Saturday, November 30, 2019

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 52 YEARS AGO TODAY

The second Unconscious Thor Cover
Heritage Auctions sold the original art to this Kirby cover in March 2002 for $8,912. Then again in May 2008 for $23,900. 

Friday, November 29, 2019

NEW IN YOUR LCS 25 YEARS AGO TODAY

Thor makes his 400th appearance in the title formerly known as JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY
    Behind the simple but effective cover by Lou Harrison is an epic 50 page story written by the legendary Roy (the Boy/the Super-Adaptoid) Thomas.
    31 of the pages were penciled by M.C. Wyman and embellished by Mike DeCarlo.
    Keith Pollard provided 9 pages of full art.
    The team of Stewart Johnson and Carmen Imperato were responsible for 10 pages.
    Plus there was a 22 page Tales of Asgard back-up starring the Warriors Three that was both exciting and heart-warming. It was written by Glen Greenberg with art by Robert Walker and Jim Amash.
     A bargain for $2.95. That's $5.12 in 2019 money...

Thursday, November 28, 2019

NEW THOR IN YOUR LCS 30 YEARS AGO TODAY

    What the cover promises the 17 page story inside delivers, Ron Frenz and Joe Sinnott depicting a Thor battle. Not only that but Hercules guest stars and there are two mystery villains.
    Plus there is a 5 page Beta Ray Bill back-up tale drawn by Ron Lim and Mike DeCarlo.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

IN YOUR LCS 29 YEARS AGO TODAY

Thor's 31st appearance of 1990

Ron Frenz collaborates with Joe Sinnott on the cover and the 22 interior pages. Co-plotter Tom DeFalco provides the variation of the Marvel Misunderstanding that causes Thor to battle Excalibur.
Helping to make this a slightly better than average issue for Thor hardcores are appearances by Ulik, the Enchantress and the cover-featured Wrecker (along with his Wrecking Crew)!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW

AVENGERS #27 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ed McGuinness
     STARBRAND REBORN Part One: RIOT IN THE SPACE PRISON! An epic space adventure that takes the Avengers into an alien prison the size of a galaxy, where a mysterious new wielder of the all-powerful Starbrand has suddenly appeared, unleashing cosmic chaos. Good thing the Avengers brought along their newest member, the Black Widow.
      Not only is Thor Odinson on the cover. He is inside too!

FANTASTIC FOUR GRAND DESIGN #2 $5.99 
(W/A/CA) Tom Scioli
  Writer/artist/colorist/letterer TOM SCIOLI distills the magic of Stan and Jack's legendary FF run into forty pages of nonstop fun! Featuring Galactus and the Silver Surfer! Thor appears in a couple of panels.

VENOM #20 $3.99
(W) Donny Cates (A) Iban Coello, Jose Carlos Silva (CA) Kyle Hotz
    It's the final tie-in to ABSOLUTE CARNAGE! Thor appears on one flashback page

Monday, November 25, 2019

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS VS INFINITY #1 $5.99 
(W) Joe Caramagna (A) Ron Lim, Wellington Alves (CA) Kalman Andrasofszky
   The Avengers take on their most powerful foes in four thrilling adventures!  Dangerous Asgardian treasures have been lost and the Avengers are on the hunt to get them back!  But will the Avengers still prevail when they're fighting each other?!  Featuring Doctor Doom, Dracula, and the Blood Brothers! Thor appears in two of the four stories.

Ron Lim variant cover


SHIELD #12 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
    Thanks to an all-out battle between gods and Earthlings, our planet has been wiped clean by the Scarlet Centurion! Coulson and his team have one chance to leap back in time and save the world--but to do so, they'll have to wage war on Asgard! Lady Thor’s corpse has a one panel cameo. Thor Odinson’s corpse also has a one panel appearance.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

47 YEARS AGO TODAY

Gil Kane's first Enchantress cover was for the reprint of AVENGERS #15 
which Jack Kirby did the original cover for

Saturday, November 23, 2019

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 53 YEARS AGO TODAY

Thor's 13 appearance of 1966 was his 87th appearance of all time.
Not only is the impressive cover rendered by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta, so is the 16 page self-contained story of Jane Foster becoming a goddess.

Plus they also provide the 5 page TALES OF ASGARD backup that features Thor fighting a dragon.

