarvis, while the Avengers reel from the crushing loss of one of their own. NOTE: Thor does not appear on the cover but does appear inside

OLD MAN HAWKEYE #2 $3.99
(W) Sacks, Ethan (A/CA) Marco Checchetto
   HAWKEYE makes his first move toward his final mission. NOTE: Thor appears on the cover but not on the inside.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

THOR #10 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Michael Del Mundo
     ALL-FATHER ODIN, FATHER OF RUIN! ROAD TO THE WAR OF THE REALMS!
For months, the realms have burned with the flames of Malekith's war, while Almighty Odin did nothing. Now Asgardia is lost in the sun, the Rainbow Bridge is shattered and the All-Father sits alone in the empty ruins of Old Asgard, drunk on mead and despair. If Odin is going to save what's left of the realms, he'll have to undertake the most difficult labor of his very long life. Not by being the omnipotent All-Father, but by finally being just a father to the mighty Thor.
Khary Randolf Skrulls variant



UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #41 $3.99
(W) Ryan North (A) Naomi Franquiz (CA) Erica Henderson
   In the past months, Squirrel Girl has battled Kraven, rescued NYC from supernatural silence, kinda-maybe died and also fought Skrulls! So now it's time for a nice break...which is why in THIS issue, Squirrel Girl does nothing but watch public domain movies on television! THAT IS, UNTIL NANCY WHITEHEAD AND ANOTHER ESU STUDENT BY THE NAME OF PETER PARKER ARE TAKEN HOSTAGE BY A SUPER VILLAIN INTENT ON PROVING THAT SHE'S THE SMARTEST PERSON ON THE PLANET!  Then it's super hero battles featuring THOR and SHE-HULK on a DATE! 

CAPTAIN MARVEL #2 $3.99 
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Carmen Nunez Carnero (CA) Amanda Conner, Paul Mounts
     The classic Fantastic Four villain MAHKIZMO has taken over Manhattan's Roosevelt Island and turned it into an apocalyptic wasteland! When CAPTAIN MARVEL ends up trapped there and cut off from the rest of world (including any Avengers-shaped reinforcements!), she'll need to build her own team out of allies, old and new - SPIDER-WOMAN, HAZMAT, ECHO and a man known only as SOM. Thor Odinson appears on one page and provides some comedy relief.

SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE TOO #3 $3.99

(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Will Robson (CA) Todd McFarlane
IF YOU THOUGHT ISSUES ONE AND TWO HAD A LOT OF BLOOD AND GUTS... WAIT 'TIL YOU SEE ISSUE THREE! MORE CUTENESS AND MORE KILLINGS... WHAT COULD BE BETTER?!? 
SPOILER ALERT: Spawn kills Thor in this issue!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

56 YEARS AGO TODAY

It was a good time to be a Thor fan. Not only did he star in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #103, he also made a guest appearance in FANTASTIC FOUR.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW... 'nuff said?


 THOR #3 $3.99 
(W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel
THE BATTLE OF TWO STORMS!
It's Mjolnir versus Stormbreaker as Thor's old ally Beta Ray Bill makes a thunderous entrance! But what has put the two friends at odds - and can the King of Asgard convince the Korbinite to let him continue his bloody mission to save all that is?


BROWN VARIANT KEOWN 
GWEN STACY VARIANT 

Monday, February 10, 2020

54 YEARS AGO TODAY

One of Kirby's 10 best Thor covers?
And Lee/Kirby "create" two Greek Gods; Pluto lord of the Netherworld and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons for the 16 page lead story. 

Sunday, February 9, 2020

49 YEARS AGO TODAY

Not only does Thor get to stand around on the cover by the Johns Buscema and Verpoorten
He also gets to relax during the framing sequence for the Panther's origin

Saturday, February 8, 2020

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

UNWORTHY THOR #4 $3.99  
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Oliver Coipel, Frazer Irving, Esad Ribic and Russel Dauterman  (CA) Olivier Coipel
   The Odinson's quest is impeded when Proxima Midnight and the Black Swan seek to battle with him!  But are the two acting alone or is there someone else pulling their strings? Plus the debut of the Odinson's all-new look!

                        1 in 25 Marguerite Sauvage variant 
1 in 50 Phil Noto variant


MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #17 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) TBD
   The GUARDIANS just want to get back on track and find the COSMIC SEED before THANOS can find it and wreak havoc but a chance encounter with THOR will throw the Guardians way off track - can they ever find their way back, or will the Son of Odin bring their journey to an end?

Friday, February 7, 2020

42 YEARS AGO TODAY

The 9th consecutive issue of THOR to have a Walt Simonson cover went on sale.
    It was the 12th consecutive issue of THOR with interior layout art by Walt Simonson.
    It was also writer/editor Len Wein's 30th and final issue!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

AVENGERS #14 $3.99  #14  
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) David Marquez
THE WAR OF THE VAMPIRES BEGINS!
TRANSYLVANIA IS BURNING! As vampire civil war throws the world into chaos, the mysterious Shadow Colonel and his squad of undead revolutionaries have one burning question on their murderous minds: Where is Dracula? And if the Avengers find him first, will the lord of the damned be friend or foe?
MATTEO SCALERA WRAPAROUND VARIANT



MARVEL ACTION AVENGERS #2
(W) Matthew K. Manning (A/CA) Jon Sommariva
Fiendish foes have taken control of Tony Stark's armor! With Iron Man out of the game, it's up to the rest of the Avengers to keep Fin Fang Foom out of villainous hands.