Saturday, March 23, 2019

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 53 YEARS AGO TODAY

Not only did the cover deliver what it promised- 16 pages of well drawn action by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta featuring Hercules, 12 trolls and Pluto (his second appearance).
There was also one of the best 5 page Tales of Asgard backups!
It was Thor's third appearance of the year.

Fun fact: It was the 10th time that Volstagg appeared since debuting 11 issues earlier but the first time that he appeared in the main feature.

Friday, March 22, 2019

IN YOUR LCS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

UNWORTHY THOR #5 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Olivier Coipel & Various (CA) Olivier Coipel
  The hammer of the Ultimate Thor is finally within reach of Asgard's fallen son.  Is redemption finally at hand?  
Chris Stevens 25 copy incentive variant cover
Yu 50 copy incentive variant cover

Thursday, March 21, 2019

IN YOUR LCS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

MIGHTY THOR #705 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   Thor battles the unstoppable Mangog, with the fate of all Asgardia hanging in the balance. Is Thor willing to pay the ultimate price in order to save the gods? The tragic and heroic story of Jane Foster finally reaches its heart-rending zenith. You knew it was coming. The Death of Thor is here at last. And, of course, Thor Odinson is there for it.
Artgerm variant
Jee Hyung variant
Esad Ribic variant

DOCTOR STRANGE DAMNATION #3 $3.99
(W) Donny Cates, Nick Spencer (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Rod Reis
   Wong's makeshift Midnight Sons (Iron Fist! Blade! Moon Knight! The Scarlet Spider?!) stand against a whole platoon of Ghost Riders and a Demon Lady Thor.

INCREDIBLE HULK #714 $3.99
(W) Greg Pak (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Mike Deodato
    WORLD WAR HULK II BEGINS! Following his apocalyptic adventure on Planet Hulk, Amadeus Cho returns to Earth - but the raging monster inside of him has been unchained, leading to dire consequences for anybody who crosses the Formerly Awesome Hulk's path! The still hammerless Thor Odinson appears on the first 2 pages.

THANOS #17 $3.99
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Geoff Shaw
   THE SURFER STRIKES! Thanos and his future self take on the most powerful opposition to his reign left in the universe -  Norrin Radd.   Can even two Thanoses crack his Cosmic Shell? Even though no Thors appear in this issue, Mjolner co-stars.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

IN YOUR LCS 40 YEARS AGO TODAY

What an historic confrontation.
The cover and the story art were by Herb Trimpe and Dan Green.
Doug Moench provided the words.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW

AVENGERS #17 $3.99  
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) David Marquez
    The final fate of Dracula! The Avengers vs. Ghost Rider?! Blade vs. the Shadow Colonel! And the world of the Marvel U vampires will be changed forever. Thor and his faithful dog Thori help.





THOR #11 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Lee Garbett (CA) Michael Del Mundo

    PRELUDE TO THE WAR OF THE REALMS! Lady Freyja struggles to protect Asgard's refugees as Malekith's forces grow bold! But the All-Mother won't have to protect Midgard alone - enter Thor and his faithful dog Thori! The War of the Realms is coming - but the invasion starts here!



WOLVERINE INFINITY WATCH #2 $3.99
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Andy MacDonald (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli

    Wolverine is the best there is at what he does. But how is he at protecting the universe from cosmic disaster? Would you guess better or worse than Loki, the admitted god of lies? King Thor has a 1 page cameo.




MARVEL ACTION AVENGERS #3 $3.99  
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Matthew K. Manning (A) Jon Sommariva (CA) Ryan Jampole
      The saga of the stolen Iron Man armor comes to a thrilling conclusion! Will the Avengers be able to stop the wily machinations of the Iron Mechanic and his army of AIM agents? Can they ever hope to silence the destructive appetite of Fin Fang Foom? And where on earth is Tony Stark?!
Ryan Jampole variant cover

Monday, March 18, 2019

NEW THOR ODINSON IN YOUR LCS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #12 $3.99
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Lee Garbett
   He's Loki's older, nastier, vastly more powerful future self. His machinations have cost Loki everything... but who IS King Loki?  What dread Asgard is he the Agent of? And what evil scheme has he been brewing all this time? This issue -- King Loki tells all! Of course, Thor has a large role in the story.

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #5 $2.99

(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
    Hulk and Hawkeye have been trapped in a televised deathmatch by the nefarious Mojo! Can they survive the onslaught of killer robot Torgo long enough to escape? Thor appears in 3 panels and has a couple sentences of dialog.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 49 YEARS AGO TODAY

It was Thor's 4th 1970 appearance. He doesn't appear until page 11 of the John Buscema/Tom Palmer drawn 20 page story (written by Roy Thomas).  Even though he only appears in 7 panels he IS crucial to the story.