Monday, June 1, 2020

53 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!

Sunday, May 31, 2020

IN YOUR LCS 32 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

Saturday, May 30, 2020

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 49 YEARS AGO TODAY

Behind this intriguing John Buscema/Frank Giacoia cover is an epic 19 page issue by John Busema/Joe Sinnott
               
It is one of those rare issues where the splash page is the only full-pager.

Friday, May 29, 2020

NEW THOR IN YOUR LCS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

THOR #13 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Michael Del Mundo
    Weeks ago, All-Father Odin sent his brother Cul - the Serpent, the God of Fear, Thor's backstabbing uncle - into the depths of Malekith's home realm, Svartalfheim. There lies the Black Bifrost, Malekith's own corrupted Rainbow Bridge. Cul's mission is to gather intelligence on the Bifrost, and if he can, destroy it. But will Cul redeem himself at last? Or has the All-Father made another critical mistake in this War of the Realms?

HEEJIN JEON MARVEL BATTLE LINES VARIANT



ALEX ROSS MARVELS 25TH VARIANT
(a homage to the first Kirby splash page I ever saw)

Thursday, May 28, 2020

IN THE SHOPS 6 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS #30 $3.99 
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu
     Thor is a major player in this Original Sin story.

THANOS ANNUAL #1 $4.99
(W) Jim Starlin (A) Ron Lim (CA) Dale Keown
Thanos must face Mephisto, his future self, the Avengers and more!  Learn how a devastating defeat in Thanos' past set events into motion that will redefine the Marvel Universe in the near future! 

Ron Lim variant cover
Thor appears in 3 panels and is unconscious in 2 of them!


UNCANNY AVENGERS #20 $3.99 
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Daniel Acuña
   The Avengers Unity Squad pull it together, but is it too late? Which of the seven futures will become dominant? Kang continues to clean up Thor’s mess.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

IN THE SHOPS 5 YEARS AGO TODAY

INHUMANS ATTILAN RISING #1  $3.99 
(W) Charles Soule (A) John Timms (CA) Dave Johnson
  There is a rebellion brewing on Battleworld and it stretches far and wide into every domain. Medusa, ruler of Attilan, is tasked with uncovering the leader of this uprising and scuttling it with extreme prejudice. When she discovers the leader of this rebellion is Black Bolt, however, things get complicated. Five Thors appear.

MODOK ASSASSIN #1 $3.99 
(W) Christopher Yost (A) Amilcar Pinna (CA) David Lafuente
   In a world populated by the most fearsome thieves, murderers and ne'er-do-wells, there is one who is a HEAD above the rest...  Enter, M.O.D.O.K.: The Mental Organism Designed Only for KILLING! Thors appear in this issue.



SHIELD #6 $3.99 
(W) Mark Waid (A) Paul Renaud (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
      SHIELD, battered, broken and with no back-up, has to somehow protect the Earth from the Mindless Plague! Not only does Lady Thor appear on the cover she also appears in one interior panel.

UNCANNY AVENGERS ULTRON FOREVER #1 $4.99 
    The time-spanning epic comes to a senses-shattering finish!  Asgardia's Avengers versus the massed forces of Ultron! Can the Avengers triumph - or will evil re-take the throne of Odin?  Plus - the dark secret of Doctor Doom! And who is... Earth's Last Avenger? Guest starring three Thors and two Mjolnirs.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW

AVENGERS #33 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Javi Garron (CA) Matteo Scalera
MOON KNIGHT VS. THE AVENGERS
Mummies are rising from their graves. Secret armies march by moonlight, from K'un-Lun to Wakanda to Greenwich Village. A dark god invades Asgard. And the Moon Knight has been unleashed as never before. So begins the Age of Khonshu. So fall the Avengers.
Ryan Benjamin zombies variant


This is Thor Odinson 's first new appearance since March 18 when he appeared in  CAPTAIN MARVEL #16 $3.99 and VALKYRIE JANE FOSTER #9 $3.99