Tuesday, May 22, 2018

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN THE SHOPS TOMORROW


INCREDIBLE HULK #717  $3.99
(W) Greg Pak (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Frank Cho
   The curse of the Hulk has turned into a horror, and now Amadeus enters his final showdown with the monster within. But what happens if the monster turns out to be Amadeus himself? A hero faces his greatest demons with the lives of everyone he loves in the balance and massive repercussions for Amadeus and the Hulk! Thor Odinson appears in 3 panels.

Monday, May 21, 2018

NEW THOR IN THE SHOPS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS WORLD #6 $3.99
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Neal Adams
   The Avengers launch a desperate rescue mission.  Hyperion confronts the man who pulled him back from the nothing between universes. Thor is a major player in this story.

ORIGINAL SIN #2 $3.99   
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Mike Deodato (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
   The cosmic manhunt for the Watcher's killer continues. More bodies are discovered. The killer's trail leads to the far corners of the universe and beyond. Thor makes an appearance.


  Augustin Alessio teaser variant cover


THOR GOD OF THUNDER #22 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Esad Ribic (CA) Hyung Jee
   Thor and SHIELD agent Roz Solomon vs. Ulik the troll! ROXXON vs. Broxton, Oklahoma! And in the far future, the Goddesses of Thunder take on Old Galactus! But wait, where's King Thor...?
 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY

A-FORCE #1 $3.99 
 (W) C. Willow Wilson, Marguerite Bennett (A) Jorge Molina (CA) Jim Cheung
    In a secluded corner of the Battleworld, an island nation is fiercely protected by a team of Avengers the likes of which has only ever been glimpsed before. Fighting to protect the small sliver of their world that's left, the Amazing A-FORCE stands shoulder-to-shoulder, ready to take on the horde! Four Thors make an appearance.

AVENGERS WORLD #21 $3.99 
(W) Frank Barbiere (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Jeff Dekal
   The last stand of A.I.M. ... in the Savage Land! Thor and Hyperion unleashed! 

DEADPOOLS SECRET SECRET WARS #1 $4.99 
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Lolli, Jacopo Camagni (CA) Tony Harris
   Remember the original Secret Wars from 1984? And remember how Deadpool played a huge important role in it? You DON'T? Then you need to read this series immediately and be educated!   Plus: a bonus Deadpool Contest of Champions tale! Thor Odinson, still wielding his hammer, guest stars.
Skottie Young variant cover


PLANET HULK #1 $4.99 
(W) Sam Humphries, Greg Pak (A) Marc Laming, Takeshi Miyagawa (CA) Mike Del Mundo
   A forbidden zone of wild HULKS,  a battle-worn gladiator named STEVE ROGERS  and a journey that could break the spirit of a world's greatest freedom fighter. Five Thors appear.


SECRET WARS BATTLEWORLD #1 $3.99 
(W) Joshua Williamson, Ed Brisson (A) Mike Henderson, Scott Hepburn (CA) Paco Medina
    Featuring the fights, battles and blow-ups that are just TOO BIG for Secret Wars! When a Dr. Strange-possessed Punisher goes on the run, only Spider-Man, Wolverine, Hulk and Ghost Rider can track him down!  Question: What happens when M.O.D.O.K. recruits every single M.O.D.O.K. ever for his evil schemes? Answer: M.O.D.O.K. M.A.D.N.E.S.S.! Four Thors make an appearance.

ULTIMATE END #1 $3.99 
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mark Bagley
    MILES MORALES and the rest of the heroes of the ULTIMATE U face final extinction. As the end of their world becomes inevitable, will the heroes' heartbreaking sacrifices make any difference?  A half dozen Thors make an appearance! 

David Marquez variant cover

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Both of these 1963 covers are by Kirby and Ayers.

The stories they promote were drawn by Joe Sinnott and were written by Robert Bernstein.

   Bernstein was a writer that I was a fan of as a child even though I didn't know his name. The barbershop where I started reading comics had a massive collection of old DCs, mostly the Superman titles. Many of the short stories were by Bernstein including this 1961 Swan-drawn one.
 
"I guessed that Loki must be the original ancestor of Mr. Mxyzptlk and that he, too, can be sent to the 5th dimension for 90 days if he could be tricked into saying his name backwards." JIMMY OLSEN #55 (Jimmy the Red, Thor's Best Pal)

Friday, May 18, 2018

THE ONLY NEW THOR APPEARANCE IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY


SILVER SURFER #4 $3.99
(W) Dan Slott (A/CA) Mike Allred
   There is a price to pay for what Norrin Radd has done.  Some actions can never be taken back or forgiven. Will any of Earth's heroes stand by the Silver Surfer's side in this, his greatest moment of need? Guest starring The Avengers, The Thing and major characters from around the Marvel Universe including Lady Thor.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

NEW THORS IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

MIGHTY THOR #19 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Russell Dauterman, Valerio Schiti (CA) Russell Dauterman
    The gods of the Shi'ar make their final play against Lady Thor and her allies! With the Phoenix Force unleashed, it's up to Quentin Quire to quell its destructive power...if he feels like it.  Odinson has returned - but what awaits him in war-torn Asgardia?

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

45 YEARS AGO TODAY

Wouldn't this cover be just as dramatic without the word balloons? (art by Rich Buckler)
Gerry Conway tries to come up with a story with all the elements that a Thor fan would want. 
Art by possibly one of Marvel's most under appreciated artists - Sal Buscema