Friday, November 22, 2019

THE ONLY NEW THOR ODINSON APPEARANCE IN YOUR LCS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY


THANOS #13 $3.99
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Geoff Shaw
     THANOS WINS.  Thor’s hammer appears on the main cover and an unconscious Thor appears on the Burrows variant cover. Thor Odinson appears in 1 panel inside the comic. 
 Jacen Burrows variant cover

Thursday, November 21, 2019

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 54 YEARS AGO TODAY

   The Marvel Age of Comparative Mythology continued with the second appearance of  Hercules (and Zeus). They had both debuted in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY ANNUAL #1 five months earlier.
   It was Thor's 74th appearance. His 16th for 1965.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

NEW THOR IN YOUR LCS 6 YEARS AGO TODAY

AVENGERS #23 
Writer: Jonathan Hickman Cover & Interior Art: Leinil Francis Yu
    INFINITY TIE-IN - "AVENGERS UNIVERSE: VI" The Avengers versus the Black Order. The battle for Earth moves planetside.  Thanos takes center stage. THOR APPEARS IN ONE PANEL!!!

Thor appears on one page of LONGSHOT SAVES THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #2.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW

KING THOR #3 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Esad Ribic
   All-Father Thor believed the fight with his brother Loki - now empowered by the Necrosword and more bitter than ever - would be the bloodiest fight of his long life. But he's about to be proven wrong. Gorr the God Butcher has bided his time for millennia. Now, it is the end of all things. And the end of the last of the gods. 



CAPTAIN MARVEL #12 $3.99 

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Lee Garbett (CA) Mark Brooks

   CAPTAIN MARVEL VERSUS THE AVENGERS! Captain Marvel faces her greatest challenge: kill the Avengers. Has one of the world's most powerful heroes gone dark? But why? And what does this mean for Carol...for the world? Life on earth will never be the same.  Thor is not only on the cover he is inside too!

LOKI #5 $3.99 
(W) Daniel Kibblesmith (A) Andy MacDonald (CA) Ozgur Yildirim

    IT'S WOLVERINE VS. LOKI BACK IN THE OLD WEST! Loki doesn't exactly belong in these parts - or in this time period! But that's never stopped the god of mischief before. And with Wolverine on his side, there's no man or god with the power to stop him. Now...he's just gotta get Wolverine on his side. See their first ever team-up in this two-fisted tale of gods and gunslingers, when Loki meets: THE MAN FROM UP NORTH! Thor makes the briefest of appearances.

Monday, November 18, 2019

IN YOUR LCS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY


MIGHTY THOR #1 $4.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
   When DR. JANE FOSTER lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, THE MIGHTY THOR! Her enemies are many, as Asgard descends further into chaos and war threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet her greatest battle is against the cancer that is killing her mortal form.
 Dauterman variant
 
Coipel variant




 

   Dauterman design variant
Deotato Hip Hopvariant


Cosplay variant


Blank variant - duh

MS MARVEL #1 $4.99 
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Takeshi Miyagawa, Adrian Alphona (CA) Cliff Chiang
    Look out world, Kamala Khan is back and officially an Avenger! She's toe to toe with the best of the best, but will being one of Earth's mightiest heros be everything she imagined? Is being a celebrity hero as wonderful as Kamala has hoped? Lady Thor has a two page cameo.

SECRET WARS TOO #1 $4.99
(W/A) Various (CA) Chip Zdarsky
THE BEYONDERS TRY THEIR (SCARY, EXTRA-DIMENSIONAL) HAND AT MARKETING:
   These tales from across the multifarious domains of Battleworld - not of heroism, but of humor - provide a brief respite from millennia of omnipotence.  A couple of pages have cheap Thor Odinson yuks.

SPIDER-WOMAN #1 $3.99 
(W) Dennis Hopeless (A/CA) Javier Rodriguez
      Jessica Drew is a private investigator, a super hero and... a mom to be? Ben Urich and Porcupine are still along for the adventure, too, and aren't making Jess' life any easier - half the time they won't even let her leave the car! Lady Thor has a one panel cameo. 

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #13 $2.99
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
   The Avengers and Squadron Supreme FACE OFF!  It's the final battle of the super-teams. But which will prevail?! Of course animated Thor Odinson has a large role.

RAGNAROK HC VOL 01 LAST GOD STANDING 
IDW PUBLISHING $24.99
(W/A/CA) Walter Simonson

     Ragnarök...the Twilight of the Gods in Norse mythology...the destruction of the Nine Worlds. And now, three hundred years later, the birth of vengeance. Walter Simonson returns to comics in this stunning all-new series.

