Thursday, April 30, 2020

IN YOUR LCS 6 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS #28 $3.99
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Agustin Alessio
   Bruce Banner puts the pieces together and confronts Iron Man. The Thors (that’s right, two of them) make a brief appearance.
  
AVENGERS WORLD #5 $3.99
(W) Nick Spencer, Jonathan Hickman (A) Stefano Caselli (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
   Three Avengers' lives depend on Manifold breaching the unbreachable. What is Manifold's true destiny? A dramatically posed but silent Thor appears on one page.

UNCANNY AVENGERS ANNUAL #1 $4.99
(W) Rick Remender (A) Paul Renaud (CA) Arthur Adams
   The first appearance of the Avengers of the Supernatural! When the producers of the Mojoverse can't make a hit series they call on Mojo to gather an all-new, all-creepy Avengers! Can the Uncanny Avengers survive the wrath of an unleashed Spirit of Vengeance? Thor and the Wolverine have a one-page tussle… plus see Thor in a Mojo movie!

WHAT IF AGE OF ULTRON #5 $3.99 
(W) Joe Keatinge (A) Raffaele Ienco, Ramon Villalobos, Neil Edwards and Mico Suayan (CA) Chris Stevens
   What if Hank Pym never created Ultron? Could a world survive without Ultron's own weapon-turned-Avenger, the Vision? In the darkest of all realities, can the Avengers ever hope to Assemble? Brief glimpses of  female alternate-timeline Thors!

WOLVERINE #5 $3.99 
(W) Paul Cornell (A) Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Ryan Stegman
   Logan faces his most dire threat yet -- with no healing factor to protect him!

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

IN YOUR LCS 5 YEARS AGO TODAY

ATTENTION THOR COVER COMPLETISTS 


And that's just the variants for AVENGERS #44!!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

IN YOUR LCS 28 YEARS AGO TODAY

That's right. An issue of Thor without Thor Odinson in it! It is also another issue that Odin sleeps through.
In the 5 page Tales of Asgard back-up Balder and Sif are searching for the missing Thor Odinson.


Monday, April 27, 2020

IN YOUR LCS 27 YEARS AGO TODAY

The 4th issue of Thor's Warrior Madness growing progressively worse.
Thor and his latest dream girl.
Story by Ron Marz 
Art by Bruce Zick and Mike DeCarlo

Sunday, April 26, 2020

IN YOUR LCS 26 YEARS AGO TODAY

A scan can not do justice to this foil-stamped embossed Lou Harrison cover.
NOTE: Like most 1994 THOR issues, the High Evolutionary makes an appearance. (and his most evil creation, the villain formerly known as Man-Beast, does too)
Scripter Roy Thomas not only has Thor battling until his clothes are in tatters, 
he also has Mjolner make him a new costume! (art by M.C. Wyman)

Saturday, April 25, 2020

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY



MIGHTY THOR #706 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
  AT THE GATES OF VALHALLA! The battle against the Mangog is finished. And the losses have been profound.  So what - if anything - remains of the story of Jane Foster, Goddess of Thunder? And where do the other gods possibly go from here?
Marco Checcetto variant cover

Walt Simonson variant cover





AVENGERS #690 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid & Various (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Mark Brooks
     "NO SURRENDER" REACHES ITS FINALE! As an era of the Avengers comes to a close, what will rise to take its place?

DOCTOR STRANGE #389 $3.99
(W) Donny Cates (A) Niko Henrichon (CA) Michael Del Mundo
   DAMNATION TIE-IN! •  Stephen Strange's first act back as Sorcerer Supreme backfired catastrophically! Maybe the Vishanti were right about him. Will the world trust him to clean up his mess? There's a new magical landscape after DAMNATION, and a long journey back to the Sanctum Sanctorum! Lady Thor makes an appearance.

DOCTOR STRANGE DAMNATION #4 $4.99
(W) Donny Cates, Nick Spencer (A/CA) Rod Reis
   It's DAMNATION NATION! Mephisto's on a hot streak that won't stop! Every team that's faced him has fallen, while more of the country falls under his influence.  There's just one card left to play: Wong versus Mephisto. ALONE!  Lady Thor makes an appearance.

Friday, April 24, 2020

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

Is on the ALEX ROSS MARVELS 25TH ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE VARIANT COVER
for
AVENGERS #18 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ed McGuinness
    See the greatest heroes of Washington, D.C., in action as the War of the Realms comes to the nation's capital. Who needs the Avengers when you've got the all-new Squadron Supreme of America? THOR DOES NOT APPEAR INSIDE.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

IN YOUR LCS 12 YEARS AGO TODAY

THOR #8 is a rare treat with its Marko Djurdjevic cover and 23 pages of  Djurdjevic story art.
J. Michael Straczynski provides a script that shows the extemes that Djurdjevic can convincingly portray,

from a Odin/Thor/Surtur battle in a Hellish Realm,
to quiet moments in a hospital with a tragic cancer patient or a flashback to an important event in Loki's history. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN THE SHOPS 5 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS OPERATION HYDRA #1 $3.99 
(W) Will Pilgrim (A) Andrea DiVito (CA) Micheal Ryan (Variant Cover) Jack Kirby    
   Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and the Hulk on an all-new adventure against a secret Hydra splinter cell!     
   PLUS: Reprinting Avengers #16, presenting the story that brought Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch onto the team for the first time!   



AVENGERS WORLD #20 $3.99
(W) Frank Barbiere (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Sanford Greene
   The fall of The Avengers ! Namor's fury unleashed! The Cabal rises...no world is safe! A dramatically posed (but silent) Thor Odinson appears on one page.
 

HULK #15 $3.99    
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Mark Bagley
   The battle between Doc Green & Red Hulk changes the Marvel Universe forever !  Doc Green proves once and for all: science is difficult, even for the smartest of us .  The US military makes a surprising change to their gamma-monster policy. A dramatically posed (but silent) Lady Thor appears on one page.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

IN THE SHOPS 47 YEARS AGO TODAY

A rare cover collaboration by super-stars Jim Starlin and John Romita Senior

Monday, April 20, 2020

IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

MIGHTY THOR #6 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Rafa Garres (CA) Russell Dauterman
   A special tale of young Thor adventuring in the age of Vikings!  Meanwhile, LOKI conjures up a dark and powerful new enemy: VIKING HULK.
Joyce Chin Civil War Variant cover

Sunday, April 19, 2020

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 50 YEARS AGO

Thor's 4th appearance of 1970.
 What the Jack Kirby/Vince Colletta cover promises it delivers.
20 Kirby/Colletta pages of epic battle.
SPOILER ALERT: Surtur is the villain.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 51 YEARS AGO


What this Jack Kirby/Vince Colletta cover promised the 20 Kirby/Colletta story pages delivered. 
Thor's 126th appearance
Sif's 27th appearance
Adam (Him) Warlock's 4th appearance 

Friday, April 17, 2020

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 48 YEARS AGO TODAY

Pluto made 9 appearances from 1966 to 1972
Pluto had appeared on the cover of THOR 4 times before, each time rendered by Jack Kirby. This time he was depicted by another Silver Age legend, Gil Kane.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

THOR #12 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron  (A/CA) Michael Del Mundo
    WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! Fatherly love is not something with which Loki Laufeyson is terribly familiar. Still, you'd think that with the Frost Giants invading New York in Malekith's WAR OF THE REALMS, he'd find some quality time to spend with dear old deadly Dad. And he will. Even though Thor appears on both covers, he DOES NOT appear inside.
COIPEL ASGARDIAN VARIANT


WAR OF REALMS #2 $4.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Russell Dauterman (CA) Arthur Adams, Matthew Wilson
    All the heroes of the Marvel Universe have assembled, yet this still might not be enough to stop Malekith's endless war. And the one hero who could turn the tide...is stranded where no one can reach him. With Thor trapped in the land of the Frost Giants and the forces of Earth overwhelmed, Black Panther, Jane Foster and Doctor Strange make a desperate gamble. Valhalla awaits.
JULIAN TEDESCO VARIANT COVER


WAR OF REALMS WAR SCROLLS #1 $4.99 
(W) Jason Aaron & Various (A) Andrea Sorrentino & Various (CA) Andrea Sorrentino
    Gifted the sight of the Bifrost, Daredevil watches all Midgard burn under Malekith's invasion. How will the Guardian of Hell's Kitchen...guard an entire Earth turned to Hell? Find out in a story by Jason Aaron & Andrea Sorrentino! All this and more  straight from the battlefield of WAR OF THE REALMS! Thor makes an appearance in the Daredevil story.