    Reprints the first six issues plus all the covers and previously unseen preliminary art by Walt Simonson!!!!!

Sunday, November 17, 2019

NEW IN YOUR LCS 38 YEARS AGO TODAY

Marvel Thor's 436th appearance was his 21st one for 1981.

What the cover promised the 21 page conclusion of a two-part story inside delivered, Alan Weiss artwork and the Molecule Man. Be warned that there is a lot more Don Blake than Thor in this comic. 

Saturday, November 16, 2019

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 48 YEARS AGO TODAY

This issue of THOR delivered more than the John Buscema cover promised.
It also contained the mind-boggling Mangog.
 


Words by Gerry Conway. Art by John Buscema and Vince Colletta.
THOR #196 was the Mangog's sixth appearance since Lee/Kirby debuted him in THOR #154

Friday, November 15, 2019

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

 

MIGHTY THOR #701 $3.99
(W) Jason Aaron (A) James Harren (CA) Russell Dauterman
   The Mangog comes to Asgard! Attention Lee/Kirby fanatics this  story is best take yet on the Mangog. And the War Thor finally carries an issue single-handedly. My favorite line "They're not used to seeing hugs in Hel."


 Alex Ross variant cover - obviously






CHAMPIONS #14 $3.99
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
     The High Evolutionary is on a suicide course - and he plans to take billions of people from two worlds with him! How can even the Champions and the Avengers together save an entire planet from destruction? Lady Thor appears.


DOCTOR STRANGE #381 $3.99 
(W) Donny Cates (A) Gabriel Hernandez Walta (CA) Michael Del Mundo
   Is the world ready for LOKI: SORCERER SUPREME?  He has the cloak, the spells - he's even got Zelma Stanton as his assistant - but is this the chance he needed to become a hero, or is the god of lies dangerously close to unlimited power? Lady Thor makes an appearance. And what happened to STEPHEN STRANGE? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!


NOT BRAND ECHH #14 $3.99
(W) Nick Spencer & Various (A) Jay P. Fosgitt & Various (CA) David Nakayama
    FORBUSH MAN IS BACK - and he's ready to take over the comics industry! Meanwhile, Captain America, Gwenpool, and more are...not quite themselves these days.?!  Includes 3 Lady Thor jokes.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 51 YEARS AGO TODAY

What a great time to be a THOR fan!



 Galactus makes his first non-FANTASTIC FOUR appearance!
But wait there's more!
 Ego makes his fourth appearance.
Art, of course, by the Master of the One-panel Page, Jack Kirby.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 56 YEARS AGO TODAY

For the third time in Comics History there were two comics shipped the same month with Thor on the cover.

Both covers were by Kirby, of course! One was embellished by George Roussos, the other by Paul Reinman.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

NEW THOR IN YOUR LCS TOMORROW

Last week nothing. Now this week only this...

HISTORY OF MARVEL UNIVERSE #5 $4.99
(W) Mark Waid (A) Javier Rodriguez (CA) Steve McNiven
    What don't you know about the Secret Invasion? What's the true origin of Captain Marvel, and how does it play into a looming intergalactic conflict? Mysteries answered, secrets revealed! Thor appears on a few pages.

Monday, November 11, 2019

NEW THOR APPEARANCES IN YOUR LCS 4 YEARS AGO TODAY

SECRET WARS #7 $3.99 
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Esad Ribic (CA) Alex Ross
     THE GREATEST SACRIFICE! Many Thors indulge in battle.

SQUADRON SINISTER #4 $3.99
(W) Marc Guggenheim (A/CA) Carlos Pacheco
    Hyperion and Nighthawk. And Battleworld's not big enough for the two of them. Only one can walk away. Plus more than a dozen Thors make a multi-page appearance




THORS #4 $3.99 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Chris Sprouse
   The shocking conclusion. The murderer revealed. The last stand of the Thors!
Dale Keown variant


 ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #1 $4.99 
(W) Mark Waid (A) Adam Kubert, Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Alex Ross
   The Avengers are dead--long live the Avengers! Lady Thor appears on the regular cover and some of the variant covers BUT NOWHERE INSIDE THE ISSUE!!!

   Thor Odinson appears on one variant cover BUT NOWHERE INSIDE THE ISSUE!!!
Mahmud Asrar variant

Luciano Vecchio variant 

Jim Cheung Hip Hop variant

 Alex Ross vintage variant