WOLVERINE INFINITY WATCH #3 $3.99
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Andy MacDonald (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
    Three razor-sharp claws - the deadly trademark of one of the most notorious, unstoppable killing machines known the galaxy over - the claws of a Raptor from the legendary Fraternity of Raptors! Like the previous issue, King Thor makes a one page appearance.

AVENGERS NO ROAD HOME #10 $4.99 
(W) Al Ewing & Various (A) Sean Izaakse (CA) Yasmin Putri
    The extra-sized finale! Can anything stop Nyx from remaking the cosmos in her image? And will an Avenger die in the attempt?
Thor appears in a crowd-scene double-page spread.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 52 YEARS AGO TODAY

Thor's 7th appearance of 1968 was his 111th of all time.
It was one of those rare Lee/Kirby THOR issues that didn't introduce any new characters.  Obviously Loki appears, as does Karnilla and Ulik.


Tuesday, April 14, 2020

IN YOUR LCS 32 YEARS AGO TODAY

After more than 6 years, thanks to Walt Simonson, the Destroyer returns.
Simonson did the cover and wrote the issue. The interior artwork was by Sal Buscema and Joe Sinnott.

Monday, April 13, 2020

IN YOUR LCS 44 YEARS AGO TODAY

Kirby's penultimate Odin cover (Joe Sinnott inks)
Story art by John Buscema.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

NEW THOR IN YOUR LCS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

RAGNAROK #12 $4.99 
IDW PUBLISHING
(W/A/CA) Walter Simonson
   Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, will decide the fates of the Black Elf Assassin, Regn, his daughter Drifa, and Angantyr, the Lord of the Dead, in the depths of Angantyr's fortress at the edge of Hel. Its decision is written with lightning and thunder, and it is always final. Plus a gallery section of pages from this issue-Artist's Edition style!  The second story arc of Walter Simonson's masterpiece concludes!



 Lee Weeks variant cover

Saturday, April 11, 2020

IN YOUR LCS 42 YEARS AGO TODAY

The Midgard Serpent appears on cover of THOR for only the second time. The first time was THOR #200 and it was also drawn by John Buscema.
Roy Thomas constructs an enjoyable, intelligent story that cleverly utilizes continuity. 
And even if it wasn't a well-written tale the impressive art team of John Buscema and Tom Palmer would still make it worth looking at.

Friday, April 10, 2020

NEW THOR ODINSON IN YOUR LCS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #49 $3.99
(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Jim Towe (CA) Dave Johnson
   A battle royale of epic event proportions!!!  Make sure the roof you read this issue under is well-supported, because we're gonna DESTROY THE FOURTH WALL.  The danger is coming...FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PAGE!!! Thor Odinson plays a major part or as Deadpool put it "Can't forget blondie!"

WAR OF REALMS JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #1 $3.99
(W) Clint McElroy & Various (A) Andre Araujo (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
    Earth is at war, besieged by an army of Frost Giants, Trolls and Fire Goblins - and the mighty Thor is nowhere to be found! But could it be that the key to turning the tide is...Thor's baby sister? Journey into Mystery with Spider-Man (Miles Morales), Hawkeye (Kate Bishop), Wonder Man, and Balder the Brave as they go on an epic quest to save Earth's only hope! Thor and Thori appear.

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #43 $3.99
(W) Ryan North (A) Derek Charm (CA) Erica Henderson
   WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! When Earth is attacked as part of the WAR OF THE REALMS, Squirrel Girl is called back from her Negative Zone vacation, and Loki recruits her as part of a secret mission! Even though Thor appears on the cover he DOES NOT appear inside



Thursday, April 9, 2020

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 53 YEARS AGO TODAY

How could this cover NOT convince you to give up your 12 cents?!
 
Thor, Kirby, mobsters ...
and criminally-controlled robots - what more could you want?